If you do decide to apply this year you need to get going now. Get started on the AMCAS and get all of your letters of recommendation going NOW. I requested all of mine in July to seemingly responsible people, and they are still not all in yet.
As soon as you submit AMCAS, work on the secondaries, especially from schools that do not screen. Even do the easy ones. I find it remarkable how the "easy secondaries" are still somewhat time consuming.