Month: April 2012

Super Awesome Tip: Handwrite and Doodle in (almost) Any eJournal!

When you make the switch to digital journaling on your smartphone, tablet or computer, there is usually a sense of loss at first. Sure, there are new and incredible ways to record your memories in fearfully simple ways, but this new convenience is done at the sacrifice of handwriting your journals and all that goes with it. In fact, I have heard from many of you that the loss of handwritten entries is what is holding you back from totally switching to eJournaling. So what to do? A few months ago I sung praises about Draw Pad Pro, an...

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Journal App Review: MY Wonderful Days for iPhone and iPad

With an app store in the hundreds of thousands, it can be hard to find original names for your apps that still are catchy and accurate. My Wonderful Days had a tough run of luck when, almost a year ago, a new app burst onto the scene with a nearly identical name: Wonderful Days. If this sounds familiar, it may be because I just wrote a post blasting Wonderful Days for being unresponsive to my concern. Strike two against Wonderful Days. But back to MY Wonderful Days (which is a COMPLETELY different app by a COMPLETELY different developer). I...

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Create Write Now’s New Look, And How I Helped Out With It!

A while ago I was approached by Mari from Create Write Now about helping her make the famous journaling website mobile friendly. I was flattered that she would ask me and, even though I had never done such a project, was willing to give it a try. A weekend of cutting, pasting and adjusting later, I had a few page mockups designed of what this mobile website could look like so that she could give them to her developer. Apparently my designs were good enough because lo and behold, if you visit Create Write Now from a mobile device...

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Why I’m Switching To Penzu

I’ve just gone through a big change in my journaling life. If you will allow me, I want to tell you the reason why and hopefully this experience will help you as you attempt to either find a new or better eJournal or else improve the one you are currently keeping. Think of this as a case study of the most personal kind and as we know, case studies are often one of the best forms of education. So without further adeau, why I am switching to Penzu, probably for good. I have spoken glowingly about Wonderful Days on...

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