Month: September 2012

Using Evernote As a Journal

To call Evernote a product wouldn’t do it justice. This uber-popular note taking service has expanded to the point where it is an entire platform. Now there are dozens (if not hundreds) of applications that tap into the service for backup and more that enhance it. It is free for limited use and for a small price you can get almost unlimited uploading for notes and pictures. If you aren’t familiar with Evernote, I will let Wikipedia explain it to you: “Evernote is a suite of software and services designed for notetaking and archiving. A “note” can be a piece of formatted...

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Meernotes Just Took It To The Next Level!

You can tell when I like an app because you will not only see an initial review, but also road tests and updates when they get new features. Penzu, LDS Journal and Wonderful Days are all on this short list. Also on this list (see here and here) is one of my all time favorites, Meernotes by Fabulously Retro. Never has an iPhone application felt so much like a real notebook as this little treasure. It is as beautiful as it is functional and I’ve continually found uses for it, even though it isn’t my personal daily journal. Now, however, Fabulously Retro has taken the...

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Why I’m Skipping The iPhone 5 (and Why My Journal Doesn’t Care)

In February of 2011 I stayed up late one night. I did what so many others have done and clicked the order button for an iPhone 4, the first day it was available on Verizon. It was my first smartphone and changed my life in many ways, most of which were positive. I still have that phone and have very much enjoyed it for the entire duration. The camera has been a champ for taking pictures and videos of my kids and the hundreds of apps I have tried on the device have preformed gloriously. It has only crashed...

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4 Ways Your Email Can Improve Your Journal

Give Your Journaling A Boost! As I have mentioned before, we are constantly creating content about our lives these days. Just think about how often you are typing on a keyboard for personal use and you start to get an idea about how large our digital footprints have gotten over the past few years. This includes social media, todo lists, creative content, documents and, yes, email. It has taken years for me to truly understand the connection between email and digital journaling. As I have understood how similar these practices are, it has opened up both the ability to...

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How To Make A Digital Time Capsule (DTC) in 10 Steps

Time capsuling is a fascinating concept to me. It amazes me that an everyday object can somehow transcend the ages and preserve history, deliberately. In practice, creating a time capsule requires significant effort and even more restraint to find it before the retrieval date. Since this site focuses mostly on the digital side of preserving history, I want to talk about creating a time capsule (you guessed it) digitally. Ten Steps to Making A Digital Time Capsule What you will need: A flash storage device (old flash drive or SD card) Waterproof container Digital files that document your life today 1....

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