Posted on Dec 7, 2012 | 5 comments

A while back I wrote a post on a new iPhone application called and how it was the latest in a movement to automate your personal journal. Well, apparently was an early build and now the full product is out and called Everyday Timeline. This cute application has now become a force in the iOS journal space and with a few m

ore improvements could become one of my top recommendations.

Everyday Timeline now includes many of the features that I consider important or even essential such as:

    • Exporting - you can now export and backup your journal to Dropbox and Evernote weekly automatically. You can also print out the PDF for your own purpose.
    • Sharing - you can also explicitly share specific entries with others via email or Facebook.
    • Email posting - you can add entries by emailing anything to Attachments work also.
    • Location checkins - You can record your own private location/checkins, and/or import them from Foursquare.
    • Calendar - Search by date.
    • Infographics - some simple infographics on your journaling habits and entries.
    • Chrome extension - easily add any webpage or link to your journal.

These are all in addition to the incredible abilities to automatically have Facebook posts, Tweets, Foursquare check ins and Instagram pictures included within your private journal entries. I am a big fan of this ability because it allows us to include content we are already creating while still keeping it private and personal.

There is additionally a web version where you can see your site as well but I can’t seem to get it to work right now.

It’s hard for me to recommend this over Penzu, LDS Journal or even Day One because aside from a browser viewer your journaling is limited to the iPhone. If there were Android, PC, Mac or even iPad versions I would be more excited (especially since I just switched to Android).

But until those versions are created Everyday Timeline is an AWESOME choice for your iPhone (one of the best, actually), especially because it is free!


Give this free journal a try and let us know what you think in the comments.


  • Vonbronin


    • Sam

      How is it?

  • Vince Doss

    I agree Sam. I am trying to put ED through its paces to see if it comes closer to my needs. I am excited at the prospect of a responsive developer! I am a PC person primarily so I like the Chrome extension. I would like to see Landscape mode be more fluid from iPhone5 (weapon of choice for input). I like PDF files in backup

  • KenC

    So far, I’m not overly impressed. It looks like it does what they say it will, but it doesn’t seem to be in the same league as Diaro. So I’m not sure what everybody’s so impressed with about this except maybe that it does some integration with social media.

    I saw that Sam spoke about this in a recent email so installed it just to check it out. Maybe I’m really not understanding this app very well, or I’m missing something. To me, it’s a rather “plain Jane”, ho hum app.

    Maybe someone can give me an idea of what makes this app so special.

  • njsmyth

    This app was great in concept–I liked the social media integration and the fact I could also add my own entries. And visually, it was very appealing — photos were large. But the developers have stopped supporting it and it’s not syncing well with the iPad app anymore. Developers don’t respond to support requests and there haven’t been any updates in a long time.