Month: August 2013

David RM’s ‘The Journal’ for PC Goes Beyond the Basics

There are any number of journaling programs and software available, and I’ve probably tried only a few compared to what’s out there. One program that continues to meet my needs best is DavidRM Software’s, The Journal. This was one of the more comprehensive and well planned journaling programs I researched, tried — and purchased. Unfortunately, it’s only for Windows, and that can be a major drawback for some. Since I spend so much time in front of my Windows computer, though, it served my purposes well. First of all, the program offers an excellent word processor. It goes well...

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Express Yourself With An Art Journal

  Express Yourself with an Art Journal Art journaling offers freedom of expression. Drawing, painting, and collaging enhance journal entries and allow journalers to capture the faintest details of daily events. Part art and part written word, the art journal brings to life thoughts, feelings, and experiences and puts them on the page for others to see. Although art journaling can be a very private affair, many people gain strength in sharing their Art journaling offers freedom of expression. Drawing, painting, and collaging enhance journal entries and allow journalers to capture the faintest details of daily events.entries publicly. In...

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Thoughtree for iPhone Review

Our introduction to “Thoughtree” was a beta version of a “personal thought network”, described by its award winning developer, Jude Abeler, as “drop dead simple”. That is an understatement. In its concept, Thoughtree is decidedly uncomplicated, and yet visually appealing. Its black and white design is the very essence of “simple”. Each new entry is “tagged” by the user with one of thirteen clip-art style symbols, which are called categories. So a user might, for example, select the heart symbol for “matters of the heart”. The dollar sign might represent financial musings or grocery lists, etc. Once typed into...

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Day One for iOS Revisited- Still The Best?

Day One’s visually appealing, classic and simple black and white Main Menu page reminds me of every girl’s must have” little black dress”. It may look simple, but it dresses up very nicely. The screen is split 60/40. The white area shows a camera and a large plus sign icon. Easy to figure out and pretty simple, right? Lower black section lists the features of Day One such as timeline, photos, tags, calendar, starred, number of years you’ve kept the journal and settings.  To begin a new entry, simply press the plus sign. The bubble popping sounds for each...

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Day Journal for Android– Lots of Potential!

Day Journal, an Android journaling app, is quite capable of keeping a record of your daily life. It’s got some pretty neat features too, such as inserting a map of your location from where you are recording your entry in addition to inserting the local weather at the time of the entry. Adding entries is a breeze and you can insert audio and photos into your entries as well. The audio recording works seamlessly however I could not add photos when I took them with my camera. I was able to take the photo from within the program but...

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