It’s not often that a new journaling app is so remarkable that it causes me to change my personal daily writing habits. But Journey has won me over. It has become my daily app of choice, and I recommend giving it a try. Keep in mind: I sample dozens of apps. I can’t help myself. As the owner of EasyJournaling.com, and curator of the BestJournalApp.com recommendation tool, I’m always on the lookout for new journaling apps that spring up. But a few months ago, I found myself coming back to this one over and over, because it was so simple,...read more!
Travel writing continues to grow at a quick pace as one of the most popular hobbies for adventurers everywhere. Thanks to technology, documenting experiences around the world is no longer a time-taxing task involving pen, paper and a camera. The Web 2.0 has plenty of new options for travel journaling that range from speech to text recognition, to instant location services. Which are the most noteworthy? Read on and select one that works best for you. Journey for Android. Journey is a free application with upgrade option that offers calendars,...read more!
Editors Note: Although I will get credit towards my phone bill if you sign up for Ting using the links below, this isn’t an advertisement. Ting never approached me about this. I found out about them, researched the service they offered and made the switch. The post below documents my thought process on a decision that would cost me hundreds up front but save me thousands in the long run. I have been very happy so far and wanted to share my experience with you. I will try and keep you updated on my Ting experience. My family loves their...read more!
After reviewing several really good journaling apps, My Diary – Private Journal was quite a letdown. In all fairness I must state that I am a bit of an App Junkie and I enjoy apps that are feature rich as well as apps that are highly customizable. My Diary – Private Journal is neither. What you see is what you get, and you don’t get much. Nevertheless, how can one complain when the price is right… it is free. When an app is free what could you lose? All you invested is the time it took you to determine whether you like it...read more!
Okay, so a month or two ago I made the announcement that I would be switching my daily journaling from Diaro 3 to Everyday Timeline– both for Android. I had been using Diaro 3 for about 7 months and had loved it but I had always wanted to try Everyday Timeline as my daily go-to for about a year so as soon as it came to Android I jumped on board. As always, because I am in control of my data I can switch the journals I use daily when ever I please. If you don’t know what I am talking about, please download the free mini-guide you...read more!
Orange Diary was quite a delight to use. One could call it the Swiss Army Knife of diary and journaling apps. Not only can it do many different things, but it can do them well. It is a great tool for someone who, in addition to making journal entries, has projects and task to keep track of. For instance you can add an entry that is a project and within the entry you can add a task list. This will show up in your timeline and you can choose a specific icon of your liking to identify your non journal entries. In addition, you can...read more!
The handheld version of Private Diary along with its online version make quite a complete journaling package that will suit most anyone’s journaling needs. Let’s take a look at both and see how they may fit into your daily journaling life. The handheld version has most of the necessary features you would expect to find in most top of the line journaling apps. These include a timeline view, calendar view, photo capability from within the app, auto location insertion, tags and categories as well as a host of other features. In...read more!
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 it...read more!
After using Memoires: the Diary for the past week, a very feature-laden android journaling app, I find that there is a lot to like about this program. First of all, the price is right, as it is available for free on the Google Play store – what’s not to like about that? The journal entry process is very easy and straight forward. You can enter text, photos, audio and emoticons. In addition, the program will automatically add the weather and a map of your location if you desire. The user interface is very attractive in the...read more!
Not only does keeping a journal on your favorite device have incredible benefits over the alternative, but it is usually very affordable as well. While I typically encourage the serious digital journaler to eventually pay for a premium service, free alternatives are a great choice if you are just getting started. To help you out I have compiled a list of the top 5 free ways you can get started on your digital journaling adventure for free. Try the free option of a journaling service. Many journal services allow you to try it out for free....read more!
When you want something done, the best option is probably the simplest option. If you want to nail something then use a hammer. If you want to cut paper then use a pair of scissors. Or if you want to get to the other side of the road then you have to start walking ASAP. Life is supposed to be easy. Complicating it with extra stuff doesn’t make it any better. To some people, simplicity is the most important of all features. In the war of journal apps, some apps try to have something up their sleeves in an attempt to outdo the...read more!
What Is Your Best Journal App? Visitors come to Easy Journaling for a variety of reasons but the most popular is to find the best journal app for their favorite device. Just type “best android diary” or “best iPhone journal” into any Google search bar and you will probably be directed to this website. As nice as the ‘best journal app‘ posts are that you will find here, they aren’t really that helpful because each user has such different criteria. The top 5 apps for Jack won’t be the same for Jane. Everyone...read more!
If you aren’t using an Android device now, you likely will be very soon. This relatively new smartphone operating system has exploded in growth and has matured into a stable and smooth platform. I even recently switched from iPhone and am loving my Galaxy S3 (it’s the small screen, Apple!) We are in the process of building an entire journal/diary database that covers all major platforms and will be releasing some cool information based on this data very soon. To get started I have created a list of the top 20 Android...read more!
(Pin this on Pinterest by hovering over the icon on the left and clicking on the Pin It button!) A few months back I documented my transition from the world of Apple to the world of Android. It was surprisingly smooth and I have to say that I haven’t regretted switching to my Galaxy S3 (Verizon) a single day. The iPhone 4 was a great device and I loved it for most of two years, there just came a day when I wanted a bigger screen and more customization. Android offered this and much more. I didn’t worry too much about my personal...read more!
Some journal applications come out of the box with a little more direction to how you should write your entries. I Journal for Android is just one of those as it is set up around Shawn Achor’s book, The Happiness Advantage. I Journal is based around the same four core principles as the book: – journaling as a means of moving from task-based activities to meaning-based activities – write down something you are grateful for every day: gain a more positive perspective on life – record how you exercise: boosts your mood and...read more!