A fan of Easy Journaling sent in this review of an easy app for capturing life’s precious moments: I just got hands on Instary’s latest release and wanted to send you a little summary about the diary App, which its developers like to describe as the simplest way of collecting and sharing memories. Instary – made up from the words “instant” and “diary” – is a useful tool to collect, organise and share your best memories in a hassle-free way. It has an easy-to-use but sexy user interface, uses large...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!
http://media.blubrry.com/cltt/p/www.easyjournaling.com/wp-content/uploads/Podcasts/CLTT-Episode3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 18:38 — 14.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Episode #3 is here! Listen to Sam give four different ways to turn your handwritten journals into digital files. This is only a beginning of the possibilities, but he does a great job of laying out the main options. And, by the way, THIS is the episode that finally convinced me to start looking for help in digitizing all thirty...read more!
http://media.blubrry.com/cltt/p/www.easyjournaling.com/wp-content/uploads/Podcasts/CLTT-Episode2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:13 — 25.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThere are a plethora of ways to capture your life using technology. Some people purposely use as many as possible, and others avoid it! But I’m sure you are using many of them, whether you know it or not. In episode #2 of the CLTT podcast Sam shares 10 ways that he is currently capturing (and sharing) his life using...read more!
http://media.blubrry.com/cltt/p/www.easyjournaling.com/wp-content/uploads/Podcasts/CLTT-Episode1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:32 — 30.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Finally, the Capturing Life Through Technology Podcast is updated and restored! As mentioned in a previous post, there are two broad reasons to keep a journal: improving your life or capturing your life. As I indicated, this site tends to be more passionate about the latter, and we feel there just isn’t enough succinct...read more!
Here’s an all-in-one solution for those who insist on writing in paper journals, but want an electronic copy that is digitally stored in the cloud. In this website, we have been sharing the best software solutions for journal-writing. Even still, I have complete empathy for people who prefer the old-fashioned method of paper and pen. Even after an honest attempt to try electronic journaling with the 30-Day Digital Journaling Challenge, there are some people who just crave the feel of a page under hand, and the scribing motions of an...read more!
http://media.blubrry.com/cltt/p/www.easyjournaling.com/wp-content/uploads/CLTT%20Podcasts/CLTT018_JournalingviaSocialMedia.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Player above not working? Either click here, or right-click and “Save Link” to download the episode. In a recent report, it was calculated that Americans spend more time on social media than any other major Internet activity, including email. (Business Insider Sept. 26, 2014) We are sharing photos, composing tweets,...read more!
http://media.blubrry.com/cltt/p/www.easyjournaling.com/wp-content/uploads/CLTT%20Podcasts/AE2012_Journalverse_Interview_Digital_Journaling_Challenge_Aug20_2014.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (47.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Player above not working? Either click here, or right-click and “Save Link” to download the episode. Recently, I was featured in Kathleen Adams’ community website affectionately known as “The Journalverse”. For more about Kathleen’s amazing contributions to...read more!
Player above not working? Either click here, or right-click and “Save Link” to download the episode. This is the first episode of Capturing Life where I invited a journaling app developer to join me and discuss some features of their app. Meet Siqi Chen, co-founder and CEO of Heyday, an app that does your journaling for you! Heyday is getting great reviews and attention because it organizes information that most people collect in their journals (places you visit, photos you take, etc.) into a timeline so that all you need to do is...read more!
Player above not working? Either click here, or right-click and “Save Link” to download the episode. In this episode, I invited a guest, Bakari Chavanu — author and blogger — to help me discuss the fact that your digital footprint never dies! Capturing life through technology has many benefits. And yet, there are some increasingly relevant issues surrounding your digital accounts (journals, social media profiles, and cloud file storage) when you pass away. Do you have a “digital directive”? Would...read more!
People are loving writr. They have been climbing up the ranks, and quickly. Now in Top 5 paid productivity apps, and in the Top 100 overall paid apps. They consistently get 5 and 4 star ratings flowing in from the U.S. Writr has recieved a confirmation from Microsoft to be featured in their next round of promotions, and have been recently reviewed on WPCentral. The following is a review from one of their users. What struck me when first opening writr, was how polished it felt. Subtle animations present the interface, clean and...read more!
Player above not working? Either click here, or right-click and “Save Link” to download the episode. In this episode, Nathan and Sam discuss a variety of examples for Capturing Life, as a sneak-peek preview of topics we’ll be covering on Easy Journaling in the future. Nathan shares his family’s recipe for accomplishing great Family Newsletters. Sam shares his disappointment with his favorite online journaling tool, LDS Journal, and how he and Tiffany implemented their “Exit Strategy”. Nathan and Sam talked...read more!
This is a Feature Summary of a new journaling app I found called monkkee.com. I discovered it just as I was updating the BJAT (Best Journaling App Tool) that was started over a year ago to help people find the best journaling application for their preferences. We’ve now added this and about a dozen other new apps that have gained some internet attention. Thanks to Christina Wieling for the guest post. I have added my own commentary at the end. monkkee is a new online journaling site with a special focus on privacy and data security. The...read more!
Thanks, Bakari Chavanu, for this guest post: In age of Twitter, Facebook, smartphone apps, and even the NSA, very little seems private anymore. Many of us seem to want to let others know what we ate for lunch, who we recently befriended, and what video we starred on YouTube. Some people even confuse Twitter for a daily journal or diary. The tradition of diary- and journal-keeping is centered around privacy. But is there a case for allowing others to read our private writing? Our journals or diaries may not be the historic coming of age...read more!
Today I posted a letter from the founder of LDSJournal to its users on the Easy Journaling Facebook page. This is a very sad announcement for many people because LDSJournal was such a trusted and reliable system for journaling. The letter is written with sincerity and a brief explanation. And I know that the hundreds or thousands of users are probably trying to figure out where to go next! I’m curious to know how many people have already exported their journals, and what they plan on doing next. We’re getting some emails from...read more!