Player above not working? Either click here, or right-click and “Save Link” to download the episode. While it is nice to be able to pull out your smartphone or tablet and make a journal entry keeping a journal online has its own perks. Not only is your journal automatically backed up and secure but you can also often write entries from mobile devices as well. As you will learn in the 12th episode of the Capturing Life podcast, Penzu is the industry leader as far as online journals go but there is at least one...read more!
You are reading this on a website about journaling because you are at least curious about what journaling can do for you life. You have either felt benefits of putting a pen to paper or fingers to keyboard or you believe that doing so may improve your life somehow. Okay, lets be honest. You are probably here because Oprah told you to journal. This brings up an important question and the focus of this post. Not the point about someone telling you to journal. …the point that Oprah is rich and famous. Oprah is just one of...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...read more!
Narrato’s user-interface is simple, uncluttered black text on white background. Don’t look for too much color from here on though. Set up your account with an email and a password for security. I know, its pretty light-weight, but it is security. On the first entry page, pressing the down arrow in the left corner opens the main menu consisting of user-customizable icons. Day-by-Day (calendar) opens to your on-going journal entries with the most recent up top (thank you!). It also shows where you are (town), the temp plus...read more!
Journaling causes you to push your edges. It has you exploring the confines of your comfort zone. It makes you question things and draw conclusions. It gives insight about the past, identifies areas of improvement, and helps your dreams take flight. With that being said, if you journal on a regular basis, you’ll find times where you need inspiration for your posts. The creative well may have run dry and you look for things outside yourself to fill it once again. If that is the case, and it certainly will be from time to...read more!
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...read more!
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...read more!
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...read more!
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...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...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...read more!
Player above not working? Either click here, or right-click and “Save Link” to download the episode. Few things defined my 90′s childhood like VHS tapes. We watched everything on these bulky media boxes from blockbuster movies to home videos. Now it seems as if most of us have stacks of these analog tapes collecting dust… and just waiting for a disaster. Converting VHS to DVD (or just to digital files) is actually very (very, very) easy. However, join me in this episode of the Capturing Life Through...read more!
Seeing the growth of the Easy Journaling website and community over the past few years has been amazing and humbling. It has been an honor to take part in a movement that is growing so quickly with such passionate users at the forefront. Hundreds of you have joined the community via Twitter, Facebook and the mailing list. Thousands have commented on posts. Hundreds of thousands have visited the site. There comes a point in most projects where one man can’t just do it alone anymore if the quality and growth are to be...read more!
Player above not working? Either click here, or right-click and “Save Link” to download the episode. Making video slideshows of pictures may not be as popular as it was 5-10 years ago but it is still a powerful way to capture stories and history in a creative and fun way. With the smartphones, tablets and cameras we all carry around now it is even easier to get a good group of pictures with which to make a great video from. Additionally, the apps available on these devices as well as computers and laptops make...read more!
As you may have heard in the most recent podcast, our family has made some major life decisions recently. These have spiraled us into an exciting direction but has also given us low stability as we have been basically living with family and out of suitcases for a month. I say this to give context to the type of month that June was; not your typical month. Still, we managed to capture our life significantly along the way and have had some great moments together. This included our big move, several family gatherings and a...read more!