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 or not.
Before moving on, let me make it clear that this review is on My Diary – Private Journal (MDPJ). There is another app called My Diary that has an icon very similar to MDPJ.[...]Click here to continue reading...
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 see on the right of this page.
While there are a few things I miss about Diaro 3 (see below), there are several things I am loving about Everyday Timeline that Diaro can’t do. I’ve boiled them down to the top 4:[...]Click here to continue reading...
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 have folders appear in your timeline that contain many different diary entries, project entries or task lists. It is quite versatile when it comes to how you can structure your entries. This would be a great tool for someone who is writing a book or articles in addition to keeping a daily progress log.
The app can store photos, videos, audios, files, tasks and expenses. You can manage your entries through the use of icons, tags, templates and attachments. The app also has the ability to set reminders which can be a huge help when working with projects and tasks. In addition, it is highly customizable as to colors, text size, and format for date time and currency. It has the capability to use templates so that frequently used information does not have to be entered repeatedly.[...]Click here to continue reading...
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 addition, the timeline view can be customized as to fonts and color background. It has an attractive user interface as it stands however two components I wish I could change are the orange color used throughout and also the capability to remove the dotted lines that the developer has used to separate the title, entry, date and tags. The free version that I originally tried didn’t have the dotted lines. As a result, I personally think the free version’s timeline UI is much cleaner looking.[...]Click here to continue reading...
If anyone comes to me and tells me journaling is so important to them that they just want the best option, regardless of price, I almost always point them in the direction of either Penzu or LDS Journal. These two online journaling services offer more features than most and are available from nearly every platform. Penzu is more widely known and used, but LDS Journal was actually my first eJournal and is a beautiful Penzu alternative. In fact, LDS Journal’s print feature is probably the number one single feature any eJournal has that I am aware of. I even did a video review when I received mine.
Penzu, on the other hand, is a feature-filled monster. From military-grade encryption, multiple journals, prompts and fonts aplenty, this online journal has almost anything you would want along with somethings you didn’t even know you needed. The downside to Penzu- as well as LDS Journal- is the lackluster mobile interface. Sure you can journal from smartphones for either of these, but you probably won’t want to.[...]Click here to continue reading...
Android journal and diary apps? Yeah, there are a ton of them. I’ve found 3 really popular free ones and 2 highly rated priced ones and directed them so that you can make the best decision for your smartphone or tablet.
Description: Memoires gives a way to quickly enter thought, life moments, memories or notes, capture photos or insert images from gallery. Memoires detects location and addresses automatically and attaches them to a memo.
User Rating: 4.5/5
- Strong protection with password and encryption of records and images.
- Timeline, Calendar, Map and Album views.
- Unlimited amount of photos captured or images attached (Storage space is limited by the size of SD card)
- Emotions (smileys)
Recording one’s life events has nearly paralleled humanity in its entirety. Many of the religious books we use today, including the Bible, are a compilation (at least in part) of personal journals. As long as a writing utensil and medium have been available, humans have written down their history. Even today, many faithful journal keepers prefer the intimacy of a physical book to write in.
Journaling has only moved past ink and paper in the last few decades. The personal computer made digitally stored journals and diaries a reality in the 70′s. In the 90′s, the Internet was a major catalyst for the possibilities of how, when and where you could update your journal.[...]Click here to continue reading...