The Top 5 iPhone Journals

Posted on Oct 27, 2011 | 9 comments

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There is no doubt that iPhone developers have conjured up some incredible journals. Some look gorgeous, others are packed with features and some have both looks and brains. This is my ranking of the best journals and diaries available for the platform.

Note that clicking on the icon will take you to the full Easy Journaling review but if you want to go straight to iTunes to download the app, click on the black Available in the App Store button.

Wonderful Days – $2.99

Beautiful interface, tons of themes, in-line picture placement, Evernote backup and PDF export will make any journal app desirable. When you include the day rating, geotagged entries, search function, multiple fonts and customizable home screen, this app suddenly becomes the best available for the popular smartphone. Surprisingly, Wonderful Days is only a few months old and the developers have already added some evolutionary updates.

In addition to the standard review, I also wrote a road test review on using it for nearly a month.

Day One – $1.99

This is the app that Apple would have developed if they were in the personal journal market. Minimalistic and modern, Day One keeps a clean, consistent theme throughout. Additionally, you can backup your entries in the ‘cloud’ with the popular Dropbox. Spanning more than smartphones, Day One also syncs with its iPad and Mac versions by the same name.

Unfortunately, it is currently impossible to upload pictures into your entries, but developers promise that feature will be included soon.

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Journal App Review: Momento

Posted on Jul 7, 2011 | 1 comment

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Although a journal/diary app can be nothing more than a text entry mechanism with a password, there have to be features included that not only make it functional, but also set it apart in a rather crowded genre.

Momento (Diary/Journal) - d3i Ltd

Momento tries to retain the simplicity that you want while tossing in a bunch of features you didn’t even know you needed. The first impression is the gorgeous, consistent interface. Colors match and a modern/classic feel is achieved.

When you first make an entry, you may be a little confused as to why there are so many buttons. This is because entries represent more than just text with Momento. You can add people, events and places, as well as tags and pictures. These can be custo mized and people are added straight from your contacts. Pictures can be imported from your camera roll or a new one can be taken. Each day can also be given an overall rating.

Landscape is supported, which is essential. The calendar is also clean and simple and highlights what activities you entered on a given day. The front screen shows your recent entries at a glance.

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