Let’s Be Honest Here: Have You Ever Erased Something From Your Journal or Diary?

Posted on Mar 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Photo Credit - Vanessa

Photo Credit – Vanessa

I know I am tip-toeing in taboo land with this, but I know I’m not the first one to dwell on it. What place does erasing/crumpling/burning/ripping/deleting have in journaling? Many who preach this practice usually point out that true journaling is free and careless. It is honest, open and true. What is written is who you are and should remain.

A better way to understand this issue is to think of the opposite. What if your favorite way to journal was with a pencil and fat eraser? What if you thought about carefully crafting your words before writing them and editing them if you didn’t like them? It seems like that approach would be against the spirit of keeping a journal, but maybe it’s just me.

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Journal App Review: Flava For iPhone Is Both More and Less Than A Journal

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 | 0 comments

How Is Flava Free?!

Flava Logo Flava™ - Save All Moments! - Greenmonster, Inc.If you are recently switching from handwritten journals to digital (or even currently doing both), simple text entries might be enough for you at this point. That is perfectly fine, but if you are looking for a little bit more, there are special apps like Flava™ – Save All Moments! that allow the user to add entries in ways you didn’t even know were possible.

I really like the way Flava is set up. Instead of every entry being the same and just allowing the importing of pictures, links or other media, there are seven different entry types to choose from: text, photo, places, music, books, URL and recordings. Most entry types are rather deep as well. For example, books is integrated into Google Books so you can search for a book and it will bring up the information with it. You can then comment on the book. Music will link to a song in your library that you can play right from the diary and photo allows you to add graphics to your pictures before you input them into the entry.

Tags are super simple. There are just a few to choose from and they are all graphical. You can simply tap on the heart or smiley and that entry will be organized with the rest of the same tag.

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Journal App Review: Chronicle- A Personal Journal and Secret Diary

Posted on Jul 11, 2011 | 0 comments

Chronicle – personal journal and secret diary is a solid app from a well established developer, Slide To Rock. Along with Chronicle for both the iPhone and iPad, StR also has put over 20 apps in the app store. With this app developing experience comes a well rounded feature-set and stable performance.

The interface of Chronicle leans more towards classic, similar to Molenotes. Still, customization options are available including a kaleidoscope of colors to choose for your background and several different fonts and sizes. Multiple entries can be made per day and pictures can be added to every entry. The search function is also prominently displayed, performs well and can be customized to search for different lengths of time.

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Journal App Review: Momento

Posted on Jul 7, 2011 | 0 comments

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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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