Tag - Journal
It's the diary app for people who don't like keeping diaries -- and it's also the app for people who love doing that. Somehow, Day One is all things to everyone, and that's possibly a barrier to updating it. The original Day One was so good and so popular that you have to wonder what needed fixing, and while there are some things, it's somewhat of a tribute to the developer that Day One 2.01 for OS X and Day One 2.0.2 for iOS will initially seem very, very familiar to users of the previous version.
There are probably more note-taking apps for iPhones and iPads than there are iPhones and iPads, and a huge percentage of them are made to be diaries. Yet it's Day One that has become the app to use, and we base that on entirely scientific and statistical testing: everyone we asked said it had turned them into a regular diarist. Clinching proof: we asked ourselves in the mirror, and we agreed with us. There is something about it that just works, and with Day One 1.17.4, it has taken another step forward.
Today, we're taking a look at Momento (Diary/Journal) by d3i. The app is a sort of "semi-automatic" diary or journal maker, since in addition to writing entries in it directly, connecting it with social media accounts will cause the app to pull posts the user makes in those places in to display on the Momento timeline. The app is for keeping a private diary, displaying whatever the user wrote in tandem of what the user posted on social media, and giving both a greater context within the user's life.
The suggestion to keep a food journal is often given to people who, for whatever reason, want to be mindful about what they put into their body through their piehole. Taking a picture of something just before you eat it is also popular, which can also be helpful. As Tim Ferriss said in The 4-Hour Body, "Who wants to take a picture of a one pound bag of M&Ms?" Foodgram, by Sugoi Software, is a food journal that allows the user to see at a glance what they've been eating, because each entry is accompanied by a picture. This is a great idea, but unfortunately the app left us wanting more.
Google's official Gmail app for iPhone and iPad received an update yesterday, offering a visual update for iOS 7, and improvements for iPad use. Users of the Gmail app can access their Gmail account (and can accommodate switching between up to five different accounts), receive notifications, read mail as threaded conversations and more. Version 2.7182 offers iPad users a new navigation bar for landscape viewing, a new full-screen view of messages in portrait, improved scrolling and a full-screen view for composing new messages. Available for download from iTunes, Gmail for iOS is free.