January 26, 2011
Around the Pantheon in Rome there are little shops. A sidewalk restaurant offers tourists and locals a nice cup of coffee and a comfortable place to sit. A nearby Café Gelato serves up deserts made with fruits, chocolates, and nuts. A block over is a paper and print store. They sell a large selection of Italian-made journal books, each which smells of rich leather. At that shop in Rome, eight years ago, I purchased my last journal book. Now, most of my writing is done on my iPhone/iPod touch or iPad using a journal app. But, that doesn't mean I forgot the look and feel of actual journals. In the past, I offered much praise for the iPhone journal app, Momento. It remains a top seller in the App Store and is my personal favorite. The app, by d3i Ltd, allows you to write down your private thoughts, but it will also import your public thoughts and activities from various platforms like Twitter, Foursquare, and many more. Taken together these details merge, leaving you with a better snapshot of your life. Unfortunately, the app isn’t universal, nor have its creators offered an iPad version. However, all is not lost. Remembary, by Shindig Digital Constructions Inc., is a new app that is every bit as good as Momento, but one created exclusively for the iPad. By default, the app looks like a well-worn leather book right down to its aging sheets of paper. This is easily changed. You can choose from six different themes and six different fonts. Remembary is well worth its price of $1.99. It is available in the App Store.
Remembary Connected Diary
Shindig Digital Constructions Inc.