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These Journal Apps Help You Remember Every Magical Moment

Life can be quite a hectic adventure, filled with both good and bad moments. Take some time out of your day to reflect on these important (or just fun) events with these great journaling apps.

Record All of Your Memories

Life is full of amazing memories. Make sure to remember them with these apps.

Day One Journal: Private Diary

One of the most robust journaling experiences out there

Day One Journal: Private Diary

Easy entry creation

For those who want to capture their lives as they live them

Easily the best new feature is a unified editor that makes it easier to write and compose a journal entry. Previously, there was both an edit mode and read mode for the Markdown text. A new content editor menu also allows users to add text formatting without knowing specific Markdown shortcuts. Premium subscribers can also take advantage of two other features, Dark Mode and audio recording. While you can utilize Dark Mode full time, an optional auto-toggle setting will switch the app to the dark side at sunset. Audio recording is available in two different modes. The 1-minute transcription will dictate your speech to text. There is also a 30-minute mode that just records audio. 
Day One Journal is designed for the iPhone and all iPad models. It can be downloaded now on the App Store for for free. The Premium version is available with an in-app purchase of $2.99 per month or $24.99 yearly.

Why we love it

Daily Tracker Journal & Diary

Daily Tracker+ can track absolutely anything

Daily Tracker Journal & Diary

For anyone who would like to have an all inclusive app that tracks everything

If you want to consolidate your journal app, day planner and tracker to one, you've found the perfect app. Daily Tracker + lets you take notes, make all types of lists, log journal entries and so much more. It can track almost anything; from your workouts to expenses to blood glucose. It literally does it all. While it has the basic functions of your every day journal or tracker, it gives you the option to customize each category the way you want. If the long list of built in templates aren't enough, you can quickly create your own. This app takes customization seriously. The best part is you never have to worry about losing the data and categories you create. Daily Tracker + makes it quick and easy to set up automatic sync to your favorite server.

Why we love it

Customization. Customization. Customization. There aren't too many journal apps out there that allows you to customize an app as much as this one does. Its a powerful app that allows you to track so many different aspects of your life in a clean and well organized manner.

Capture Your Days

In case you don't have time to write down your day, you can use video instead. Capture video clips to encompass your day.

1 Second Everyday Diary

1 Second Everyday Diary

1 Second Everyday, P.B.C.

Record your life.

Create a video that includes one second of every day of your life with this entertaining photography app.

Keep A Journal Automatically

These apps can create a journal entry automatically just by gathering what you're already doing. Your social media posts, activity tracking, location visits are automatically gathered together.

Everything in your timeline
Momento: Private Journal Diary

Momento: Private Journal Diary

d3i Ltd

Momento is a private journaling app that has a slick interface and is pretty easy to use. While you get the basic journaling tools like new entry creation, tags, and photos, Momento does more than some of the competition. You can pull in data from your social network feeds like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Swarm, and more. There is even support for videos in entries, which can be a big deal for some. Everything is neatly organized and there is iCloud syncing so your memories are completely private and not stored on a third-party syncing service.

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Remembary Connected Diary

Remembary Connected Diary

Shindig Digital Constructions Inc.

Remembary was clearly designed with social media power users in mind. The app can automatically import all sorts of content as part of your daily entries, including tweets, Facebook updates, images from your camera roll and photo stream, iCal events, and up to five RSS feeds directly. However, instead of adding the data directly into your daily entry, it is placed on a clickable icon on the side. This makes it difficult to see the data when flipping through entries. Remembary also nods to the past with its skeuomorphic design and font, which some may like and others may hate. The app has multiple export options, including formatting entries as data or text, and whether to export to iPad, email, or Dropbox. Remembary does have some notable flaws: it doesn’t support automatic syncing between iPhone and iPads or adding photos to entries manually.

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STEP - Journal for Life
STEP - Journal for Life

STEP - Journal for Life


Looking for the best journal / diary app? Featured in 137 App Stores worldwide, STEP Journal helps you capture and tell the amazing story of your life. Let apps turn your life into poetry with minimal effort and complete privacy. The true power of Automated Journaling!

Using iPhone sensors and native apps, STEP Journal gathers the scattered moments of your life on your behalf. You can easily add meaning to each event with cute icons. Statistics and Calendar views allow you to look back and reflect on your days.

TechCrunch - "the app is easy to use, aggregates personal data in an attractive and illuminating way, and is private.”

Mashable - “STEP Journal lets you journal with emojis instead of words and communicate what you're doing (or eating) with a few pictures.”


Seamless import of:
- EVENTS from iPhone Calendar(s)
- PHOTOS and their locations from iPhone Camera Roll
- LOCATIONS using iPhone’s Location Services

You can:
- Capture daily moments by clicking on intelligently recommended icons
- Add activities, location, time, pictures, friends, or notes with just a few clicks
- Keep your moments private or share them instantly on Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare

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Oiday - smart, intimate, automated photo diary that writes for you
Oiday - smart, intimate, automated photo diary that writes for you

Oiday - smart, intimate, automated photo diary that writes for you

Mint Muse Technology, Inc.

When was the last time your diary wrote for you, automated, and elegantly? - Download and launch Oiday today!

Oiday app is the creative life-log app that allows you to track your activities in the background and summarizes your precious and memorable moments within a recent time span. It's like a digital personal diary, except activities are detected by your iOS device, processed by our artificial intelligence, and presented with an infographic-like style. Your own photo will be used as the background, and Oiday comes with beautiful Instagram-like filters too.

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The app is very easy to navigate. You can compose your photo diary with just a few taps and swipes.

Oiday is touched by top designers and iOS developers. Aside from our unique postmark style info overlays, the integrated photo filter is an extra bonus.

All iPhone sensors are working hard for you in the app, and Oiday automatically picks out meaningful moments and information for you to share. On the other hand, it's also highly customizable, and you can take manual control at any time.

No more lengthy text to describe "What's on your mind". With Oiday, a single photo can be shared to say you want to say about your surrounding.

Oiday engineers works day and night to ensure that we don't put a dent in the battery usage. Note that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. We have reduced Oiday's battery consumption to the minimum, so you probably won't even notice much difference.

Download Oiday and start logging precious moments in a new way!

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myPlanit Inc.

myPlanit is a private, personal app that automatically tracks your activities, in context — across place and time. By seamlessly connecting data from your disparate apps (contacts, photos, calendar, places and more), myPlanit creates a unique, dynamic and multi-faceted visual of your life as you live it. And, myPlanit introduces the world’s first visual search, so you can search your life by place or time — just like your brain works — so now, finding your information is fast and easy!

myPlanit automatically organizes your people, places, photos, videos, and notes across time, place and category. The app also allows you to create lists of anything in your life (people, places and moments) so you can easily keep track of what you want to remember, like allergy-safe restaurants, potential clients, your kid’s soccer schedule and more.

myPlanit automatically captures where you go and connects the data from your disparate apps to paint the most robust picture of your life’s journey. Now you can relive your past and see into your future. And, all your information is private, so no one can see your data but you, unless you choose to share it.

myPlanit’s visual search allows you to search your life without having to rely on text. Say you forgot the name of that awesome sushi restaurant you went to downtown last summer...just zoom in on the map to that area and zoom in on the time slider to that time period and voila — every place you went to then and there appears on your screen.

myPlanit makes sense of all the scattered bits of your life, so now it’s easy to track any goal and understand any pattern in your life. Start a new workout regime and want to make sure you stay on track? myPlanit automatically counts every time you go to the gym! Using myPlanit for your business? myPlanit automatically tracks your client visits, allowing you to see how many you met with last week, last month or last year. Trying to figure out why you keep getting migraines? Use myPlanit to zero in on what you do the days you get them to find the trigger.

We make it easy to share your moments with those you love so they can experience it along with you. Simply click on the share icon and choose how you want to share.

We take your privacy very seriously. myPlanit will never ever sell, rent, or give away the personal data we collect on your behalf. We use the data we collect to make your myPlanit experience as rich as possible. That's it.

NOTE: myPlanit’s team of engineers have made myPlanit incredibly power efficient, but please note that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. If you think that your battery life is being compromised by running myPlanit, contact us at We want to hear from you!

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Record Your Mood

Our moods can indicate a lot about our lives when we look back on them. These apps make recording your mood easy and fun.

My Wonderful Days Journal

Make every day wonderful

My Wonderful Days Journal

How was your day?

Someone who wants a simple app for writing their thoughts and recording their mood.

My Wonderful Days is a simple and somewhat skeuomorphic take on the journaling app. It has a basic interface that is pretty straightforward to use, where you just create a new entry, type in whatever you want, add some photos or video, record your current mood, add some icon flair, and save your memory. There is iCloud sync and PDF export so your memories go with you no matter what. However, it's not the most intuitive app around and it lives in the golden days of skeuomorphism, but this should appeal to anyone who wants a pretty barebones app. The Lite version gives you the ability to add 10 entries a month — upgrade to the full version for a few dollars and you can export your data into it without worries.

Why we love it

It's simple and fun to use and the ability to record your mood gives you some valuable insights.

Moodnotes - Mood Tracker

Record your daily thoughts and moods for pure reflection

Moodnotes - Mood Tracker

How do you feel?

For anyone who wants to track their moods over time for a better perception of their well-being.

Moodnotes is a beautiful app that will help you understand yourself better over time. With Moodnotes, just record your current mood with an emote, and then the app lets you write down your thoughts and feelings, which will be tied to the mood that you entered. Once that's done, the app will either give you positive feedback and ask about how to enrich your life on a daily basis, or if it's negative, you can analyze why you feel that way with some psychological questions. Over time, you can gauge how your moods are, and it is a great way to improve your life in the long run.

Why we love it

Moodnotes is a gorgeous app that is super easy to use and helps you improve your life over time.

Only Have a Few Minutes?

Journaling is a great way to unwind, but sometimes it can be time consuming. This app is best suited for the person who only has a few minutes to spare for their daily reflection time.

What Are You Grateful For?

Specifically keep track of what makes you happy with a gratitude journal. Try to stop dwelling on the negatives and taking things for granted.