Turn Your iPhone Into A Journaling Tool With Everyday.me
If you’re anything like me, your iPhone never leaves your side. A great app that will come in handy on a daily basis is Everyday.me, which makes it easy to keep a daily journal while you’re on the go. Not only does Everyday.me allows you to create original posts, but by granting the app access to your social networks, it can also save those posts to your journal automatically as well.
Once you’re ready to get started on Everyday.me, you can sign up for a free account, and proceed to connect your Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts. This makes it easy to automatically pull in your posts from each of these networks, which will really help enhance your journal. Of course, connecting these accounts is purely optional, but once you do, it will pull in some of your older posts. It pulls in all of your Instagram posts and one month’s worth of tweets.
The only drawback to connecting your Twitter account at the moment is that not only does it pull in your most recent tweets, it also pulls in your replies, a feature which desperately needs to be optional, especially for those of us who are particularly chatty on Twitter.
In addition to automatically pulling in your social network posts, you can create new posts from within Everyday.me. These posts can contain text, photos (taken from the camera or photo library), videos, and you can also add smiley faces and tag each post. Urls and email addresses resolve into clickable links.
The app has a quick post feature, visible in the bar at the bottom of the screen, or if you want to get a little bit more elaborate with your posts, you can open up a new post tab.
If you want to include longer posts in your journal, you’ll be happy to know that you can email your journal posts and they’ll turn up in the app. Just use the email you signed up with and email email@example.com and the post will be automatically added. Leave the subject line blank, place the text in the body of the email, and you can even tag your post using hashtags.
Your Twitter, Instagram and Facebook posts will also be distinguished by a little icon in the top left corner letting you know where the post came from.
While the Everyday.me iPhone app makes it incredibly easy to keep up with your journal on the go, adding thoughts and notes when you’re out and about, you can also view your journal in a browser by going to the Everyday.me website, and logging in.The web interface allows you to browse your posts by tag, or by date, but you can’t add new posts from your browser, as this is a feature limited to the iPhone app.
Everyday.me is a slick iPhone journal app which makes it really easy to start keeping an online journal, which you can access from anywhere, whether on your phone or on the web. There are some features that we would love to see added to the app. For example, if you want to share your journal with anyone else, there is currently no way to do that, so unless that feature is added, Everyday.me makes a great private journal, but by adding that option, it could come into its own as a life-streaming service. As it is now, it’s still an impressive offering, that makes it easier than ever to save your thoughts on the go.
Another way Everyday.me can be used is as a backup tool, which will come in handy especially where Twitter is concerned. Everyday.me is also fully searchable, so the more content you pull in, you don’t have to worry about scrolling through an endless list of tweets and posts, you can search your updates.
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