By Andrew Hart
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"The digital pocket journal which everyone should have" - Redmond Pie
Keep a personal journal, complete with your photos and videos. Use Timeline to browse through your memorable moments, and bookmark your favourites. Keep everything secure with Passcode Lock.
- Backup and sync your journal with Evernote. View all your entries from the Evernote app or on the web - even edit them and make new ones.
- Add as many photos and videos as you like, view them in full screen, and save the new ones to your library. Now with Camera+ integration.
- Share your entries and photos to Twitter, Facebook or by email.
- Filter your entries with search, or show only your bookmarks.
- Get daily or weekly reminders to write in your diary.
- Write in portrait or landscape.
- Use Calendar to skip back to a memorable day. See which days you missed and fill in the gaps.
What's New in Version 1.4.1
New features in 1.4:
Evernote Sync - Backup and sync your journal with Evernote. It all goes right into a Journalized notebook, stored on the cloud. Why is this so awesome? Because it means you can view your entries from the Evernote app, or from Evernote on the web. And you can also edit entries, add photos and even create new entries - all from Evernote. Open Journalized and it all syncs back to your device.
Sharing - Share your entries via Twitter, Facebook or email.
Reminders - Let Journalized remind you with notifications daily or weekly to write in your diary.
Gesture support - Now you can swipe up and down to jump between entries, complete with a nice little animation.
Almost, but not quite...
I have struggled to find a Journal app that fulfils all my requirements. I had really high hopes for Journalized. I was attracted by the publicised easy and trouble-free back-up and synchronisation with Evernote, but sadly I have had no luck at all with this.
I contacted Support, and was told that I just had to had to be patient and just “wait a bit longer” when syncing, but all that happens is that text is sometimes synced, and sometimes not, and no photos at all were transferred from my app to Evernote.
I think the lay-out of Journalized is simple yet elegant, and the method of creating a journal entry is one of the easiest I have yet seen. The ability to store multiple images in a single file is also very neatly done, and these show the great deal of thought and high quality execution that have gone into developing this app.
The lack of decent synchronisation is, sadly, a deal-breaker for me, as I wish to share the journal with my wife, whether we are together or apart. I hope there is a workable solution found soon, but for now I am using Day One, while waiting for the long-promised multiple image support to be implemented. If working synchronisation was promised for Journalized, perhaps I would use it instead...
Great looking and polished app
I love using this app as it has a nice interface and simple to use. It doesn't try to put too much in, such as recording moods or weather like some of the similar apps.
Some things I'd like to see added/fixed:
I would like to see the ability to add a photo and for the app to use the EXIF data to automatically set the time and the date of the entry as this would help with adding older photos or for those which I can't remember exactly when and where I took them. A GPS location could also be useful to some.
There is a bug where if I edit a past entry, it then deletes the photo from that entry.
Syncing with Evernote is ok, but is overkill. Would prefer a more solid cloud option or dedicated backup. A PDF export option would be good too! ;-)
Brill design and feel but lacks features
Probably one of the best designed journal apps I've used, probably personal taste but it just feels good, UI is pleasant to use and it's laid out nicely.
BUT the Evernote sync doesn't currently work properly (only syncs partially) and there is no way to organise journals other than by day and favourites, no tagging, location etc.
You can use hashtags as a workaround as the search works well but native tags would be better!
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: 29 July 2013
- Version: 1.4.1
- Size: 13.6 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Andrew Hart
- © 2012 Project Dent
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.