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.
Not for iPad
First chance I've had to try this App out and went to my iPad which I use for writing because the screen is larger obviously with a larger keyboard. A couple of problems right away: it has it's own keyboard, much smaller and layed out differently than the iPad one, so lots of typos; there is too much wasted screen space because when this opens, you have to 1X it to enlarge it to fit the screen as it is clearly designed for an iPhone sized screen, not a larger one like iPad's. Even when enlarged to fill the screen, it is still very cramped making using it a challenge. The keyboard is larger when in landscape than in portrait, but the screen where you can see what you've written shrinks down to only two lines. Will need to try it out on my phone but will delete it on my iPad. There are much better Apps made for iPad than this one. Probably not the developers fault, but Apple needs to do a better job in iTunes of noting whether an App is transferable between iPhones and iPads. Sure, this one works on both, but is really an iPhone or iTouch small screen App. Why waste the capabilities of a retina display iPad on minimal function iPhone Apps! (Note to Apple: pay attention to what's happened to Microsoft!)
Triumph of the Interface
That Journalized synchs via Evernote is a great feature, meaning Journalized content is two-way editable on all OS X and iOS devices. (It works perfectly between my iPhone, iPad mini, iPad, MacBook Pro, and iMac.) This capability however, raises an ironic question: Why use Journalized at all? Why not just create a dedicated Evernote folder — you could even call it Journalized — and use Evernote instead?
The answer is, Journalized is such a pretty App it just begs to be used. So, I’m going to keep it as a photo journal, each day taking one picture that inspires some comment.
You should download it because the developer did a good job, and good work should be rewarded.
ADDENDUM: While editing text in Evernote synchs back with Journalized quite nicely, if the entry has a large image inserted — about 1 MB or so — adding paragraphs to the text makes the App “choke” on back-synching. The App quits, but stays in memory. Too bad. I had to replace Journalized with Capture 365 Journal which has iCloud synch, as well as iOS and OS X versions that synch perfectly. (It has unfortunately, a very clunky interface.)
Clean & Simple, don't like the "iCal" design
It's cool that modern apps talk to eachother, like Journalized & Evernote. That feature alone made me download it. It looks simple yet powerful enough to meet my needs for a journal, even though I don't plan to start keeping a journal on a daily basis, sometimes I'd like to write something that happened that day down. This app appears to enable me to do that.
Don't care for skeuomorphic UI design though. They even dropped it at Apple, and they were the biggest advocates for it. Now they're dropping it altogether from all their apps. Journalized should be up to par and know better than to make the fake wooden table in the app when everyone else is moving on with a modern clean digital look. Hope you change that in the future, otherwise you're gonna look like the app from previous decade, if you don't already.
4 stars due to outdated skeuomorphism.
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Jul 29, 2013
- Version: 1.4.1
- Size: 13.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Andrew Hart
- © 2012 Project Dent
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.