I Journal Review
by on April 13, 2011
When you first open up I Journal, you are presented with a massive amount of small text. The makers of I Journal wants this text to be read as it is a mission of intent for the app.
They want you to start journaling every day, but the app recommends that you start with some goals in mind. So, we took on the first goal of I Journal and that is to use it for a week and chart just what goes on in our (what turns out to be) pretty insignificant life.
Before digging to deep into the app it turns out that you have to sing up to Catch Notes account for the app to work properly. This can be done by installing Catch Notes on your phone. This app is essentially a note-taking app that merges audio, text and pictures.
Once you have logged into this, you can start by giving your day a star rating. You can also ‘live journal’ certain aspects of your day, such as Gratitude, Exercise, Meditation and Kindness.
Now, we see ourselves as quite an affable person, but there were times in the week we found out we did nothing kind, didn’t meditate, were about as gratuitous as a rich kid at a poor kid’s barbeque and exercise (not including typing) was nil point.
When we did eventually blog (sorry Live Journal) the app was very easy to use. You just type your missives like you would a text and the app hash-tags the content, so you can check back later.
According to the app, Live Journaling is intrinsically linked to happiness. If you write down the good stuff you do, then it reaffirms your position on the planet.
If you are a disgruntled hack, though, seeing your life in a journal may trigger off a spiral of depression.
Saying that, I Journal did teach us something we didn’t know before. The screen on an Android phone seems to be able to handle a grown man’s tears.
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