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Old Apr 1, 2010, 05:10 PM   #1
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Best Diary App For The iPad?

Which diary app for the iPad would be the best for someone looking to confess their feelings to. :-)

I know iPad App Store just became live and all just wanted to know if anyone stumbled upon one.
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Old Apr 1, 2010, 05:48 PM   #2
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I saw one on there earlier (just search for diary). I have momento for my ipod touch, and hope they come out with an iPad version. I still wonder how text-heavy apps like this will look "pixel doubled"..will the fonts be doubled? I guess I'll find out shortly!
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Old Apr 1, 2010, 06:35 PM   #3
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Take a look at Bento. I know it's a "Database" app, but I use it for capturing lots of diary-like things. It's really easy to set up as you want it, customizing fields and layout. You could build a great "diary" in a few minutes, fully customized to how you'd like to see it.
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Old Apr 1, 2010, 06:42 PM   #4
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Take a look at Bento. I know it's a "Database" app, but I use it for capturing lots of diary-like things. It's really easy to set up as you want it, customizing fields and layout. You could build a great "diary" in a few minutes, fully customized to how you'd like to see it.
I'm looking for a full out diary app.

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Old Apr 1, 2010, 06:44 PM   #5
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My daughter was looking at them too, so i'm curious what anyone thinks on the offerings.
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Old Apr 1, 2010, 06:55 PM   #6
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Old Apr 1, 2010, 07:09 PM   #7
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Just curious: how does a diary app different from a good note taking app? What are the requirements for a good diary app?
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Old Apr 1, 2010, 07:15 PM   #8
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Just curious: how does a diary app different from a good note taking app? What are the requirements for a good diary app?
A 'lock' (extra password) and a splash screen with unicorns?
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Old Apr 1, 2010, 07:35 PM   #9
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This one looks good.

Icon looks awesome as well. Thats how I know it will be good

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dear-...364498189?mt=8
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Old Jan 31, 2011, 09:50 AM   #10
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Try this Diary ...

Try www.diary.com or the app http://itunes.apple.com/bw/app/diary...357481953?mt=8 - I use it every day and works for me.
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Old Feb 7, 2011, 01:57 AM   #11
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Below are the top applications to make your diary on iPad:
Penultimate
Audiotorium
PaperDesk
MaxJournal for iPad
iNapkin 2
WikiServer Pro
I used some of these applications which are awesome without any bugs.
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Old Jun 14, 2011, 07:07 PM   #12
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Glad I was able to find this thread! I have been going through all the suggestion on this thread, but my question is this. Do any of these apps back up the journal entries you've written onto your mac?

This might be a silly question, but I want to make sure I can back them up.
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Old Jun 14, 2011, 09:50 PM   #13
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There is one called Day One that looks nice. I haven't use it (or any of the diary apps for that matter) but I came across it a while ago and this thread reminded me.

It is a universal app, and there is a Mac App for it as well. You can sync using dropbox and they plan to add iCloud syncing when the time comes.

http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/day-o...421706526?mt=8
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Old Jun 17, 2011, 02:59 AM   #14
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MyJournal

I use My Journal and like it.
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Old Jun 17, 2011, 08:47 PM   #15
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I've tried and read reviews about several apps mentioned above. After several hours I stumbled across Daily Notes. This is a calendar/note taking/todo app. It automatically opens on a current date, has an option to easily stamp in time and begin writing your notes or diary. When you are done you can back it up to dropbox or if you like import all of your entries into a word document.
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Old Jun 17, 2011, 09:22 PM   #16
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Stumbled, huh?
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Old Jun 17, 2011, 09:39 PM   #17
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http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/day-o...421706526?mt=8

^^Day One is my favorite Diary/Journal App. It is great.
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Old Jun 17, 2011, 10:21 PM   #18
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I'm partial to Awesome Note (aNote). It performs a sync via Google or Evernote and has a iPhone version.
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Old Jun 18, 2011, 09:02 PM   #19
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MaxJournal. Hands down.
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Old Jun 19, 2011, 06:34 PM   #20
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MaxJournal. Hands down.
MaxJournal actually looks really good.

I think i'll be purchasing a journaling app myself very soon. I'm trying to distance myself away from my MBP.

I've had MacJournal on my Touch and it's been subpar.

Edit: Day One seems to be the best one. At least, so far. Lovin' it.
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Old Jun 19, 2011, 10:51 PM   #21
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Just curious; what do you guys use these journalling apps for? A simple journal of your thoughts and things you've been doing? Or other purposes. I read one guy uses Day One to jot down ideas he has etc..

I use evernote for school notes and random web stuff I want to keep, or products I'm interested in, etc..

Just looking to see what other uses people have for a separate app like this that doesn't get jumbled into the larger evernote or whatever database.
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Just curious; what do you guys use these journalling apps for? A simple journal of your thoughts and things you've been doing? Or other purposes. I read one guy uses Day One to jot down ideas he has etc..

I use evernote for school notes and random web stuff I want to keep, or products I'm interested in, etc..

Just looking to see what other uses people have for a separate app like this that doesn't get jumbled into the larger evernote or whatever database.
Notes & project planning goes in OmniFocus, whether on OSX or iOS.

I've been looking for a journaling app to write thoughts out. I used to do it in a leather binded journal years ago and miss the fact that writing my day to day helped so much in making things clearer.

I do think nothing will ever beat pen and paper but having everything on the iPad is super nice and minimalistic.
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Old Jun 19, 2011, 11:14 PM   #23
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Cool thanks, I caved and got the iOS and OS X versions. Gonna give it a shot. I was never one to keep a journal of thoughts. I would try to get into a blogging a little bit but just something about it being out there for anyone to read meant I never kept it up for very long.

This might be a nice change and get me thinking about things a little more. Maybe help motivate me to actually get to the things I have on my todo lists as well
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Cool thanks, I caved and got the iOS and OS X versions. Gonna give it a shot. I was never one to keep a journal of thoughts. I would try to get into a blogging a little bit but just something about it being out there for anyone to read meant I never kept it up for very long.

This might be a nice change and get me thinking about things a little more. Maybe help motivate me to actually get to the things I have on my todo lists as well
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Best Diary App For The iPad?

Give Secrets Book for the iPad a try. http://www.applgasm-apps.com/secrets%20book.html
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