iPhoto Journals - Alternative Apps?

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  1. chriswitt macrumors member

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    I was all set with creating iPhoto Journals from my iPhone while on vacation. I had created quite a few and am seriously disappointed that I can't rely on that service any longer.

    So I'm hoping someone here can recommend an alternative to easily create web sites on the go that have both photo's and text. I don't use Facebook or anything like that - I want individual sites devoted to my trip reports that I can refer to later when I'm slaving away at work.

    The only thing that looks remotely promising so far is Evernote since I can share a link to the individual note (I email those family members I want to see the web page). But I can't seem to organize the page the same way I could with iPhoto (maybe it's possible?).

    Anyway, I'm hoping the collective brain trust of Mac Rumors can suggest something else.

    Thanks!
     
  2. robgendreau macrumors 68040

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    I'm not sure exactly what iPhoto journals were, but I'd take a look at Day One. It's an outstanding journal app/application. I just use it for travel. It is more on the journaling end of things, in that it's not a substitute for say a gallery of many travel photos; each entry is sort of one photo. But it can automatically include location and weather, you can link them to social networks of various kinds, and it works on several devices. And it looks good.
     
  3. chriswitt thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey thanks for the idea. I appreciate it.

    For the record, here's one of my journals, for reference, of what I'm trying to replace: JOURNAL.

    I purchased Day One and tried it out. It's very nice and has the features you mentioned, so that was a really good suggestion. I also like that there's a way to publish to the web.

    On the down side, and I mention this in case you (or someone) knows something I don't about Day One, I can only add 1 photo to 1 entry. Right?

    The app is really nice, and I'm willing to change my expectations, but it seems pretty far from what I'm used to.

    Again - thanks for the recommendation!
     
  4. Menel macrumors 603

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    Photostream Shares can be made available via web. Have used this for quite awhile.
     
  5. chriswitt thread starter macrumors member

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    That's cool - I'll look into it too. Let me ask this - can you put any text/commentary about the pictures with a photostream?
     
  6. Menel macrumors 603

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    Yes

    Built into the core iOS since iOS6 2012?
     
  7. VSing macrumors newbie

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    Not true!

    Photostream is NOTHING like the old iPhoto web journal! You can name a photo but you cannot put a text description of where you went and what was going on in the photo like you could with iPhoto's Web Journal and there certainly are not any great templates to paste your pictures into. And you have to share the whole photo stream, you can't make an album for one trip or subject. You should look at the original poster's JOURNALS link to see what we are talking about.:mad:
     
  8. mavis, Apr 25, 2016
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    Sorry to resurrect such an old post, but I'm still looking for an alternative to iPhoto Web Journals. I use Shared Photo Streams all the time, but Web Journals weren't just pictures - you could have text boxes for narratives, map boxes, calendar boxes, etc. Is there anything else like that, for either iPad or iPhone?

    Edit: attached example of Web Journal created on my iPad 2, way back when. I only made a few of them, but they were great! I had them linked from subdomains (e.g., webjournal.mydomain.com) which made them incredibly easy to share with friends and family.

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