How has your life been recorded? Photos? Movie clips? More photos? A life worth living is also worth writing about. Most of our lives are a mix of humdrum events and stacked with tasks, but there are plenty of observations and events worth more than a click on your camera.
Mac users have many options for creating a daily journal, though none are as elegant and quick to take up the task than Day One. Open it up and start writing whatever hits your fancy. Day One manages the details and saves your entries to iCloud or Dropbox.
There’s a quick entry feature to take quick thoughts and notes. The regular entry method takes photos, too. And, entries can be password protected (but could also use encryption).
This isn’t an app that is shackled to 100 features you won’t use. It’s simple. Start writing. Drop in a photo. Finish writing.
One very important aspect to Day One is that it’s a Mac app. And, an iPad app, and an iPhone app. And everything you write gets synced up online and stored on each device.
If you’re at all worried that what you write may fall into the wrong eyeballs, Day One does have a password protection feature but no encrypting of files. I’d also like to see tags for easier search with keywords.
For Mac users there’s a calendar view, a quick entry from the Menubar, a built-in reminder, export options, and even inspirational messages that pop up to encourage you to record something of value.