If you've resolved to keep a journal in the new year, My Daily Journal might help keep things on track. Built by independent developer JI Software, the $2 app accepts typed or dictated notes and allows them to be stylized with fonts and backgrounds, organized neatly into categories and stored securely with passwords.
On sale right now for 99 cents, My Daily Journal works on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, and it provides device-specific features such as dictation support on iPhone 4S and 5, as well as on the new iPad. Each journal entry can be tagged with a category, allowing the entries to appear in subsequent category searches. Devices running iOS 5.0 or later also enjoy beautifully animated page turning, the ability to tweet journal entries and more journal paper and cover combinations and options.
Device holders running iOS 4.0 and higher can protect entries with a password, make entries on past or future dates (or modify dates of existing entries), share entries via email and backup, and restore journal data using a Dropbox account. Entries are continuously saved, and password-protected entries are automatically locked when the app is quit or the device is shut off or put to sleep.
This feature-packed productivity app also can export journal text to PDF, use personal photos as backgrounds or watermarks and employ numerous "handwriting-inspired" and other custom fonts. All versions of the app for the different devices support landscape text entry.
PUBLISHED JAN. 10, 2013