The best journaling apps to help you keep track of you memories, record important events, and collect your thoughts on your iPhone or iPad!
There's something beautiful, almost magically analog about a crumpled old note pad, a key-locked journal, a well worn moleskin, and the ink and graphite that fill their pages. For centuries that's how we recorded our most intimate dreams, our more personal desires, our greatest works, and our our most important memories. But paper doesn't sync. It doesn't back up. It can't be shared over digital networks. It copies and pastes in only the most mechanical definition of the term. And while an iPad or iPhone won't ever replace a real-world diary for those of us who kept them since childhood, they are and will increasingly become the journals of choice for the future. That's thanks, in large part, to these amazing journaling apps.
Aside from the great interface, Day One supports tags, markdown, photo upload, and more. The main view of Day One also makes it incredibly easily see a quick count of total timeline items, tags, photos, and more. Day One supports iCloud sync, the ability to passcode protect your entries, and export them to PDF. You can also embed media and write in Markdown, if you prefer. A universal app, it supports both iPhone and iPad.
If you're looking for a general purpose journaling app, get Day One.
Everyday Timeline supports Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Foursquare and shows any posts you make on any of them alongside your journal entries in a single, unified timeline. You can also track your moods with Everyday Timeline, and see statistics on how it's changed over time. It's got a quick entry option, and supports Dropbox for syncing between iPhone and iPad.
If you want both social and Dropbox support, go with Everyday Timeline.
Momento is an iPhone-only journaling app that intertwines your own personal thoughts with what's going on on your social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Instagram. Momento brings all your posts, both within the app and from your social networks, and combines them together in hopes of providing you with a more complete snapshot of your day. Both what you write and any social posts that mention you get imported, and you can export everything via iTunes file as well.
For anyone who posts a lot on social networks but doesn't care for Dropbox sync or iPad support, Momento is the way to go.
Chronicle is a bare-bones journaling app that doesn't offer anything in the way of social integration but does offer Dropbox sync so you can add new entries from any of your devices. Separate notebooks are Chronicle's biggest selling point, which lets you keep different facets of your life neatly organized into their own, individual journals-within-a-journal.
Chronicle is great for anyone who doesn't need tags or fancy media and social support, but who still wants sync and the ability to organize entries.
These are our favorites when it comes to capturing thoughts and recording memories right on your iPhone and iPad but as always, we'd love to hear your thoughts both on the above apps and any other apps you've come across that you find to be great for journaling!