I was all “what’s the point” when I first read about the Day One app and didn’t download it until a few weeks ago. I have Evernote to track everything in my life, after all. I have a blog to chronicle our lives.
But, what I’ve discovered through blogging is this: the mundane details that I want to hold onto, like reading Good Night Moon in Mommy and Daddy’s bed every night, aren’t things that really belong on my blog. Blog posts should be interesting, right? I could journal these tidbits in Evernote – but it’s going to be jumbled in all of my random ideas and meeting notes that I document in Evernote. It’s not the same as a journal. And I certainly don’t use pen and paper.
That’s what prompted me to give it a try- and I absolutely love it. I use it solely to write down little things that I want to remember about our lives and can add a photo. Especially all of the funny things he’s saying right now. The layout is clean and simple. I can store things with tags so it makes an excellent way to record baby book details like height/weight. You can export to a PDF to share or turn your journal into a book.
Download Day One in the iTunes store.