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DailyBean Helps You Journal Better
Apple is set to launch its own Journalling app with iOS 17, but if you’re looking for an alternative, take a look at DailyBean. It’s…
Apple is set to launch its own Journalling app with iOS 17, but if you’re looking for an alternative, take a look at DailyBean. It’s an adorable and simple journal for tracking your thoughts, feelings, and moods.
When launching the app, you can be quick about logging the essentials. Just two to three taps and you can record how your day was, the weather, how social you felt, and other information. There are custom icons to represent your day and mood that are themed to match the app. Speaking of themes, the app has tones of themes that change the background, colors, and icons. One may use little cactuses, one little beans, and another little cats.
Even though DailyBean has a bunch of predesigned categories for you, you can also create your own. It all depends on what you want to track that day. Maybe you like to log if you got a workout in or not and you could create a category for your common workout types and you can denote that with a single tap after you open the app.
All of your information then gets put into a running timeline, showing your entries and noted logs. Your chosen daily summaries are placed at the top of the log and any text or photos you add go below. It’s minimalistic with all pate hues that give off a calming feeling as you peruse the app.
After it’s all said and done, DailyBean lets you view your stats. You can track your mood monthly or annually to see if your average mood has gotten better. You can also track your activity, which may include workouts, liquor, eating out, etc. And, as a solid iOS app, all your information is backed up and encrypted. Whether you like Apple’s approach or not to journaling, this cutesy alternative is fun to use.
But enough about other people's apps.