I was recently asked by a reader to recommend a travel diary app to enable them to easily and quickly keep notes and photos of their travels. We recently reviewed the heavily Star Trek themed Captains Log Communicator, which has that function, but I fear it might have boldly gone a bit too far for our reader.
Our designer Agnes uses and recommends Momento, an award-winning app which, alas, is only for Apple users at this stage.
At its most basic level Momento is a simple-to-use diary/journal app. You can enter trip details and keep them nicely in date order, but it’s so much better than just that. Momento lets you add existing photos, take new ones and tag friends, locations, events or even make custom tags. In allowing for this it develops your travel diary into a much more detailed and interesting account of your travels – but the best is yet to come!
Momento’s great advantage is it also allows you to import posts you’ve made on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, YouTube and others and have them added to the relevant days. Importantly, this is a one-way feed: Momento is completely private and doesn’t send your diary entries to your social media services. Indeed the app can be locked with a PIN to ensure prying eyes can’t.
What this all means is that while you might keep a public track of your travels on Facebook, for example, you can keep private notes and photos in Momento, which combines the two into a content-rich all-in-one account of your life. This is a very powerful app!
Entries in Momento are colour coded: Orange for your private ones and blue for your social media imports. So you can see at a glance, either in the Days listing or on the Calendar, which days you made entries and if they were private or public (although if you make both on the one day, the calendar will only display an orange dot).
Momento sells in the App Store for just 99 cents, making it something of a bargain. Like any diary you can make as many entries as you like in a single day, revisit and edit past entries and even delete entries you no longer want/like/that might incriminate you.
Coupled with a Facebook account Momento is a powerful way to keep a private track of your life, not just your travels, and has a lot to offer for a very small price. Apart from all that it looks good, is easy to use and quite intuitive in its setup process. Although it’s an iPhone app, iPad users can run Momento at 2x magnification, which is actually quite good for those of us with eyesight issues.
If you thought keeping a diary was boring, Momento could be just the thing to change your mind.
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