For someone who just wants to record and save his or her ideas, dreams, thoughts, and secrets, keep content private, but enjoy a visually pleasing app, Dailybook ($2.99) offers a nice solution. As you’re creating entries, you can use text, photos, video clips, and audio recordings (using the app’s built-in digital recorder). In addition to saving entries based on the date and time they’re created, it’s a straightforward process to associate keywords or tags with each entry.
Entries can also include virtual stickers that allow you to graphically depict things like your mood, emotions, important points, or weather conditions. You can begin by typing text and choosing its on-screen appearance and format, but with a tap on a menu button, add other multimedia elements to an entry by taking advantage of the iPhone or iPad’s built-in camera or the audio recording capabilities of the app.
When you want to reminisce about your past, you can access content stored within the app using a Search option, or take advantage of the intuitive calendar interface to tap on a specific date. Because the app allows for multiple but totally separate entries per day, you can journal about various aspects of your life or specific events within different entries, but later access related content with ease.
Using Dailybook, your diary content can be backed up using Dropbox or the iTunes Sync process, or remain password-protected and secure on your iPhone or iPad.