Electronic nudges to help you keep your journal up to date
Journaling is purported to have all kinds of benefits — but who has the time? Grid Diary is an app designed to make recording your days and emotions much faster and easier, by offering writing prompts for those who fear the tyranny of the blank page. (Or screen.)
These little prompts — e.g. “Please use a suitable word to describe today” — can help you zero in on the things you most want to record. You can customize these prompts as well.
It lets you record your mood — via the appropriate smiley face — and the weather, for which you can see statistics over time.
Users can also bookmark days if they want an easy way to look back at them later. Although this app isn’t suited to pouring your heart out, it is a nice way to keep a record of your days and the small moments that you want to remember. A paid version costs $5 to ditch ads and offers extra features, including the option to lock your diary with a passcode.
Free, for iOS.