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The PlainDiary App for iPhone & iPod Touch is an old school journal for the 21st century. This digital journal app created by ordinaryFactory allows you to capture intimate moments of your life and keep them under lock and key via password protection.

The landing page of the PlainDiary App for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad has clear, intuitive options for an easy user experience. The current month’s calendar gives you an overview of dates where entries are made. To add new entries, there is a scrolling daily calendar. You press the heart button to create and maintain your list of favorites. There is a button that quickly accesses a list of all entries. Finally, you can email the full record of entries by pressing the envelope button. The functionality is in one way limited, but for a digital journal, they make sense. Instead of flipping through the pages of your old school journal for the stars, exclamation points, and underlined parts, you click the heart button. The PlainDiary app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad makes journaling faster and more efficient.

PlainDiary iPhone app

To add a new entry, you scroll to the date and touch it. You can immediately type your text. You can also touch the plus button to add images from your camera roll. When you complete your entry, you can send it via email with additional comments. So, if you use the PlainDiary App for reminders, you can send those notes to yourself. If you are brave enough to share your journal entries with another person, then you have the opportunity to do so as well.

The developer, ordinaryFactory, is based out of Korea, and the eastern graphic vibe is certainly a reflection of its developer’s location. PlainDiary is sleek and modern. The simplicity is further highlighted by the two options in the settings menu–password options and font options for your entries. You can set a password to open the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad app, as well as set a password for each entry. It’s a cool, modern lock and key, and it would appeal to teenagers righteously keeping all their secrets from their parents. Or, the PlainDiary iPhone app is great for a mom like me whose kids are smart enough to access some notes, reminders, and details that I would prefer they not run across. Unfortunately, I learned that the hard way with the birthday boy finding the tracking info for his presents.

PlainDiary iPhone app review

If the developers updated PlainDiary to integrate more digital links like music, videos, and urls like the Flava iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad app, it would become increasingly relevant and reflect the way our digital world intersects our real world. In its current state, the PlainDiary iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad app is a digital journal app that even Bridget Jones would appreciate.

AppSafari Rating: 3.5/5

This 3rd Party App is available at the Apple iTunes AppStore. Browse the full list of all AppStore apps filed under the AppStore category.
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Price: $1.99
Version: 2.1
Size: 15.41 MB
AppSafari review of PlainDiary was written by on October 27th, 2011 and categorized under App Store. Page viewed 4467 times, 1 so far today. Need help on using these apps? Please read the Help Page.
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