Although the verdict may still be out on whether mobile devices actually make us more productive, there’s no denying that gadgets like the iPhone help take some of the drudgery out of our daily lives—including keeping a journal of what we’ve been up to lately. Such is the premise of Rove, a free journal/diary app that promises to automate the thankless task of documenting our lives in excruciating detail. Similar to last year’s excellent Heyday, Rove uses geolocation data to keep a running tab on where we’ve been, importing new photos taken with the device to put a visual stamp on those memories.
The New Year has started and with it, your resolutions. For many of us, every year begins with a promise to write more. Diaries are a great for this but that can itself be a hard habit to keep. But what if your iOS device made things easier for you? What if there were an easy, fun way to digitally document your life? Here are three apps we found that can help make keeping a diary not only a little easier, but a whole lot more fun.