So, let’s go with daily journal. Most journals for the Mac, including a new favorite called Bits, are more relics from the past than a detailed collective of daily events worth writing about. Bits is decent, inexpensive, and probably better than the typical melange of Flickr, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Remnants Of The Day
Bits bills itself as a diary app with photos, tags, blog integration, and cloud sync. It’s really a digital version of a daily diary with today’s bells and whistles.
Record an event in Bits, add tags to each entry, upload to your blog, drop in photos. I’m not sure how that’s much different than Tumblr, other than storing everything on your Mac.
Bits is simple and elegant, a true Mac app in every sense of the word, and there’s a less expensive Bits for iPhone.
Bits lets you upload entries to Tumblr and WordPress, and stores files on iCloud, Dropbox, and other cloud services.
If your life is worth living, it’s worth recording some of what takes place each day, and Bits is an inexpensive entry to the world of a daily journal.
The problem I see with diaries and journals is the same as I see with the fragmentation of our daily lives. We have photos on Instagram and Facebook. We keep blog entries on Tumblr and WordPress. We keep photos on Flickr, Photostream, and who knows where else.
Worse, many people try one service then hop to another then repeat the process with yet another location for blog entries and photos. We have notes and photos scattered all over the place.
Bits helps because it’s Mac and iPhone based, and works with the most popular blogging platforms, Tumblr and WordPress, but it also needs connectivity to Flickr for photos. Even better would be an Apple device that records both video and audio of every waking moment of our day– I’m thinking Jim Carrey and Truman.
Hmmm. On second thought, there might be a few times during my day which are not worth having a video account posted on the web.