iOS: Keeping a regular journal of your life has personal and professiona benefits, but it can be difficult to keep up with every day. Narrato is a new app that aims to make it easy, tracking your mood and linking with some of your social networks to build a complete picture of your daily life.
Narrato is available now for iPhone, and both iPad-optimised and Android versions are on the way soon. I’ve been testing it for a while now, and it’s remarkably fun to use. The social ties into services such as Instagram and FourSquare make it easy to keep the app updated with your daily activities without really forcing yourself to sit down each day and write down where you’ve been and what you did. You can fill in the blanks between your Foursquare check-ins, Instagram photos, and Twitter updates. You can also import photos from your camera roll to help complete the picture.
You can also use Narrato to track your mood. Each entry can have moods or feelings attached to it, along with any other photos you may want to include with your post. All of your data is then synced with Narrato, available offline, and backed up for safe keeping. Your Narrato journal is completely personal and private.
Narrato has a lot of promise, and if you’ve been looking for an alternative to other lifestreaming and journaling tools such as the richly featured Day One, it might fit the bill nicely. It’s not as cross-platform or as deeply featured as Day One, but it does offer those social hooks for easy journaling, and once it’s available on more platforms, it may be a stronger contender.
Hit the link below to give it a whirl. It will set you back $4.49 in the iTunes App Store, and since it’s both a web service and an app, you’ll need a subscription. Your first year is free with your purchase of the app, but after that it’s $4.49/year to keep your data synced, backed up, and available anywhere.