With everything from books to newspapers going digital, it should hardly come as a surprise users with iOS devices can now maintain their personal journals on their cellphones with the help of Moments, a virtual diary where you can record your thoughts and ideas without having to worry about privacy issues. The password protected app allows users to customize their mobile diaries the way they want, making it a fun activity to not only express their feelings but to be creative in their expressions as well.
Developed by VitaStone, Moments is a pretty straightforward app with well-defined and easy to understand features. Once installed, users can begin using the app by tapping on the ‘New Diary’ tab. As they keep adding one entry after another, they can go back and check what they wrote earlier by going to the ‘Old Diaries’ folder. One of the best features of the app is that it allows users to maintain a backup of their entries by adjusting the app settings on their iOS device, following which they can save their write-ups on their computers as well.
The layout, font type as well as size and color schemes can be chosen by the users to personalize their own journals. What you are surely going to love is the wide variety of emoticons you can use to describe your mood on Moments. You can even add a self-recorded voice clip or song from your Apple device’s music library to a diary entry. Moreover, the app allows you to take pictures and upload them on your mobile device. The app also lets you bring out your creative side with the introduction of ‘Handwriting’ and ‘Doodle’ options, with which you can unleash your own personal touch in every diary entry of yours.
Having counted all the good things about Moments, let’s talk about one of its glaring shortcomings due to which the app will surely end up becoming a letdown for guys. Although the color schemes and other layout options do add life to the app, they definitely have a more feminine appeal to them as can be seen through the screenshots.
The app is available in English and Chinese languages, and is compatible with iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone running on iOS 4.1 or later versions. For a limited period, Moments can be downloaded from iTunes for free.