When I was a child, and we won’t discuss how long ago that way, we used a pencil and paper to record our thoughts. As a little girl I had a diary, complete with lock and key that I kept hidden in my bedroom. Many of my friends had them as well and that was supposed to be a safe haven or protected area for your deepest thoughts and secrets. At least until our parents suspected something and found them. That usually did not end well.
Fast forward to today and the diary has evolved to include neither paper nor pencil. Following suit with other means of writing, the diary has gone digital and be accessed right on your smartphone. The app Momento allows you to record your thoughts anywhere, requiring nothing but the cell phone you most likely already had with you. This allows us to record our experiences in the moment, instead of after they have already occurred when important details can be overlooked and difficult to recall. This app remediates the need to keep our thoughts, adventures and secrets on paper, where they can be found and used against us (if necessary). There is far more protection on a smartphone, and this app, with a pass code than my old diary ever had (my mom used to open mine with a pair of scissors).
In Momento, you can input information on the current day or go back and input on days that have already passed. The key feature in this app is that you can connect it to your social media accounts, and input your locations whenever you check-in to a place. When you tag friends, those friends are included in the event as well. Photos can be attached as well as tags relating categories to the event. Most importantly, Momento simplifies the time previously required to record events. It also provides a searchable log of either your day-to-day activities or annual family vacations. The choice is yours, simply based on how you choose to use the app.
With such a vast array of social media sites to link to, you are sure to never miss an adventure, vacation, or Saturday in the city because you forgot to write it in your journal. Momento even has a programmable reminder so that you don’t forget to take a picture or enter a daily log of events.
This app been quite popular in the past, earning the “iPhone App of the Year” Runner-up award in 2011 and continues to update its interface to make the user’s experience easier and more enjoyable.
Momento is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and is $2.99 on the Apple App Store.