Capture Your Thoughts With Loop Journal

Total Score:  27
Loop logoLoop Journal is easy to use and makes keeping track of your thoughts and ideas seamless.  I have tried a number of apps with this type of functionality, but none captured my attention like this one.   I look forward to the questions, and often look ahead to see the next day’s question so I can think about it.   I schedule the prompt for early evening when I sit down to relax.   It helps me put my day in context.   I have used it for about two months.  I can’t wait until it circles back next year.

Price Rating = 5     $1.99.  As I have mentioned before.  Free is nice, but I don’t mind paying for someone’s creativity – when it helps build mine.

Ease of Use Rating = 5     Very easy to use.   You can write as much or as little as you like.

Readability Rating = 5      I do it on my iPhone and the text is easy to read.  I love white space and there is plenty of it.

Will You Use It Rating = 5     I know I do.   Having failed at this with other apps, I wasn’t sure I would.  But the ease of use just makes it too simple to not do.  On most days it takes me less than three minutes to capture my thoughts.

Downsides Rating =  0     60+ days and not one glitch.

Consumer Review Rating = 2   Only one review.  The person who reviewed it wanted more functionality.  I am perfectly happy with the functionality and would have rated it a 5.  It does exactly what I need it to do – help me capture moments of my day.   Having said that, the designer could consider a feature that would allow for uploading photos.  I thought of it only once in the time I tested, and it didn’t matter that much, but I could see how it might be a nice feature.

Why Do You Need This App Rating = 5   Keeping a journal keeps life in perspective.   

How does it work? 

  1. There is no special setup – you just get started.  The opening screen is the current day and a question.  You’ll note that it shows the current year as well.  As time goes on, the year will change.
  2. You tap answer and type as much as you like.  There is no “done” icon to click.  I just click the arrow at the top and it goes back to the date and shows my text.
  3. You can click on the icon at the top and see how many days you have answered the questions.   Then click “today” to come back to home.
  4. The Settings icon at the top allows you to change between six different color schemes.   You can also set the daily reminder and a pass code.
  5. You can, if you wish, sync the content with Dropbox.

It can’t get much easier than that!    I enjoy this app for its simplicity, because it prompts thoughts and because it has made me successful at keeping a journal.  I have already recommended to my friends, and now I recommend it to you.

Devices:  This app is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.  Requires iOS 8.0 or later.  It is optimized for iPhone 5.  It was developed by Openmouse Studio .

 

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2 thoughts on “Capture Your Thoughts With Loop Journal”

  1. Hi,

    Today we’ve released a public and FREE version of Loop Journal, and we call it “Loopify”.

    It’s the combination of Loop Journal and social networking platform, you can share your
    stories & connect with the world on Loopify.

    Stop reading and start writing to keep track of your life because you can’t live again.
    Get it now at http://bit.ly/loopify and let me read your stories on Loopify. :-)

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