Posted in Journaling

Day One Gets Graphic

DayOne GraphicsThere’s nothing that says you can only include photos in your Day One journal app. The samples you see here were created using several different graphics apps and saved as photos. It doesn’t stop there. The latest updates to iOS devices also gives me the ability to draw and doodle in journal entries using my finger . And it also works great with my Jot Dash stylus ($20 at Amazon).

In this example, I added three graphics images to my Day One entry. Day One stacked them above the text I had already entered (not shown here). It doesn’t show well in this screenshot, but the graphics are quite readable on my iPad. I’m experimenting with the graphics elements to see if I can create an eye-catching collection of graphic stories then use Day One’s publishing feature to create family history books. Stay tuned . . .

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Posted in Writing Resources

Personal Historian

ProdPH2.gifPersonal Historian is unique software that helps you write the story of your life and of other individuals. Overwhelmed with the thought of writing a personal history? It breaks this seemingly monumental task into small, manageable pieces and then reconstructs it into a complete, publishable document.

Available for Windows and Mac – $29.95
Details at RootsMagic

Posted in Writing Resources

The Hemingway Editor

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This is the Hemingway Editor – an online text editor and copy editor. All you have to do is copy/paste a story into the online Hemingway Editor and it will show you how to improve your work. As you make changes in the editor, watch those highlights disappear. When all is ready, just copy/paste it back to your usual writing app.

The text you see here is the default text you’ll find when you visit the site. It’s also the user guide. Yes, it really is that easy to use. If you find it useful, you can buy the desktop version (Windows or Mac) for $9.99. See details.