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[App Fridays] Journaling app Daylio lets you track daily moods and habits and helps improve mental health

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Daylio is a journal, mood tracker and diary rolled into one. Insights into your personality and behaviour are laid out in the form of data charts.

What is journaling? Of course, we know what it entails. But, is there a cogent definition?

One creative writing guide describes it as “a written record of your thoughts, experiences, and observations. You can write in your journal daily, or only when you feel the urge.”

Some of us have journals that we religiously write in every night, but in the age of the internet, journaling has taken on a new avatar. Gone are the ‘Dear Diary’ entries, post-its, and calendar highlights. Daily records are now kept on mobile phones, and personal diaries have been replaced by journaling apps.

While there is no accurate estimate on the number of people who use journaling apps, the downloads on both Google Play Store and Apple App Store indicate that these are fairly popular, especially among millennials who really do have a lot to document about their fast, eventful lives.

Scores of journaling and mood-tracking apps have flooded the app stores. It is almost hard to pick one because they all look good, are well-designed, and serve more than one purpose. Plus, most of them are free.

Daylio, a mood-tracking journal and diary, is one such app. It enables you to maintain a beautiful private journal “without having to type a single line,” as the description on iTunes claims.........

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