Things to remember when downloading journaling apps

The premium versions of journaling apps offer many more functionalities.

However, the free versions give you a good idea of the interface, the basic features, and how they work.

Searching for these apps in your device’s app market will also bring up other similar journaling apps.

It would be beneficial to explore more and find something that works best for you.

As with any mobile application, ensure you look up the privacy terms and the permissions the app requires.

For example, some journaling apps allow you to add images, so they may ask permission to access device media, which simpler apps will not need.

Also, another thing to consider is typing on your phone.

Apps like Diarium offer a ‘Dictate’ feature that you can opt for in case you feel overwhelmed by typing out lengthy reflections.

An important thing to keep in mind is that all of these apps are mobile applications.

Therefore, you may get sidetracked by other notifications.

Initially, set a time for journaling and ensure you do nothing else on the phone during that time.

Setting apart this time for using the journaling app ensures the habit gets built into your routine.