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Diary Memo

Personal Online Video Diary

Published 05/17/2013 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Diary Memo is a personal recording tool that lets users create video diary entries any time they like. The site approaches the task much like a written diary, by letting users create entries for personal use or storage. The video format is intended to speed up the diary keeping process. Users who aren’t fond of writing out their thoughts, ideas or personal feelings can speak them in front of a camera instead. The process can take as little as a few minutes so the user is encouraged to record regularly rather than skipping days like they might do with pen and paper. The site provides additional motivation with progress awards. Additional features include entry tagging, weather data recording, skin designs and private sharing.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Diary Memo was created to give users all the benefits of keeping a personal diary without the hassle of pen and paper. The application provides a variety of unique features which have grabbed the attention of users and reviewers. Diary Memo has been mentioned on Killer Startups and continues to grow in popularity as more users discover the convenience of speaking their daily entries rather than writing them.

What are the differences to other apps?

Diary Memo offers a number of features, some of which really make it stand apart from a simple video recording site. Users can keep their entries completely private or share them privately so they are not publicly accessible. The addition of a custodian is also unique. Users can assign a custodian who will be given access to their video diary if they should pass away. Just like a real physical diary, which would likely be passed down and read by loved ones, the Diary Memo video diary can do the same.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Diary Memo has a modern yet cozy feel to it. The texture background is reminiscent of the fabric sometimes used on dairy covers. The application is easy to use. As long as the user already has a web cam hooked up to their device, they can begin recording their first entry with the push of a single button. The interface makes the process extremely easy. Even an inexperienced computer user will have no trouble figuring out Diary Memo.

How does the registration process work?

New users can sign up by completing the short form found along the right side of the Diary Memo homepage. The form asks for a username and email address. After entering a Captcha code and submitting the form then completing an email confirmation. The form should submit, but some users may find that the form generates an error. Users who encounter this problem should complete the contact form by clicking the “Contact Us” link at the bottom of the page to request assistance with registration.

What does it cost to use the application?

Anyone can try Diary Memo for free. The application currently offers two access options. One is the free basic account which includes diary books, mood status updates, dynamic mood charts, searchable past recordings, progress awards, tagging, skin designs, reminders, weather data, create shared diary recordings and the ability to assign a custodian. The paid subscription costs $12 per year and upgrades to include private sharing, the ability to download diary entries, Dropbox linking and the ability to create a shared diary. Both subscriptions offer unlimited recordings per day.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Diary Memo is a helpful tool for anyone who wants to keep a diary but hates writing. The application is very easy to use and includes a surprisingly long list of features. The cost is very low, starting at free and going to just $12 per year. The user is not limited on the number of diary entries they can record each day, either. Overall Diary Memo has a lot to offer anyone who would like to store their thoughts, ideas and feelings indefinitely.

  • Keep a video diary instead of a written diary
  • Record weather data along with video content
  • Privately share diary entries or keep them for personal storage
  • See dynamic mood mood charts and update a mood status
  • Assign a custodian who can access the diary when the user passes away

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