Tag Journal is a unique journaling app for iOS that allows you to journal how you want. Along with the various ways to journal in Tag Journal, it has a even more unique approach to organization that takes it up a notch above some journal editors.
Before I get to Tag Journal organizes you journal, let me review the cool features. Along with the tradition text entry, Tag Journal allows you to incorporate video, audio, and pictures into your journal. You can add a picture, video, or geolocation to what you've written. Want to journal your day out, simply take short video, a picture, or record your voice. And, if markdown is your thing, Tag Journal accepts markdown with an special keyboard row of markdown options.
Now, down to the things that make Tag Journal unique and special. All of your activity is kept in what the makers of Tag Journal call "the console." Upon opening up your journal our are presented with the console. It is there your journal is divided into your gallery, your notes, your recordings, and your tags. Tags? "What is this business about tags?" You ask. Well this the other thing that sets Tag Journal apart from simply writing in a journal and having it organized by date of entry.
Let's say, for example, that you've written a series of journal entries about your vacation. Instead of having your entries kept in order of date of entry, you can tag your entries so as to make them quick and easy to find. "Why would I do tag my entries?" You say. The day comes where you want to go back and read your journal entries about a hike you took while on vacation. Luckily, you tagged your hike entries "hike." Now, those entries are easy to find. You can use as many tags as you'd like. Each entry cold have a tag, such as "beach", the aforementioned "hike," or "morning walk."
Tag Journal is great in a classroom environment. Students can use its tagging powers when writing about a specific assignment, class, or school event all the while keeping their journal organized. And, with Tag Journals ability to incorporate pictures, video, and audio recordings, students can turn a regular journal entry assignment into something much more. For ideas on incorporating Tag Journal in your classroom, check out the Apps in the Classroom guide, "Tag Journal Lesson Ideas" in the iBooks store. Tag Journal is worth checking out if your looking for a journaling app with a multitude of options and a convenient way to organize your stuff. And, if your a teacher in an iPad environment, Tag Journal is a great way to get your students excited about journaling.