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Thursday, 1 May 2014

Grid Diary - App Review



It's said that it's a good discipline to keep a diary every day; I can vouch for that.

The important word is 'discipline'; it's great to put the day's events behind you and into perspective but, actually doing it is another matter.

This App helps you get there.

Now for the ACIDS test:

Aesthetics
As you'll have gathered from the name, this App involves a Grid. This grid , by default, contains 8 questions... from 'how much money did I spend today' to 'what matters of interest happened today'.

You can easily customise these questions to make them most appropriate for your personal requirements, either by moving them around the screen or by making up your own. There are also neat icons to add weather and moods descriptors to your day.

Tap the 'magic wand icon' and get a whole new set of questions. Any day that has had some information input will have a dot in the monthly calendar, thereby making it very straightforward to know if you have entered something.

The reading mode makes it more elegant to view your entries.

Cost
The App will set you back $3.

Indispensability
This is a great tool to help you at least start the discipline of keeping a diary; if that interests you, this is a good place to start.

Dependability
There were no problems with the App during testing.

Security
It is very easy to share a diary entry via Twitter, which has a default text of 'My diary (date) #GridDiary!, to which is attached a screen shot. At least you have the possibility of changing your mind about sharing your experiences with the Twittersphere.

ACIDS Test Rating:

Start a diary...

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.


You can get Grid Diary here and support for the App here.


6 comments:

  1. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 2.0.7 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    * Updated Backup & Restore to support iTunes file sharing.
    * Updated Traditional Chinese localization files.
    * Fixed an issue that prevent exporting to Evernote and Dropbox in reading mode.
    * Improved performance of About UI.
    * Updated Acknowledgements UI.
    * Included some other minor bug fixes.

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  2. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 2.1.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    This is a bug fixes version, plus some UI tweaks.

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  3. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 2.1.2 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    * Fixed crashes with on iOS 8.
    * Fixed Moves integration issues.
    * Overall stability improvements.
    * UI and animation tweaks.

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  4. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 3.0.0 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Grid Diary with photos, a more visual diary experience!

    After months of hard work, we are beyond excited to introduce you Grid Diary 3.0. Everyone can now download Grid Diary for free, while exclusively Grid Diary Pro users can enjoy the following new features:

    • Photo attachment: finally, you can now attach photos to your diaries, making your diary experiences more visual and fun!
    • Customized font styles: make your diary truly your own style!
    • Night mode: switch to night mode for a dimmed screen, which can protect your eyes when you are writing in a darker environment!
    • Multiple reminders: set customized reminders for yourself, so you won’t forget when to document meaningful moments in your life!

    And guess what? All existing users can upgrade to Grid Diary Pro for FREE!

    Besides the new features mentioned above, we’ve had 30+ improvements, including the addition of Swedish localization, interactive tutorials for new users to help them get started smoothly. Additionally, we are already ready for upcoming iOS 8!

    Lastly, we want to say thank you for your support and patience! Please keep in mind that we are constantly trying our best to create a better diary experience for you. We take each and every piece of your advice into consideration.

    We're a small independent studio without investors, which also means that we have full agency in decision-making. One single review from you may lead to great advancement in our work. Please continue helping us improve by telling us how you like Grid Diary in reviews!

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  5. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 3.1.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Fixed crash on iCloud sync.

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  6. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 3.1.2 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    • Fixed an issue that in some cases it is unavailable to purchase the pro version
    • Fixed a crash when adding photo from iCloud stream in iOS 8
    • Fixed an issue related to privacy setting of local notification
    • Improved launch speed

    This is a maintenance update, we are busy working on next big update. But we need more time, please stay tuned. Thanks for your support!

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