APP NAME: My Wonderful Days
DEVELOPER(S): hahah interactive
RELEASE DATE(S): August 17th, 2011
It’s great to keep track of your day with a journal or diary just so you can go back and read through it after awhile. My Wonderful Days is an iPhone app that lets you write down how you day was, and then apply a face from smile to frown to depict your mood that day. You get to keep track of how you were feeling for that day, and then are able to go back and see why. The app is meant for quick entries to summarize your day rather than lengthy journal entries you would be more comfortable entering on a full sized keyboard.
You can enter just one thing that made you smile, or one negative event of the day. It’s up to you how much you want to enter, and the app sends push notifications to remind you to write about your day. There are no complex menus meaning you can just start typing right away. You can also add a photo to embody your day, and you can view the entire calendar to see what days you have entered. Entering your mood is a neat idea, but severely limited as you can only change the degree of smile or frown with no other options. It would be a lot better if you had many more emoticon styles to choose from.
My Wonderful Days lets you track your stats of how many days have been good, and how many bad. Then you can act on it to make sure you have more good days than bad. The app is super simple though, and uninspiring with so many other diary/journal apps in the App Store. The idea of entering mood is neat, but there needs to be much more complexity because days are complex, and don’t just fit in good or bad with a smile or frown. The app provides no incentives to use it, and it’s really as basic as can be.
My Wonderful Days ($0.99, iPhone) is worth skipping as it’s just so bland with no way to stick out in a crowded App Store. The idea is neat, but executed poorly leaving an app that is a waste of time with many more enjoyable alternatives that you’ll want to use on a daily basis.