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Daybook: A New Form of Self-Expression for the Online Generation

Daybook is on its way to helping millions discover the benefits of internet journaling. The app’s popularity is growing, as evidenced by over 30,000 positive reviews rated across platforms. By writing online about their experiences, emotions, and thoughts, the new generation is fulfilled in a way that is different from what they experience on Facebook or Instagram. This, combined with the app’s easy access on IOS, Android, Web/desktop, and digital assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant, and Bixby, means that more people are exploring who they are and preserving precious memories.

Over time, both the company and its customers have discovered new uses for Daybook, taking it to a whole new level. Its versatility allows users to manage their money, to track homework assignments, or to just jot down their thoughts throughout a busy day at work. It can be as practical as a person needs it to be or simply a place for thoughts to be safely expressed.

For those who don’t want to set aside their traditional diary, they should know about the unique features offered by Daybook. The platform enables its users to write memoirs, journals, and notes in an organized and natural way, and content and photos are saved to the cloud for free. Daybook’s founders Bino Thomas (CEO), Gitto Niclavose (CTO), and Bitto Niclavose (COO) knew that many people struggle with writing down their thoughts, so they included writing prompts to get them started. 

Additionally, Bino says that privacy was prioritized. “We took that very seriously, so the journal comes with a lock and a security code to keep it private, meaning it will be safe from any nosy siblings.” 

Everyone is different, of course, so Daybook allows users to customize their journals. It even supports multiple fonts and themes, including dark mode for night reading. For people who prefer to use digital voice assistants, they can create, read out, and search journal entries through Alexa, Google Assistant, and Bixby. 

Do all of those options sound overwhelming? “Don’t worry,” Bino says, smiling. “While we’ve done our best to make an online journal for the tech-savvy new generation, Daybook is actually quite easy to use even with all its bells and whistles. At its heart, it’s a simple diary that can be used for multiple purposes every day.”

Much of Daybook is free, but for those users who would like to go deeper into journaling, the app offers premium content, including access to custom templates, elegant themes, and all guided journals as well as the ability to upload more photos with higher resolution. 

Daybook’s co-founders believed in Daybook from the beginning and in the benefits of journaling. “Two of us love to write and were always journaling. We could see the mental peace we each achieved through writing down our thoughts, so we knew that Daybook was important. Eventually, we released it as an app and got a lot of positive feedback. We always knew that journaling can have a positive impact on society and wanted to concentrate our efforts on significantly helping our users. Mental health and well-being is one of the biggest areas we are making an impact on,” Bino says.

Bitto agrees. “Yes, journaling this way has been empowering for a lot of people. They are experiencing better memories, and they like being able to reflect on what happens each day. Some are even becoming more successful, which isn’t surprising when you remember that people like John D. Rockefeller, George Patton, and Ronald Reagan all kept journals.”  

Gitto believes that Daybook will only grow. “In the future, we will see that journaling will continue to transition to digital version, not just through mobile or web apps, but through digital assistants like Alexa and Google assistance. Journaling will evolve into a data and analytics tool for personal growth. It can help you gain control of your emotions and improve your mental health.”

Bino smiles a little as he thinks about Daybook’s future. “Technology will always evolve, of course. However, no matter how advanced humanity becomes, the need to express ourselves and remember important memories will never leave us.”