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journal app with off-line feature and sharing via social media???

Does anyone have a favorite app for journaling or blogging which allows you to upload photos and share entries via social media (facebook)? I'll only have wi-fi access sporadically, and I'd like to find something that would allow me to write/save now and then edit, add photos, and share later (like in the evening from a hotel room). It needs to be easy to use!!!! I'll have access to an i-pod as well as a kindle fire.
Thanks!

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It's not specifically for journaling, but many do use it for that. Works on most platforms too. I'

Evernote.com

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Blogger. Easy use, and connection to other social media. And you can write offline on the app and upload at your leisure. The blogs in my profile were made on Blogger.

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Thanks! Nancy, can you upload photos from your phone onto blogger???

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Ruth,

What type of computer device are you going to be travelling with? The method I normally use is to journal using MS Word (offline) and then cut & paste that to a Blog and upload whenever I have access to the internet. That method has worked well so far.

For Blogs you might also have a look at TravelPod. I've found it very easy to use and you can upload photos or videos very easily (videos take a bit longer to upload, especially with a slow internet connection). I normally travel with a Netbook which has a built-in SD Card Reader, so transferring photos is a simple matter of taking the card out of the camera and inserting into the Netbook (that also serves to provide a backup storage location for the photos).

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I won't have a computer -- just a I-pad or kindle. I was hoping to find app or combination of apps that would let me (1) journal off line while on the road w/o access to Wi-Fi; and (2) share journal entries and photos, downloaded from my phone, via some kind of easy to use blog (that also links to facebook) when I do have Wi-Fi access. I need something easy, because my technology know how is definitely limited!

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Ruth,

I don't know what type of applications are available for Kindles, but I doubt that platform would provide the capabilities of an iPad. You should be able to use an iPad in the same manner as I described earlier. You could easily journal using the included Pages app, and then cut and paste to your Blog from that. You could buy the $35 SD Camera Adaptor to transfer photos to the iPad.

With an iPad or iPhone, you could easily add entries to TravelPod Blogs as there's an App for that. TravelPod also has a feature that allows signing-in via FaceBook. I don't "do" FaceBook so I'm not sure how that works.

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Yes, Ruth, I did it all the time (uploading pictures through the phone app). My phone is an Android, and I could write and edit entries, even if I had already uploaded them to the internet, through the Blogger app.

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Hope you've found some useful ideas. Happy travels!

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Hi. Mobily Trip got some very good reviews in a recent search I did for journal apps for traveling. Works offline, records pictures, location, and comments. Can post to social media sites once you return to an Internet connection.

http://www.mobilytrip.com/

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I just found Day One. It is a free journaling app that you can include pics. You can email your entries to people from your phone/tablet contact list or post to facebook, twitter, foursquare, and tumblr. Looks awesome! Plan to use it when we go to italy in september!!

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Update: I ended up using Blogger, which is free, to set up a blog on my computer before I left for the trip. I purchased the app "blogsy" for my ipad. Blogsy works with blogger, wordpress, and a number of other blog platforms. It was an easy app to use, and it made writing while I was offline and adding photos, etc. really easy. I think the app cost less than $5, and for me it was definitely worth it. I also loaded blogger on my ipad, but I used it only to make edits after the fact. I absolutely loved blogging during the trip, and highly recommend it. For me, it was way easier than keeping a diary, because it's so easy to get so caught up in details in a diary that you fall behind and never catch up. Since I knew I was writing for an audience, it helped me keep my daily posts relatively short. I loved being able to add the photos to each post. I got a ton of great feedback from friends and family reading about our trip day by day....and now I have a great record of what we did.