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Create a new Journal Entry with Photos, Videos, Locations, Voice Notes and more! [Video Tutorial]

11th December 2023

Jacob Woolcock


In this comprehensive YouTube tutorial, I delve deep into the world of digital journaling, showcasing the powerful features of the new Journal app on iOS 17.2. Learn how to elevate your journaling experience by crafting personalised entries with voice notes, photos, and location tags. This step-by-step guide covers everything from adding multimedia elements to customising entry dates, ensuring you capture and document your memories in a unique and meaningful way. Whether you’re a seasoned journal enthusiast or a beginner looking to enhance your digital journaling skills, this video provides valuable tips and tricks to unlock the full potential of your journaling app. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to master the art of journaling and create a digital diary that truly reflects your life and experiences. Subscribe now for expert insights and elevate your journaling game!

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The Journal app is really good at suggesting things that you might want to write about and document in your journal. But, of course, you can add your own manual entry as well. So, all we need to do is press the plus button, and then at the top, we’re going to tap onto “manual entry”. From here, you have options of what you want to include in your journal entry for the day. Maybe you want an audio voice note or perhaps some photos, or maybe you’ll tag a location. I’m simply going to start typing on mine and share a little memory that I want to put in my journal. And then, when I’m done, I can tap the “media” button at the bottom to add photos or videos to my journal entry.

I’ll add some pictures here of a house that I found covered in Christmas lights in Hayle, and it would be good to tag the location as well, actually. So, I’ll tag the location marker, and I’ll search for Hale, and we’ll add the town of Hayle to the entry as well. You can see in the preview that I’ve got the text I’ve written, the video, the photo, and now the map of Hayle as well. It looks very much like a suggested entry, but I made it myself. The only thing left to do is to change the date because at the moment it’s today’s date when I’m inputting the entry. But actually, I saw the house yesterday. So, I’ll tap the three dots at the top, go on to “custom date,” and then choose yesterday’s date. When I press done, that will save my journal entry in the Journal.

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