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Online Micro Journal Service

Published 03/11/2011 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

280Daily presents users with a new way to keep concise notes about their day. The site is essentially a web based journal with a twist. Instead of creating entries with no limits, 280Daily allows users to make an entry each day of up to 280 characters. This limitation encourages the user to keep the entry brief, to the point and relevant. It also encourages the user to make a daily entry because the process only takes a few minutes. 280Daily can be used for many record keeping tasks. It can act as the user’s short personal journal, business notebook, travel note keeper, a food diary, to do list recorder or short daily progress report journal. Users can review specific days or use a search feature to find topics posted throughout their past journal entries.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

280Daily is a project maintained by PinchHost Ltd. PinchHost is based in Wales and England, providing web design packages to clients. The team works with small business website hosting, PHPBB forums and Magento e-commerce products. Today, PinchHost’s 280Daily helps many users maintain short, concise journal entries that can be used for many purposes.

What are the differences to other apps?

The simplicity of 280Daily is what makes it so appealing to some users. Not everyone wants to write a long journal entry each day. The prospect of spending the better part of an hour updating a journal may be enough to convince someone to not do it. 280Daily gives users a quick solution that doesn’t make them feel guilty for only writing a few sentences in their web based journal.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The 280Daily website has a very professional, stylish appearance that makes it even more appealing to all types of users, both professional and casual. The dark color scheme is complimented by matching thumbnail images of keyboards and various aspects of the application. 280Daily keeps things simple so users can access the journal entries they need or quickly add a new one.

How does the registration process work?

New users can begin using 280Daily by clicking on the blue and white “Sign Up for Free” button in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. This takes the user to the short registration form which requires an email address, password and time zone. The user can submit their information by clicking on the black “Sign Up!” button at the bottom of the form. After doing so, 280Daily asks to check their email for a confirmation message which must be accessed to complete registration.

What does it cost to use the application?

280Daily can be a very helpful tool, but the service it offers is very simple and watered down. Users can add a brief journal entry each day without having to pay a subscription fee. In reality the application would need to add more functions to justify any kind of payment requirement for its service. For the time being, 280Daily is priced just right, offering anyone free access. Even the registration process is relatively painless and takes a matter of minutes to complete.

Who would you recommend the application to?

280Daily is a great choice for an online journal; that is as long as the user is only interested in very short entries. The 280 character limit has many benefits, as long as the format meets the user’s needs. Overall, the site is easy to use and offers a helpful tool for keeping records, to do lists, notes and more.

  • Add journal entries of up to 280 characters each
  • Enjoy the privacy of high grade SSL encryption protecting each user’s journal
  • Share journal entries with others
  • Search journal entries for specific keywords or dates
  • Export journal entries to a PDF or printable format (physical book option coming soon)

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