«Oh, yes. But I found the clues that will safely take us through, in the Chronicles of St. Anselm.»
«But what are they? Can’t you remember?»
«I wrote them down in my Diary so that I wouldn’t have to remember.»
Henry and Indiana Jones in «Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade»
It works pretty well, esp. on an iPad mini which I carry with me almost all the time. It’s easy to write an entry about the previous day during the bathroom visit in the morning, for example. And with the appointments all on page, I do not need to mention everything in an entry, part is already on the page.
But I wonder whether there might be a way to get more information in it automatically. For example, if it were an app that could deal with external input, it could save information about the weather, how many steps I did make (and when, e.g., by displaying it vertically on the timeline), high heart rate (if not due to movement), used applications (esp. for remembering what you did when), etc. pp.
Could be an interesting app, esp. if you can continue to use the pen-based input like with normal paper. Hmm, it might be possible to write an app that visualizes all that information and just copy-paste the information to the Journal, but that’s too much continuous effort.
Anyway, I think there is a market niche here. Really use the best of both worlds, a paper like input with a pen, and using available digital information.