The Journo travel app is an innovative way to journal your holidays. You can collect all of your holiday memories and organise them in one place. It is almost like the physical holiday journals people make. Except here, instead of the plastic sleeves to store your plane tickets and business cards, you can publish photos and videos, as well as sharing with online friends. This is the modern day journal. It is aesthetically pleasing and also suitably personal.
I highly enjoyed using the Journo app. There is something about having your favourite holiday photos organised neatly and on display that is satisfying. The app lets make you make a “journo” for each holiday or theme of your choice. You give it a title, a colour and a cover photo. Within that you make as many entries as you like. Entries have a variety of options including photos, videos, text and even drawings. The app also has a map option where it tracks the location of the photos taken. I liked the fact that you had an option to make the journos either public or private. So I could have my personal private folders of photos I wouldn’t necessarily share on social media, and then the folders which I would share to friends and online viewers.
Like most social media, you have a public profile. It displays your name, your photo and a quick bio if you want. You can have a friends list and follow other people’s journos. I like the way that the app doubles as a social media app and also a personal one. It’s a great way to discover new ideas, photos and places while keeping the value of memories and life events. After all, technology now has made it very easy to track your memories and moments. iPhone even automatically organises your photos into memories based on locations. But the difference is in the ability to share those memories publicly and for them to also be easily accessible and pleasing to the eye.
The app is quite easy to use. You don’t have to be tech savvy to figure it out, and the app also provides guidance along the way on how to use it. I used my Facebook account to login, but other than the option to invite friends I did not see any other options to link with my social media. I was expecting a “share to Facebook” or “share to Instagram link” which I feel would motivate more people, including me, to continue using the app.
The basic app is free and offers quite a lot. You can choose to subscribe to Journo to gain full access to the app, as well as exclusives and paid enhancements. The price for subscription seemed a lot to me and is not something I would pay for. To me, the app has everything it needs to document and organise my travel memories.
All in all, I think it is an app I would continue to use. I found it fun and easy to use. I didn’t come across any annoying advertising or glitches which made it all the more enjoyable. It’s an app for people who have a passion for travel and love to look at and share their memories.