Have you travelled recently? Of course people would know if you did, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram … As a blogger, when I travel I have a blogpost in mind already once I get back from my trip, this is to share my experience with my readers. To do so, I stick to the basics namely, social media (like I mentioned on the first line) and blogposts – until I discovered this app called “Jouni“. I’m not sure if a lot of people know this app but I find it useful and practical.
I’m not sure if I can even compare Journi to Tripadvisor, in fact I shouldn’t make any comparison at all, the two complete each other. Tripadvisor is mostly used to search for ideas on your next destination (restaurants, hotels, places to go), it also provides you numerous reviews to assure good experience on your choices. It also allows you to compare prices if you decide to book for your trip, pretty practical indeed. Journi is different of course, it has its own characteristics; there’s a whole community that uses this app. What makes this app different is the intimacy of the user to its readers, you get to follow their journey from packing their stuff and to unpacking the souvenirs.
The interface of this app is very user-friendly; you can explore by destinations, and once you choose your destination there are travel journals you can check out for reference. You can also follow other users to keep updates on their life because yes, journi isn’t just an app that’s useful for travelling it also can be your photo diary. It allows you to add moments of your life by creating an album and from there start a moments timeline. You get to add photos of course, notes, weather temperature, emojis and the coolest thing I like is the collection of country stamps according to the countries you visited! It's like a virtual passport really.
If there’s a con regarding this app, that would be the so many in-app purchases. It’s a shame that if you want to add emojis you have to pay to unlock them. There’s a way around it though, you can just add emojis via your keyboard/keypad that way it’s forever free.