(Part 2 of a series of posts about how to travel with Remembary).

Paris, New York, Istanbul, San Francisco, Tokyo, Montreal, Rome, Rio, Sydney - there are few things better in life than having an open schedule and a whole new city to explore. Discovering history, checking out the monuments, appreciating the architecture, sampling the cuisine, and meeting the people - a new place can give you a wealth of new experiences, and can end up teaching you a lot about yourself as well.

If you like to write a lot in your diary, you'll probably prefer to use the iPad version of Remembary. However, you might not want to bring the large device with you as you walk around town all day. Stick an iPhone in your pocket or handbag, though, and you're good to go. The pictures and tweets and Facebook updates are all synced through the cloud and will already be waiting for you when you get back to your hotel at the end of the day and you write up your day's activities on your iPad.

Find some time at a café to get some writing done? You can still use Remembary's iPhone version for notes, or if you don't like typing (and nobody is nearby to get annoyed) you can use the voice dictation functionality. You can then export your day's entry out of your iPhone and import it into your iPad using DropBox. If you like that café and want to remember it for later, take a picture of it or check in to the location on Facebook - and it will show up with a timestamp on today's map.

Having Remembary has totally changed how I see a city. Knowing that my pictures and my tweets are going to show up in my diary makes me a lot more snap-happy than I already was before. Before Remembary, I would take a dozen or so pictures a day of a place. Now a big day in a new city can mean over a hundred pictures and map points. But it's all worth it when I can just tap on a button and see everywhere I've been.

Months or years after you've been to a place, you can quickly revisit the experience by simply going back to that day in Remembary. Not only is your diary entry there, but also all of the raw Tweets and Facebook updates that you made while you were experiencing it. All the pictures and videos you took are there too, available in full screen with just a few taps. If you want to see where something was taken, another tap shows it to you on a full-screen zoomable map.

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AuthorAndrew Burke