I'm getting into the final stages of QA testing for Remembary 2, and am really hoping to have it submitted to the App Store within a week or so. While I've been testing, my genius friends at MindSea Development have been helping out with a new app icon and a UI makeover. Here's a sneak peek of what the new "today's feeds" popover looks like:
If you're new to Remembary, what makes it unique among diary apps is that it collects all sorts of context information from the internet and from your device, and organizes it by day. As you write your day's entry, you can tap on a button at the top of the page to see a list of things like Tweets and Facebook status updates which can help you remember what you did that day.
If you're already familiar with Remembary, you'll notice a few new things in this picture:
In addition to Twitter, Facebook, and RSS feeds, Remembary 2 will also check your iPad's calendar - any events, appointments, anniversaries, or other entries in your calendar for today will show up at the appropriate time. If you're syncing your calendar with iCloud, you can set an event on your computer or phone, and in a few minutes it will show up in Remembary as well.
It's now easier to identify the different kinds of feeds coming in, with little icons for each feed type.
The segmented control at the top lets you filter which feeds you can see - handy if you're a prolific Twitterer and also have a busy calendar.
The button on the right side of each entry brings up the associated web page in a full-screen, taking you directly to Facebook or Twitter or the RSS source where you can navigate around all you want.
Last but certainly not least, the button on the left side copies the item content and timestamp directly into today's entry. If you're in too much of a hurry to write your own full diary entry, this lets you quickly copy over your day's highlights with just a few taps. You can then come back later and fill in more details. (I have to admit that I've been so busy finishing up Remembary over the last month or so that most of my diary is now just these copied tweets!)
More previews coming soon - and if everything goes well, everyone will be able to play with this in only a few more weeks.