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Create a Minimalist Journal with Mood Tracking and Analysis Using Daylio

The most popular article ever written on this site was a comparison of the best Smart Journal apps. I limited that comparison to apps that allow usage both on mobile and desktop as well as several other criteria. I felt it was necessary to have that flexibility. But in Daylio I’ve found a hybrid app …

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A Retrospective on the 10th Anniversary of Lifestream Blog

The Birth of Lifestreams I created Lifestream Blog on March 17, 2007. The initial purpose of the site was to be a resource for people who wanted to aggregate personal content onto their own page. This included original content (blog posts, videos, photos), social media (Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, etc.) along with activity on sites (listens, likes, …

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Thoughts on Building a Lifetime Personal Data Collection App

Challenges and Goals Creating an application designed to be a central repository to store and display our life’s collection of personal data is a monumental task. Having to factor in the ability to integrate external and cloud based data sources, that will most likely change over time, in addition to our local data makes it …

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Create Your Own Feltron-Like Annual Report with Gyroscope

Last March I reviewed the initial release of Gyroscope. You provide access to services like Fitbit, Runkeeper, Instagram, and Foursquare and it aggregates and creates beautiful visualizations from your personal data. You can read my initial review here. Over the last few months they’ve added new features, released an iPhone app, and continue to polish …

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Recap of the Lifelogging Exhibit at the Dublin Science Gallery

Earlier this year the Dublin Science Gallery began an exhibit dedicated to Lifelogging. Here’s the description of their exhibit: From critical to creative, LIFELOGGING asks ‘where do we go from here’ and question whether we can record and analyze happiness, beauty and aesthetics the same way we record footsteps and heartbeats. This exhibition will explore …

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Create Personal Data Visualitzations and Insights with Gyroscope

Last year Anand Sharma created a website that had stunningly beautiful real-time visualization of his personal activity data. He later when on to provide technical details regarding how we built the site and later announced that he was working to bring this as a service to the public called Gyroscope. As of last week they …

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3 Reasons Why the Microsoft Band is Different from other Activity Trackers

It was a big surprise yesterday when we learned about the Microsoft Band. This wasn’t a new activity tracker that was even on my radar and then to learn about it’s feature set was even more surprising. Instead of going into all the details which you can get at many other sites writing about it, …

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Beautiful Visualizations of Lifelogging and Quantified Self Data

I’ve seen some recent focus on the beautiful designs around lifelogging and quantified self data. So much of the raw data is either boring spreadsheets or rudimentary graphs that when you see design implemented to visualize the information it makes it much more appealing to pour over. Of course some of the design requires that …

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