Apple is expected to announce the new iOS 17 at the WWDC 2023 event’s keynote on June 9. The Wall Street Journal reports that the upcoming update will feature a new journaling app like Day One.
Day One by Bloom Built Inc. is a popular digital journaling app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. The app allows users to log their daily activities, feelings, updates, and more in the form of text, audio, videos, photos, and notes to keep journaling exciting and easy.
Allegedly, Apple plans to offer iPhone users an enhanced version of the existing journaling app which will offer a personalized user experience.
Apple’s new journaling app in iOS 17 will access users’ texts and calls
According to the report, the upcoming app is called “Jurassic” and is designed with keeping users’ mental and physical health in mind. The app will enable users to not only record their daily activities but also deliver a personalized experience by analyzing their behavior patterns, topics their write about, text messages, and phone calls and showing them journaling suggestions.
More importantly, all analyses will be on-device to preserve users’ safety and privacy and suggestions will be removed from the system after four weeks.
The software will compete in a category of so-called journaling apps, such as Day One, which lets users track and record their activities and thoughts. The new Apple product underscores the company’s growing interest in mental health.
The Apple journaling app, code-named Jurassic, is designed to help users keep track of their daily lives, according to the documents describing the software. The app will analyze the users’ behavior to determine what a typical day is like, including how much time is spent at home compared with elsewhere, and whether a certain day included something outside the norm, according to the documents.
Concept iOS 17 Journal app images mediation, reflection, and other features
Inspired by The Wall Street Journal’s report, developer Parker Ortolani has created a concept Journal app on iOS 17 that images Notes and Health apps like design and various categories like meditations, reflections, and photos for users to keep their activities and thoughts organized.
The companion app on Apple Watch will push suggestions based on users’ data like taking a walk when feeling anxious, quick prompts to know how the users are feeling, and more. The concept app will be integrated with iCloud so users’ data is updated on all devices automatically.