Journal Apps, Online Diaries, and Digital Scrapbooks

Scrapbooks, pictures, and home videos may be the traditional way to preserve and share summer memories, but if you've got a smartphone or tablet, you can use it -- along with some cool websites -- to document everything from lazy days to family road trips. With a little creativity, you can turn your family memories into a comic book, a movie, a digital scrapbook, and more. And check out our Modern Kids' Guide to Digital Creativity for even more awesome apps and tools to help kids create and capture all year long.

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Tapikeo HD App Poster Image
Creative tool great for making personalized stories, games.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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Pictello App Poster Image
Make storybooks sing with your own photos and text.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
(2013)
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The Story Creator - Easy Story Book Maker for Kids App Poster Image
Kids can create and narrate their own photo stories.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
(2013)
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Me: A Kid's Diary App Poster Image
Creative space acts as unique digital diary.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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ToonCamera App Poster Image
See and capture the world through a cool cartoon lens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
(2014)
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Book Creator App Poster Image
Magically easy way to create and publish books.
Devices: iPad, Chromebook
(2011)
(2016)
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Diary Zapp App Poster Image
Kids capture their days through words, photos, and more.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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MyStoryMyLife App Poster Image
Modern version of the lock-and-key diary for newbie writers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Strip Designer App Poster Image
Simple, exciting way to create comic books using own photos.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2013)
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Typic Kids - Fun Photo Editor App Poster Image
Easy-to-use photo embellisher -- just watch sharing options.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
(2014)
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Comic Life Website Poster Image
Fun way to turn your own images into realistic cartoons.
URL: http://comiclife.com/
(2013)
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Kudos :) App Poster Image
Photo-sharing app offers tweens an intro to social media.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2014)
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My Gratitude Journal App Poster Image
Capture your five happiest moments each day.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Photo 365 - Remember Your Year One Photo at a Time App Poster Image
Reminders, clean interface make daily scrapbook entry easy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Notability App Poster Image
Creative tool lets kids jazz up notes with audio, photos.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac
(2013)
(2013)
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Photo Editor by Aviary App Poster Image
Just enough options for shutterbug teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
(2013)
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Animoto Website Poster Image
Creative, easy-to-use tool for making and sharing videos.
URL: http://animoto.com/
(2012)
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PhotoPeach Website Poster Image
Slide-show creation made super simple, plus music.
URL: http://www.photopeach.com
(2013)
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Pixton Website Poster Image
Create impressive comics with simple click-and-drag tools.
URL: http://www.pixton.com
(2012)
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Wonderful Days - Diary with Style App Poster Image
Easier to use, more fun than similar apps, but not as fancy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Animoto Video Slideshow Maker App Poster Image
Freemium slideshow tool better on privacy than similar apps.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook
(2012)
(2017)
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Blogger Website Poster Image
Publishing thoughts can be easy -- but use safety features.
URL: https://www.blogger.com
(2011)
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Facetune App Poster Image
Great tutorials for photo editing; not just for selfies.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2014)
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Vigo Video App Poster Image
Emphasis on sharing with easy-to-use slide show creator.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
(2018)
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lino - Sticky and Photo Sharing App Poster Image
Colorful virtual bulletin board is busy but nearly seamless.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2012)
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iPhoto App Poster Image
Great tool for taking photos beyond device's camera roll.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
(2014)
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Meograph Website Poster Image
Organize a series of moments into a compelling story.
URL: http://www.meograph.com
(2013)
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One True Media Website Poster Image
Fun montage-making site; user-submitted videos can be iffy.
URL: http://www.onetruemedia.com/
(2011)
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Reflectly - Journal/Diary App Poster Image
Examine your day, get inspiration, but premium is pricey.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2018)
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VideoFX Live App Poster Image
Freemium tool allows easy creation and sharing.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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LiveJournal Website Poster Image
Share thoughts with a select few -- or the entire world.
URL: http://www.livejournal.com
(2011)
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Instagram App Poster Image
Great app makes sharing pretty, private photos all too easy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows Phone
(2012)
(2012)
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Moments App Poster Image
Convenient (and creepy?) photo grouping and sharing tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
(2015)
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Tumblr Website Poster Image
Rich microblogging site includes abundant iffy content.
URL: http://www.tumblr.com/
(2009)
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