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.

Browse Journal Apps, Online Diaries, and Digital Scrapbooks

AGE
8
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LEARNING
Simple app lets kids craft their own books to read or share.
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Devices: iPad, Android
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Simple, exciting way to create comic books using own photos.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Easy-to-use photo embellisher -- just watch sharing options.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Adorable talking photo maker great for laughs, creativity.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun way to turn your own images into realistic cartoons.
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URL: http://comiclife.com/
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Reminders, clean interface make daily scrapbook entry easy.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Creative, easy-to-use tool for making and sharing videos.
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URL: http://animoto.com/
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Create impressive comics with simple click-and-drag tools.
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URL: http://www.pixton.com
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Great all-in-one media album tool once you get hang of it.
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Devices: iPad
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Easier to use, more fun than similar apps, but not as fancy.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Freemium slideshow tool better on privacy than similar apps.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Publishing thoughts can be easy -- but use safety features.
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URL: https://www.blogger.com
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great tutorials for photo editing; not just for selfies.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great app makes sharing pretty, private photos all too easy.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Colorful virtual bulletin board is busy but nearly seamless.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Fun montage-making site; user-submitted videos can be iffy.
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URL: http://www.onetruemedia.com/
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Freemium tool allows easy creation and sharing.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Share thoughts with a select few -- or the entire world.
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URL: http://www.livejournal.com
(2011)