January 1, 2011

Daytum

I've started playing with Daytum because I saw they recently added a new iPhone interface. Yes, I am a sucker for these things. This should be no surprise by now.

Basically, Daytum is a way to log, organize, and share your everyday data, such as the number of sodas that you drink, what you eat for lunch, how many miles you run, how many books you read, or the number of times you blog. There's no limitation to what you use it for, it's totally open-ended.

Well, except you have to come up with stuff to organize. The site doesn't really do a very good job of providing examples. They do, however, show you what everyone else is organizing, and that's another interesting angle of the service. If you use it for free, you have no privacy controls. Everything is public, and may be shared on their homepage to everyone passing by. For $4/mo, you can subscribe and get privacy controls, as well as other features, but I'm not sure how many people are actually doing that.

Alas, there is no iPad-optimized interface, though their mobile site works in a pinch. I'm also a little disappointed there is no Chrome extension. Seems like something they would want to add. I think I would use it more if I could access it from anywhere in my browser.

I'm curious to see if this can help me at all, as again I'm not really sure what I'd want to track, or more importantly, what I'd want to track that I wouldn't mind the entire interwebs seeing. Most of the things I would normally track (such as my workouts, or my study habits for Japanese) are already tracked in other, more specialized, apps. I guess the only way to know for sure is to try it out.

Posted by pinkerton at January 1, 2011 2:49 PM | TrackBack