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Michael Gray

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino France (2015 and 2016)
I am looking for recommendations for an app or program to keep a journal of my Camino. When I did my second Camino in 2016 I sent photos and messages to my family chat group using WhatsApp. I was surprised and delighted when for Christmas my son gave me a hardback book comprising all the photos and messages I had sent to my family. I’m not an IT adept and I am still not sure how he did this for me! However, had I known this was possible, I would have sent many more photos and messages to create a complete journal of my Camino. So now what I am looking for is an app or similar that would let me incorporate all my photos and reflections into a chronological journal of my Camino next year. Ideally it would let me accumulate photos and text day by day (indeed, hour by hour) on my iPhone in a form allowing subsequent download and publishing. I don’t want a cloud solution because I may not want or be able to access the internet at the appropriate time. I’d be grateful for recommendations and comments, please.
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
I used FindPenguins to blog on my Camino. I returned right after my birthday, and my daughter had ordered me a hard cover book based on my postings. It was super easy to use, and creates a map of your walk.
 

mylifeonvacation

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Inglés (from Ferrol June 2014)
Camino Portuguese (from Tui May 2015)
I followed a couple of local gals who walked the Norte on Polorsteps.
 
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If it’s mostly for you and family, I recommend ‘Postale’ — makes your photos into virtual postcards with a location/time stamped stamp like you’d get on actual airmail. I love it... saves the cards and I’ve later made a bound book from them using the Apple iPhoto software. The stamps are great for remembering other details later.
 

Sixwheeler

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Arles Route (2013/2014 onwards)
I found Find Penguins very annoying so stick to my very simple blog on WordPress. I can combine words and pictures plus it automatically puts the link up on Facebook and Twitter. Good Luck.
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
I found Find Penguins very annoying so stick to my very simple blog on WordPress. I can combine words and pictures plus it automatically puts the link up on Facebook and Twitter. Good Luck.
Really? I found it super easy to use. You can create a "footstep" on the go, then edit and upload pictures later. You can also link to your Facebook account.
But it probably depends on what you are used to. I've never used WordPress, so I just chose something that had the features that I was looking for, like the mapping feature.
 

Kanga

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese, Primitivo
I loved FindPenguins. Once I had sorted out a simple name change (you get an automatic difficult name initially) and how to give people access without having to download the app, it was fabulous.

So easy to use on my smartphone as I went along, and I absolutely loved the hard-cover book at the end. I'll be using it again on the Portuguese.

I tried WordPress years ago. We did not click.
 

Michael Gray

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino France (2015 and 2016)
Many thanks to all for the advice and suggestions. I have enough time before I go to check them all carefully.
 

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