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There are the apps we try and the apps we use. For the longest time, Day One sat on my iPhone as a wonderful journaling app I never used. Then iPhone Life magazine’s managing editor Rheanne Taylor showed me how she organizes her Day One journaling app. And in that moment, I realized I completely missed arguably the best feature this app has: the ability to create multiple journals. I’ll go more into her brilliant organization below. But with a simple change of outlook, the app has become more invaluable to me than any other note-taking, journaling, or markup app available. If you’re not familiar with Day One, then you’re really in for a treat. This journaling app is beautifully designed and works like a dream. I’ll go over more on what Day One does and why we love it below.

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What It Does

Overall, Day One is a beautiful journaling app with more features than I’ll be able to cover in this article. The Premium version provides you with unlimited journals and unlimited photo storage for $ 3.99 a month or $ 34.99 a year. This is a new model for Day One, which used to be a single-purchase app. For Day One users who bought the app before this transition, there’s a lifetime discount. While a lot of users have not been happy about this change, I think it makes a lot of sense. Day One is planning to add lots of new amazing features. On its website, Day One lists three of these upcoming features: audio recording, writing prompts, and video entries. But in order to do that, the company needs a steady stream of money to invest back into the app. I think it’s worth the small investment for those who want and will use the best journaling app available for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Which reminds me, with a premium subscription, you also get the Mac app. So all of your entries and writing will sync beautifully across all of your devices. Hoorah!

The Day One app provides you with four different ways to view your entries: the main Journals view, by photos, on a map, or via the calendar. The main view is where you can quickly start a new journal entry and see a preview of previous entries. The Photos view shows all the photos you’ve added to entries, and you can tap on a photo to view the full entry. The Map view lets you see where you were when you wrote the various entries, and the Calendar view lets you see when you wrote each entry. You can create tags to easily organize notes across journals, search by year, or even song. You can see what you wrote On This Day the year before or even set reminders to journal for certain days of the week or at the beginning and end of a month.

Why We Love It

My Day One journaling app is password protected, which makes it feel like more of a sacred, private place to pour my feelings into than a physical journal or computer document. As I mentioned in the first paragraph, Rheanne completely changed the way I organized my Day One app. Being able to create multiple journals, I just assumed I’d have one for each year. But no, Rheanne had a way better idea. She creates different journals for different reasons. So she has one for keeping quotes, one for daily free writing, one for lists, and on. I found this to be absolutely brilliant. Now I have six different journals, all of which I use under different circumstances. If I come across a recipe on Instagram that I really want to try, I add it to my Recipes to Try entry within my Lists journal. And since I can color-code my journals differently, I can visually see which journal I’m in very quickly.

There are many more features I can’t possibly cover here; but if you want a journaling app that’s elegant and wonderful to use, give Day One a try. While the shift to a subscription model has turned some users away, I think we as app consumers need to get used to paying for the features we want, just like we would with a physical product. And Day One is definitely worth it.

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Google is using artificial intelligence to synthesize sounds that no human has ever heard before, with the goal of expanding the musician’s toolkit and by extension our soundscape. The project, called NSynth, takes samples from real instruments, analyzes and blends them using the mathematical characteristics of the notes they produce in order to create a brand new “instrument”.

It’s not the same as layering the sound of one instrument atop that of another. Rather, the resulting sounds are unique hybrids of instruments that we are already familiar with, such as the flute or the glockenspiel. Here are some samples of brand new sounds created by NSynth, courtesy of Wired:

NSynth (short for neural synthesizer) was only announced in April. It’s the product of Google Magenta, a team of AI researchers whose stated aim is to generate music and art using machine learning and deep neural networks. Last year, Magenta debuted a 90-second piano melody, which was its first piece of algorithmic art. The team has since expanded its efforts to encompass creating entirely new sounds.

“Unlike a traditional synthesizer which generates audio from hand-designed components like oscillators and wavetables, NSynth uses deep neural networks to generate sounds at the level of individual samples,” the Magenta team explains in a blog post. It gives artists “intuitive control over timbre and dynamics and the ability to explore new sounds that would be difficult or impossible to produce with a hand-tuned synthesizer.”

Magenta was inspired by DeepDream, a Google project to visualize what deep neural networks were learning that yielded fascinating (and somewhat disturbing) images that were highly publicized back in 2015. Its success prompted Google to wonder, “Can we use machine learning to create compelling art and music? If so, how? If not, why not?” These are the questions Magenta has been tasked with answering.

And why not? Music critic Marc Weidenbaum tells Wired that blending instruments is an age-old practice that has been part and parcel of the evolution of music. “Artistically, it could yield some cool stuff, and because it’s Google, people will follow their lead,” he says.

So far, NSynth is working with a database of musical notes collected from about a thousand instruments, yielding countless hybrids of markedly different instruments– ranging from the flugelhorn to the bass, and everything in between. On top of that, the Magenta team has built a two-dimensional interface that works with samples from four instruments at once, further pushing the boundaries of musical composition.

Google hopes to build on Magenta’s work to one day create an open source community of artists and machine learning researchers. Magenta’s open-source infrastructure is built around TensorFlow and its code is published on Github, to help artists connect with machine learning models. In the meantime, you can check out a live demo of NSynth at the upcoming Moogfest, an annual music and arts festival, which will be held in Durham, North Carolina.

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