For those who are not familiar with the term, a lot of people find it very helpful to keep a journal that is mostly private or semi-private. It may seem anachronistic in a world where we seem to have less and less privacy with each passing day; a lot of people have noticed this and it makes them very uncomfortable that there is no outlet for them.
While keeping a journal on the nightstand may once have been a good solution, it just doesn’t work for a lot of people. Consequently, Enticio Write may be just the middle ground you are looking for, in part, because there are so many different ways to use it. First off, the goal is to take what is inside and get it on the outside, that single practice has therapeutic power on its own. You can simply sit comfortably in a location of your choosing and write yourself a letter. You are free to discuss your concerns and deepest fears and then simply delete it from the Writing Desk. For some people, the act of destroying what you wrote has symbolic utility as well and is part of some people’s practice.
Remember, that Enticio Write respects your privacy and doesn’t send information anywhere; everything stays local. And that’s not all; the app does not even put anything into your Photo Library until you tell it to or send an email somewhere else. Let’s not forget that you can select everything on a page and delete it or use the infinite Undo to rewind the entire HandiMail; when you do those things, nothing gets saved, not even to the Writing Desk. If you start with an empty page, write a few sentences and then either Undo or Delete them and when you go back to the Writing Desk, the thumbnail image will show you the same blank page you started with. And if you load it back into the Writing View, it’s still blank as if it was never there. When it’s gone… it’s gone!
Personally, I have never thought of it as journaling but I do this from time to time simply because it helps me organize my thoughts. It ends up being pretty random as it is a mix of doodles, sketches, diagrams and other nonsense that I usually end up deleting and yet, I feel better for having done it.
And getting back to journaling, lots of people appreciate the value of being able to come back to what they write, days, weeks, months or even years later. For those people, you can save the pages as images in your library and keep them all together in a folder and backed up to the cloud or you might have an email address just for this stuff and you can then send your HandiMail off to that address. Remember that any email address that you use with any regularity, will have a permanent place as a tile on the Mailbox (envelope) View, where you just tap and you are ready to go.
In the end, this is just one of the many ways to use Enticio Write to communicate with the most important person in your life… you. And if it enriches your life in any way, we’re all for that. Be well.