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Heyday goes 2.0, adds sharing, locking via Touch ID, and more

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About a month ago I wrote a review of Heyday, a free personal journal app that captures location and photo information and turns it into a wonderful day by day photo journal of your life. I love the app, but wondered "where can they go from here?" That question was answered today with the release of Heyday 2.0, which brings some new useful and fun features to the table.

First up is the ability to lock your Heyday journal away from the prying eyes of others... with Touch ID. While I don't use Heyday to keep a written journal - that's what Day One is for - some people might, or they may have photos or location info that they'd like to keep hidden from others. You can now set Heyday up with either a 4-digit passcode or just turn Touch ID on for protection.

The app fully supports the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus now, but the feature I'm impressed with the most is the ability to share a day with someone else. Just grab a day, any day, and tap the share button. A web page is created for you (see image above), and a link is sent to the recipient so they can see what happened on that auspicious day. Here's an example page from a weekend trip last year.

One sad thing - videos just appear as images, which explains the blurry photos in a few locations. In the Heyday app, they are movies that were captured on that day, and you can experience them in their full cinematic glory with a tap.

All in all, it's a great update to Heyday, and as one of the developers told me, "it lays the groundwork for a whole lot of goodness for 2015".

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