Wednesday, December 11, 2013

On my iPhone/Android...Chronos: Find your time

 
Chronos icon
 
 
I am one of those (perhaps, odd) people who loves to track where I have been, what I have been doing, who I have been with and even more about my life. Chronos is another in the long line of life-tracking apps available for your mobile device that seeks to do just that. (I highlighted a similar app, Saga, in a previous On my iPhone... entry). Chronos does a great job of tracking where I have been and allows me to edit its automated decisions to make them more accurate. It also provides a cool weekly mail that contains an infographic detailing how I have spent my week. Unlike other apps, like Saga, Chronos does NOT include links to social media posting, which I do find interesting and, for me, this creates a more complete "lifeblog."
 
Still, I have kept Chronos installed and running for a while now and really enjoy the infographic data it provides on my travels each week. If you enjoy tracking your own life, consider downloading and installing. It's free!
 
From the iTunes App Store...
"Chronos is the best way to understand how you're spending your life. See where you’ve been and who you’ve spent time with, all without lifting a finger. You can also set goals and track progress, helping you to align the life you’re living with the life you’d like to live.

We built chronos because we often found that we’d get to the end of the week and feel exhausted, but didn’t have a great sense of where our time was actually going. We wanted to make sure that we were prioritizing the people and things most important to us.

chronos runs in the background on your phone, to automatically capture every moment. Persistent location monitoring is core to the functionality of the application and for best results WiFi and location services should be enabled."

Previously in "On my iPhone/Android…":

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