“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it” – the wise words there of Ferris Bueller, uttered way back in the big-hair, big-shoulder-pad days of 1986 when he took his day off. But if Ferris thought things moved pretty swiftly back then, just imagine what he’d make of the pace of life in the tech-driven 21st century; or, indeed, how he’d manage to look around these days.
Well, one option freshly squeezed from the fruit of the Android tree is Friday – not, as you might imagine, a tribute to the notorious Rebecca Black ‘song’, but an app that’s all about the most important thing in the world: you.
Okay, that won’t apply to everyone, but if you find your life has become a mass jumble of half-remembered calls, forgotten Tweets, erstwhile updates and emails, and focus-less photos, download Friday and allow the “first passive auto journal” to not only put your digital life in order, but also do so in a manner that makes it completely searchable too.
Tapping into activity on your Android, Friday collates the otherwise random info from all your communication and automatically builds a database that you can then browse at will, letting you wallow in nostalgia over all the things you’ve done.
Obviously, if you have spent the vast bulk of your life living stubbornly in a cave, being presented with the emptiness of your existence could backfire horribly, but for most this scrapbook of you will be the gift that keeps on giving.
Plus, thanks to app-add-ons, such as Trails which creates a travelogue of all the places you’ve graced with your presence, soon, no matter how fast your life moves, Friday will let you stop and look around as often as you please.