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My Favourite Apps For Project Life

Project Life is my creative love. It has transformed the way I do my memory keeping. While I still love the traditional Scrapbooking fun of getting messy with paper and embellishments, I simply don’t have the time or space at the moment, so digital project life is my saviour.

If you’d told me a couple of years ago I would be a digital convert, I would have been adamant that wouldn’t be the case, but these days, I couldn’t imagine it any other way. Digital project life still gives me every opportunity to be creative, but with that clean look I have come to love.

It has also lead to the discovery of many other technological tools to make my memory keeping easier and more about those every day moments. My iPhone and iPad are used often as part of my digital project life, even though most of my project life layouts are still done on the PC.

Below are some of my favourite project life apps that compliment the project life process (click the app name to take you to the App Store for a closer look):


This one is a bit of a no brainer – an app to do project life. Pretty awesome. Although I only use it sometimes, it makes memory keeping so darn easy. There are templates and kits included, plus plenty of others for in app purchase, with so many new updates. It’s great if you mostly use your iPhone for photos. I still use my DSLR a lot, but you can grab your photos from drop box for use in the app too.


This is a photo editing and design app that allows you to add text, images and words to your photos. You can even use it to add extra embellishing to your project life app layouts if you want that little something extra.

A Beautiful Mess

Very similar to Rhonna Designs with photo editing capacity of adding text, images and patterns to your photos. I use to two interchangeably.

Little Moments by Fat Mum Slim

Fat Mum Slim has a photo a day challenge which is great for challenging yourself to take photos and experiment based on the daily prompts. I often okay along and the app includes prompts, reminders and some cool editing tools, like filters and word art.


This is a fun app for adding location, date and weather to your photos as a way of remembering those little details. I like including instaweather images to my project life pages. There is a free version and a paid version, plus also instaplace, and instafood so all occasions covered.


My favourite social sharing app for photos. I love the editing tools and filters for improving pics. And it means I can share my latest project life layouts with my followers too. Check out #hcprojectlife for all my layouts.


Great for sharing files and photos between your devices and PC. This is a cloud service that automatically updates between your devices. You get a good amount of storage free and can pay for more.


Great app for making collages of photos. It’s free.

Day One (Journal / Notes / Diary)

This app is essentially a journal for you to keep track of your memories. I use it to write a quick note on my days and you can also add photos to your entries. Great for when you fall behind so you can remember what you did.


Another couple to help with the memory keeping, they both track all the photos you take each day and have room for notes. Those Days even syncs with your calendar.


This is the standard weather app on the iPhone. I like to take a screen shot of my weekly weather for my weekly layouts as a little bit of a here and now inclusion.


This is a great flash back app, showing you your social media history on that day previous years, including facebook, Instagram, and foursquare. It would be a great way of going back and helping you catch up with previous project life years if you are active on social media. Only thing is you can only see the current date.

That’s a lot of apps and sure to help you out if you are wanting some extra tools to help you with your own project life process. Many are useful even if you do traditional project life too. The majority of those apps are free and if you click the link, it will take you to the iTunes store so you can check them out for yourself.

Do you have any favourites we should know about? Please share as I love finding new apps.


Wednesday 25th of November 2015

I actually use Little Moments for all of the journaling I add to my photos before i drop them in Project Life--it's just so quick and at this point I have been using the same font from LM for my whole Disney trip, so I'm committed. I have the Rhonna Designs one and need to try it for journaling on pictures!


Sunday 29th of November 2015

It's so great to be able to do it all from a mobile device and still keep up. I love how far digital scrap booking has come thanks to the PL app!

bel @ Mums Take Five

Thursday 14th of May 2015

Cool - great list! thanks for linking with us for The Sunday Brunch Magazine , Bel & Eliza xx


Thursday 14th of May 2015

Thanks Bel x

Kaz @ Melting Moments

Sunday 10th of May 2015

I love discovering new creative apps. Thanks for sharing!


Monday 11th of May 2015

There is always so many awesome new ones out there. Impossible to discover them all without some help ;)


Wednesday 6th of May 2015

Very cool! I'll have to make sure I go and have a look at some of these! Thanks for sharing :)


Wednesday 6th of May 2015

Hopefully you find them helpful. I don't think I could be anywhere as productive without them now :)

Lisa @ Fun Money Mom

Tuesday 5th of May 2015

I am so far behind on organizing my photos! This was definitely an inspiring post for me and maybe I'll get organized after all!

Thanks for linking up with #ShareTheWealthSunday!

xoxo Lisa


Tuesday 5th of May 2015

We all end up there sometimes. Photo organisation is such a huge task. I have a few more posts coming up soon about organising photos & catching up on memory keeping. The big thing is always remember to back up ;)