Many people keep a daily journal or diary. With the introduction of computers and the internet, many people have decided to digitize their daily musings. Daileez has taken this concept and added a playful twist. Users can create journal entries using icons rather than words. If a picture speaks a thousand words, then Daileez journals say a lot. Each icon is specialized to specific activities and make writing and reading journals fun. Users are also able to share their journal entries with others, giving more dimension to the functionality found on the site.
The founders of Daileez set out to create an application that was so much more than a written diary. Through icons, users can paint a picture of what they are doing or what they have done. Daileez incorporates elements of social networking so that users can share their entries or seek out the activities of others. Today, Daileez strives to give users full control and the ability to monitor their journal entries through statistics.
If taken at face value, the idea of an online journal is far from unique. Many sites offer this functionality and it is safe to say that a basic blog could be used for the same purpose. However, Daileez makes maintaining a journal more interesting by allowing users to share through social networking and record activities through icons. Rather than reading pages of a diary, users can quickly see what their friends are or were doing.
A dark background helps set off the fun, vibrant colors of Daileez icons. Users are greeted with a well organized site that presents all the vital functions and links right on the homepage. A new visitor can also get a feel for the style of the icons used in Daileez journal entries by reviewing the stats found at the bottom of the page as well as the header image. Overall, Daileez is organized in a way that is fun and easy to use.
A new visitor can click the gold “sign up for free” button found right on the center of the Daileez homepage. This directs them to the registration form, which is equally well organized. The form requires a username, email address, password, and time zone. Users are also asked to choose either a public or private profile and the option to remember their login information on their current computer. Daileez also allows users to connect through their existing Facebook profiles, which an later be used to send updates to friends on Facebook. After agreeing to the terms of service check box, new users can immediately access their Daileez account and begin posting.
The goal of most social networking websites is to gather as many users as possible to enrich the site’s content and popularity. Daileez sees this and allows users to create accounts and post to their daily journals for free. There is currently no premium account or paid functions. Every user who creates a Daileez account is given access to all icons and features. The site doesn’t offer a significant value that would justify payment, especially considering how many free online journal and blog sites are currently available. That being said, for free, it is well worth the short time it takes to create an account.
Daileez is ideal for anyone who spends significant time online. Those who love social networking can really get into the site’s functionality however a public profile is not required. Anyone who enjoys connecting with others and sharing updates on what they are doing can easily get into the Daileez community.