Kennedy: Capture the Now by Brendan Dawes (iPhone)
Released: Dec 19, 2013
Version: 1.5.6
Size: 34 MB
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Kennedy: Capture the Now

Brendan Dawes
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Capture the now with Kennedy – a new way to mark moments in time complete with surrounding context of the things happening around you.

"There's no shortage of apps that want to help you document your life, but there are none quite like Kennedy." — The Verge

With one-tap Kennedy will capture layers of a moment including location, date and time, current weather conditions, latest world news headlines (which you can choose to hide)) together with what music you're listening to at the time. Add a note or a photo and then save it to the archive of captured moments.

Use the archive to relive past moments. Remember where you were when that big news event happened, or show all those moments when it was raining or when you were listening to that much loved song. Secure your archive using the Touch ID option.

"Kennedy (like Dawes' other projects) is an experiment that challenges the way we interact with and interpret data." — Cool Hunting

Use the Data Explorers to explore your captures; see them grouped by locations on a map, geek out with stats and relive moments with postcards from the past.

Share any of your captures to Twitter, Facebook or via email and SMS.

Edit your photos, make adjustments and add effects using the built-in photo editor.

Choose from different headlines that were happening at the time and view the actual news article. Specify your own news source using RSS feeds - local, global, politics, technology, it's up to you!

Sync Kennedy across all your devices through iCloud and backup and restore your data using Dropbox.

View a map of where you were stood when you captured the now; add a venue via a list provided by Foursquare and open the venue details in the Foursquare app.

Export your data to a standard JSON or CSV file so you can create your own data visualisations or import them into online data viz tools.

Filter the archive to find locations, weather conditions and more.


"Storytelling App Creates Layered Narratives From Passive Data" — PSFK

"There’s something compelling about Kennedy’s utter simplicity." — Wired

"Reliving your most memorable moments just became an immersion experience. — " Gizmodo (App choice of the week)

"Kennedy's an intelligent and thoughtful aide-mémoire with lots of potential." — CreativeBloq

"Kennedy is a Beautiful, Data-Rich iOS Diary App" — Netted

"Kennedy takes journaling to another level" — The Future of Storytelling

"This is undoubtedly one of the best journaling apps on the App Store." — App Picker

"This is one of those data/journaling exercises that offer some interesting
insights." — Macgasm

"There is a plethora of journal apps that let you document your life but there
aren't many as unique as this one." — FeedMyApp

"Kennedy is an interesting take on contextual journaling and has potential for
the future." — MacStories

"There was an interaction between the technology and me that is notable for its simplicity and solitude." — Michael Humphrey, Forbes

What's new in version 1.5.6
Various bug fixes.

Colour palette tweaks.
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Kennedy: Capture the Now is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • + It is currently 25% off its regular price.
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