Apple’s iOS 17.2 beta includes the new Journal app

Apple published the developer beta of iOS 17.2, which contains the Journal app, a digital daily diary.

The Journal app, launched at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June, encourages self-reflection and thankfulness.

The Journal app's use of machine learning to prompt user entries using photographs, exercises, location data, and more may be helpful for those who need inspiration. As my colleague Victoria Song observed at the time, not all memories are joyful, and an AI-powered prompt machine may go wrong.

The Journal app lets you bookmark entries, choose writing ideas, and maintain a consistent journaling routine, according to 9to5Mac.

An AI reminder to document their day may motivate some to start a diary. I like to save random fragments of ephemera and glue them together weekly in increasingly crazy ways.

According to 9to5Mac, Apple Music now has collaborative playlists for friends and a playlist that automatically accumulates your favorite music. The Journal app also has new features.

The watchOS 10.2 beta lets users track health data with Siri, while the tvOS 17.2 beta for Apple TV adds a navigation sidebar to switch between search, Apple TV Plus, and other streaming services.