Apple also announced its “Journal” app that we heard rumors of in April. It won’t be part of iOS 17 specifically, but rather a standalone app coming later this year.
Journal will use on-device machine learning to develop personal suggestions based on your daily and weekly routines. For instance, it can curate data from the photos you take, the music you listen to, the workouts you perform, and more to provide prompts to encourage you to make personalized journal entries.
Everything is kept private on the device, and of course, these prompts are merely suggestions — it’s ultimately up to you when and how much you journal your thoughts, but as Adeeti Ullal, Apple’s Senior Manager of Sensing and Connectivity, put it, journalling is “a great way to practice gratitude and has been shown to improve your well-being.”