Sharing beautiful snaps on Instagram has become mobile America's favorite pastime, but Days (free), an app for iOS, is encouraging smartphone-empowered citizens to share what Instagram doesn't show — their real lives, unfiltered. The visual diary, which has a bright, playful interface, lets users create and upload photos and animated GIFs, with no filters or camera roll importing allowed.
Like a photo journal, the Days app organizes your media into — you guessed it — days. Photo collections appear in your stream with time stamps, and you can share those "days" via email or text.
The app's best feature is its off-line capability. Photos and GIFs can be captured and edited without a data connection, then uploaded once the device is back online. Your unfiltered creations can also be crossposted to Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr. Days is a unique twist on photo-sharing social networks, and we think it'll "GIF" the traditional diary a run for its money.