DataDiary Lets You See The Inner Workings Of Your iPhone, Without Taking It Apart


Price: Free
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Reviewed by Adam Itkoff

Reviewed by Adam Itkoff

If you’ve ever gotten a gargantuan bill from AT&T, or had an AppleCare representative tell you that, “you’re a heavy data iPhone user” it may be time to get to the bottom of the mystery and download DataDiary, from Informate.

DataDiary is an extremely simple to use and user friendly device management tool that lets you sort through your apps, networks, storage and general usage to find out about the inner workings of your cell phone’s existence. Simply put, it puts you in charge of your data plan by letting you know exactly which apps are consuming your precious bits.

It’s one step short of actually taking your phone apart to examine it from the inside, and a step ahead of having major cell carriers snap up your hard earned income with overage fees and unnecessary expenses. For those of you that want to see how your phone is using data, DataDiary has the answer.


DataDiary iPhone App Review

DataDiary iPhone App Review

DataDiary comes with a full selection of easy to use features by designing an app that is comprehensive enough for experts, and simultaneously simple enough for beginners.

The central DataDiary feature allows you to see a breakdown of data usage from your phone. Which apps are consuming the most data, and which apps are barely taking up space at all? For example, if you’re running GTA Vice City (guilty as charged, I freaking love this app), it’s probably consuming about 1.5 GB of data, and zapping plenty of battery life at the same time.

If you’re running the pre-installed “photos“ app, it’s probably next to nothing. Simply having access to this data can be a huge boon, if you’ve been running low on battery life and maxing out on your cell phone bills.

Usually, these two things can work in conjunction, and having an app like DataDiary can make all the difference.

Concept and Functionality:

This app could benefit from an overhaul of the display. For instance, with the color gradients offered on many iOS devices, this app could turn your Data Display statistics into mesmerizing pie charts and graphs. Instead, it boasts peeked, tiny charts that may not truly emphasize the usage statistics to its full capabilities. Still, the app runs smoothly and does what is asked of it.

The concept is sound, and will help to give iPhone users more transparency when it comes to their cell-phone usage.

Overall Value:

Overall, this app is a must for both those who are computer savvy, and those who can barely enter the passcode in on their new iOS interface. It’s simple, easy to use, and quite practical.

All in all, DataDiary looks out for the user, and at only 7.3 MB, won’t be part of the data problem itself. You can also read more about it on the app’s website.

DD QRDataDiary requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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