Track My Life for Windows Phone 8 updated, daily log added along with design changes

Track My Life is nifty Windows Phone app that records your travels to give you an idea where you spend your life. The app went from a rather broad tracking app to a more refined accounting of where you've been.

The Windows Phone 8 version of Track My Life was recently updated to version  The update includes a handful of bug fixes and user interface improvements as well as the ability to add more information to your stops.  It allows you to not only see where you've been but add a description to that location, associate any photos taken with your Windows Phone at that location and categorize it as a pleasure or work stop.

Just a quick recap on what Track My Life does. It's an app that records where you've been by using the location data your Windows Phone collects. Track My Life then maps everything out and maintains a record on where you've been and how long you were there.  Stops are recorded as "Places" associated with the closest spot on the map.  You can rename the "Place" from a list of nearby locations or a custom name for a more accurate description of where you've been.  A more detailed list of your stops can be viewed from the Statistics Page that will display your mileage, places and trips.

While the Windows Phone 8 version update tweaks the user interface and appearance, it most notably adds a daily log for your places that will let you add more detail about your stops. The daily log includes the ability to attach a description of your stop, categorize it as a pleasure stop or work related, rename the place from a list of nearby locations or with a custom name, and view any photos taken while at that location.

Places and photos can be easily shared on Facebook or Twitter and you can pull up more detailed information and driving directions on places via Nokia HERE integration.

As far as being a burden on your Windows Phone battery, Track My Life does not rely on the GPS running in the background. Instead it taps into the location information your Windows Phone is collecting anyways to minimize any power needed to run Track My Life in the background.

Track My Life is a feature rich daily journal that tracks where you've been. The latest update gives the app a little more gusto and makes Track My Life a really attractive journal app for recording your travels.  If you're curious where you spend most of your time at, Track My Life is worth a try.

Track My Life is a free app for your Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices. Keep in mind the latest update only effects the Windows Phone 8 version and we aren't sure when or if the new features will be added to the Windows Phone 7.x version.

Track My Life can be picked up here (opens in new tab) in the Windows Phone Store.

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George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • Let's try
  • I have it on wp7. No update for me
  • I'll bet the NSA loves this kind of stuff... Winner of stupid criminal of the year would be the person that uses this kind of app to document his activity... 10/6/13. 10:15. Murrays.
    10/6/13. 10:45. UHaul.
    10/6/13. 11:40. US/Mexico border.
    10/7/13. 1:30. Sinaloa prison. Guard smiles at me a lot...
  • LOL
  • Hi there,
    indeed the data is quite valuable. However, it stays on the phone ONLY and is not transferred anywhere unless you create a backup on the data on SkyDrive. Hence, Track My Life does not exploit your privacy ;)
  • Yeah but the NSA does, and this just makes it easier.
  • I d/led it 2 weeks ago and it gave me endless errors each time opened it so I uninstalled it. I like the idea of it so I could give it another try if it works smoothly.
  • Hi there,
    thanks for retrying. Indeed there were a couple of significant errors that I did not find in the one month beta phase. However, with version being released a few days from now all significant errors will be resolved ;) Thanks for retrying!
  • Only idiots would use this. Don't understand why people voluntarily let others know where they are. 1 for privacy, 2 for who cares!!!
  • How does this even voluntarily let others know where you are? I don't even think this app lets you share the data. It just uses location data your phone is already collecting if you care to have a log of your travels. And it keeps it on your phone.
  • Hi there, I'm Derek and I'm the developer of Track My Life. Besides that I grew up in Germany where privacy is a huge topic. Therefore, the data stays on the phone ONLY. You can create an encrypted backup of the data on your SkyDrive.
    Track My Life does NOT exploit your privacy ;)
  • I need to get out more...
  • I know where I spend my life.  Why bother. Maybe this is good for people with Alzheimers *shrug*
    This seems like another ideal data-mining app from which carriers/manufacturers/companies can sell data.
  • Hi there,
    indeed the data is quite valuable. However, it stays on the phone ONLY and is not transferred anywhere unless you create a backup on the data on SkyDrive. Hence, Track My Life does not exploit your privacy ;)
  • Been trying to get to develope app for our phone for quite sometime. 
  • I like that shroud of the world app on ios. Uncover the world like an rts.
  • No update for WP7, I sent e mail asking them. The answer is negative. But I'm not worried, it's time to switch to WP8. :-)
  • Why do we need this app? Doesn't the NSA track data from us all? We could ask them for giving us a copy from our daily life. ^^
  • While I don't have a need for this app, I can see lots of reasons to use it. There is a lot of people who need to visit lots of locations and need a way to track it. Salesman, Technicians, or Management. Lots of business require you to keep a log of where you are spending your time, trying to piece it together through invoices would be a nightmare. This would make it a snap.
    Always remember, just because YOU can't think of a reason why doesn't mean someone else isn't looking for it!
  • As for my comment I was just joking around. I know a firm that uses a similar App, well, it's for Android :(, that they have developed by their own, that does logging where a technician was how long he was working on a machine, and what he was working on. So I see that this could be very useful to some people.
  • I like wat marantaz had said haha
  • Too bad every feature has an addon price to it. Or I could spam an invite to 50 Facebook friends. No thanks.
  • All extra features has a price. Just for Backup and Restore which is around US$3.99. If I had paid for that, will I still have that if remove and reinstall the app?