Narrato rolled out a major update to its all-in-one journal app today, offering a new iPad-optimized version and support for the 64-bit A7 processor and M7 motion co-processor built into the iPhone 5s.

The lifelogging app is only supported on devices running iOS 7 now – a timely reminder that upgrading is somewhat inevitable – and has been rebuilt with new blurs and parallax effects throughout the app.

Accounts sync automatically between devices now and it’s also possible to share journal entries to external social networks. In addition, iPhone 5s owners will be able to use the M7 processor to track their steps automatically, bypassing the need to use third-party app Moves.

ipadlondontwo Journal app Narrato goes freemium, now iPad optimized with landscape mode, social sharing and more

Otherwise, it’s a familiar experience. You can connect the app with Foursquare, Instagram, Twitter and Moves in order to bring over all of the content that frequently (or not so frequently) upload to these major social networks. The app offer reminders for when you should be creating a new entry and there’s an increased focus this time around on creating and managing multiple journals.

Version 2.0 also includes an all-new landscape mode which is a welcome, if not jaw-dropping addition to the user experience.

Narrato is also going freemium this time around. Whereas before you needed to pay $3.99 each year, it’s now possible to use it free of charge. You’ll be capped at 60MB per month though; the paid tiers are now $0.99 per month/$4.99 per year for 250MB per month, or $4.99 per month/$39.99 per year for unlimited usage.

The app faces tough competition from Day One though. Narrato’s integration is more extensive, but will the subscription fees be too high for some users?

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