Introducing Path 2: The Smart Journal

Over the last year, you have told us about the ways you’ve been recording and sharing your lives on Path — things like summer road trips and high school graduations, a baby’s first words, and hundreds of sunsets. You also used Path in ways we could have never imagined. You shared screenshots of songs playing on your iPod, photos of notes to friends and family, videos of the weather, pictures of menus, and more.

You let us know that you’ve been sharing information on Path that you wouldn’t feel comfortable sharing elsewhere; that you appreciated our faithful commitment to your privacy, and that you loved having a space that was judgement-free, where you could be yourself.

Your enthusiastic support of our vision and your unheralded creativity deserved a response. We realized that Path could be so much more, so we built a better version of Path for you, your friends and your family. So today we are excited to present to you Path 2: the Smart Journal — a re-imagined, re-designed, and simplified Path. We think you’re going to love it as much as we do.

We’ve built a host of new features that make it easier to share even more on Path — your thoughts, the music you’re listening to, where you are, who you’re with, when you wake and when you sleep, and as always, your photos and videos.

With these new ways of sharing stories, we had to re-imagine what a Path is and what it looks like. To start, we made it so you can now see and enjoy your stories through a simple, uncluttered, full-screen view. Decorating the top of your Path is your Cover: a large photo of your choosing that serves as wallpaper for your Path. If you’re just getting started with Path, you can choose from 42 hand-picked photos by photographer John Carey or a photo from your own library. And if you’re upgrading from an earlier version of Path, you will automatically be assigned one of these pre-set photos as your Cover, with the option to customize just a few taps away. 

For those of you who enjoy sharing on networks like Twitter, Foursquare, and Facebook, we’ve made it simple to check-in, upload photos and videos, and tweet directly from Path.

Your trust in Path has also motivated us to build a new feature we call Automatic. This amazing new feature enables Path to learn about you as you go about your daily routine.  You can optionally choose to have your Path updated with stories about your life—automatically. For example, Path updates whenever you spend time in a new neighborhood. Or, if you travel to a new city, Path lets your loved ones know. Path is now a journal that writes itself. Less effort from you, more stories in your Path.

We’ve had a lot of fun building Path 2, and we can’t wait for you to download it and explore. Path 2 is available today for your iPhone or iPod touch from the App Store or for your Android phone from the Android Marketplace. Enjoy.