In a different era, when privacy concerns were not as prevalent as today1, I used to use Google Maps Timeline to periodically keep a record of my whereabouts for future reference. Think of it like the history of your browser, which is passively being recorded as you go and can be searched complete with date and time.

Then with me switching from Android to iOS back then, I was in need of proper alternatives to the apps I use:

Geory is a small privacy-focused app that that records your location into a local database, which can optionally be synced to iCloud. You can assign names to locations, attach pictures and weather conditions. It gives you an overview over your visited locations (how many times you’ve been there, how long you stayed, …). All that for a 5.99€ one-time in-app purchase.

Download on the App Store

I have been using this app for years. Out of curiosity at first, then it came in handy during COVID times. But now that I have again started extensive travels, this has become an indispensable tool.

  1. read: pre-Snowden