Don Pinkus
Don PinkusFounder, BlockSpring

What's the best Mac app / website for keeping a journal?

I want an app (or website) that helps me keep a written journal. I'm not that interested in the things that automatically aggregate my pictures - mostly interested in just written history.
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  1. 3

    Note taking gets even simpler

    I don't know why I just find Evernote so intuitive... you'd think it's just a simple text entry app but there are a few features that I like enough to keep coming back to it over Textedit, Word, or any of the online tools: 1. Syncing across your devices - I like that I can work offline (unlike Google Docs) and the note is automatically synced to the rest of my devices when I get back online. 2. There are a lot of integrations (I use a few via IFTTT) 3. It's really easy to search and sort.
    Ishraq Dhaly
    Ishraq DhalyHead of Marketing, Jadoo Digital · Written
    Evernote is, for me, one of the most functional tools that let 'record' my ideas - whether it is a piece of prose or a link reference or a title idea or chapters of my book or random audio and visual material - on my cell or on my laptop, always synced, cloud based easy access!
    • Emily Kellert
      Emily Kellerttech lover & travel freak & tractive PM

      Absolutely love Evernote. Use it for work and personal use and that is easy with the ability to make notebooks. Tags are super helpful as is annotating a document or editing a picture with Skitch. Makes my life easier and more organized!

    • David Neira
      David NeiraChape Fitness - Online Personal Training

      Evernote is a platform that allows you to organize, store, share and then search your information. Evernote impacts a business's productivity by streamlining the collection and distribution of critical information by enhancing its retrieval. Evernote's gives your business enhanced control of the information you own or information already collected by your employees. It's your business. It's your information.

  2. 2
    Day One 2.0

    Ground-up rewrite of the best journal for Mac and iPhone

    Neel Bommisetty
    Neel BommisettyMac Apps aficionado,JS Dev · Written
    It is probably the best Journal app available for mac.Easy to add entries, locations weather. Also looks amazing
    I've been using Day One as my journal for nearly 4 years. I make it a point to make an entry every day to log my thoughts, current events in my life, or things I've learned. I like that you can submit photos, tag posts, the iOS versions will log step count and media, and you can sync and backup your data between devices. I can't recommend this app enough. It gets just about everything right.
    • Aishwarya Hariharan
      Aishwarya HariharanMarketing at Freshworks

      My favorite feature in Day One 2.0 is the daily prompt. Instead of letting my journal become the 'Rant of the day' entry, Day One attempts to help me create a rich and personal record with their creative prompts.

    • I bought the iOS app awhile ago, so I was on the grandfathered Plus plan. I wanted to sync with the Mac app, so I went ahead and bought the 50% discounted premium plan. I like it, but I thought the Mac app would have more formatting options than the iPhone. It doesn't. It's basically a larger version of the iOS app.

      It's way too expensive if you're not on the plus plan. It's expensive even with the plus plan. You can't use iCloud for storage either, which I don't understand. Having cloud storage can be expensive for companies, so they increase the prices, but they removed iCloud sync, so now everyone uses their cloud storage.

  3. 1
    Notepin 2.0

    Extremely simple note-taking + blogging ✍️

    Osman Ahmed
    Osman AhmedMaker for the web · Written
    Osman Ahmed made this product
    Strong focus on writing, easy to use and no signup required
  4. 1

    A simple platform for building beautiful media content

    David Gradford
    David GradfordFounder of, · Written
    David Gradford made this product
    This flatform can help you build your journal images quickly with your added coments, gift effect,.. and sort out it into a folder for a slideshow
  5. 1

    Run your own 365 photo project in a fun and addictive way

    Pawel Kadysz
    Pawel KadyszFounder, · Written
    Pawel Kadysz made this product
    If you're into photography - tookapic helps you start and manage a 365 project - which is a photo-a-day journal.
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    Grid Diary

    The simplest way to get started with keeping a diary

    The habit of writing daily it is difficult. This app is so simple that turns journaling into an easily achievable goal.
  7. I believe Journey this is the most beautiful and simple of all journaling apps. You can use it in macOS as well.