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  1. 9

    A beautiful, flexible writing app for notes and prose

    Aleksandra5Maker @ Planet:tech, Supergirls · Written
    I would recommend Bear for any types of notes or posts. I use it to write down any ideas, thought or emotions. I love that it does not give you any set pattern of how you should do it, as opposed to other journaling apps. Just open the app and start writing :) Oh and can't help mentioning super simple and clean design, it is just beautiful!
    • Justin Deardorff
      Justin DeardorffHunter/Gatherer of Ideas

      I searched high and low for a replacement to the Mac OS default Notes app, which is incredibly limited in functionality and insufficient for my needs. I had one twist - I needed to find a note taking app for Mac that did not sync or store notes in the cloud. Bear does just that and it happens to be great. I really enjoy the hashtag categorization system and ability to have multiple tags on a note. It's a twist on Evernote style tags, but with a lighter-weight style of notebook organization and management.

    • Scot Krueger
      Scot KruegerFounder of

      Overall I love Bear. It is beautifully designed. I love the simple interface and the ability to tag notes is amazing. It makes searching for old notes so much easier. This is better than Apple Notes and I love it so much more than Evernote.

  2. 4
    Day One 2.0

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

    Jay Weiler
    Jay WeilerData Scientist · Written
    Still the best multi-platform journalling experience imo. Plus, integrations with IFTTT can really help automate entering some common things (where you went that day, your appointments, etc.).
    • 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. 2

    The customisable journal app

    Shashwat Pradhan
    Shashwat PradhanCEO/Founder @emberify · Written
    Shashwat Pradhan made this product
    My team created Journaly to be a customisable journalling tool to keep track of your specific habits, mood and anything else that would matter to you.
  4. 1

    Journaling meets mood & habit tracking... in style!

    Horea Burca
    Horea BurcaCo-Founder, · Written
    Horea Burca made this product
    Well, I'm definitely biased here as I'm the creator of this, but check it out, maybe you'll like it.
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    • Emme SINGER
      Emme SINGERMaking space

      Ideas that'd be useful (at least to me :-)

      Possibly add (1) Weekly Milestones; (2) Quarterly Milestones; (3) Annual Review . (It seems that "Interests" works as a Daily Milestone)

  5. 1
    Bullet Journal

    An analog note-taking system for the digital age

    Mohammed Rafy
    Mohammed Rafy5All things Community · Written
    This journal is to track and maintain your daily tasks. It's good.
  6. Mekis Dániel made this product
    Its just awesome to collect any inspirational ideas to your next story!
  7. Simple and beautiful UI.
  8. 1
    Grid Diary

    The simplest way to get started with keeping a diary

    The easiest way of writing daily.
  9. 1

    Your AI assistant for emotional health

    Leandra V. Silva
    Leandra V. SilvaCEO Empathy Bottles · Written
    Perfect for tracking and improving thoughts
    • Felipe de Araujo
      Felipe de AraujoFull Stack Developer

      Sometimes, when I feel like I need to understand better my emotions, I use the conversation tool inside the app. In few minutes, it helps me to feel that I have a better understand of the situation and I am in control of my feelings.

    • I've been using Youper for little therapy chats throughout the day. It's been a quick and efficient little helper. The chats are natural and encouraging, and great design and performance make it easier for me to keep coming back. Great work. Keep it up.