What's the best tool for writing a daily journal?

Hi, I want to start daily journal. What's the best way to do this?
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    Taskade 3.0

    All-in-one collaboration. Chat, organize, get things done!

    Dionis Loire made this product
    I have a personal workspace that I use to keep track of all my journals and notes. There are also many bullet journal templates in Taskade.
  2. 112
    Day One 2.0

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

    KateMarketer; prev Product Hunt, GitHub · Written
    Day One is awesome about sending great prompts that will help you write, even on days when you've got "journaler's block". Plus, with all of it's options for sharing and privacy as well as syncing between devices, it's an obvious choice.
    As they describe themselves: Day One is a journaling app for the iPhone, iPad and Mac. Record life as you live it. From once-in-a-lifetime events to everyday moments, Day One’s elegant interface makes journaling your life a simple pleasure. It is an easy to use journaling app that syncs across multiple devices. Recent updates includes ways automate parts of it, although not as fully automated as MementoApp (https://momentoapp.com/) but that only works on your iPhone. If you're looking for a quick and easy way to privately document your life this is the way to go.
    Rosemary O'Neill
    Rosemary O'NeillSerial Entrepreneur, Community Expert · Written
    Day One is the only journaling app that's stuck with me over time. Simple and effective.
  3. 96

    Everyone's stories, now w/ an inline editor, tags & stream

    Benjamin Powell
    Benjamin PowellProduct manager & Co-Founder · Written
    Its super easy to write with and publish, that is of you want a public journal of course. Otherwise a pen and paper is as cathartic as #%@×
    I use Medium almost everyday. If you want to improve on your writing skills, get feedback about your thoughts and ideas, Medium is the place to be.
    Hitesh Sahni
    Hitesh SahniContent Strategy Consultant & Writer · Written
    Medium has distraction free writing. You don't need any technical knowledge and whatever you write looks beautiful on any device.
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    60 Seconds Everyday

    The fastest way of daily journaling

    Ryan Hoover
    Ryan HooverFounder of Product Hunt & Weekend Fund · Written
    This isn't like the other journals. Every day this service calls your phone, records 60 seconds of your "audible journal", and stores it online. Sitting down to write a journal takes more time and effort.
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    Mark B.
    Mark B.Product Manager, CJ Affiliate · Written
    Simple. Develops the habit and encourages success.
  5. 19

    Take better notes, your way

    Once I've made the switch from a paper-journal to a digital version, I know I'm not going back. The tool I've been using is NoteLedge - it's a note taking app that works great for journaling. I like that I can write something down on my phone and have it sync to my laptop where I can continue writing, so I'm not tied down to one device. You can both type and handwrite in this app, if you're looking for a more authentic journaling experience. I also really like that you can insert images and videos into your notes, and personalize them in plenty of other ways. I enjoy using this app for both note-taking and journaling and don't really have any complaints.
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    Natalie Willis
    Natalie WillisBusiness Developer– Healthcare · Written
    Nice app. Wasn't very difficult to learn how to use and I'm discovering new tools every day.
    Christopher Moore
    Christopher MooreSenior Product Designer (UX/UI)-Mobile · Written
    I use this app basically daily for journaling - it's convinient, secure and I like using the handwriting features for authenticity.
  6. 16

    Clear, effective, mistake-free writing.

    Luca Tamburrino
    Luca TamburrinoGlobal Product Solutions at Indeed.com · Written
    Maybe you are already a member of this amazing tool. It's so popular but very useful when you want a feedback about ur piece :)
  7. 16

    The writing app for creatives

    DimitriosAn engineer that actually likes to talk. · Written
    Cross-platform, minimal, lightweight and with awesome features. Really well done.
    AyushArtist. Writer. Compulsive app tester. · Written
    The best journal is the one that you have with you. That's why I absolutely recommend this. I used to use Day One journal, but at the time it was lacking cross-platform support. Journey has apps for basically anything you can think of (and the desktop program is really well maintained as well). Developer responsiveness is important to me and the folks who make this program are fantastic. They truly listen to their users.
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    Evernote Web - Oct 2014

    Note taking gets even simpler

    Mike Hall
    Mike HallHuman, Husband, Dad, Designer at Indeed · Written
    I use Evernote! I use It every day for work and personal projects. A couple years ago I decided to create a "Journal" notebook. I've been filling it up ever since. It's great to search through and easily jump into. Try it.
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    750 Words

    It's about writing, and getting into your brain

    Daniel Doyon
    Daniel DoyonReading and real estate tech · Written
    This website is based on the concept of Morning Pages popularized in the book The Artist's Way. It was the key turning point for my journaling career. Since 2013, I've logged over 600 entries. Many people have had similar success.
  10. 12
    SmokieSmokie Does Stuff · Written
    Choose an icon to represent your mood, save and done. Or write what you did, or choose some common activities. Includes reminders and trends. However you want to journal, Daylio can help you get into the habit.
    MarioCycling, photography, tech support · Written
    I'm using Daylio for 644 days, very fast entries, it's a mood tracker + journal, if you feel like writing. Used Day One back in the day, but I'm not really a diary person and once I stopped using iPhones, I needed something that will work on Android. The developer is very responsive, which I appreciate a lot.
  11. 10
    Dropbox Paper

    Collaboration tool built for teams

    Aamir Raz
    Aamir RazInterested in startups. · Written
    It provides a clean interface for writing, which helps me write more.
  12. 6

    Free your creative mind to experience pure writing flow

    Paul Sturrock
    Paul SturrockSlingshot Venture Development · Written
    I have a workflow rather than one tool. I start the day by free writing 750 words of "morning pages" (google Julia Cameron if you want to know more) on ilys. It sounds strange but the inability to see your writing as you type, and not being allowed to backspace means that you are more likely to write honestly and with energy. I really recommend trying it before dismissing such an eccentric approach. You can then edit what you've written on the site itself--which is private. I then copy and past my entries into DayOne which is by far the best journaling app I have found.
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    OneNote Clipper 2.0

    Now with intelligent article, recipe and product clipping

    Graham Gnall
    Graham GnallHead of Product, Braavo · Written
    Love OneNote for its multi-device syncing and *free*. The key to journaling every day is making it achievable and frictionless. I've struggled over the last few years to journal and finally hit my groove by: - Writing for just 5 minutes. By time my timer goes off I'm usually "flow"ing and sometimes run over for the fun of it. - Write about anything. I describe where I am, what I'm feeling about the day, what I did last night, what I ate...anything. - Being comfortable writing wherever I am (phone on subway, mac at office, writing on paper while traveling and photographing) - Using a shortcut (OneNote, Android) to quick launch a new note in your journal notebook. - Use the date and time as the title and sort. Grouping years or months as sections of the notebook. The best part of doing this is reading through every entry every 3 months. Eventually you'll be able to look back 1 year ago, 5 years ago...
  14. 5

    Beautiful and clever Markdown editor for Mac and PC

    Saadat Qadri
    Saadat QadriSr. Product Analyst @FreshBooks · Written
    I use Caret for my daily journal - it's a really lightweight markdown editor, but it something that I love: every time I create a new note, the default name of the markdown file is the current date.
  15. 3
    Inbox by Google

    Next generation inbox

    Harold Cummington
    Harold CummingtonProduct Manager at Slark · Written
    Simple, secure, free, customizable, and you know it's not going to shut down in a year.
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    Journal or else. Email-based journaling for slackers.

    Colin McDonnell made this product
    The perfect journaling tool for people who have trouble sticking with it. I built JournalJerk because I'd never managed to stay motivated and journaling for more than a week 😛 With JournalJerk you get a daily reminder email that you simply reply to with your entry. You also set a weekly goal, which you are...er...financially incentivized to meet. Ok, yeah, you get fined if you fail.
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    Grid Diary 2

    A journal system designed for self-growth & mindfulness

    Max Yakin Bozek
    Max Yakin BozekArtist & Designer · Written
    The habit of writing daily it is difficult. This app is so simple that turns journaling into an easily achievable goal.
  18. 2

    Your AI assistant for emotional health

    Diego Dotta
    Diego DottaYouper Co-founder · Written
    Diego Dotta made this product
    Hi, Youper founder here. Give a try to Youper, it's a totally different way of doing journaling. Hope you can enjoy. I'd love to hear your thoughts.
    Diego Dotta
    Diego DottaYouper Co-founder · Written
    Diego Dotta made this product
    Hi, Youper founder here. Give a try to Youper, it's a totally different way of doing journaling. Hope you can enjoy. I'd love to hear your thoughts.
  19. 1

    Fastest stress-free journal with chatting interface.

    Shaomeng Zhang
    Shaomeng ZhangEdu + Tech + Philosophy = side projects. · Written
    Shaomeng Zhang made this product
    If you are only looking for the simplest, the fastest, the least-stressful way... Also, excited to launch today.
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    Day One 2.0

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

    Sahil Parikh
    Sahil ParikhFounder, Brightpod.com · Written
    A very clean and well made app that just works!