- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Cross-platform, minimal, lightweight and with awesome features. Really well done.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.
- 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.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.
- I have recently made Remember Your Days. It sends you an SMS 5 minutes before you sleep with a link to write about your day and setup your next day. You can always view other days. Costs $5 per month. Working on adding more options to add photos etc.
- Colin McDonnell made this productThe 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.
- Diego Dotta made this productHi, 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.
- 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.
- 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...