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5.0/5
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Save links, write notes, and organize files and messages from all your apps in one place.

Would you recommend this product?

I love Journal, and am thrilled at how much it will help me with my work. I am always in the middle of 4-6 projects that are ongoing and can't be completed in one sitting. These are diverse projects and require different resources. So what typically happens is that I end up with about 50 browser windows open just waiting for me to get back to that particular project. Inevitably this freezes up the computer and . . . well, you know the rest of that story. Spaces give me a way to keep all of these projects and their associated resources organized and readily available without clogging up my RAM. It really is already an invaluable tool for the way I work. And it's so easy and intuitive to learn.

Pros:

Intuitive, user-friendly, efficient

Cons:

none found yet

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data munger

Was lucky to be a part of the beta. Overall I love the UI. It feels like Trello and Slack colluded to replace Chrome Bookmarks. I could definitely see dumping the dated browser bookmark system for Journal just based on the link+space system alone. The search feels very Slack like and is great. If I got enough stuff in here I could see setting this as a default browser homepage.

Pros:

- Great UI (think Trello/Slack)

- Major improvement on dated browser bookmark systems

- The search just works and is very Slack-like

Cons:

- Will require some set up time to make this your go to organizer but most things work right out of the box.

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Design

I love using Journal to save articles and organize my thoughts. When I’m starting to write an article, create a framework, or want to know more about a topic, I’ll usually have information all over in the place — this allows me to centralize my thoughts and still use other tools. The Chrome widget works well too. If I find an article I like, I’ll usually save it in Journal in one of the space and follow up on it later.

I’d like to see a few things added in the short term:

* better markdown support for images and links.

* Ability to drag-n-drop docs from one space (or search panel) to another space

* safari extension

* resolve some latency issues in the Mac app

I’ve been using the tool in the early beta and seeing it progress to this point has been a pleasure. The team is working hard to make this the central tool when it comes to organizing your stuff, and I can see the bright future ahead. Keep up the good work!

Pros:

quickly save articles; quickly find info; make quick notes; spaces are great for organizing thoughts; use markdown for notes

Cons:

markdown image support; adding in spaces is a bit clunky;

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Good product

Pros:

Works well, fast and very easy. Functionally ideal for saving and finding information

Cons:

Mobile integration using smartphones would be great

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I've been using Journal mainly to compile PhD notes, websites and files. I find it so easy to use, especially via the Chrome extension. The ability to search through files and links is a definite pro and saves me heaps of time. I'm looking forward to seeing which new features are added soon.

Pros:

Easy to use, visually appealing, browser extension and search function are great.

Cons:

Would like ability to file under Space subcategories via extension.

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Searching Slack, Dropbox, Evernote, Box, Google Drive, Gmail from one bar - and it works! Pretty cool..

Pros:

All your search in one place!

Cons:

Mobile app! :(

indie writer & creator

I have long been looking for a simple productivity tool - clean & simple, which gives a basic structure without making me plan my every activity every day for the next several months. (I'm a creative who thrives off working with *some* structure, with freedom to meander).

I came across Journal via Medium, and I liked it. Then I liked it even more when I jumped on a call with founder, Sam, who nudged me in the direction of making it even more useful for me.

I didn't ever think I'd find a digital productivity solution for my free-thinking, creative self. I was wrong. Journal is the one.

Pros:

- Clean, minimalistic interface

- Use of emojis (I love an emoji)

- Intuitive

- Integrates with GoogleDocs

Cons:

- none so far!