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Five Minute Journal is described as 'The Five Minute Journal is the simplest thing you can to start your day happier. Based on proven positive psychology research, it focuses your attention on the good in your life and helps you set purposeful action in just 5 minutes a day!' and is a Journaling app in the education & reference category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Five Minute Journal for a variety of platforms, including iPad, Android, iPhone, Online / Web-based and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Daylio, which is free. Other great apps like Five Minute Journal are Journey, Day One, Diaro and Journalisitic.

Five Minute Journal alternatives are mainly Journaling Apps but may also be Note-taking Tools or Private Diaries. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Five Minute Journal.
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    Daylio

    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    95 alternatives to Daylio 

    Pick your mood and add activities you have been doing during the day. You can also add notes and keep an old school diary.

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    1.  Automatic BackupDaylio will automatically back up your data periodically.
    2.  Mood TrackingDaylio can keep a record of your personal mood or someone else at regular intervals.
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    Journey

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Android Wear
    134 alternatives to Journey 

    A diary that keeps your private memories forever. Trusted by millions of users, Journey is your perfect journal companion that keeps your private memories for a lifetime.

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    Journey Android diary with map


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    Day One

    • Mac
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    99 alternatives to Day One 

    Day One is a simple way to journal application for the Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionDay One has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  Support for MarkDownDay One supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    3.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Day One using IFTTT.
    4.  Support for GesturesDay One supports touch or mouse gestures and interactions.
    5.  Works OfflineDay One can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    6.  Calendar ViewDay One has a built-in calendar view to have a clear overview of your content over time.
    7.  Handwritten NotesDay One supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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    Day One contains the same prompts from Five Minute Journal in their templates section

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    Diaro

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    145 alternatives to Diaro 

    Diaro is designed to record your activities, daily events, appointments, experiences, thoughts, secrets and ideas throughout the day and sync data across all your devices. It is the easiest and most secure way to keep a diary.

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    Journalisitic

    8 alternatives to Journalisitic 

    Become mindful about what's happening in your life and log your daily agenda in short 3-5 bullet entries. Minimalistic design and PWA ready. Start journaling...

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    Journalistic PWA - minimalistic design


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    Think Smart Journal

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Linux Mobile
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    96 alternatives to Think Smart Journal 

    Unlock the secrets of your mind — simply by writing in your private journal. Every entry comes with a detailed analysis of you, your thoughts, and those who matter most. Imagine what you can discover about yourself.

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    Everlog

    • iPhone
    • iPad
    104 alternatives to Everlog 

    Everlog is a lightweight and elegant journal and diary app that helps you reflect on your life. Everlog was created with the simple premise of being fast and uncluttered, so it's just you and your thoughts.

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    Drips Diary

    88 alternatives to Drips Diary 

    Have you given up the habit of writing a diary because of the cumbersome process? Then here you can regain the fun of recording.

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    1.  Mood TrackingDrips Diary can keep a record of your personal mood or someone else at regular intervals.
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    Tempo

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    90 alternatives to Tempo 

    Tempo is a diary, mood tracker and Kanban board. Its main goals are to help you:

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    1.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Tempo without registration.
    2.  Mood TrackingTempo can keep a record of your personal mood or someone else at regular intervals.
    3.  No TrackingTempo will not track you or use your personal data.
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      Daybook

      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      4 alternatives to Daybook 

      Daybook app is a personal diary, journal & notes app on Android, Alexa, Googe Assistant, Bixby, Web & iOS. Daybook web helps to journal experiences, thoughts & ideas on Desktop. Experience this next-level online diary in the comfort of your browser.

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