The Journal Alternatives

    The Journal is described as 'Whatever your journaling or writing needs, The Journal gives you unmatched convenience, flexibility, and security'. There are more than 10 alternatives to The Journal for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Online / Web-based, Android Tablet and iPad. The best alternative is RedNotebook, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like The Journal are MemPad (Free), Journée (Free, Open Source), Lifeograph (Free, Open Source) and Diaro (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Aug 18, 2021

    1. RedNotebook is a graphical diary and journal helping you keep track of notes and thoughts. It includes a calendar navigation, customizable templates, export functionality and word clouds. You can also format, tag and search your entries.
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    2. MemPad is a plain text outliner and note taking program with a tree structured index. All pages are stored in a single file. User interface available in 20 languages.


    3. A simplified, RedNotebook-type journal/diary app. With a focus on minimal design and a distraction free writing environment. Makes a folder full of dated text files that are easy to access even without the journal program.
    4. Lifeograph is an off-line and private journal and note taking application.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Kindle Fire
      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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    5. Writeaday is a novel journal app for the modern thinker. Integrates the power of streaks but in a visual color gradient form. There are hundreds of journaling apps out there - like, literally hundreds. We really think we have a novel concept for this old school genre.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Write in Private. Penzu is your own personal journal and online diary.
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    6. Home Of My Notes Keeper - My Notes Keeper is the premier note/outliner application for Windows 9x/2000/XP/NT. It allows you to store all of your notes and information in an easy-to-use outline, where you can quickly find what you need. (Also USB-Version available)
    7. MacJournal is the world's most popular journalist software for the Mac.
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    8. iDailyDiary provides a simple interface that immediately gets you started taking daily notes, creating a journal, putting your thoughts into writing and much more.
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