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The Journal Alternatives

The Journal is described as 'Whatever your journaling or writing needs, The Journal gives you unmatched convenience, flexibility, and security' and is a Journaling app. 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, Journée, Diaro and Lifeograph.

The 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 The Journal.
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  1. RedNotebook icon

    RedNotebook

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    • Xfce
    193 alternatives to RedNotebook 

    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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    1.  Calendar ViewRedNotebook has a built-in calendar view to have a clear overview of your content over time.
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    MemPad

    470 alternatives to MemPad 

    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.

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    1.  PortableMemPad can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  LightweightMemPad consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Journée

    • Windows
    • Linux
    153 alternatives to Journée 

    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.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownJournée supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  LightweightJournée consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    Discontinued

    No longer updated. Last update was in August 2018. It can still be downloaded.

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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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    Lifeograph

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    54 alternatives to Lifeograph 

    Lifeograph is an off-line and private journal and note taking application.

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    1.  Works OfflineLifeograph can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Writeaday

    • Android
    126 alternatives to Writeaday 

    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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    Each day of the week is 1 color of the rainbow. It's the powerful concept of streaks, but in the form of a colorful beautiful gradient.
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    Penzu

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    131 alternatives to Penzu 

    Write in Private. Penzu is your own personal journal and online diary.

    Don't want to share everything with the world? Easily keep your personal thoughts, memories, and ideas safe and secure in the cloud! And if you want to, you can share your individual entries via email or.

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    This app doesn't have any features at the moment.
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    My Notes Keeper

    121 alternatives to My Notes Keeper 

    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)

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    1.  Works OfflineMy Notes Keeper can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    iDailyDiary

    • Windows
    77 alternatives to iDailyDiary 

    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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    This app doesn't have any features at the moment.
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    MacJournal

    • Mac
    151 alternatives to MacJournal 

    MacJournal is the world's most popular journalist software for the Mac.

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