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ZenJournal Alternatives

ZenJournal is described as 'is not a note-taking app where you are forced to write a title for every note, not an inbox where you send email to yourself, not a blog that everyone can see, nor a social network site for marketers and stalkers' and is a Journaling app in the security & privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to ZenJournal for a variety of platforms, including iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Daylio, which is free. Other great apps like ZenJournal are Journey, Day One, Journée and Lifeograph.

ZenJournal 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 ZenJournal.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad

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    Daylio

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

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

    ⚫︎ Automatic BackupDaylio will automatically back up your data periodically.
    ⚫︎ Mood TrackingDaylio can keep a record of your personal mood or someone else at regular intervals.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableDaylio is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Journey

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Android Wear

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownJourney supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Journey journal on Android


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

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionDay One has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownDay One supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Support for GesturesDay One supports touch or mouse gestures and interactions.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineDay One can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Calendar ViewDay One has a built-in calendar view to have a clear overview of your content over time.
    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesDay One supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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    Journée

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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

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

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    Lifeograph

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

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

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineLifeograph can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Momento

    • iPhone

    Momento is a unique diary/journal writing app for iPhone & iPod touch, which provides a quick and easy way to record moments throughout your day. Connect with popular social web services, such as Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Last.

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    Penzu

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

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

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    OurDays

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • iPhone

    OurDays is an elegant journal with well-design interface. You can keep your daily activities, feeling, and ideas by photos, voice recordings, texts, locations, and tags.

    ⚫︎ Support for GesturesOurDays supports touch or mouse gestures and interactions.
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    Journaley

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    A simple and elegant open-source journal keeping software for Windows compatible with Day One

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownJournaley supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.1, released in August 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    Think Smart Journal

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Linux Mobile
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    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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