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Keeping a journal helps to create order when the world feels like chaos. You get to know yourself by revealing private fears, thoughts, and feelings. Many people that regularly journal look at their writing time as relaxation when they can de-stress and wind down.

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Penzu
Penzu
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Whether you’re looking for a tool to record your daily emotions and activities in a reflective journal, keep track of milestones in a food diary or pregnancy journal, or even record your dreams in a dream journal, Penzu has you covered. Penzu gives you all the tools you need to focus on the ideas you want to preserve, rather than the process of writing itself.

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Your private, 100% customizable online journal. Loved by over 2 million writers around the world.

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Free trial; Penzu Pro = $4.99 per month or $19.99 per year; Penzu Pro Plus = $9.99 per month or $49.99 per year; Lifetime Access = $199.99
Daylio
Daylio
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Daylio enables you to keep a private journal without having to type a single line.

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Daylio is an easy to use mobile app that allows you to track your moods and daily activities. With regular use (as little as 5 days) you’ll start getting feedback reports that reveal trends which can help you identify the connection between what activities you do when you feel great and what’s happening in your life when you have bad days.

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Free trial; $2.99 per month or $23.88 per year
Day One
Day One
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Since its release in 2011, Day One has been one of the most highly recommended journaling apps, landing a spot as Apple's Editors Choice in the App Store numerous times. The app offers a wide array of features—just about everything you might want or need in a digital journal. You can create journal entries in just one click on the Mac from the menu bar, use templates to make journaling easier, and automatically add metadata, such as location, weather, motion activity, currently playing music, and step count. You can also tag entries with hashtags, insert photos and videos, password-protect your journal, and format entries in Markdown.

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Day One is a journaling app for the iPhone, iPad and Mac. From once-in-a-lifetime events to everyday moments, Day One’s elegant interface makes journaling your life a simple pleasure.

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$34.99 per year
Momento
Momento
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Momento provides a private place to capture and remember the meaningful moments in your life — experiences, events, activities, places you visit and people you meet.

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Momento is a smart private journal that stays up to date effortlessly. Capture and collect moments to explore, relive and share your life story.

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Premium = $2.49 per month; Premium Gold = $37.99 per year
Dabble Me
Dabble Me
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Dabble Me was built in a way to help you actually keep a journal. It sends you an email every day asking how your day went. Hit reply and start typing anything. You can also include a photo that will remind you of your day. When you're done, hit send, and your entry will be saved instantly. With every reminder email, Dabble Me will include one of your previous entries chosen at random. You might get one from yesterday, last week, or last year.

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Dabble Me is a digital personal journal that enables users to keep a record their daily activities.

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$3 per month
Diarium
Diarium
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Compared to other journaling apps, Diarium stands out for its support for multiple media types in journal entries. If you'd rather speak than type, you can dictate your thoughts with accurate speech recognition. You can attach an audio file, inked drawing, or any other type of file to your entries, as well as multiple photos. Heck, you can even rate your journal entries (perhaps most useful as a way to track how happy you are each day).

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The most functional diary for Windows, macOS, iOS & Android lets you keep all your precious memories in one place and even reminds you to write down your experiences every day.

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$5.99 per month
Five Minute Journal
Five Minute Journal
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5 Minute Journal App has one mission: to use proven principles of positive psychology to make you happier in 5 minutes a day.

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Practicing gratitude with the 5 Minute Journal app brings you a more positive outlook on life and ability to notice wonderful things and capture the life-changing experiences, now available completely for free, with optional premium features.

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$9.99 per month; $39.99 per year; or Lifetime Access for $99.99

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