The 7 Best Journal Apps for Mac to Capture Your Thoughts

MakeUseOf | 7/8/2019 | Sandy Writtenhouse
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You might use a physical journal to jot down your experiences, or even one on your mobile device to capture your thoughts on-the-go. So as you’d imagine, you can find journal apps to use on your computer. And it’s just as convenient, if not more, to write in your journal when you already have your laptop, well, on your lap.

Whether you’re working on your Mac or just browsing the web and want to record your mood, ideas, or something inspirational, this is the list for you. These are the seven best journal apps for Mac, free of charge and in no particular order.

Day - One - Journal - App - Devices

Day One is a popular journal app that’s available for mobile devices as well as macOS. You can add photos, videos, and audio recordings to your journal entries, which can make those words you write even more memorable.

Day One has some other standout features on Mac that you’ll enjoy:

Location - Entries - Day - Map

Enable your location and you can see your entries for each day plotted on a map.

Use the calendar view to go back in time and add items or entries you missed.

Format - Entries - Quote - Code - Blocks

Format your entries with quote or code blocks, lists, and headers.

Adjust settings for the appearance, syncing, reminders, and password-protection.

Filter - Entries - Media - Type - Date

Filter your entries by media type, date, location, tags, activity, and more.

If you’re looking for a free journal app for Mac that comes with plenty of features for making your journaling experience that much better, you’ll want Day One. You can download the app for free and upgrade to the Premium subscription if you want multiple journals, backups, automated entries, and other useful features.

Journal - Neat - Appearance - Settings - Look

For a journal with a neat and clean appearance and simple settings, take a look at Diarly. You can add locations and links to your words, as well as dragging and dropping files or photos into your entries.

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