Posted on Jul 16, 2011 | 0 comments

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Android journal and diary apps? Yeah, there are a ton of them. I’ve found 3 really popular free ones and 2 highly rated priced ones and directed them so that you can make the best decision for your smartphone or tablet.

1. Journey

(I now use Journey! Click here to see why I think this is the best Android journal.)

Journey Journaling App Description: Journey offers a quick and friendly writing screen, and simple but robust security. Journey makes it easy to record thoughts, life moments, memories or notes, and attach photos. Journey also detects location (even physical address) automatically and attaches them to your journal entry. Use tags for easy searching later.

User Rating: 4.7/5

Downloads: 50,000-100,000

Price: Free

Click here for my full review.

Features:

– Strong protection with password on the local app, and configurable security using Google.
– Timeline, Calendar, and Summary views.
– Ability to attach images. (Storage space is limited by the size of SD card)
– Quick to launch, simple interface, and ready-to-write.
– Fonts and text size using markdown syntax.
– Tags to organize and classify journal entries.
– Writing prompts available, but don’t clutter the screen or interrupt your “flow”.
– Current weather conditions.
– Geo location, altitude and address either automatically obtained or entered manually on the map.
– Export as PDF document for printing, including images.
– Exports seamlessly to Google Drive.
– Full two-way synchronization with Google Chrome application.
– Full backup and restore.
– Supports Move to SD card

2. Diaro- Diary Writing

Diaro for Android Description: Diaro is a passcode protected diary/journal/note writing app for AndroidDiaro is a chronological passcode protected diary/journal/note writing app, which provides a quick and easy way to record your life moments.

User Rating: 4/5

Downloads: 100,000-500,000

Price: Free

Features:

– Passcode protection
– Backup / Restore data from XML file
– Select default entries view (List, Categories)
– Choose category of the entry
– Add unlimited images/pictures to entries
– Set location and address automatically or manually
– Set Tags to organize your records
– Search entries by Categories, Tags, Location or other data
– Share your entries via E-mail, Facebook, Twitter or other
– Font sizes, themes, AM/PM 24h time
– Get Twitter entries alongside your diary
– Use notification bar icon for fast entry
– App 2 SD
– With ads (can be removed)

New to journaling? We have a bunch of tools to get you started.

3. Private DIARY

Private DIARY Description:Your personal life journal, simple and convenient in use. This app – Private DIARY will help to you to record your life. It will save all your emotions and interests. You can entrust him all secrets.

User Rating: 4.5/5

Downloads: 1,000-5,000

Price: $1.99

Features:

– Write notes about your life
– Set a password of your diary
– Show entries in any range of dates
– Show entries of selected category
– Change appearance
– Change the theme
– Backup copy of your entries to SD card
– Recovery of your entries from SD card
– Attach photos
– Add user categories
– Sending entries by email
– Change the order of the entries
– Copy images to Diary or make links to phone’s gallery
– Auto backup when exit
– No Ads

4. Moment Diary

Moment Diary Description: This is a private diary that makes notes with timestamps! You can take a short note and use it as a private diary, simple business note, diet record, food log, lifetime recording…etc.

User Rating: 4.5/5

Downloads: 100,000-500,000

Price: Free

Features: None listed but I know that Moment diary is also available on iOS.

5. Journal- Orange Diary

Orange Journal Diary Description: Journal + Notepad app.

User Rating: 4.5/5

Downloads: 5,000-10,000

Price: $1.49

Features:

Manage entries using
. Tags
. Icons
. Calendar UI
. Trash bin
. Reminder
. Template
. Attachment
(Photo, video, audio, file, tasks, expenses)

Customize
. Background colors
. Font
. Date/time format
. Text color
. Text size

Import & Export
. Import from SD card
. Import from Google Docs
. Export to Email/Text
. Export to Google Docs
. Export to Google Calendar (individual entry)
. Export to Google Blogger (individual entry)

Backup & Restore
. Scheduled backup
. data transfer

Others
. Passcode lock
. Simple task list
. Simple expense list

Are there any Android users among us? What journal apps have you tried?