Posted on Jul 16, 2011 | 5 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. Memoires: The Diary

Memoires: The Diary Description: Memoires gives a way to quickly enter thought, life moments, memories or notes, capture photos or insert images from gallery. Memoires detects location and addresses automatically and attaches them to a memo.

User Rating: 4.5/5

Downloads: 100,000-500,000

Price: Free

Click here for my full review.


- Strong protection with password and encryption of records and images.
- Timeline, Calendar, Map and Album views.
- Unlimited amount of photos captured or images attached (Storage space is limited by the size of SD card)
- Emotions (smileys)
- Configurable fonts and font size
- User fonts from SD card (ttf or otf fonts should be placed into /sdcard/fonts folder)
- Tags to organize and classify records.
- “Flow of thoughts” as an additional way to keep memories linked to each other and organized as continues conversation.
- Current weather conditions.
- Geo location, altitude and address either automatically obtained or entered manually on the map.
- Filtering
- Unlimited possibilities to share records and images by to other applications (depends on application data sent to). Sharing over email, sms, twitter, buzz, facebook etc (required corresponding client apps installed).
- Storing text, links and images from other applications which supports sharing it’s data (i.e from gallery, rss readers, ebook readers, browser etc.).
- Export as RTF document for printing including images.
- Export as Google document including images for further editing or sharing with friends.
- Full two-way synchronization with Google spreadsheet.
- Export images to Google Picasa album.
- Full backup and restore.
- Supports Move to SD card

2. Diaro- Diary Writing

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

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


- 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)

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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


- 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


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

. 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

. Passcode lock
. Simple task list
. Simple expense list

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

  • Maureen

    Thanks so much for researching Android apps for us Droid people! Since purchasing my Droid 2 a month or so ago, I have discovered that it’s definitely an iPhone world out there. It seems that anything cell-phone related is geared for the iPhone … so this article is much appreciated! I am also very excited about the Bluetooth keyboard idea you shared in your post about “typing faster on your (ahem) iPhone” … now I am just hoping they make a Bluetooth keyboard for androids!

    • Bruce Rohrer

      Sam’s club is now selling a Targus “universal” Bluetooth keyboard for Tablets. $49.96 gets you the keyboard, two AAA batteries, a capacitative stylus, a lucite tablet holder (with slots to hold tablet at two different angles), and an antibacterial screen cleaning cloth. The keyboard paired up with my Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 without any problem.

      • Brucerohrer

        P.S. It also paired with my LG Android phone!

  • Test

    apple keyboard works too

  • Uksarri

    so far so good not complicated and it password protected.