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. 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.

Features:

- 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

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)

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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

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?