Photo Credit – Sam Lytle

Keeping a personal journal has been a very important part of our lives. Each of us have stacks of handwritten journals detailing our adolescence and early adult-hood. About 5 years ago, we put down our pens and pencils and picked up keyboards and touchscreens instead for our personal journals. What we were journaling about hadn’t changed much, but how we were doing it became so much more efficient and enjoyable for us. As we started having kids, keeping journals for ourselves and them became that much more important. Where else would I tell the story about when I asked my 3 year old son where he got his super powers and he said, “Costco!”

Almost three years ago, I started writing app reviews for a popular iPhone and iPad app reviewing website, App Advice. It was an enjoyable experience, but I quickly grew tired of writing about apps I really wasn’t passionate about.

A slide rule app…really?

In June of 2011, I took to the interwebs to learn how to make a website and Easy Journaling was born. The plan was to take the things I had learned about digital journaling and combine it with my app review experience and passion for personal journaling. The site has quickly grown from a few readers to nearly a thousand per day. Easy Journaling has become the #1 resource for anyone wanting to learn more about keeping a journal on shiny gadgets including users, journal developers, major websites and podcasts.

Our mission at Easy Journaling is to provide you with the best app reviews, recommendations and ideas that we possibly can. We combine your input along with our own experiences and frequent communication with journal app developers. This combination of education and experience helps us bring the best information on digital journaling you will find anywhere. I could arguably say that I have tried and tested more journaling applications than anyone else, and this has helped me find the perfect journal or diary app for many as well as warn many of misleading features and claims.

In the next few months, we plan on rolling out even more features including a forum, podcast and even more products to take your digital journaling to the next level.


You belong on this site and in our community if you:

  • Want to journal but haven’t started yet
  • Have started journaling but don’t know where to go next
  • Have journaled your whole life but want to start doing so on your favorite gadget
  • Use a journal app on your iPhone, iPad, Android device, laptop, desktop and basically anything that boots up
  • Use Penzu, LiveJournal or similar online journaling software
  • Want to learn how to use Evernote as a journal
  • Want to learn something that will change your life forever
  • Are generally awesome

To learn more, enter your name and email below to receive EJ updates and get The 3 Things You Must Know Before Starting a Digital Journal. This mini-guide outlines what I warn everyone about before starting a journal on any device. I’ve seen too many horror stories of people losing thousands of words of their personal journal because their phone crashed, and I have learned how to completely avoid this. We also ask what device you use so that we can give you the most relevant information possible.