Paper Notebooks that Get Scanned Automatically

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in Blog, Tricks and Ideas | 5 comments

Paper Notebooks that Get Scanned Automatically

Here’s an all-in-one solution for those who insist on writing in paper journals, but want an electronic copy that is digitally stored in the cloud. In this website, we have been sharing the best software solutions for journal-writing. Even still, I have complete empathy for people who prefer the old-fashioned method of paper and pen. Even after an honest attempt to try electronic journaling with the 30-Day Digital Journaling Challenge, there are some people who just crave the feel of a page under hand, and the scribing motions of an...

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Interview with Kay Adams on the Journalverse (Podcast)

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Blog, Podcast | 0 comments

Interview with Kay Adams on the Journalverse (Podcast)

Player above not working? Either click here, or right-click and “Save Link” to download the episode. Recently, I was featured in Kathleen Adams’ community website affectionately known as “The Journalverse”. For more about Kathleen’s amazing contributions to the world of journal therapy and her creation of the Journalverse, please visit and listen to my JournalTalk podcast on the subject. This interview was held on a recorded line with several Journalverse members, and titled...

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Journaling App Review: writr Feels Great

Posted by on May 18, 2014 in Blog, Laptop and Desktop Journals | 0 comments

Journaling App Review: writr Feels Great

People are loving writr. They have been climbing up the ranks, and quickly. Now in Top 5 paid productivity apps, and in the Top 100 overall paid apps. They consistently get 5 and 4 star ratings flowing in from the U.S.  Writr has recieved a confirmation from Microsoft to be featured in their next round of promotions, and have been recently reviewed on WPCentral. The following is a review from one of their users. What struck me when first opening writr, was how polished it felt. Subtle animations present the interface,...

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Secure Journaling on monkkee.com

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Blog, Laptop and Desktop Journals | 0 comments

Secure Journaling on monkkee.com

This is a Feature Summary of a new journaling app I found called monkkee.com. I discovered it just as I was updating the BJAT (Best Journaling App Tool) that was started over a year ago to help people find the best journaling application for their preferences. We’ve now added this and about a dozen other new apps that have gained some internet attention. Thanks to Christina Wieling for the guest post. I have added my own commentary at the end. monkkee is a new online journaling site with a special focus on privacy and...

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Privacy Mode: One Advantage of Digital Journaling

Posted by on Apr 26, 2014 in Blog, The Pros | 0 comments

Privacy Mode: One Advantage of Digital Journaling

Thanks, Bakari Chavanu, for this guest post: In age of Twitter, Facebook, smartphone apps, and even the NSA, very little seems private anymore. Many of us seem to want to let others know what we ate for lunch, who we recently befriended, and what video we starred on YouTube. Some people even confuse Twitter for a daily journal or diary. The tradition of diary- and journal-keeping is centered around privacy. But is there a case for allowing others to read our private writing?  Our journals or diaries may not be the historic...

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LDSJournal is Sunsetting – Its Replacement?

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Blog, Laptop and Desktop Journals, Tricks and Ideas | 0 comments

LDSJournal is Sunsetting – Its Replacement?

Today I posted a letter from the founder of LDSJournal to its users on the Easy Journaling Facebook page. This is a very sad announcement for many people because LDSJournal was such a trusted and reliable system for journaling. The letter is written with sincerity and a brief explanation. And I know that the hundreds or thousands of users are probably trying to figure out where to go next! I’m curious to know how many people have already exported their journals, and what they plan on doing next.  We’re getting some emails from...

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A New Chapter at Easy Journaling

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Blog, The Pros | 0 comments

A New Chapter at Easy Journaling

Life is constantly evolving. I’m welcoming a journaling guru to the Easy Journaling team. While demands on my full-time career have never been higher, and my roles as husband and father require increasing attention, I realize that I need serious help to give Easy Journaling the attention it deserves. This website is still the only location focused on digital journaling and consistently serves a growing audience as well as the casual journaler looking for the best journal app or digital journaling tips. It is with great...

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Should I Reread Old Journal Entries? Yup.

Posted by on Feb 8, 2014 in Blog, The Pros, Tricks and Ideas | 0 comments

Should I Reread Old Journal Entries? Yup.

I’ve been there before. Writing in a personal journal consistently for weeks or even months until finally the thought pops in “will anyone ever read all of these words I am writing?” You have possibly been there as well. It can be sort of a downer and mess with the journaling motivation that is often so hard to gather up. Conjuring up so much thought, emotion and story telling only to wonder if those words will ever been seen by human eyes again. Sometimes writing in a journal feels like throwing a pebble in the ocean or...

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The #1 Criteria You Should Consider When Choosing a Journal

Posted by on Jan 11, 2014 in Blog, The Pros, Tricks and Ideas | 0 comments

The #1 Criteria You Should Consider When Choosing a Journal

I have discussed many features and criteria by which you should be judging a journal app when you are in the market for a new one. These have included export to PDF, security and backup features and cross-platform compatibility. But when it is all said and done, after all of the numbers are crunched and you have limited your selection down to only a handful (which, by the way, www.bestjournalapp.com does for free) there is one criteria that you should use to rank and chose your app. What is it you ask? Well, just ask yourself a simple...

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Tis the Season- Making Journaling Your New Year’s Resolution

Posted by on Dec 14, 2013 in Blog, The Pros, Tricks and Ideas | 0 comments

Tis the Season- Making Journaling Your New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s is a season for reflection and contemplation. It is a time for change. This is the third New Year in Easy Journaling’s existence. Looking at the traffic on those past two days (a bunch of people came to this website), it is apparent that journaling is a common New Year’s resolution. It makes sense, really. Journaling can both preserve history and improve life. A personal journal can even help you with your other resolutions including losing weight, progressing careers and improving relationships. While I think...

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What Happens When You Miss A Month of Journaling?

Posted by on Nov 17, 2013 in Blog, The Pros, Tricks and Ideas | 0 comments

What Happens When You Miss A Month of Journaling?

Although I’m probably an above-average journal keeper, I never pretend to be perfect. I confess that I only score a 4 out of 5 on my own digital journaling scale. I believe in it and I try to faithfully keep up with it, but I could still do better. Well, today I have some more confessions to share. I basically missed the month of October with my journaling. Oh, and most of September as well.  This isn’t to discourage you but rather will hopefully help you. The reason I feel this short story will help you is because we all have times...

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Why You Should Keep a Gratitude Journal

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 in Blog, iPhone and iPad Journals, Tricks and Ideas | 0 comments

Why You Should Keep a Gratitude Journal

  In today’s world, it can be very easy to focus on the things we don’t have rather than pay thanks to the things that we do have. Indeed, that’s when keeping a gratitude journal comes in to play. Not only does it take the focus off our unnecessary wants, it gives us a reason to reflect on all of the good things in our lives. And you shouldn’t limit the project to just yourself. Instead, involve the whole family and let the gratitude journal your children keep become a way to show them what is truly important in...

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Six Tips for Better Journal Entries

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Blog, Tricks and Ideas | 0 comments

Six Tips for Better Journal Entries

Journaling regularly is a very satisfying act.  It’s the type of pastime with numerous benefits.  Not only does journaling give you a private place to record your thoughts, it gives you the opportunity to revisit different times in your life and reflect upon the growth and progress you have made as a person. Your journal can enhance the quality of your life, help you pinpoint your dreams and aspirations, and strengthen the relationships you have with your family and friends.  So, how can you improve your journaling practice?  What...

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Ting Cell Phone Service Isn’t For Everyone… But It Is Awesome

Posted by on Oct 19, 2013 in Android Journals, Blog, The Pros | 0 comments

Ting Cell Phone Service Isn’t For Everyone… But It Is Awesome

Editors Note: Although I will get credit towards my phone bill if you sign up for Ting using the links below, this isn’t an advertisement. Ting never approached me about this. I found out about them, researched the service they offered and made the switch. The post below documents my thought process on a decision that would cost me hundreds up front but save me thousands in the long run. I have been very happy so far and wanted to share my experience with you. I will try and keep you updated on my Ting experience. My...

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My Diary – Private Journal… Just a “Plain” Average App

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Android Journals, Blog | 0 comments

My Diary – Private Journal… Just a “Plain” Average App

After reviewing several really good journaling apps, My Diary – Private Journal was quite a letdown.  In all fairness I must state that I am a bit of an App Junkie and I enjoy apps that are feature rich as well as apps that are highly customizable.  My Diary – Private Journal is neither.  What you see is what you get, and you don’t get much.  Nevertheless, how can one complain when the price is right… it is free.  When an app is free what could you lose?  All you invested is the time it took you to determine...

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