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 | 1 comment

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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LDSJournal is Sunsetting – Its Replacement?

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Blog, Laptop and Desktop Journals, Tricks and Ideas | 2 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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David RM’s ‘The Journal’ for PC Goes Beyond the Basics

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in Blog, Laptop and Desktop Journals | 0 comments

David RM’s ‘The Journal’ for PC Goes Beyond the Basics

There are any number of journaling programs and software available, and I’ve probably tried only a few compared to what’s out there. One program that continues to meet my needs best is DavidRM Software’s, The Journal. This was one of the more comprehensive and well planned journaling programs I researched, tried — and purchased. Unfortunately, it’s only for Windows, and that can be a major drawback for some. Since I spend so much time in front of my Windows computer, though, it served my purposes...

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What I (Will) Miss Most About Penzu

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Blog, Laptop and Desktop Journals, Tricks and Ideas | 5 comments

What I (Will) Miss Most About Penzu

Get 101 Reasons to Write a Journal and Modern Journaling (plus more) bundled for a low price today! My relationship with Penzu has been well documented. It started as a nice online journal that I hoped to use someday to something that I used daily for more than a year. It went from something that I was infatuated with to something that I was ultimately frustrated with. To read more about Penzu, click here. It has been nearly six months since I started using Diaro 3 for Android (and PC) as my daily journal and I still love it. The mobile...

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Journal App Review: Capture 365 for iPad/iPhone (Mac Version Also Available)

Posted by on Mar 30, 2013 in Blog, iPhone and iPad Journals, Laptop and Desktop Journals | 2 comments

Journal App Review: Capture 365 for iPad/iPhone (Mac Version Also Available)

Looking for that perfect journal app is just like shopping for any other item. Imagine wanting to buy a new desk and going to an IKEA store. That certain familiar feeling is there; you know what you want and you know you want it now. The only problem is that all of a sudden, all desks seem to look alike. That vision of the perfect desk is gone. What’s left is a room full of possible purchases that leave you catatonic at the very least. Journal apps tend to be alike in some ways, especially if you have seen as many as I...

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This Free Recommendation Website Is Probably The Best Thing Easy Journaling Has Ever Done

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Android Journals, Blog, iPhone and iPad Journals, Laptop and Desktop Journals, Tricks and Ideas | 2 comments

This Free Recommendation Website Is Probably The Best Thing Easy Journaling Has Ever Done

What Is Your Best Journal App? Visitors come to Easy Journaling for a variety of reasons but the most popular is to find the best journal app for their favorite device. Just type “best android diary” or “best iPhone journal” into any Google search bar and you will probably be directed to this website. As nice as the ‘best journal app‘ posts are that you will find here, they aren’t really that helpful because each user has such different criteria. The top 5 apps for Jack won’t be the same for...

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The Darker Side of Penzu

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in Blog, Laptop and Desktop Journals | 12 comments

The Darker Side of Penzu

Read This If You Use Penzu (Or Have Thought About It) If you have been a part of the Easy Journaling community for a while you have probably seen a post or two about the most popular online journal, Penzu. Not writing about it would be similar to a tech blog not writing about Apple- possible but not realistic. This journaling service offers many features for free and even more for $19/year including syncing Penzu on Android and iPhone. Almost a year ago I wrote a personal piece on the subject titled Why I’m Switching...

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The 4 Reasons Why Diaro 3 Is the BEST Android Journal

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013 in Android Journals, Blog, Laptop and Desktop Journals | 20 comments

The 4 Reasons Why Diaro 3 Is the BEST Android Journal

(Pin this on Pinterest by hovering over the icon on the left and clicking on the Pin It button!) A few months back I documented my transition from the world of Apple to the world of Android. It was surprisingly smooth and I have to say that I haven’t regretted switching to my Galaxy S3 (Verizon) a single day. The iPhone 4 was a great device and I loved it for most of two years, there just came a day when I wanted a bigger screen and more customization. Android offered this and much more. I didn’t worry too much...

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Penzu is Android, LDS Journal is iPhone

Posted by on Nov 4, 2012 in Blog, Laptop and Desktop Journals | 0 comments

Penzu is Android, LDS Journal is iPhone

If anyone comes to me and tells me journaling is so important to them that they just want the best option, regardless of price, I almost always point them in the direction of either Penzu or LDS Journal. These two online journaling services offer more features than most and are available from nearly every platform. Penzu is more widely known and used, but LDS Journal was actually my first eJournal and is a beautiful Penzu alternative. In fact, LDS Journal’s print feature is probably the number one single feature any...

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Using Evernote As a Journal

Posted by on Sep 30, 2012 in Blog, Laptop and Desktop Journals | 9 comments

Using Evernote As a Journal

To call Evernote a product wouldn’t do it justice. This uber-popular note taking service has expanded to the point where it is an entire platform. Now there are dozens (if not hundreds) of applications that tap into the service for backup and more that enhance it. It is free for limited use and for a small price you can get almost unlimited uploading for notes and pictures. If you aren’t familiar with Evernote, I will let Wikipedia explain it to you: “Evernote is a suite of software and services designed for notetaking and...

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Getting Started With Online Food Diaries- 3 Resources

Posted by on May 27, 2012 in Blog, Laptop and Desktop Journals | 0 comments

Getting Started With Online Food Diaries- 3 Resources

When you are looking to either drop a few pounds or just live a healthier lifestyle, there are a host of calorie tracking websites available to assist you in this endeavor. They are called a variety of things, but most commonly food diaries or food journals and, as with most online diaries, come in a variety of shapes, sizes and flavors. eI’m not going to toss out any fibs about me knowing something about these food diaries, because I really don’t know much. I’m trying to learn, but can’t call myself an expert in any...

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Top 5 Journal Apps for the MAC!

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Blog, Laptop and Desktop Journals | 11 comments

Top 5 Journal Apps for the MAC!

Looking for the best journal app for you? Try our free journal recommendation tool! If you would rather have your journal on your desktop or laptop instead of smartphone, tablet or browser, there are some amazing options these days. If Mac is your flavor of choice, you now have the ability to browse through (relatively) new Mac App Store and find the journal that looks best for you. Better yet, I’ve browsed through it for you and narrowed them down to the best 5 Mac journals and diaries that your money can buy. As you read these...

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Why I’m Switching To Penzu

Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 in Blog, Laptop and Desktop Journals, The Pros | 16 comments

Why I’m Switching To Penzu

I’ve just gone through a big change in my journaling life. If you will allow me, I want to tell you the reason why and hopefully this experience will help you as you attempt to either find a new or better eJournal or else improve the one you are currently keeping. Think of this as a case study of the most personal kind and as we know, case studies are often one of the best forms of education. So without further adeau, why I am switching to Penzu, probably for good. I have spoken glowingly about Wonderful Days on at...

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Journal For Proven Productivity- Guest Post By The Founder Of The Easiest Journal Of Them All, iDoneThis

Posted by on Mar 8, 2012 in Blog, Laptop and Desktop Journals, The Pros | 2 comments

Journal For Proven Productivity- Guest Post By The Founder Of The Easiest Journal Of Them All, iDoneThis

The purpose of Easy Journaling is simple- make journal and diary keeping easier through modern applications and services for your smartphones, tablets and computers. Today I have a guest post from someone spearheading a movement that is perhaps the easiest way to journal available. How easy you ask? What if all you had to do was respond to an email once a day, explaining what you had accomplished. I’ve tried it, and it is very easy. Better yet, it is even harder to forget since the emails are always there to remind...

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