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...read more!
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...read more!
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...read more!
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...read more!
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 to...read more!
(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...read more!
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...read more!
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...read more!
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...read more!
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...read more!
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...read more!
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 you....read more!
As far as advice I give concerning eJournals, the service I recommend above all others is the industry standard for online journaling- Penzu. This solid journal website is what CNET called “the most realistic re-creation of paper I’ve seen on the Web” and what I recently gave the highest recommendation in the ebook Modern Journaling, saying “As far as online journals go, it is a Penzu world and pretty much everyone else is playing catch up.” Penzu has an incredible free service that allows you to...read more!
I’ve just taken Sorting Thoughts for a quick test drive on a Verizon Palm Pre and there are some good things to be said about this app and the platform the developers are building around it. Most notably, the availability of the software not only on WebOS (Palm Pre) AND Android, but Windows and Mac as well. Recently I spoke of available methods to sync a journal between an iPhone and a computer. Although there are some promising applications, there is still much to be desired. Perhaps this is why I find the discovery of Sorting Thoughts...read more!
The longer I have been running Easy Journaling, the more people come to me with questions referring to journaling on their devices. These questions come from readers like you and also the friends and family in my life. The questions vary, but one pops up much more frequently than the others: What can I use that will allow me to journal from my iPhone, but that I can also write entries with on my PC or Mac? This should be an easy answer. If I were a developer, the first thing I would do (Hint, hint) would be to make a service...read more!