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Easily write down your thoughts with these minimalistic journaling apps

Journaling doesn't have to be so demanding. Whether you want to write long paragraphs detailing how your day went or just a few words highlighting how you're feeling, it helps to be able to just be able to jot down your thoughts and memories without being lost in distracting menus and nonessential features. And these are just the right apps for that.

Five Minute Journal
Grid Diary / Journal
DayGram - One line a day Diary
Tenyear diary / journal
little memory - private diary

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

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Five Minute Journal

Five Minute Journal

Intelligent Change Inc.

Five minutes is all you need to keep a journal

Quickly write short affirmations and take a photo. Do this twice a day to journal your life in just five minutes in an attempt to improve your overall happiness.

Grid Diary / Journal
Grid Diary / Journal

Grid Diary / Journal

Sumi Interactive

Featured by Apple in New & Noteworthy and What’s Hot

Featured by Apple in New & Noteworthy and What’s Hot!
"Grid Diary is a new way to look at journaling." - AppAdvice
"It’s a well-designed, good-looking and intuitive app with a clear purpose." - InsideMobileApps

Watch Grid Diary in action: http://vimeo.com/sumisumi/grid-diary-3

Did you ever try to keep a diary but never succeeded? Or did you have writer's block problem? Grid Diary is here for...

DayGram - One line a day Diary
DayGram - One line a day Diary

DayGram

SaltyCrackers Co., Ltd.

A daily diary.

Record your experiences and thoughts with DayGram.

Tenyear diary / journal
Tenyear diary / journal

Tenyear diary / journal

LiuMing

Where were you six years ago

Where were you six years ago? What was on your mind?
Wouldn't you love to read those thoughts today?

Record your activities, thoughts, feelings & memories. Each Daily Page covers a single date. The page is divided into 10 sections, one for each year, with four lines for each individual daily entry. Enough room to record the day's events without the burden...

little memory - private diary
little memory - private diary

little memory

Nerd Tower

Featured in iTunes Staff Favorites

Featured in iTunes Staff Favorites

What if there was a simple way to remember the moments that bring meaning to your life? A little muse to remind you of a chance encounter, a stolen moment, a first step, or a perfect smile? What if you could save those cherished moments in a private space that's all your own, to be discovered...

Q&A Diary - Roller Journal
Q&A Diary - Roller Journal

Q&A Diary

infoding.com

"Puts a new spin on the traditional journalling app" - AppAdvice

"Puts a new spin on the traditional journalling app" - AppAdvice
"This is such a great way to get started with keeping a journal" - iMore
"Roller Journal uses questions to keep your journal entries lively" - TUAW.com

Roller Journal is a new writing experience that draws you into capturing your best moments. Kickstart your writing in seconds and keep going.

Write free...

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Apps with average score

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DAMDA - Journal / Diary
DAMDA - Journal / Diary

DAMDA - Journal / Diary

KIM KYUNG MIN

How was your day?
Precious day
Happy day
Sad day
Angry day
Write your every day with DAMDA

◦●◦●◦●

◦ Intuitive and beautiful design.
◦ Passcode & Touch ID protection
◦ Sync your iOS devices (iPhone & iPad) with Dropbox
◦ Backup & Restore with Dropbox
◦ Up to 5 photos can be attached.
◦ Night Mode (Manual, Time schedule)
◦ Search story
◦...

Tenyear Diary / Journal HD
Tenyear Diary / Journal HD
Tenyear Diary / Journal HD

Tenyear Diary / Journal HD

LiuMing

Where were you six years ago? What was on your mind?
Wouldn't you love to read those thoughts today?

Record your activities, thoughts, feelings & memories. Each Daily Page covers a single date. The page is divided into 10 sections, one for each year, with four lines for each individual...

Moment Diary (journal)
Moment Diary (journal)
Moment Diary (journal)

Moment Diary (journal)

Utagoe Inc.

Great news!

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, cash flow record, jotting down what you watch on TV, song titles while you listen to radio...etc.

You...

Zero - A Pure Design Journal And Note
Zero - A Pure Design Journal And Note
Zero - A Pure Design Journal And Note

Zero - A Pure Design Journal And Note

Peng Li

Less Is More.
Zero - A Journal With Simple Design.
●●●●●●Features●●●●●●
● Timeline - Display your journal in Timeline.
● PhotoWall - Display your photo like a Photo Wall.
● Password - Fingerprint & Passcode to keep your journal secret.
● Font Size- Change Font-Size.
● Theme - 4 Theme-Color To Change
● Reminders - Remind you to...

Dayless - Simple Diary App
Dayless - Simple Diary App
Dayless - Simple Diary App

Dayless - Simple Diary App

minhee choi

'Dayless' my own story

'Dayless' pursues simplicity, intuition, speed.
Make a your own note briefly and simply!
'Dayless' collects notes and makes your own memory collection.

Write about life with 'Dayless'

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Essential Features
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My Dear Diary with GPS
My Dear Diary with GPS
My Dear Diary with GPS

My Dear Diary with GPS

The Anode Group

"My Dear Diary with GPS" is a mobile diary that you can always carry with you on your iPhone or iPod touch.

This is the easiest way to record your thoughts, inspirations and feelings wherever you are. We've even added GPS awareness so the app can automatically save the address/location...

iDo Notepad (Diary/Journal)
iDo Notepad (Diary/Journal)
iDo Notepad (Diary/Journal)

iDo Notepad (Diary/Journal)

Neil Thomas

iDo Notepad - is a simple to use notepad application which has been written specifically for the iPad & iPhone/iPod Touch. Add as many entries as you wish, search and sort using the built in search/sort facility, assign different icons to represent different events in your notes, Touch ID and...

Quick Diary
Quick Diary
Quick Diary

Quick Diary

TopOfStack Software

Quick note, sticky note and diary - in one free application. Get the part of your daily life with you from now on....
You can save any writing instantly, edit later or delete, search by text or date and share any note whenever you wish.
Please visit support URL for detail on...

My Journals (Diary / Journal)
My Journals (Diary / Journal)
My Journals (Diary / Journal)

My Journals (Diary / Journal)

Frank Hartmann Softwaredevelopment

Use My Journals to create journals or diaries holding your private thoughts and images or videos.
The beautiful themes make it easy to adjust your journals to your preferences and make it more enjoyable to read them later.

Features:
* Create an unlimited number of journals
* Optional password and TouchID protection for each...

Day One Classic
Day One Classic
Day One Classic

Day One Classic

Bloom Built Inc

Day One is the rare app that lives up to its hype. The award-winning app’s simplicity and elegance has made it the standard to which all other journal apps are compared. Day One’s best feature may be that it’s so easy and pleasant to use that you actually want to...

Stream Journal - Easy Journaling
Stream Journal - Easy Journaling
Stream Journal - Easy Journaling

Stream Journal - Easy Journaling

Karen Grigoryan

The main function of this app is to let you capture the events and experiences of your life, record unique thoughts and ideas, set goals for the future and solve tricky problems. This journal is all about simplicity. It has no bells and whistles in it, only the necessary functionality....

Chronicle Journal
Chronicle Journal
Chronicle Journal

Chronicle Journal

Fishington Studios

Chronicle takes the pain out of keeping a diary. With an easy-to-use interface and cloud based syncing, the app is designed to provide the necessary power while keeping the focus on what really matters: You and your words.

We've made Chronicle with the following features:

• Fully updated for iOS 11.
•...

iJournaler - Diary & Journal
iJournaler - Diary & Journal
iJournaler - Diary & Journal

iJournaler - Diary & Journal

Bubblesort Laboratories LLC

The journal you already know how to use. The diary you will go to every day.

• Type today's entry while flipping through previous journal entries.
• Password Protection
• Add images and videos to your entries
• Change the font that you use to write in your journal
• Search for previous entries
•...

Chronicle - A Personal Journal / Writing Diary
Chronicle - A Personal Journal / Writing Diary
Chronicle - A Personal Journal / Writing Diary

Chronicle - A Personal Journal / Writing Diary

Steven Romej

Take note of life with Chronicle, a simple journaling app that offers more than bound sheets without overcomplicating the writing experience.

Focused writing. Multiple photos per entry that you can move, resize, rotate - your words flow around them. A recent New York Magazine article cites research showing people experienced...

The Diary (Journal/Diary)
The Diary (Journal/Diary)
The Diary (Journal/Diary)

The Diary (Journal/Diary)

We4Mobile

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" - George Santayana (1863-1952)
A diary will always help you introspect your past and plan your future. A diary will be a mirror for your personality. It will be a collection of your everyday thoughts, achievements, mistakes, memorable and sour...

Simple Q&A Diary
Simple Q&A Diary
Simple Q&A Diary

Simple Q&A Diary

Karen Grigoryan

This is a journaling app in which instead of writing paragraphs of text, as you would do in any ordinary diary, you answer a bunch of questions on a daily basis. This will save you a lot of time. The list of questions is designed by you, and can be...

Questions Journal: A Daily Q&A Diary
Questions Journal: A Daily Q&A Diary
Questions Journal: A Daily Q&A Diary

Questions Journal: A Daily Q&A Diary

daCapo Software

Answer a new question every single day of the year!

Whether you're looking for a journal starter, a collection of great conversational questions, or something to help you write more often, this app offers enough interesting questions to keep you writing every single day of the year.

With a simple tap-and-swipe user...

Easy Journal
Easy Journal
Easy Journal

Easy Journal

Michael Wineburg

Easy Journal is the first state of the art personal text-message writing system.
Stop clicking around trying to format a document yourself—let technology do it for you.

Be part of a modern writing revolution.

Easy Journal's features include:

-Quick and easy text entry system

-Add pictures from your photo library

-Lock your journals with a 4...

Tablet Journal™
Tablet Journal™
Tablet Journal™

Tablet Journal™

Creative App Group

The app can now be shared in a family! See iTunes for details.

Tablet Journal™ is extremely easy-to-use! We have created a large variety of unique icons and beautiful backgrounds to enhance your journaling experience. Our intention is to assist you in recording your thoughts, ideas, experiences, daily activites or anything...

Whiter – simple, clean & elegant journal/diary app
Whiter – simple, clean & elegant journal/diary app
Whiter – simple, clean & elegant journal/diary app

Whiter – simple, clean & elegant journal/diary app

Shi Xu

Whiter is designed to inspire and focus on writing: all the moments, ideas, secrets, emotions and pictures - the nature of your life. It encourages you to record your inspirations and keep tracks of your stories.

Some of the features are:

• Gallery view to show all of your entries
• Elegant themes...

DayEntry - quick diary, journal for Evernote
DayEntry - quick diary, journal for Evernote
DayEntry - quick diary, journal for Evernote

DayEntry - quick diary, journal for Evernote

Gosubits

Have one single Evernote note for any day. Log your thoughts, notes, records, timestamps, photos, reminders, geotags to the note quickly.

All your notes are stored in the special Evernote notebook chronologically. The note is labelled with the current date automatically. You can have many journals selecting different notebooks.

It’s best for...

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Peach & Pit - Journal - Diary - Memories

Peach & Pit - Journal - Diary - Memories

Enabled Apps LLC

Our new app lets you write about two things that happened in your day, your Peach & your Pit.

A PEACH is something that made you smile, delighted you, or gave you satisfaction. Perhaps you caught up with old friends, accomplished something special or just had a great day in general.

A PIT is something that made you frown, challenged you, or tested your happiness on that specific day. Maybe you got stuck in traffic, had a headache that just wouldn't go away or in general, just had a day that could have gone better.

Write about the best things that happened to you (Peach), the things that didn't go as planned (Pit) or both. Entries can be as short as a few emojis or stretch around the block.

Life can happen so quickly, the weeks & months pass seemingly in the blink of an eye. With the Peach & Pit app, you can capture these moments to create a wonderful keepsake of your life. Look back at your fun, happy moments as well as the challenges and obstacles that you have overcome.


AWESOME FEATURES

-Sharing-
We've made it easy to share your life with those closest to you. Whether you want to share your peach, your pit, or both, we've got you covered.

-Sync-
Sync all of your entries between devices with iCloud.

-Daily reminders-
Get a reminder everyday (optional) to write in your journal.

-3D Touch support-
Use 3D Touch to quickly create a journal entry for today or yesterday.

-Colors-
Change your Peach & Pit colors to match your personality. Choose from 12 difference colors and hundreds of combinations.

-Local Backup-
Daily backups are automatically saved to safeguard your journal.

-Great support-
If you ever need help, we'll be there for you with our in-app support center.

Happy journaling!

Snappylog - Quick daily diary

Snappylog - Quick daily diary

Switt Kongdachalert

Ever started writing diaries, but eventually stopped?

Usually, it's because it's getting harder to find things to write about, and after skipping writing for a few days, you forget about the diary altogether.

Snappylog tries to fix that.

We need logs that are quick, "snappy", to enter. Something that feels quicker and easier, less effortful than traditional diaries.

So when you start to enter a daily log in Snappylog, instead of being shown a blank sheet of white, forcing you to write out long, effortful essays, you are instead asked to rate your satisfaction of today, from 1-5.

Yes. And you can leave it at that, if you want.
At least that's some data, right?

If you want to add more, that's fine. We've got "Briefs", where you enter brief texts, mark them as good or bad, add photos* to them, or even elaborate on them into a full length description. The flexibility allows you to recall your day quicker and easier.

For maximum adherence to forming a habit, logs for a day can only be entered before midnight, before the day ends.


Other not-really-a-feature features
- Search through your entries according to rating, impact, or entry details.
- Configure reminder times as you find useful.
- Backup and Restore database via iTunes File Sharing
- Backup to Dropbox (upload only)


Feel free to suggest new features.

* Photos are compressed to 300x300 px to have minimal impact on storage. Snappylog emphasizes on capturing the "feel" of the day, thus high resolution is not required.

Memory Book - A Simple Journal Diary App for Every Day

Memory Book - A Simple Journal Diary App for Every Day

University Lunch Box, LLC

Memory Book is an uber simple app that sends you a push notification every day to remind you to record a memory.

A memory shouldn't be an itinerary of events, but rather a single, intimate moment. You shouldn't record how you went to school and then came home and walked to the grocery store and then watched an episode of Seinfeld and went to bed. Rather, a memory may describe how your teacher started to yell as she scolded your friend. Over the course of three sentences her voice escalated and escalated and a girl on the front row had to throw her hands over her ears because the teacher was so loud. At that point you wanted to laugh but held it back so your teacher wouldn't turn on you.

Memory Book is somewhat of an anti-social network. You want to be recording memories everyday. It keeps your mind sharp. But you don't necessarily want your aunt Caroline auditing your life.