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These Journal Apps Will Help You Remember Every Magical Moment

Days are fleeting and keeping a handwritten journal can be a struggle. So, we present the best journal apps out there. Never miss a moment.

Record All of Your Memories

Life is full of amazing memories. Make sure to remember them with this app.

Day One Journal

One of the most robust journaling experiences out there

Day One Journal

Easy entry creation

For those who want to capture their lives as they live them

Day One 2 is a beautiful and robust journaling application that lets users capture their lives on-the-go as they live them. The interface is simple and intuitive, so navigating around is a breeze. Entries can be basic text or you can have up to 10 images, and the app is smart enough to detect the date and time as well as geolocation data from your images if it is available, so you don't have to manually change any of that data when creating the entry. Organize everything with tags, see your own activity (walking, stationary, driving, etc.) at the time of the memory, and have multiple journals for everything that may come up. There is also a Day One IFTTT (If This Then That) channel so you can link up your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Swarm feeds (and more) to Day One so everything is captured through automation. The Map view lets you see all of the places you've gone to, and the Photos section is a great way to see all of your photographic memories in one place. The app also uses Day One Sync for fast and reliable syncing across multiple devices. If you are looking for a journaling app that can handle what life throws at you, then consider Day One 2.

Why we love it

It's beautiful and robust, one of the best experiences for journaling on iOS that you can get.

Only Have a Few Minutes?

Journaling is a great way to unwind, but sometimes it can be time consuming. These apps are best suited for the person who only has a few minutes to spare for their daily reflection time.

Five Minute Journal

Five minutes is all you need to keep a journal

Five Minute Journal

Add a photo

For those who have trouble journaling and want somewhere to start.

Five Minute Journal is a simple app with one goal in mind: improve your life just five minutes at a time, twice a day. Together, that is just 10 minutes a day. That is 10 minutes to write out what you're grateful for, what you're happy about, how you want the day to go, and then reflect back on the day's events and how it could have been better. Take photos and add them to your entry to complete the reflection. This is a great way to get someone who doesn't normally journal to just sit down and write and reflect, because it's a healthy habit to do.

Why we love it

It's simple and a great way to get someone who doesn't normally journal into the habit of writing every day.

Keep A Journal Automatically

These apps can create a journal entry automatically just by gathering what you're already doing. Your social media posts, activity tracking, location visits are automatically gathered together.

Record Your Mood

Our moods can indicate a lot about our lives when we look back on them. These apps make recording your mood easy and fun.

Stigma · Journal, Diary, Mood & Anxiety Tracker
Stigma · Journal, Diary, Mood & Anxiety Tracker

Stigma · Journal, Diary, Mood & Anxiety Tracker

Stigma Inc.


Inspired by our personal struggles with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, we created Stigma.

Stigma provides you a safe way to build your support network, journal what’s on your mind, and keep track of your mood.

~~~~~~~~~ VISION FOR THE FUTURE ~~~~~~~~~

At Stigma, we want to live in a world where technology enables us to better manage our mood. A place where no one feels socially isolated, and where people dealing with mental health issues do not face a stigma.

Come join thousands of people on Stigma, improve your mood, and help create a healthier world.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FEATURES ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

PenPals - Find and message supportive peers
Support Groups - Join a caring group that matches your interests
Community - Share journals and offer & receive support

Simple Journaling - Take 15 seconds to add a journal entry
Mood Calendar - Track your mood in a visual calendar

Mood Graph - See how your mood adjusts over time
Word Cloud - Notice the prominent words you use in journals

Advanced Mood Analytics - Learn how exercise, location, and other factors impact your mood

~~~~~~~~~ PEOPLE LOVE STIGMA ~~~~~~~~~

"My clinical experience, along with research, have proven the positive impact journaling can have on mood. The 'Stigma' journal is so quick & easy to use, it makes journaling a pleasure - I encourage everyone to give it a try!"

Carrie Charles, MA., CRPO, OACCPP
Renowned Psychotherapist

"Stigma is a great tool for helping people to catalogue and reflect on the activities that affect their moods."

Dr. Jamie Gruman
Chair, Canadian Positive Psychology Association

Rediscover yourself, only with Stigma.™

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FINE PRINT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Stigma is free and will always be free to use - we offer options to upgrade for more advanced features as part of Stigma PRO:
- Advanced Analytics: Measure how fitness (steps) and location impact your mood, with improved analytics coming every month.
- Longer Journal Entries: Write journal entries up to 500 characters.

Stigma PRO offers two auto-renewing subscription options both available with a 1 month free trial (cancel anytime):
- $2.99 for 1-month of Stigma PRO
- $29.99 for 1-year of Stigma PRO

The pricing is representative for consumers from the United Status, pricing in other countries will be different. Your iTunes account will be charged at the confirmation of purchase. The Stigma PRO subscription will automatically renew and charge your account within 24 hours before the end of each term unless Auto-Renew is turned off 24 hours prior to the end of your current term which will cost either $2.99 for the 1-month subscription or $29.99 for the 1-year subscription. While you cannot avoid canceling an active subscription you can turn off auto-review at anytime from your iTunes account to prevent paying for another term. Free feel to message us in the app for help to manage your subscription.

Terms Of Service ( & Privacy Policy (

Note: Continued use of location services running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. While this only applies to Stigma PRO, the app is optimized to use minimize the impact on your battery life.

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Daylio - diary, mood tracker, journal
Daylio - diary, mood tracker, journal

Daylio - diary, mood tracker, journal

Relaxio s.r.o.

Daylio enables you to keep a private diary without having to type a single line. Try this beautifully designed micro-diary app right now for FREE!

Pick your mood and add activities you have been doing during the day. You can also add notes and keep an old school diary. Daylio is collecting recorded moods and activities in the statistics and calendar. This format will help you to understand your habits better. Keep track of your activities and create patterns to become more productive!

You can review all entries in the statistics on charts or the calendar.

To make it even better Daylio allows you:
- Use a big database of beautiful icons for your personalized activities
- Explore interesting statistics about your moods and activities on monthly or yearly charts
- Customize the names of moods
- Set reminders and never forget to create a memory
- Turn on PIN lock and keep your entries safe

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What Are You Grateful For?

Specifically keep track of what makes you happy with a gratitude journal. Try to stop dwelling on the negatives, and taking things for granted.

Capture Your Days

In case you don't have time to write down your day, you can use video instead. Capture video clips to encompass your day.

1 Second Everyday: Video Diary

Record your life.

1 Second Everyday: Video Diary

1 Second Everyday: Video Diary

We may not always take the time to write a journal. 1 Second Everyday emphasizes keeping a video journal with just a one second clip for the day. You can purposefully record in the app, or import a video, and select a one second section. The app creates a video slideshow for specific time periods that are composed of all of the one second clips.

Why we love it

If you want to see how you or your loved ones have changed, download 1 Second Everyday today. It allows you to keep multiple timelines going at once, so the whole family can join in.