Monday, October 18, 2010

Journal for Free Ten

Ten Things About Journaling Freeware

Freeware caution: always scan free downloads of anything for bugs and other threats before dumping the programs into your hard drive.

Cire is "a free and open-source program designed for keeping an electronic journal or diary, which runs on Linux and other unixes. It is potentially useful for any sort of situation which requires the ability to maintain organized, chronological and encrypted logs or notes. Cire also provides a choice between three different forms of interfaces: a full GTK graphical interface, a command-line ncurses interface, and a simple command-line text interface" (OS: Linux/Unix/*nix)

Diary Book is "software for those who wish to keep a journal, a diary of daily life. The author's goal when writing this software was to make the traditional way we keep a diary even better by utilizing the power of today's modern computers. Not only does the software include a diary editor, but also an event reminder, address book, an alarm, picture manager, built-in mailer, HTML & Web Diary and To-Do List" (OS: Win 9x/ME/NT/2K/XP)

eJournal is "a software journaling tool. It can be used as a personal diary or a project diary. It stores journals as XML files, readable by Internet Explorer. Within the application, you can perform the following: print entries, search entries, create new entries, merge existing entries, delete old entries" (OS: Win 9x/ME/2K/NT/XP; designer notes that you must have Java Runtime Environment installed on your system to run this one)

iDailyDiary "provides a simple interface that immediately gets you started taking daily notes, creating a journal, putting your thoughts into writing and much more. The iDailyDiary editor is "richtext" with the ability to insert graphics, URL's, Hypertext links and links to other diary pages. iDailyDiary is fully searchable so you can always track down those important dates and reminders" (OS: Windows 9x, ME, 2000, XP, 2003, 2008, Vista, 7)

Jarnal is "an open-source application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal, making a presentation, annotating a document - including pdf - or collaborating using a stylus, mouse or keyboard. It is similar to Microsoft Windows Journal and to the earlier Mimeo whiteboarding and Palm notepad applications" (OS: Windows, Linux, Mac)

My Daily Journal is "a secure personal journal for everyday inspirational living. Write your daily thoughts, opinions, and life views in your own journal. It also includes a password login dialog box for keeping prying eyes out of your personal business. Insert special characters, emotional icons, pictures, and images into your writing for a more colourful display of your thoughts and ideas. The journal also incorporates an auto save feature for your convenience" (OS: All Windows operating systems)

My Diary is "reliable for storing everyday blogs or journals. Your diary is password protected, and blogs are encrypted using a simple yet powerful encryption algorithm to ensure that your journals are secured. myDiary automatically saves as you type so you don´t have to worry about saving. It´s very simple and easy to use - enter your password, pick a date, start typing" (OS: Win 98/NT/XP/Vista/Windows 7)

qOrganizer is "a general organizer that includes a calendar with schedule,reminders,journal/notes for every day, to-do list. But provides features useful for students such as: timetable and a booklet for marks and absences.It's designed to be easy to use. It represents a new approach to an organizer, with several innovative features" (OS: Windows XP/Vista/7)

RedNotebook is "a modern journal" that "includes a calendar navigation, customizable templates, export functionality and word clouds. You can also format, tag and search your entries" (OS: Win 98/ME/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7)

Xournal is "an application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus" (OS: Designer notes: "It is free software (GNU GPL) and runs on Linux (recent distributions) and other GTK+/Gnome platforms")


  1. Evernote is also very handy!

  2. Just downloaded qOrganizer! I am a sucky for these sorts of programs and software. :) Thanks so much for the resources!


  3. You find the neatest things! How do you do all of this? I've been working my socks off for the last two weeks. I'm lucky if I can do more than veg when I get home.

    And I'm going to do NaNo?

    I am a glutton...

  4. Hmmm, I guess I'll give one of these a try. Props for putting an open-source Linux program in--don't forget the little guys! I normally don't use these kinds of programs, bu qOrganizer certainly seems to deserve a look.

  5. Might try:) Thank you!!!

  6. Anonymous1:20 PM

    No one said about Mempad.. It has a plain text journaling system with very small foot print and it is portable, and has password protection.


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