Day Journal: Personal Diary

Day Journal: Personal Diary


(3 stars)


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100,000 - 500,000 downloads

  • User-friendly interface
  • No entries limit
  • Protect your diary with a password
  • Categories
  • Export entries in different formats
  • Free version is a 7-days trial
  • No screen widgets for quick entries
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Expert's Review

"Smartify your diary"

Reviewed by / Aug 09, 2013

Day Journal is a note-taking and full-featured personal diary app

This is a catch-all helpful app: there's no a specific target since everyone needs to take notes about stuff, no matter if it's about grocery, sales, matches schedules and results or school assignment progress. Day Journal is a simple app that allows you to create text entries, attach images and voice clips to them, set date and time, set a mood, location and weather conditions. All of this in a single entry.

Of course, entries can be categorized: you can use the preset categories (personal, family, work) or add as many as you want from settings. Categories makes easier for users to find specific entries about their different daily activities. Thus, if you are, for example, a football fan who uses to watch matches in the TV or at the stadium, you can recall things that happened in the match if you wrote them down in your Day Journal app. One of the strongest points of this app is that it helps you remember even details such as weather, exact time and location (if you previously inputted it).

When it comes to personal diaries, one of the most feared situations is losing it. However, Day Journal allows you to backup all your entries, export data in different formats (CSV, HTML, TEXT,...) and share via e-mail, SMS or any of the supported app installed on your device. You can even post entries in Facebook (it just copies text to clipboard). The second concern with diaries is privacy: no worries, Day Journal allows you to protect your diary with a password and keep it away from the gossip.

Day Journal is a helpful app set in a minimalist, sober yet intuitive layout that certainly makes navigation easier. Just the needed info in each entry, not too overload it and get the users bored. The rest is up to you: keep adding entries and you'll become more efficient.

Developer's original description available here
Day Journal is a diary app which helps you capture and organize your thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences throughout life. With a clean and modern interface, Day Journal will help you discover the joy of journaling in digital form.


• Unlimited journal entries
• Quick diary entry and notifications
• What I did this time last year
• Full screen editor
• Markdown support
• Timeline, calendar & photo views
• Search entries
• Saved searches
• Protect your diary with a password
• Data backup and restore
• Automatically records your location and weather
• Categories to keep records organized
• Tags
• Emoticons to express your mood
• Share entries via Email, SMS, Facebook, Twitter, Evernote etc.
• Export data including Day One, CSV, HTML, XML and Plain Text
• Change interface color
• Material Design
• Search & filtering

… and so much more


Upgrade to Day Journal PRO (via an in app purchase) to unlock the following features:

• Add multiple photos to diary entries
• Add audio to diary entries
• Get location and date/time from photos
• Photo view
• Statistics
• Widget


"This app delivers. I use it on my tablet, and I love all the features. The UI design is simple, elegant and intuitive. I often add photos to my entries, and it's great that I can attach more than one. And support is prompt and helpful. I tried several journal apps before I found Day Journal, and for me this was the best."

"Best choice for diary on Android."

"Phenomenal I absolutely love this app. It's an excellent way to track daily progress in a very flexible way."

"Beautiful Design. Responsive Developer. I've tried just about every diary available for Android and other platforms and this one is certainly among the best"

"Having tried many free and paid for diary apps I found this the best of them all."

Who will benefit the most?

• Parents that want to save every smile of their children
• Writers
• Business people that want to keep records of expenses
• Managers that want to keep notes about their projects, employees, etc.
• Entrepreneurs - to record ideas
• Every human being that wants to preserve memories and family history
• Travel lovers

Whether you already keep a diary or struggle to find the time, Day Journal will help you make it easier and more rewarding. With Day Journal in your pocket you can easily add to your diary on the go - wherever you are.

So what are you waiting for? Download Day Journal and start recording your life today.



Recently changed in this version

** Always backup your data before updating **

- Material design UI
- Performance improvements
- Dropbox support for backup and export
- Photo view
- Manual location search
- Bug fixes

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Comments and ratings for Day Journal: Personal Diary
  • (48)

    by Amy Phoenix on 29/12/2014

    I chose this journal app for simplicity and export functions (although I have yet to use them). It is simple and only a couple dollars to upgrade if desired. I'd like to input hyperlinks for saving websites, but not sure this can be done. Please advise. Will update rating accordingly. Thanks.

  • (48)

    by Ahrimanne Z on 27/12/2014

    Can set reminders to complete. Can set smiley feelings., tags and topics location and weather in free version so well worth it. If you want to add pics that costs a quid & a bit . . That's all.

  • (48)

    by Pierre Verpile on 26/12/2014

    I have been trying to attach my screenshots to an entry and the app would just go blank and start a new entry. Too bad, I just upgraded to pro and the app works well (so far) besides that issue. It would be great if it get fixed.

  • (48)

    by Bert Sampson on 23/12/2014

    Would be good if it had a log in so you can go from device to device and online

  • (48)

    by Cassondra Konopka on 22/12/2014

    I really like this app. I lost some entries because I forgot to back it up, but now I'm chugging right along.

  • (48)

    by Hang Vinh on 21/12/2014

    I loved DayOne when I had an iphone. So I've been looking for a similar app. I like it that you can add more than one picture in this app. Would be nice if it's possible to export to PDF like in DayOne

  • (48)

    by Brian Lanier on 21/12/2014

    It's fun looking back what I did before. Syncing from my phone to my tablet is a bit of a chore but it's great app. I will give it 5 stars if it would sync up better and could enter location better by touching a map.

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