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Stenosaur Personal Microjournal

By David Charlton

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"Stenosaur is a joy to use and is so simple that you can type away from the moment you install the app" --

"8.8 / 10, Of interest to writers and diarists of all stripes" --

Stenosaur is a different kind of journal. Instead of long daily entries, it records short thoughts as you have them. With its streamlined interface, adding something never takes more than a tap.

Compared to most journals, Stenosaur is less structured and more introspective. Instead of tracking your GPS coordinates or assigning an emoticon to each day, it's about letting go of mental filters and perfectionism and capturing an honest snapshot of your thoughts. Entries can be added and deleted, but can't be edited -- as soon as you create one it's saved with a timestamp, just like a tweet, so you can go back and review the flow of your thoughts throughout any day. If you've never been able to stick with a journaling habit before, you might be surprised how fast your thoughts add up when you can add a sentence or two anytime.

Want to save what you've written or transform it into something longer? Stenosaur makes it easy to print or save your journal to a document, whether you want to look at a single day's entries or your entire history.

Perfect for:
* General journaling
* First drafts
* Idea log
* Stream of consciousness
* Beating writer's block
* Mood / health tracking
* Dream journal

Stenosaur is a brand new app and there are a ton of features planned for upcoming versions, so let us know what you think is most important!

Twitter: @axe_monkey

What's New in Version 1.3.1

Fixed an occasional crash when deleting an entry.


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Customer Reviews

My favorite journaling app

The sample pictures gave me the impression that this app was going to be a bit childish what with the Adventure Time and Pony icons but turns out you make your own icons! So don't be fooled! This app is great!

If you're the kind of person who likes writing down EVERYTHING and having it all available together this app will become your best friend.

After searching long and hard for a useful simple ad-free journaling app, I found this one and have been using it loyally for about a month. It has replaced my actual journal for the time being because i can easily save ALL or just a month of my entires in a document or as a PDF or I can just save one or some of them into Notes to use easily later. It is all SO USEFUL. WHY DID I NOT FIND YOU SOONER.

It being stream of conscious based also makes it a REAL journaling app, and also a useful creative free writing app.

I use this app many times a day and it is useful for casual journalling, creative writing, and also poetry or jotting down notes or quotes or whatever the heck you want! It's also slightly therapeutic reading back on entires and not being able to change them. You can delete entires but I feel like it's cheating, so I pretend that feature doesn't exist. 😊

The customizable icons are useful for organizing the entires for when you're reading back or saving them. They also add some of your personality to the app.

All in all, great app! Love it! Thank you! I'll stop blabbering now! ❤️

Adorable UI, simple, & works!

Update: It's been 1 year and 800+ notes to myself. This is the best. Simple and not cluttered with nonsense. Definitely try it out & donate! And I'm usually a skeptic.
Previous post: The twitter for YOURSELF. I love this thing.
All those random thoughts and can't share because you have a job? Well, now you can! To yourself!
Plus! I love the backup options. Thank you adorable dev lad who made this.

Love this app

I put this on my task bar at the bottom of my iPhone & iPad screens, just to keep it handy. I find that I use it daily, and love it. If I need to, I can copy and paste notes into other folders later. I use it for everything from recipes, ideas, grocery lists, to poetry. Easy to use and easy to clean up. Love it.

Stenosaur Personal Microjournal
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3.1
  • Size: 11.9 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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