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Chronicle - A Personal Journal / Diary / Writing Notebook

By Steven Romej

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Ideas, stories, and life’s events. Capture them in a journal that’s easy to carry and offers more than bound sheets.

Chronicle is simple. It's an effective way to start writing more, today. More importantly, the app protects what you write. Export your journal entries to read on your computer or share with others. You can also create backups and save them to other apps such as Dropbox, Drive, and Evernote.

Take a break from your social network. Write comfortably and benefit from being able to find anything you wrote with built-in search. Search results include relevant snippets of text so you can easily find the exact entry you’re looking for.

Start keeping a journal or diary. Organize chapters for a novel. Jot down notes and ideas. You can always export what you’ve written for safekeeping.


* "A great app - probably my favourite app on my new iPad actually. Thanks!" - Jennifer N. v1.1.3

* "This is a developer who cares about quality product and is willing to consider any feature and solve any problem." - rbart09 on v1.0.6

* "Be assured that even with zero changes, this app is a real winner and a bargain at that!" - DeborahJay on v1.0

* "This is an elegant app that makes journaling with the iPad a snap, pretty much any time anywhere." - chaletchic on v1.0.3

* "I love the ease of use and simplicity, it really promotes getting your ideas down quickly and efficiently." - Tim Thomas on v1.0.2


* Distraction free writing in portrait or landscape mode
* Add photos and put them where you want. The text flows around them
* No limit to the number of photos you can put on the page
* Pick your font and font size just like you do in iBooks
* Customize the text color of your journal
* Adjust the date of your entries by tapping the date
* Resize and rotate photos. Tap to view a fullscreen, zoomable version.
* Customize your journal by picking a page color
* Fast search that provides context around keywords
* Support for Dynamic Type means text is never too small to read
* Extended keyboard makes it easy to insert timestamps into your writing
* Optimized scrolling; scroll back a whole year in a few seconds
* Option to password protect your journal entries
* Export single entries via email, with photos embedded
* Quick launch. Chronicle remembers the last entry you were on.
* Arrange your photos by dragging them; rotate with two fingers
* Autosave and undo while you're writing


If you need a way to organize your writing, get the Notebooks add-on with in-app purchase. The cover is styled based on your text settings within the notebook. You'll have unlimited notebooks that you can drag and reorder as needed.

Thank you for all of the emails with compliments and suggestions! Please consider rating the app or leaving a review.

If you have a problem or you're upset about something, the only way I can help you is if you contact me. Please try that first and give me a chance.


Please contact me at with any questions or suggestions.

What's New in Version 2.0.3

- Privacy lock enhancements, especially for older devices
- Ability to export all entries as a text file
- Faster backup and export creation
- Ability to Mail your backups or you can 'Open In...' to save them elsewhere
- Fix for incorrect entry date in search results
- Improved crash reporting to make sure things get fixed faster
- App keeps recent backups, cleans up older ones to save storage
- Fix for database concurrency issues that could lead to rare crash
- Minor performance update related to displaying entry date

If you enjoy Chronicle, please take a moment to leave a review or star rating. This helps make more app updates possible, especially since the App Store hides previous reviews with each new app update.

From before:
- Improved autosave support
- Ability to import shared Photo Stream photos
- Ability to import the .backup file format from previous Chronicle / Chapters app
- Main views blurred in multitasking app switcher view for enhanced privacy (iOS 8)
- Fixed a crash that could occur when deleting an entry in portrait orientation

- Support for quick backup of all entries
- Fix for crash that could occur when sliding passcode on/off switch
- Made creating backup of selected entries faster
- Fixed a bug that could prevent popovers from appearing
- Completely updated for iOS 8 (full support for devices on 7.0 also)
- Your text now flows around your photos
- PDFs now include photos
- Reduced app download size


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Customer Reviews

Better than others; still a few things to improve

I was using another journal app, but it had several limitations that this app has overcome: ability to add more than one photo per day, ability to resize and rotate photos, and ability to drag photos around in the finished entry. However, the export to PDF leaves a little to be desired. I use this app as a travel journal, especially for trips when my husband and I are unable to bring our elementary-aged children along. I like to send them the entries every day or so, so that they can see what we are doing and share in the adventure. Unfortunately, any photos that happen to fall on a page break get split between the two pages in the PDF. It seems that the ability to force photos to the next page, the ability to preview the page breaks, or the ability to export content and import it to this same app on another device would all be potential ways to fix this.

Very good with a few things that need improvement

This app is smooth, simple, and sophisticated. It provides for an excellent writing experience. I like having the ability to write in many journals, to change the type faces and background colors, and to fit photographs neatly into the text.

I appreciate having the dates appear in the column of entries; however, I would prefer even more to have a calendar picker that would enable me to select entries when moving quickly through the months.

In my opinion this app hs one serious limitation, which is that, although one can backup documents to the Dropbox, one cannot export a document to dropbox and then import that item into the same app on a different device. Backups are in txt or pdf form, and can thus be imported into apps using accepting those formats; however, the Chronicles app itself will not except the txt or pdf files that have been exported by Chronicles on another device.

Love the ability to add and position pictures

I have only had this app for a few days. I love the ability to add photos to my entry. It makes them look more interesting. It is easy to edit past entries. I like the ability to change the font,size,page color.
The only reason I didn't give five stars is because there are a few features I would love to see in future versions. I have used other apps that listed location and weather information. This is good when journaling vacations. The other feature I would love to see is more editing features such as bold/italic text, change font and sizes per page instead of the whole journal. Although you can change the font, color, and size it does it for all the entries not just the page you are working on.
So far I like this and plan on using this to journal my weight loss journey. Pictures included!

Chronicle - A Personal Journal / Diary / Writing Notebook
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Lifestyle
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  • Version: 2.0.3
  • Size: 3.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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