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Talk about some serious journaling experience! Introduced for the Mac in 2005 and the iPhone in 2010, MacJournal for iPad offers an even greater opportunity to document important life events while on the go. It's no wonder MacJournal is the world's most popular journaling app for the Mac.

MacJournal for iPad allows users to organize, chronicle and edit any life event using the same look and feel as the desktop version. Unlike other journaling apps, MacJournal offers the ability for users to blog to many of the popular servers such as Blogger, Wordpress, Tumblr and Posterous as well as being able to download existing entries. Use MacJournal on its own or share your MacJournal data over the cloud with your other Mac OS and iOS devices. Even share documents via iTunes. Whichever way, MacJournal has you covered.

MacJournal for iPad features include:
-Create entries in multiple journals
-Attach images to your entries
-Edit styles in entries (including font sizes, styles, and colors)
-Using Dropbox, manage multiple MacJournal
documents, that can reside on your device
-Share entries to Facebook and Twitter
-Create entries in multiple journals
-Lock MacJournal to require a pass code for security
-Search or browse entries using the search field
-Customize the display of journals and entries
-Journal in either landscape or portrait mode
-Organize journals using Smart Journals

***Sharing data with MacJournal for Mac OS via Dropbox requires MacJournal for Mac OS 6.0.6 or higher. MacJournal for Mac OS 6.0.6 or higher is also recommended for sharing data via wifi sync with.***

What's New

Version 1.11.2

- Fixed issue unlocking encrypted journals

Ratings and Reviews

2.1 out of 5

8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Frustratingly incomplete


First this app has a good interface and the Dropbox sync mostly works. I would rate this a 3 except for one thing. If they updated it more frequently with meaningful updates that add features that they are missing, like include sync it would be a for or even a five.

The reason that I give it a two and why I say that Dropbox sync mostly works is that when you are offline don't do any journal entries. The offline editing does not work at best and at worst it will lose entries from your journal.

I have worked with support on this for years. They say it's getting better but that Dropbox is the problem. But I have another app that uses Dropbox sync and they have never had an issue. So as long as you use it online only. Make sure that it syncs completely. And, make frequent backups of your data upside their backup system then it works great. If you don't you risk losing data.

Could use a facelift, but works

Jamaica Blue

This journal app hasn't changed very much in a few years & could stand a dusting at very least, but it works well to create individually designated journals, can password protect them, albeit not robustly. The journals exist locally INSTEAD of the ugly subscription trend going around in software these days! (sort of like official ransomware, but that is offtopic).

Using MacJournal for example, you can create a daily journal, a vacation or medical symptom tracker journal, for sporting records, a journal for wild hair book projects on-the-fly & tag them by criteria off your own choosing. Haven't looked lately, but there wasn't much competition for MacJournal to recommend over this.

Search needs fixing


I generally like this mobile app and would like to give it more stars. It has good interface with one exception. The search feature controls do not appear to display correctly. The search options are overlapped by the Cancel button so you cannot select the search scope. Also, entered search text does not produce results, despite the text string being available in a majority of entries.


Mariner Software, Inc.
22.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, Dutch, French
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Mariner Software, Inc.


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