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By Mariner Software

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"Macworld 2012 Eddy Award Winner"

Eddy Award
Macworld Magazine
January 2013

“MacJournal 6 is hard to beat.”
April 2012"

"MacJournal remains our app of choice for digital diary keeping."
MacUser UK
Jan 2012

Chronicle your memories, your life events and your thoughts with MacJournal 6, the world's most popular journaling app for the Mac. Enrich your journal entries by adding any kind of content - photos, images, files, QuickTime video - even audio. MacJournal 6 adds a Calendar Mode that will show your entries from any journal. Geolocation, Word Count and Progress Tracking features are also new to MacJournal 6. Use MacJournal’s unique Full Screen feature that will provide an undistracted writing landscape for your thoughts. A Timeline Mode has been added to this version to give you the ability to see your writing activity in chronological order. MacJournal 6 introduces an exciting new feature for creating books from journals specially formatted for publishing. Finally, your entries are secure with MacJournal’s two-level security: password protection and AES-256 encryption.

Like to blog? Share your thoughts and events - MacJournal entries can be published to any of the popular blogging services like Blogger, WordPress, LiveJournal, Posterous, and Tumblr.

Whether you keep a personal journal or one for school or business, you can join those who use MacJournal and consider it the most important software on their Mac, iPad or iPhone.

**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. Requires iOS 5.0 or later, iOS 6 or higher is recommended.**

What's New in Version 6.1.5

- Improved support for Dropbox documents
- Improvements for the Timeline view
- Improvements for other Navigation modes
- Added German localization
- Improved performance and bug fixes
- Enabled sandboxing for additional security


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Customer Reviews

cannot retreive previous data from last version

I have used several of the previous updates from Mariner software and was very happy with the product. I thought by upgrading I would have more features, but to my dismay, on my downloading the current version I have lost all my years of information previously saved on the prior version. In my frustration I thought I could still find the backups, but after several attempts to reinstall these old files I lost all hope and disbanded this software completely. What a waste. In retrospect the newer version was far inferior in design, in concept, and in easy of use. It became much more difficult to navigate, and formating was counterproductive and counterintuitive when using.
You would think they would design it for easy transition, but unfortunely they took a major dive with this release. I lost years of work.


Considering the fact that all of your customers paid upwards of $40 for this app...that there should be some type of compensation for materials lost. In the very least…an attempt to recover lost files or, either, publish a reversion to previous update in an attempt to recover everyones lost files.

I am sure some people were writing books, novels, textbooks, etc. Which are all deleted, lost, extracted during and/or after the IOS update.

MANY MANY people have rated this app only 1 star due to this problem. I lost ALL of my data as well.

When I open the app, it just shows the initial “welcome entry” paragraphs which were filed in the recycling bin….some coincedence there.

It’s time to stop ignoring your problem and try to fix it…before your app is so poorly rated…that NO ONE will buy it!!!

You all should be ashamed of yourselves for continuing to charge for this app, when everyone that had/has bought the previous versions have lost all of thier data. We trusted that our data would be secure and this app denied that. Please fix this.

Almost Abandonware

I have been using Macjournal for years, and I am said to say that the developer almost never updates the app and the customer service is non-existent. So far, the last few updates that have come have also come with a significant upgrade cost, whereas most other developers regularly add features and fix bugs. The password for one of my journals suddenly stopped working, and I could not access it. I backed up to a previous version using Time Machine, but a month worth of entries were gone. I'm now looking for something else.

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  • $29.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 6.1.5
  • Size: 19.9 MB
  • Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, German
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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