"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

Version 6.2

- Enabled iCloud document sharing
- Improved Journler import
- Fixed WordPress category handling
- Bug fixes and enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5
11 Ratings
11 Ratings
JAFiPadUser ,

Great app. I use it every day.

I’ve been using this app since 2013 and now I use it every day. My journaling file is 757MB and shows no discernible performance issues accept when pulling several images into a single entry from Photos.

Its backup and synchronization features are outstanding.

As a writer it’s better than Evernote simply because MacJournal has more robust organization for the wide variety of and volume of work I engage in (but I still use Evernote for basic tasks such as housing research notes on books I read). Actually, the two pair well together and that synthesis in my workflow enhances my productivity.

MacJournal has many features to enhance one’s compositions such as a book template in which I can get an idea of how my work would fit in a book of a given size. It has the shared feature to port work to Facebook, email, and a few other applications. The sort entry feature is very comprehensive. It has excellent text formatting capabilities. Most importantly, it has an import/export feature. There’s a lot more to this app than I’m describing here.

The app is very stable, too. If your backup/sync discipline is solid it’s very, very unlikely you’ll ever loose any work.

I love it.

Vermonter17032 ,

Powerful journaling app

MacJournal is the most powerful journaling app on the market. For some people it may have too many features. Those folks might prefer LifeCraft or DayOne or whatever. But if you’re looking for a full-featured writing environment with every conceivable way to organize your entries and notes, then take a good look at MacJournal. I’ve been using MJ for years and haven’t experienced any of the problems encountered by the other commenters. I’ve got entries dating back ten years. It’s always been reliable. I also like the wifi sync between my MacBook and the iPad version. I only hope that MacJournal continues to receive updates in the future.

chris28173 ,

I am blown away! Incredible doesn’t even cut it!

I am blown away! I am visually impaired and use the Voiceover accessibility feature both on iOS as well as OSX. In both cases, I have never hardly seen an app that worked so fantastically from an accessibility standpoint. This dev has obviously gone way way out of his/her way to make this app accessible. The interface is absolutely perfect! Considering I have some mental disorders, this app is going to be phenominal for keeping track of my most inner private thoughts. Thank you thank you thank you! You can’t know how long I’ve wanted an app like this! Devs? You all just made my day! Thank you! and God bless!


Mariner Software, Inc.
19.6 MB
OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor
English, German, Norwegian Bokmål
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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