My Daily Journal is a robust journaling app that features:

- Rich Text (Bold, Underline, Italic)
- Backup/Restore via Dropbox
- Multiple Photos per Entry
- PDF Export
- Unlimited Journals
- No Accounts to sign up for

What's New

Version 3.0.7

Fixed a crashing bug that occurred when dictating.

Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

543 Ratings

543 Ratings

Well done! Recommended.


I used version 1.0 of this app for a few years updating to version 2.0.5 with IOS 7.1. This newest version runs fine on my iPad 2 but I was unable to transfer backup file from 1.0. I decided to cut and past the past entries that I wanted to keep to the newest version so that I'd have all my entries in one location. However, there might be an easier way to transition. The password entry is very secure and retrieval of a forgotten pw is now possible. Files backup to Drop Box in an unencrypted format and if you change the "sqlite" file extension on the backup to “txt”, it's readable but unformatted. To ensure privacy, I created a separate DropBox account known only to me for MyJournal backups and other private files.

There's a variety of user selected paper and fonts including bold, italics and colored. Pics can also be added. Entries are nicely presented on a summary page sorted by month. These can been narrowed down by user created Tags. Also, a search can also be performed via a popup calendar. Although I haven't tried it, entries can be exported in a variety of ways.

I paid $.99 for an addition Journal and it works as expected. However, it would be nice if I could use this second journal undated since it’ll be just for notes, to do’s and misc thoughts not requiring dates. It’s a very well thought-out app. I recommend it and I hope that the developers don't feel the need to "improve" it because it great the way it is.



If you're wondering whether to invest in this app, it of course, depends on what you are looking for. I have tried lots of them, and this is the perfect enabler for me to write regularly; that and the necessity of it being dependable and backed up are my main goals. This journal app does just that with the style choices I am looking for. I have tried some with a lot more bells and whistles but in the end they were undependable and all those unnecessaries only served as distractions which slowed down the writing process. This easy to use, dependable, and attractive enabler of writing with privacy works for me perfectly. May it also answer your needs...

On this latest autumn 2017 update: I appreciate that they are attempting to upgrade the app, but dependability is important to me. After the update, all my style selections for the app reverted to something they selected. When I tried to address this by resetting the default font after the app was opened (to the page displaying dates of entries) it went to full screen mode, allowed me to select a new font, but then I couldn't get out of that screen. So if you want to change the default font, do it before you open the book image to the dates of entries page. It works as expected at that point. Still a great app!

Fails to launch


I've had this app for almost two years on two different iPhones. The old version worked fine to allow me to journal, by dictation or typing. As the number of journal entries increased, it took longer and longer for the app to authenticate and open. Basically what happens is the password screen appears, then type it in, then used to wait a few seconds and my journal would open. As time went on those few seconds turned into 10-20 seconds. Then 30-40 seconds. Then a few months ago it would take 3-4 minutes to open the app. Now it just can't complete the process at all. I type in my password and it tries for 30 seconds, then the screen goes black and the iPhone home screen appears. It won't launch. Luckily I have the contents backed up in Dropbox, but I can't access it via the app. My current frustration is I have no where to record this precious time in my life. I try to login so I won't forget that sweet thing that just happened, wait and wait, and it just crashes. So sad.

I've reached out to the developer multiple times and followed their instructions. It still fails to launch. In the last three months I've only successfully journaled once! They have nothing more to offer me in terms of support: "No one else is having issues with the app."


JI Software Company, LLC
96.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© JI Software Company 2011-2017
In-App Purchases
  1. Unlimited Journals $4.99
  2. Additional Journal $0.99
  3. Additional Journal $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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