Best Journaling Apps for Your Mac

Best Journaling Apps for Your Mac

Kevin Whipps
Nov 29, 2011

We all have thoughts and ideas that pass through our head throughout the day, and sometimes it's great to keep track of those moments using a journal. Sure, you could have a Moleskine by your bedside with a fancy pen, but if you find it easier to type things out on your Mac, then it's time to find a journaling app that suits your needs. Fortunately, we've got some of your best options on the following page, so hit the jump and let's work it out.

Day One: The best kind of journaling apps are the kind that have lots of input options, because if you can't quickly and easily write down your thoughts, you just might put it off. Day One not only has a Mac version with quick entry ability and a reminder system, but also companion apps for the iPhone and iPad. Bonus: it syncs with Dropbox as well.

Mariner MacJournal: Sure, you could just have text in your journal, but what if you want to add movies, photos or more? Mariner MacJournal brings all that to the table, plus you can publish your entries to various blogging sites as well.

Thoughts: With a very skeuomorphic appeal, Thoughts organizes your ideas into books kept onto a virtual shelf. And although you can use it for journaling, it's also versatile enough for to-do lists or any other notes you want to take.

Scrivener: Although technically not a journaling app, Scrivener is a powerful word processor with multiple formatting options to choose from. Maybe you want to turn your novel into a book someday — just set it up as a piece of non-fiction, and you're ready to write.

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