Diarly lets you securely keep a diary. It has a distraction-free interface and is packed with advanced features to make writing delightful.

Beautiful, Safe and Secure.


• Simple, distraction free interface so that you can focus on journaling
• Advanced Markdown editor with headers, bullets and more
• Inline rich media with photos and files
• Calendar, List and Search
• Hashtags and favorite entries for dynamic filtering
• Customizable fonts and font sizes
• Dark mode
• Word and character count
• Daily writing goals with word count targets
• Export to Markdown
• Templates for new entry
• Links to entries using x-callback-url
• Importing from DayOne, Mac Journal, DayOne Classic, and more

• Seamless, secure multi-device sync via iCloud.
• Encrypted and password protected, to keep your most personal thoughts secure.
• 100+ themes
• Multiple journals
• Import from Markdown
• Export to PDF
• View writing statistics for 90 days and more
• Map View

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We are constantly working hard on making the app better and more useful for you. If you have any suggestions please get in touch by emailing

What’s New

Version 1.2.3

• Typewriter mode is now in "View" menu
• Bug fixes and incremental improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
305 Ratings

305 Ratings

Mariezeee ,

Love it! Enhancement suggestion for the devs~

I pretty much never write reviews. But I’ve been low-key searching for the perfect app for my journaling over the years. And I’ve finally found the one! I love how you can really simplify the look of the screen to help you stay focused on your writing, yet lots of useful little features are just a click or two away. I love how there’s a little preview for each entry, and the themes, and the search — I just really like all of the features and how they’re neatly tucked away. And I really appreciate the added protection of the password. *So* worth the one-time in-app purchase.

There are enough options that I can feel like I’m customizing the app to my liking, but not too many options such that I feel overwhelmed and distracted by features rather than what the app is intended for - writing.

One idea that would make this *perfect* for me, would be if the devs added the option to choose your cursor color as well as the theme. I love the pink cursor that is built into the darkest theme, but I prefer the second-darkest theme. If I could have the best of both worlds, this would be completely perfect for me. (It’s already pretty close to perfect in my opinion!)

Developer Response ,

Hello & thank you for such positive review and suggestions!

Can confirm that new version will allow making custom themes (by modifying exported theme css). We hope you like it!

Please don't hesitate to contact us if something does not work as expected or maybe will have more ideas how to make app better.

Al I. D. ,

App is currently great, just a couple things I would like to see

This is the cleanest nicest diary app I have seen. I love that you use markdown but format it in a great looking way even while writing. And as others have said, the simplicity of the app realy makes it perfect for journaling. The thing I was looking for forever was the ability to specify a template for new entries, so thanks so much for that!

There are just a couple missing things that are keeping me from switching over: 1) I love this app, but I can’t bring myself to commit to it if it doesn’t have the ability to export to a format that other apps use. I am worried that I’ll want to switch in a month or two and don’t want to go through manually transfering every day’s journal. 2) I write entries right before I go to bed, which is sometimes after midnight. Right now, I don’t see a way to change the date on an existing entry, I only see a way to create a brand new entry. This isn’t a huge deal, but it would just be a nice little convinience to be able to click the date and select a new one.

Developer Response ,

Hello & Thank you for your review! Can you please contact us by sending us an email to so that we can learn more about your needs? We got some ideas for both of your points but would like to know if they match your requirements before we start implementing.

Adi77f ,

Excellent diary app, support

I take journaling very seriously, and have been using best award winning journaling app on iOS/Mac (Day One) since 2011. While Day One is very good, I always missed few features: encryption while storing data on iCloud, ability to use full screen width and dark background while typing, have multiple pictures in one day… On top, developers of Day One moved to subscription model, which I really did not appreciate - so stayed for too long with old v1 application that’s not evolving anymore. Diarly brings missing functionalities of Day One - on top of other regular journaling tools (calendar, list review, tagging, adding pictures).. Developer's support is excellent. Today the developer exchanged 6 (!) e-mails with me, helping me resolve import issue I had (we nailed it at end). Looking forward for iOS version!


Krzysztof Nowak
13.8 MB

macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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