Grid Diary Classic 4+

Simple way to journal

Sumi Interactive

    • 4.4 • 764 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Simple way to journal

NOTICE: A new generation of Grid Diary has been released, and this version will stop updating on Dec 31, 2019. Please visit to learn more.


Featured by Apple in New & Noteworthy and What’s Hot!
"Grid Diary is a new way to look at journaling." - AppAdvice
"It’s a well-designed, good-looking and intuitive app with a clear purpose." - InsideMobileApps

Watch Grid Diary in action:

Did you ever try to keep a diary but never succeeded? Or did you have writer's block problem? Grid Diary is here for you.

Grid Diary is introducing a unique way of writing a diary. In Grid Diary, diary entry is made up of a number of "Grids", which is as simple as a question, prompt, or etc. It is like a pre-defined template for the diary. Thinking and writing in this way is more effective, and it feels more natural and fluid. You still have total freedom in the amount of the grid and the text you want to fill in a grid.

We started with a simple and clear purpose, and have always kept minimal design in mind. Through carefully crafted gestures, Grid Diary enhanced user experience in many ways.

=== FEATURES ===
• Unique grid format
• Prompt library for writing inspirations
• Photo attachment
• Reading mode
• Full text search-able
• Backup and restore
• Cloud input
• Record daily number of steps and calorie consumption(via HealthKit)

• Passcode lock
• Sync (iCloud Drive / Dropbox / WebDAV)
• Export in various formats
• Multiple reminders
• Customizable font styles
• Night mode
• Export to Evernote / Dropbox
• Text formatting tools

Pro is available in two pricing models:

1. $9.99 for one time purchase
2. $2.49 monthly subscription

Please note that price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel the subscription once activated. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase.


Having any problems? Any suggestions? We would love to hear from you! You can reach us at support at:
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What’s New

Version 4.3.0

- Compatible with iOS 13.
- Bug fixes.


Grid Diary Classic is now retired

Grid Diary was launched in early 2013 as a paid app. We consistently rolled out free updates, feature upgrades, and customer support for over 6 years.

In January 2019, Grid Diary 2 was released as a brand-new app. We spent over 2 years on new UI design, rewriting every line of code in Swift, building our own sync server… to create the brand-new Grid Diary. Believe it or not, the more we afraid to die out like the small outstanding product (without a steady income to support everlasting development), the more we work hard and value our users.

This app is now renamed to Grid Diary Classic. Users are still able to download it from the App Store. It remains mostly functional, but as software services such as iOS, iCloud, Dropbox change and update, we can no longer keep this legacy app functional.

At this time we recommend transitioning off of Grid Diary Classic into Grid Diary 2 on iOS. Grid Diary 2 was made a free download, and allow users to import their data from Grid Diary Classic at no cost. There is a membership upgrade option via subscription for users that want sync, passcode lock, color themes, and many other new features. We are also offering a 6-month free trial for pro users.

The new subscription model in Grid Diary 2 allows us to continue updating this single version indefinitely. We will never release a new, separate app, all future updates and upgrades will be part of this app binary.

Some of you may be surprised by this change. But it’s the result of a long-term discussion about how to put Grid Diary’s development, and the future of our small team, on a sustainable foundation.

We feel this is best for our users and for the future of Grid Diary. We believe that it will be a life company for you and we want to be around as long as you are to store your memories.

Please visit to learn more,feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Kevin Cao

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
764 Ratings

764 Ratings

DJ Rizzo ,

Disappointed in new business model

This is a great app that has helped me a lot. However buyer beware: I bought the pro version of this original Grid Diary just 2 months ago only to find out today it will no longer be updated - starting *last* week. Gee, thanks for the warning. I believe developers should be compensated for new releases and understand the need to focus on the new release; but to suddenly cut off updates for customers like myself who paid for this app just a few weeks ago is incredibly disappointing. I believe the fair thing would be to continue maintenance releases for the old version for at least a year so anyone who spent money on it will get a fair return on their investment. By suddenly stopping all updates on the old app, it feels like the dev is trying to force users to spend money on the new app - and spend a lot more at that since it is a subscription model only.

✨SilverGold✨ ,

A New Way of Journaling

Usually when I download a “diary” or “journal” app I often get conflicted on what to write. Sometimes I have days where I don’t do much at all and the page often looks almost blank. Most days I have no idea what I’d write anyways! It can be so difficult.
But with this app, writing down simple responses is the perfect way to reflect on your day (especially when you love answering questions).
It gives you a nice range of example questions with different topics and of course you can write your own custom questions as well; that’s a nice add-on!
Even though I haven’t gotten the Pro version of this app it’s still very useful and doesn’t flood your app time with meaningless adds. There’s the occasional pop up asking if you’d like to update to Grid Diary Pro though which I can’t complain too much about.
Overall, this is my favorite journal app and I think I wouldn’t use any other one. It’s simple and to the point. Nothings cluttering the screen, it’s very organized and has a nice aesthetic and minimalist feel. Love it! ,

I'm daily journaling! I'm more aware and grateful.

Thanks to this easy to use journaling tool, I am able to keep up with daily journal entries again.
I used to keep a daily hard bound journal for many years, but as interruptions increased, I was missing days and weeks at a time. I'm so glad I am back to daily journaling with the help of this app.
I mostly use it on my iPad, but since it is synced with my iPhone I can journal while I'm waiting for my food at a restaurant like I did yesterday.
An unexpected benefit has been that I find myself being more aware of the important things in life, like making time with family and friends. This is a bigger priority since I'm aware I will be recording it.
I've added a questions like, "Where did I see the hand of God in my life today?" This has helped me spiritually and increased my awareness and gratitude.
I've also added "Things I'm praying for" and "Prayers answered." It's really added value to my life in unexpected ways.
I've added, "Current events" to include what I'm aware of happening in my community and the world and my opinion of it.
I'm emailing my entries to myself and still printing a hard copy because that gives me some security just in case the electronic copy is lost.
I paid for the full version because it's well worth being able to add as many photos as I like. Plus the cost is minimal compared what I used to pay for my hard bound journals.
I highly recommend this!

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