"When all you want is the digital equivalent of a paper diary, this is the perfect one." - goyyboy (5 stars)

"Loving the lighthearted feel of this deceptively powerful app." - plinkplok (5 stars)

"Exactly what I needed" - (multiple reviews)

"Good and accessible with VoiceOver" - Allan.summers

Never journal due to the inconvenience to do so?
Tend to forget to write in your diary?
Afraid that someone will peek into your diary?
Want to attach some quick photos into your journal?
Just need a simple digital diary that's easy to use?

Personal Diary is an app that solves the above problems. It's completely free with no advertisements and limitations. Easily access all your entries in all your devices with iCloud Sync. You can write diary entries without worrying that someone will peek at what you wrote, with passcode & biometric protection. Forgot about your diary? The app can 'summon' you back with a friendly nudge. You can also import as many photos as you wish into your entries. As an optional addition, you can set your mood and the weather, or automatically by an AI if you prefer.

*This app is developed and is managed by Wern Jie, 16.

Notable Features:
- Numeric passcode lock (any number of digits).
- Unlock using Touch ID or Face ID.
- Auto-saves as you type.
- Simple & Easy to use.
- iCloud Sync.
- Smart Search.
- Ability to pick a mood.
- Ability to choose the weather of the day.
- Mood & Weather can be automatically chosen.
- Import photos to your entries.
- Select a theme to suite your style.
- Dark Mode for better night use.
- iPad Multitasking Features supported.
- External keyboard supported.
- VoiceOver fully supported.
- 3D Touch functionalities supported.
- Simple Rich Text editing supported.
- Siri Shortcuts and Integration (experimental).
- Fully functional non-stripped down version of Apple Watch app.
- FlickType keyboard integration in the Apple Watch app, allowing for a faster and more convenient typing experience on your wrist.
- iPhone X, XS, XR series supported.
- New iPad Pro 11" and 12.9" supported.
- Apple Watch app supports all models, Series 0-4.
- Daily Notifications for writing in your diary.
- NO Ads & absolutely FREE! :D

*Some features may not available on the Apple Watch. All features for editing and viewing all your entries such as the Timeline view are fully supported on the watch, except for previewing images.

Don't forget to let me know what you think of Personal Diary by leaving a review on the App Store! Reviews and ratings help and let other users find this app. If you have any problems or questions, feel free to send a feedback; I might be able to help! :)

- Please do not forget your password. If you forget your password and your identity cannot be verified, you may not be able to access your data.


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This app allows you to tip/donate to directly support the development of this app through in-app purchases. No new features will be provided when you tip, it's just to support the app's development if you would like to. Selecting a Small/Medium/Large Tip will initiate a one time payment for tipping. A Continuous Tip is automatic-renewal subscription to tip every month, and will renew automatically every month unless it's turned off or cancelled (through your account settings) at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. For this, your iTunes account will be charged when payment is confirmed, and charged for auto-renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period at the selected price.

What’s New

Version 2.5.10

- Minor bug fixes.
- Added Acknowledgements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Piper Pixel ,

Good app, bad update!

I've always really liked this app. It's a really good place to store all my personal entries, and it's been nothing but reliable. The app was perfect...until the recent update came out. My app now laggs when I scroll down through my entries so much that it takes 1-2 minutes to actually reach the bottom of my entry page, and even then, the app sometimes crashes from the lagg. Not only that, but when I'm writing a new entry and want to scroll back up to fix something, it automatically scrolls right back down to where the cursor is, which is quite frustrating. Whenever I tap an area in the entry to edit it, the cursor doesn't appear in the area I tapped, but the lowest point in the entry. Please fix these errors, and most of all, fix the lagg, as it's becoming unbearable.

Developer Response ,


Sorry for your experience with the app. I've fixed all of these issues in version 2.4.1, but I'll need more information about the lag:

- Are any of the entries being downloaded? If so, it might temporarily degrade the app's performance. Once everything is downloaded, it should be fine. Is that the case?

FYI, other than the lag (which no one experienced before), all the other issues you reported have already existed since the a few versions before, and again, they're already fixed in version 2.4.1. Please try updating to the latest version of the app and see if that helps.

Hope to hear your reply!

DeejHames ,

Great Free app

Was looking for a free replacement with iCloud sync for Day One and found this little gem! I call it little but it actually does all I need, which includes inserting photos and the weather for the day. Diary is easy to use and syncs across my iPhone and iPad without issue. I really don’t like having to sign up for extra cloud services so the iCloud sync was the most important feature I was looking for in a journaling app. No ads and no pressure to pay but the option is there if you want to use it as I did. I’m sure that, like any programmer, the author will probably make changes over time. Just hope he keeps it nice and simple like it is now.

Developer Response ,

Hi there,

Thank you for the feedback, and glad you enjoyed using Personal Diary! :D

Feel free to send me an email from within the app if you have any questions.

- Wern Jie

peanut301 ,

Very helpful App

I was looking for something to help track health issues that I’m experiencing in hopes of finding a commonality of causes. While I don’t use it every day, I am able to track events in my life, medicine and weather changes to see if they impact how I feel. I can quickly check any complaint when I get to my doctor’s appointment on my cell phone, even though I make my entries on my tablet. They migrate to my phone seamlessly. This helps me to tell my doctor symptoms I might otherwise have forgotten! Love this app. It is also very simple to use and the little icons that show weather also help me quickly to note rain or sun.

Developer Response ,


Good to know you liked the app :D

Feel free to send me an email from within the app if you have any questions.

- Wern Jie


Eng Tat Lim
44.5 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 and watchOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  2. Large Tip $9.99
  3. Medium Tip $2.99


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