Ratings and Reviews
Quick & Easy but Limited
I have been using this app almost daily for about 4 months, and it works well, but there are things I think it could do better:
First, by using the entire screen on my MacBook Air 11 inch, it is hard to find any text amidst a long journal entry. Even if I have moved the cursor to make a correction, I struggle to find it after I've made the correction.
The single spacing makes finding text even harder. I wish I could set a format that double spaced or allowed other options to make text easier to navigate.
While I have selected "AutoSave" in the Preferences, it doesn't.
Searching entries is a simple search on keywords and is, therefore, very limited and makes it hard to really find anything. It would be nice if there were categories or topics that could be searched rather than just searching on specific words.
The app lets you give a title to a journal, but not to any particular entry within the journal. Often, I would like to give an entry a title because I use my journal entries to capture ideas and thoughts for my more formal writing and publishing, but being able to search notes only by date or words within the text makes old entries extremely difficult to find.
Even though I have complained aabout several things, I do pretty much like this app and continue to use it. I hope that the publisher will consider some of my comments and perhaps upgrade the app to perform a few more of the functions I have mentioned.
I bought this app because I wanted a journal app that allowed me to attach videos. This one allows that, but everything else about this app is unimpressive. There are no font options, resizing the photos is not convient, the words don’t wrap around the photos and there’s no way to export your entries/journal. The looks of the app is not pleasurable. It doesn’t make me feel inclined to write in it. It looks like something from the 90’s. I had hopes that this app would improve over time, but it hasn’t. I’ve used the app for several months and I just don’t have the desire to open it up and use it. I’m a modern clean lines kind of person that is artistic. This app doesn’t go along with that at all. Needless to say, I’m going to be taking my entries out the hard way and putting them into a new journal app that I purchased today; which looks much better. Only downfall is I’m losing the capability to attach videos and that is the only thing this app has going for it. Wasn’t worth the money I paid for it and now paid for another app that doesn’t have the function I was really looking for. It was just time to move on with or without video attachments.
What a waste of $15. I NEVER spend that kind of money on an app, but there are few journaling apps out there, and this one had good reviews. I suppose if encrypting is the most important feature for you, then this is what you want. But if you want an intuitive, attractive journal app, then skip this one. You can’t design your template in the app; you have to design it elsewhere then import it. For $15, I expected to be able to click and drag a photo from Photos (Mac), then resize it by grabbing a corner. Nope. Couldn’t even click and drag it from Photos on my Mac into the app. First I had to drag it to the desktop, then drag it into the app. Then resize it from a dropdown menu, where I didn’t get a clear image. The text will not wrap around a photo like it does in Pages. I’ve already wasted too much time and money on this app. If you have a Mac, just use Pages. You can password protect it plus you will have a much more intuitive program that looks beautiful too.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.