Monologue 4+

Journal like you're texting

Minima Software

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.8 • 51 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Monologue is a new kind of journaling app that's as easy as texting. Just type and send, and your entries will be grouped by time, like your texting app. You can also group your entries into stories, and reply to your older entries.

+ Journal like you're texting.
+ Reply to older entries.
+ Organize your entries into stories.
+ Comment on webpages in Safari via the iOS Share extension. Works in any other app that supports sharing a URL, like Yelp, Foursquare, Google Maps, etc.
+ All entries are private and never leaves your phone.

What’s New

Version 2.1.2

+ Added copy (to pasteboard) option when long tapping an entry.
+ General bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

shrimpcaviar ,

hands-down best journaling app

monologue is so genius! i’ve downloaded so many journal apps aspirationally and i’ve never been able to commit to even two entries on any of them. duh, make it as simple as texting yourself. i’ve discovered i am an amazing text conversationalist. i use this app constantly to jot down my thoughts and write myself reminders all the time and it works, people! plus there’s a search feature so you could complicate your “entries” by tagging if you wanted. my one plea is that an option be made available to back these entries up (either cloud-based or even just being able to export as a text doc or pdf or something). i would pay for that feature. also maybe a FaceID/passcode option for security.

p.s. this is the first review i’ve ever written (not just on the app store — literally anywhere), which should hopefully be a testament to how much i love this app.

LadyCravenheart ,

amazing concept & design

The app has a lovely design & function, & I love the concept of journaling through text messages!!

+ clean UI with few distractions
+ unobtrusive ads
+ dark mode
+ you can separate sections into ‘stories’, which have a colored quote bar in the “view all” section, & as well as headers (that look like names in a chat log)
+ customizable colors for stories

- no formatting options (this is not a major con imo, but if it’s something you want, you should be aware of it!)
- no custom icons for stories (colored icon, yes, pic, no)
- being unable to copy messages without first clicking ‘edit’ then, ‘select all’

The cons are minor in my opinion, & I *definitely* recommend the app, if the above sounds appealing to you!

It’s not exactly what I was looking for when I was combing the appstore, but I downloaded it on a whim & found it lovely! Now I want something similar, but fiction oriented (my original purpose!) Still, def planning on keeping it, & making use of it somehow, bc I love it so much!

jonmap ,

Best so far

I was looking for a texting-style journaling app to get my thoughts down quicker and this definitely fits the bill. I love the clean design and ability to reply to past thoughts. I also appreciate the developers still updating it after so long. In future updates I’d love the ability to add photos like others have mentioned but perhaps more so I’d really like the ability to export my journal entries in another format besides JSON. It’s difficult finding apps that support that format and it’d be very helpful if I could export things as a PDF rather so I can save them in more places and share them more easily. Thanks again for making this app and hope the developers find time/value in adding these things in the future!

App Privacy

The developer, Minima Software, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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