Penjo - Pencil Journal 4+

Your Daily Planner & Agenda


Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 9 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Design Your Day - Plan, Capture and Create with Penjo.

Penjo transforms your iPad and iPhone into a powerful tool for organization and personal reflection. Created with a unique, agenda-centric design, Penjo not only aids in planning and organizing, but also serves as a digital diary for capturing treasured moments, notes, travel logs, and ideas, creating a balanced blend of work and personal life.

Tailored for individuals with active lifestyles—professionals, students, journal enthusiasts, travelers or entrepreneurs—Penjo merges the essence of professional and personal life management.

Key Advantages of Penjo:

* Agenda-Centric Approach: Penjo's unique design prioritizes your agenda, simplifying daily, weekly and monthly planning.
* Easy navigation : Ability to view your notes in day, week, month and list views.
- Flexible Input Methods: Embrace creativity with inputs via text, images, shapes or the personal touch of Apple Pencil, making your entries truly yours.
- Apple Calendar Integration: Seamlessly integrates with Apple Calendar, ensuring you're always informed and prepared for upcoming events and tasks.
- iCloud Sync: Effortlessly syncs across all your Apple devices ( iPad, iPhone and Mac(as viewer), and now Vision Pro ), making your notes and plans accessible anytime, anywhere.
- Adaptable Page & Space Control: Penjo evolves with your needs, from dynamically adjusting pages to customizing layouts with space control giving you total control over your notes' presentation.
- Privacy with Ease: With FaceID/TouchID, Penjo ensures your journals remain private and secure at both journal and app levels.
- Drawable Month Canvas: Visualize your month ahead and creatively track habits.
- Efficient Organization: With tools like customizable PDF exports, reminder alerts, quick navigation, copy & paste and bookmarks, managing your life has never been easier.
- Enhanced Map Cards - New!: Elevate your memories or projects with precise location information using map snapshots, Ideal for travelers and real estate enthusiasts.
- Widgets for Quick Access - New!: Get faster access to your most recent and favorite journals and habit trackers directly from your home screen, enhancing your productivity.

Upcoming Features:

- Handwriting Recognition
- Search and Tags
- Decorative Stickers
- and much more!

Penjo offers a Free version with limited access, or a Paid version with limitless capabilities, including unlimited journals, day sheets, Apple Calendar integration, iCloud sync, protective journals and access to many new features as they roll out.

Get Penjo today and start your journey towards seamless organization and expressive journaling. With Penjo, your iPad and iPhone are not just tools, but gateways to a more organized, creative, and fulfilling life. Don't wait to elevate your daily routine—unlock the full potential of your planning and journaling now.

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What’s New

Version 2.9.11

Localization and UI improvements as well as some bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Jbaird2006 ,

Great potential!

I really like the simplicity of the app. I love the handwritten planner and calander integration. Although I don’t like super busy notetaking apps there are a few additions that I would really find useful….Weekly view, stickers, the ability to import your own stickers and photos, snap to shapes and a widget that opens directly to either the current month, day, or week of a chosen journal/planner and maybe the ability to link a note page to a date for when you need more space than the month square can fit. Excited to see what you come up with!

Developer Response ,

Update: Weekly view - Check, Widgets - Check!
Thank you so much for your kind review and for taking the time to share your thoughts about Penjo! I am happy to hear that you enjoy the app.
You have great suggestions. I am always looking for ways to enhance Penjo experience and make it more user-friendly and versatile and your feature requests fit best to this mission.
Rest assured, I am actively working on new features and improvements, and your feedback will be a big part of this planning.
Stay tuned for future updates and new features including yours!
Feel free to reach out for any feedback and suggestions.
Zafer Arıcan

Tamanzi ,

Google Cal and Pen Planner — Finally!!

Seriously, just get it and pay for it to help support future development. It’s only in its infancy and yet it is exactly what I have been looking for. All the google calendar entries on each daily page which you can note, text, annotate and add images via paste or drag/drop slideover from files to your heart’s delight. Event details on tap. New calendar entries. Dynamically updating for new events. Weekly and monthly views. I have been seeking a google calendar/planner/journal iPad integration that will allow me to doodle and draw attention visually to important entries in my Google calendar — and Penjo, while still rudimentary — checks all the boxes (especially as regards drag/drop images from files as I have built an extensive clip art library). There is another app that came close, but it’s functionality for the use of outside images was cumbersome and pedantic. Another popular planner app promises “Google Calendar sync,” but delivers only a manual linking to each event. Nooooo time for that! Drag/drop was the game-changer here for me, as was the blank canvas. I know the developers have many updates in store and I am looking forward to seeing what they come up with. However as a visual artist, I have to point out that their app icon could use some polishing. It looks like it was created as an after-thought — and potential purchasers may believe the same of the app without trying it. Just my own two cents.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your detailed review and for recommending Penjo! We’re glad to hear that the app is meeting your expectations, especially with features like drag-and-drop, close integration of calendar events and the ability to annotate them. We appreciate your feedback on the app icon as well and will keep it in mind as we continue to refine our designs to better reflect the quality of Penjo.

Your insights are incredibly helpful as we continue to develop and improve the app. We have many exciting updates planned, and we can't wait for you to see what’s coming next!

Thank you again for your support and for sharing your thoughts. If you have any more suggestions or need assistance, please feel free to reach out.

Martin's opinion ,


I was always looking for something like this and here it is. Simple and straight forward, just how we like it. Focused on one thing: Taking handwritten notes linked to a day – a diary for Apple Pencil. It's quite mature for such a young app. I'm using version 2.9.11 and I'm curious to see how it will be refined. For less than 10 bucks which unlocks all features forever, it's no-brainer for an iPad fan like me.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your kind words and detailed review of Penjo. Glad to hear that you find the app simple, straightforward, and focused on delivering a satisfying day-based handwritten note-taking experience. Your feedback about its maturity, despite being a relatively young app, is really encouraging.
I am excited about brand new features coming with version 3.0, so stay tuned for more improvements, and happy journaling with Penjo!
Zafer Arıcan

App Privacy

The developer, Zafer ARICAN, 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:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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