Prompted Journal: daily diary 4+

Guided writing app w/ privacy

Oatmeal Apps

    • 4.8 • 5.2K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Now with a Face ID lock to protect your personal entries.

A daily journal for self-compassion.

Be your own best friend, cheerleader, spiritual guru, etc. with our carefully crafted daily journal prompts. It’s an easy way to incorporate self reflection into your life, and reflect on all the things that matter.

Your diary is not just about writing what you ate for lunch. Instead, you can befriend yourself with thought-provoking prompts from day one. Reflect on your hopes and dreams, and really listen to yourself like a compassionate friend. If you’ve ever struggled to keep up with a diary, our daily journal prompts can remove the struggle of thinking of things to say, and make this journaling habit easy to maintain.

Each journal prompt comes with “Dive Deeper” questions to help you get the most out of your self care journal:
E.g. For the writing prompt: “Love is…”, reflect on Dive Deeper questions like “How do you show love towards others? How do others show love towards you? What was your first memory of feeling loved? Does love have a spiritual dimension for you? If so, how?”
The Dive Deeper questions help prevent writer’s block, making journaling a powerful wellness tool from day one.

A daily diary can seem daunting, even tedious — when in fact, journaling can be a powerful self care habit. Read through our reviews: you’ll find users who have used this app as a therapy journal, a self help aid, and a thought diary of everything important to them. Your daily journal can be a deeply rewarding wellness ritual that helps you write thoughts you might have otherwise ignored. We hope Prompted Journal helps you uncover more of what you’re meant be.

This writing app can feel like traveling through time. On day one, you’ll write a letter to your future self (1st prompt: Dear Future Me). About 3-4 months later, when the prompt recycles, you’ll be able to read your letter. While we love the physical diary, writing apps make it possible to instantly find the last time you answered the same journal prompt, or view ALL the times you answered the prompt at once. Watch your self esteem improve with each new cycle: your answers to journal prompts like “My biggest fear…” might show how you have overcome anxiety. This writing app becomes a conversation between you, your past self, and your future self. Your diary becomes a memento of how much you’ve grown. Just by incorporating a simple 5 minute journal habit into your life, you can get to know your inner me.

* Self care journaling for busy lives: 190+ journal prompts ready to go, recurring every 3-4 months.
* Daily reminders help you write and reflect every day.
* Create a PDF of your diary to print, email, or save.
* Daily journaling made easy.

Life is a journey, and our prompts are designed to help you reflect daily on where you’re heading. Write your thoughts on everything from mental health to love to self esteem. Make the five minute journal session you can squeeze into your mornings equate to five hours of talking with your best friend. Also, customize your guided journal by making journal prompts that only you can: e.g. “My dog Lucy and I…” With a wide range of topics you can reflect on, you can see yourself in from various angles.

Self help and self therapy are difficult because all the incredible books and spot-on teachings don’t force you to put them into practice. “Love yourself,” “Be grateful,” etc. sound simple, but can be surprisingly hard to do. We hope our writing apps turn apparently “simple” self help mantras like “Love yourself” into wellness habits you can practice daily.

* We specialize in writing apps that foster self care and wellness. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Your daily journal is yours and yours alone. We don’t store any of your data or ask you to create an account. We built this diary journal with your privacy in mind.

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What’s New

Version 5.4

Hi! We fixed some bugs and made improvements to your experience. We hope you enjoy them! As always, feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5.2K Ratings

5.2K Ratings

countrygal132 ,

Never thought I would enjoy journaling..

I never write reviews but as soon as i opened the app I knew I had to.
I’m the type of person to obsess over something and the idea of it, then stop doing it after 3 days. I have always loved the idea of writing down your thoughts and ideas and just having a journal you can treat as a friend who doesn’t talk back and tell
you something you don’t want to hear. BUT, the actual thought of PHYSICALLY WRITING in a journal is so tiring. I knew I had to find something that I can have at all times and not feel awkward writing in so ofc my only option was my phone. I saw this app and decided to download it just PRAYING that it would be good, and it was.. amazing. As soon as I opened the app the first things I read showed me that the creators truly care about the whole purpose of Journaling, and knew that it’s not supposed to be something you should feel obligated to do. It’s comforting, easy to use, not overwhelming, and you can choose whether or not you want notifications to remind you to write in the journal. The best part is that internet connection was not needed to use it, so during those moments that there’s no signal and you need something to do, this is perfect. I’m in love so thank you so so much creators and developers <3

alex.mango11 ,

My favorite app

As someone who’s been journaling in paper notebooks for 10 years now and continues to this day, I was hesitant to get a journaling app because I figured I already did enough on my own. However, after using it for just a few days, I’m already in love with it. The prompts are such a wonderful way to get myself thinking about things that I wouldn’t normally record. Sometimes I look at the prompt early in the day to see if anything inspires me or I’ll surprise myself when I check in with my 7pm reminder and have to recall something that answers it instead. In a world where convenience is key, this app surely fits the bill. Just yesterday something made me super happy and with no paper at hand to record my thoughts, I reached for my phone and opened this journaling app to quickly write it down. The prompt happened to be “Happiness is...” so my situation was very applicable at the time, but now I will say that happiness is definitely using this app because it’s making me reflect on my life and the days events in a new, meaningful way which is pushing me to have better, happier days. Thank you for creating this straightforward, wonderful app! I also adore the font which makes the writing even more fun, so I highly highly recommend getting it!!

Mizzie<3 ,

I’ve Never Seen Something So Good!

Okay So..
I’ve seen so many stupid jounal apps that make you pay to literally just write.
I was not expecting much from this app, yet still decided to give it ago, And boy am I glad I did! Because immediately I knew that the creators actually care for who is using it, and want to help you even though they have never ever met you, I love how you don’t put in your email, for constant spam and I love how there is no ads! I’m thinking about purchasing premium to help the creators, since there is no ads in the app to help them keep this app alive! And because this app is so amazing that I want to use its full potential! I love the prompts, because they are actually meaningful and it’s nice when you look back and see what you wrote the day before or the year before! I just downloaded this app and usually review it after a week! But this definitely deserves to be reviewed immediately! If your reading this review please download! It will be the best decision of you hole app downloading life!

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