"I write in a journal daily. This extraordinary ritual has revolutionised my mindset, transformed my heartset, and generally influenced my life exponentially." – Robin Sharma

Reflection is a journaling app that is simple, beautiful, and easy to use.

What makes Reflection different:

- Clean and minimalist user interface.
- Designed as a true journal (not a collection of notes).
- Stores all content in future-proof plain text files on user's computer.
- Does not send content to any server (cloud).
- No hidden features or costs, you get everything right away.

Main features:

- Use journals to create isolated spaces for daily reflections and work journals.
- Easily create and organize journal entries.
- Use labels to browse entries by topic.
- Bookmark the most important entries to access them quickly.
- Browse your entries month by month.
- Format text using simple and effective Markdown syntax.
- Use light or dark theme.

Designed and developed after using paper and digital journals for 10+ years Reflection makes journaling more enjoyable and effective.

What people are saying:

"Excellent application." – Antoine

"This app looks perfect." – Risa

"I've just started using your app for work and it's fantastic." – Thomas

"This app is exactly what I was looking for myself: very clean, thoughtfully organized and ideally suited for daily reflections." – Iveta

"Reflection is the best because it's simple, sleek, and it does the job perfectly." – Jen

"You have created a fantastic app." – Valadie

What’s New

Version 1.5.3

- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

Kasper60 ,

A great journal app

I have been using this app for about a week now. I really like it. It has an intuitive interface and is quite simple to learn and use. I just write away with no distractions. I have not played with the “markdown” to change formatting. No need to do so. I just wanted to write my journal entries, keep them organized, and easily review them at a later time.

At first I thought a word counter would be nice… But in truth I really do not the distraction. However, it might be nice to have an option to “export” some of my entries to html or pdf. However, really not that big of a deal.

A great simple application! Lets me stay focused on writing. Thank You!!!

MyHappyCat ,

Simple interface without distractions

Using version 1.5.3. Been through several journals, but was never satisfied until I found Reflection. Its simple interface and ease of use are perfect. Can edit, add pics and I learned a tiny bit of Markdown for bold, italic and lists. Not interested in exporting, sharing or day by day entry list. The labels keep posts sorted between personal, business or whatever topic you choose. Using them is all the sorting I need. You can rename them plus there's four more empty ones you can create. You can create multiple journals if you want, each focused on whatever is important to you.

It greatly reduces my inner OCD, lol! When I had "bells and whistles" I felt I had to use them. I'm now more focused ... it's "go with the flow, gently down the stream."

Martynas, thank you very much for this fabuloso "less is more" app!

leebumblebee ,

good but not perfect

i decided to switch to a digital journal to better organize my thoughts. i like this one so far because it’s clean and simple and has exactly what i need. there are some features i wish it had though, like a password option, 12-hr time, tags (or the ability to create more labels) and a mobile app that can sync, since i won’t have my laptop with me all the time.

and, there is a little bug - whenever i try to use the search function the screen goes blank and i have to reload the app. when i click the search bar it’s fine, but as soon as i type something to search - any character - the screen goes blank.

no app is perfect though, and for a free app i’ll see what i can do.


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92.5 MB

OS X 10.9.0 or later, 64-bit processor



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.