Turtle: Journal & Daily Diary 4+

Private, Self Love, Care, Mood

Saturday Technologies, Inc

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.6 • 36 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Turtle makes journaling PRIVATE, POWERFUL, and BEAUTIFUL.

How it works:
1. Create a new journal
2. Add an entry
3. Attach audio notes, photos, or videos.

• Text formatting
• Record voice notes
• Add photos and videos
• Combine multiple media in one entry
• Beautiful design
• Journal templates and prompts
• and that's not all...

Why journal?
“I write in a journal daily. This extraordinary ritual has revolutionized my mindset, and generally influenced in my life exponentially.” – Robin
“Preserve your memories, keep them well, what you forget you can never retell.” – Louisa May Alcott

Journaling is a form of self-care. Writing about your experiences and feelings is a proven way to combat stress and boost happiness. A journal can quickly become your best friend.

A bonus of keeping a journal is that it will remember all the small moments of your life. In the future, you will thank yourself for preserving your memories.

Research-back benefits of keeping a journal
• Clear your mind and boost focus.
• Improve mental well-being.
• Improve communication skills.
• Manage and reduce stress.
• Motivate yourself.

Why Turtle?
• Beautiful design meets technical sophistication
• Powerful text formatting
• Multiple media items per entry
• Unlimited photos
• Pause-and-record video camera
• Voice recordings/voice notes/voice memos
• Unlimited journals
• Unlimited journal and diary entries
• Elegant journal covers
• Journaling prompts & templates
• Daily writing goal
• Widgets
• iMessage app to share journaling prompts
• A completely private digital space

Journal Ideas:
• Vent or "brain dump"
• Fitness journal.
• Weight-loss progress pictures.
• Goals & progress.
• List of affirmations or quotes.
• Book/reading notes.
• Plant health/growth tracker.
• Mood notes.
• Habit journal.
• Relationship journal.
• Pet journal.
• Parenthood journal.
• Gratitude journal.

More features:
• Lock with FaceID or passcode.
• Beautiful journal covers.
• Journal templates & prompts.
• Personalized reminders.
• Quick shortcuts.
• Light & dark mode.
• Various alternative app icons (to match your home screen aesthetic).
• View entries on a calendar.

Turtle's private journaling experience acts as a sanctuary for the mind. As a result, we do not store journals on a remote server. Instead, everything is kept on your device and only accessible by you through the app. Further, you can add a passcode or biometrics to restrict app access on your device. In this way, Turtle becomes your secret notebook or diary with lock/password protection.

Turtle Premium:
Turtle follows the freemium model, which means you can download and use Turtle for free, but access to enhanced features requires an upgrade.

What’s New

Version 2.92

NEW – Important updates to keep your journalling experience top-notch.

- App lock is now free for all users.
- Bug fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

This apps mom ,


To be honest at first i thought this would be a pay immediately or no use! but it’s not! it’s like a diary although you can only lock it and create unlimited Journals with premium but other than that it’s perfect if you need a place to write things about yourself down :) TOTALLY RECOMMEND

Developer Response ,

Thank you, we appreciate your feedback!

Percy Jackson super fan ,

Pretty good if you want to pay

I would really rather just buy this app or have ads if I can only have 1 notebook/journal, 1 picture per the entirety of this app ,and cant use the reminders to write unless I pay 40 dollars a year and then I get a bunch of benefits but some people don’t want to use that much money on a notebook which you could just use the note app if you really wanted it to be virtual I know this technology probably costed a ton but maybe you could do adds and have this app not be free or something it’s just a suggestion or maybe more notebooks you could have without the 40$ a year but if your willing to pay that much this is a great app I still use it a lot it’s good for if your bored because it has a lot of different prompts even if your not paying

Developer Response ,

Hi there,

We appreciate your honest feedback and will use it to improve.

Ads feel a bit invasive in a diary/journal, so we stuck with in-app purchases to monetize.

If you do not want to subscribe, there is a one-time payment available under “View all plans”

You could also give the free trial a spin to see if you like the features before purchasing it.

Glad you’re enjoying so far!

Adsmcgads ,


I love that you can keep secret/private notes 📝 in journals! But… I don’t like that…you have to have a subscription to make more than one journal, and to use audio, camera, and the video taker. But other than that, amazing app! Great work on making this app!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review! Instead of a subscription, you can purchase the Lifetime membership which unlocks all features for a one-time payment.

App Privacy

The developer, Saturday Technologies, Inc, 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 Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Purchases
  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Purchases
  • 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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