Journal & Planner - Turtle 4+

Write notes & draw in diary

Saturday Technologies, Inc

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.6 • 43 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Turtle is the easiest (and most powerful) way to keep a journal.

The chaos of life can be overwhelming. Sometimes our thoughts can impede our true potential, acting as obstacles to becoming the version of ourselves we aspire to be.

But don't worry, there's an age-old solution used by the most successful people in the world: journaling.

Journaling works because it helps you organize your thoughts and clear your mind, making decision-making and progress easier.

However, maintaining a journaling habit can be challenging at times. You may not feel like writing or exploring a certain topic, or you may simply forget to check-in. That's where Turtle comes in as your superpower. It goes beyond traditional writing to offer drawing, voice recordings, and the ability to add photos and videos. You can also play peaceful sounds to create a calming atmosphere and set personalized reminders to ensure journaling becomes a lifelong habit.

Download Turtle to begin your journey.


"A personal journal is an ideal environment in which to 'become'. It is a perfect place for you to think, feel, discover, expand, remember, and dream."



+ Write
Rich text editor jam packed with formatting capabilities.

+ Draw
Powerful sketchpad with precision mini-map so you can get the details just right.

+ Add Photos
Enrich your journal with photos.

+ Shoot Videos
Bring your journal to life by directly embedding videos.

+ Record Voice Notes
Attach voice recordings to your journal entries.


Peaceful sounds get you into a calm headspace while journaling.

That's why Turtle comes with a soundscape builder.

How does it work? Choose the sounds you like (e.g. birds chirping, a fire crackling, etc.), adjust the volumes, and you're ready to relax.


- Personalize reminders to keep the habit.
- Lock journal with Face ID or passcode.
- Journal templates and prompts to inspire you.
- Beautiful journal covers.
- Daily work count writing goal widget.
- Vine-like video camera.
- and more+


Turtle's private journaling experience acts as a sanctuary for the mind. As a result, we do not store your journals on a remote server. Instead, everything is kept on your device and only accessible by you. Uou can also add a passcode or biometric lock to restrict app access on your device.


While Turtle is available download and use for free, some features require a subscription. Please see in-app for further information.

Privacy Policy:
Terms of Use:

What’s New

Version 3.01

NEW — Sketchpad & Soundscapes

- Sketchpad: draw or paint your heart's desires right inside your journal, along with your existing text, photos, videos, and voice notes.

- Soundscapes: play relaxing background music—bird chirping, raindrops, fire crackling and more—to get into the right headspace while journaling.

- Many improvements throughout, including performance upgrades and design tweaks.

- Many bug fixes, including bugs in the widget.

- More template options.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 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.

More By This Developer

Social Networking
Photo & Video

You Might Also Like