The Journal to keep a diary, to write, to create reminders
|App Name||The Journal|
|App Version Reviewed||18.104.22.1689|
|Test System Specs||Win 10 1803|
|Supported OSes||Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP|
|Support Methods||Email recommended|
|Upgrade Policy||$29.95 to upgrade from v.6 and older|
|Trial Version Available?||45-Day full version|
|Pricing Scheme||$64.95 US, a few paid add-ons such as a Devotional Edition and Writers Edition which include presets for keeping a journal of prayers and aid you in writing respectively|
|Relationship btwn. Reviewer and Product|| No relationship, won a copy on the April 2018 giveaway here on DonationCoder|
The Journal is most of all a record keeper, a diary or journal with added benefits of supporting reminders, images, to do lists and free form "doodles". Who is this app designed for:
Many would benefit since this overlaps a personal information manager with writing tools.The Good
The tree style categories that support both a calendar or daily journal format or writing kept in a "loose leaf" format which as its name suggest is like a white page.
The possibility to display a day calendar to a page adds flexibility in creating reminders and remembering any writing by date.
There is big emphasis on securing the database including entry encryption, password protection, lock up on minimize. Plus 'extended security' to lock the program after X failed logins.
Plenty of formatting options and support for icons, tables, timers and stop watch.
Word counts, spell check and thesaurus included.
Global or filtered (date, title, category, image description based) search add more usefulness. Search queries can be saved.
Bookmark entries, move between entries based on set dates (eg 1 year ago)
Built in back and restore option, auto save as you type.Why I think you should use this product
The product seems stable enough to keep records and makes it easy to save your database in any location including cloud drives to share across devices as its license allows this. Conclusions
The extended trial period makes it very easy to decide if price is worth it and it fits into a user's workflow. It is a well rounded information manager.