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The Journal

Write, Organize, Remember, Find.

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Platforms: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista & XP
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Trust us folks, this ain't your boy crazy thirteen-year-old daughter's diary!

Not that you couldn't use it as such, but The Journal is much, much more.

It's a powerful journaling and writing tool that can help you take control of your life with unmatched convenience, flexibility, and security.

Here are a few things that the The Journal lets you do:

  • Create a digital scrapbook.
  • Organize notes about your family, your work, a hobby... anything.
  • Write a short story, a magazine article, or even a novel.
  • Remember your appointments, events, tasks, and special days.
  • Find whatever you're looking for with a powerful search tool.

The Journal is always available whenever you need it, and lets you create entries with text, images, and just about anything else you can think of.

Best of all, just like the little aluminum lock on your daughter's Hello Kitty diary, The Journal's password-protection and encryption ensure that all of your private thoughts and information remain safe and secret.

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Metta Zetty Hands down, this is the best journal software available -- and it gets better with each update. Load the older comments (above) to see the feedback that I and other loyal journal users have shared. Highly recommended! :-D
Dec 22 2013 at 2:54pm Copy Link
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Kit Kagaya Excellent journal software! I used it until the upgrade to version 6. I was willing to pay the upgrade cost, but balked when the author said I would also need to pay for the extra security option again.
Feb 13 2014 at 5:30am Copy Link
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Dierk Any plans for a mobile version - specifically Android - ?
Mar 24 2014 at 7:18am Copy Link
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Chris Roy Jackson @Kit Kagaya
What's an "Extra Security Option" ???
Mar 27 2014 at 11:43pm Copy Link
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Gina Anderson If there was a mobile version that would sync, I'd buy.
Apr 2 2014 at 6:47am Copy Link
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Roz Fruchtman This is probably one of the ONLY softwares, where you can be in constant contact with the publisher via the support group. It's the REAL DEAL!!!

It's a powerful software and continually being upgraded! ~Roz Fruchtman
Apr 5 2014 at 2:14am Copy Link
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Chris Roy Jackson No one has addressed the issue that I asked a question about regarding @Kit Kagaya's reference to an "Extra Security Option"
What is it, PLEASE ???
Sincerely,
Chris Roy Jackson
Apr 5 2014 at 5:34am Copy Link
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George H. Speece To answer what is "extra security" you can refer to the owner's website below
http://www.davidrm.com/th...secure.php
and this will give the details. CAREFUL, don't forget your password!!!
Jun 8 2014 at 3:50am Copy Link
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Susanne Hi guys -- quick question for those of you who already use The Journal. I've been looking at it for years but never bought it because I could not customize the keyboard shortcuts (a deal-ender for me with any software). Has this changed? Sorry for asking here on BitsduJour but I really don't want to install it, even as a free trial, find I can't define my own shortcuts and have to uninstall it *again*. Thanks a lot.
Oct 23 2014 at 4:32pm Copy Link
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David Michael No, assigning hot-keys is still not an option.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

-David
DavidRM Software - Oct 23 2014 at 5:08pm Copy Link
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Susanne Thanks for your quick response, David. The reason I want to be able to assign my own hot keys is that, as a writer, I like both hands on the keyboard and so use hot keys routinely, But I want all my programs to have the *same* hot keys (or as much as that's feasible) so I'm not constantly having to remember what key combination does what in which program. That said, The Journal has always impressed me as a formidable piece of software and I may wind up purchasing it anyway. Again, thanks.
Oct 23 2014 at 8:44pm Copy Link
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Klaus @Susanne:
"but I really don't want to install it"
You can test it as portable Version !
I think you will like it.
Greatings full of sun from Hannover, Germany ( http://bios.li )
Dec 10 2014 at 1:04am Copy Link
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charles basner @Susanne
As important as hot keys are to you, you should look into something like AutoHotKey. There might be a short learning curve, but considering it allows you to make any key a hotkey to any perform any functionality in any program, it could help a lot. And it's free!
Dec 10 2014 at 6:43am Copy Link
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Mister User To Developer, (David Michael), I am in agreement with "Susanne" re: assigning ones own hotkeys. This is such a crucial, must have, feature for frequently accessed programs. For 10 plus years, 'my go-to app' for recording pretty much everything, is a program called TexNotes Pro. Many, many years ago I requested this feature be added and the developers immediately agreed and implemented it. Thank goodness!! This one seemingly trivial feature literally doubled the value of this program to me. I access this program dozens and dozens of times each day and it makes for a very efficient way of minimizing and showing the screen. It is also important that the same key does both—NOT one to show and one to minimize. Surely it can't be that difficult to add this feature to an otherwise powerful, useful program. It would add value and I'm sure make many of your customers happy! What possible down side could there be? --- I would appreciate hearing your thoughts Mr. Michael.
Jan 11 2015 at 9:03am Copy Link
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David Michael The Journal will eventually have the ability to assign shortcuts to all menu/toolbar commands.

However, The Journal already has an assignable hot-key for minimizing/restoring the program. The default is Ctrl+Alt+J, but you can set it to whatever you want in User Preferences, on the General tab.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

-David
DavidRM Software - Jan 12 2015 at 11:25am Copy Link
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Scot Gerardi I purchased The Journal 5 at Bitsdujour. I read many users comnments and they were all favorable. I started to use the Journal and liked all of the features provided. I liked it so much I upgraded it to version 6. I decided to use it for a front end to my computer support business. I have been emailing David and asked him to make some minor changes I wanted to be beneficial to me and my business. David has been fantastic. He listened to my suggestions and supplied the changes. David has been extremeley helpful. He answered every one of my emails so the support has been superb. You are not going to find better support anywhere. I have delt with other programmers and most don't listen or don't provide this kind of service. The Journal is a great program because it can be used for more than just a journal. I highly recommend the journal and especially David for his outstanding support. You can't beat that these days period!
Jan 28 2015 at 6:39pm Copy Link
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Bill Sech I did test it and then did buy it thru bitsdujour earlier in 2015. I find it very useful and user friendly. A really good free form database.
Apr 12 2015 at 12:49am Copy Link
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Steven Aves BTW folks, this deal is valid for version 6, not version 7 that was just released.
Jun 2 2015 at 8:21am Copy Link
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David Michael I need to update this sale so it points to The Journal 7. Thank you for the reminder.

If you have purchased THe Journal 6 through this promotion since 27 April 2015, please email me. I will upgrade your to The Journal 7 for free.

-David
DavidRM Software - Jun 2 2015 at 11:00am Copy Link
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Constantin Florea @David Michael, I have just sent you an email.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 2 2015 at 11:37am Copy Link
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Shane Deadman I have been using The Journal for several years now and I am an exceptionally satisfied user. I purchased The Journal 5 shortly before version 6 came out and found it a very handy tool. When version 6 arrived, I contacted David and he was very welcoming with providing a free upgrade to version 6.

This program more than meets my daily journaling needs and also allows me to store a full variety of notes such as Password reminders, Recipe clippings, photos, address books, tech tutorials, and so more.

While The Journal might be a little less than intuitive, I can say that the learning curve is minimal and non tech savvy people should have very little trouble learning the basics. Especially with the included, easy to follow tutorials.

I found the Charms to be fun and used Photoshop to make a group of my own from free images obtained from around the web. (http://imgur.com/SfYtN6k)

By far this is one of my favorite purchases and has made me exceptionally happy.
Aug 1 2015 at 9:22pm Copy Link
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Eric User Hi David, I'm liking The Journal well.
Wishlist item: I also use a Reference Manager which needs the abstract pasted in in one unbroken block; no white space, no carriage returns, no empty paragraphs. I need this a lot. I use the Journal reformatting feature to achieve this. Alas I have to take several bites at the cherry, having to highlight the whole text each time. It is possible that such a reformat can be done with a single click and that there's an icon available on the task bar to do this. Thanks. Eric
Dec 2 2015 at 1:02am Copy Link
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David Michael Eric, Currently, no, there's no way to do that. I see what you're saying, though. I'll add this to my list of requested features and give it a look. -David
DavidRM Software - Dec 2 2015 at 4:47pm Copy Link
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Rick Macaulay How long is this special on for?
Apr 14 2016 at 4:46am Copy Link
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David Michael Rick Macaulay: The deal is ongoing. There is currently no expiration.
-David
DavidRM Software - Apr 14 2016 at 6:00pm Copy Link
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K. Christoph A wonderful software, a software with heart !
Aug 19 2016 at 1:38am Copy Link
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John H Will this run under WINE or Crossover on a Linux system?
Oct 4 2016 at 10:46am Copy Link
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Greg Istered I have been using The Journal since 2009 and can atest to it being a fabulous tool with primo+ support from David Michael. Author is approachable and goes out of his way to support the SW based on its official feature set. Cannot ask for more on that front really. Fast search and having a way to sync with Evernote is super terrific featrure - Bravo!

Being able to use The Journal within a tight well integrated work flow interface with a proper citation manager (Zotero) and an export function that works with Scrivener (clearnly bringing citation refs) to help organize and streamline cited paper and book writing & publishing would be *extremely* welcome additions that would bring me back to full time use of The Journal, but as is it stands - The Journal remains absolutely one of the great apps out there for personal journalling.
Oct 25 2016 at 9:27am Copy Link
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