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viJournal is a powerful personal journal application. It's designed as an analogue of the good old-fashioned page-a-day bound diary - the kind you buy in a stationer's. You write your entries under dated headers and save them collectively by month and year.

It's got tons of features for power-journalers, whilst being friendly, clean and easy for all daily diarists.


  • iPhone and iPad versions available
  • Video diary capability. Record live video directly into journal entries.
  • Optional file encryption
  • Two optional layers of password protection
  • more...

What's New

Version 2.5.2:
  • "Delete Journal" now has a menu command.
  • Fixed a bug which prevented the correct selection of an entry when a search result was clicked on in the Search window.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the "Purchase" menu command to be visible even if the copy of viJournal had been paid for.


  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • Video recording requires QuickTime 7.2.1 or later

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mcgap235 Member IconReview+0

I see that there haven't been any comments about this app in a long time and wanted to update my experience with it.

I have been using both this app and its companion app on the iPad since 2008 for the most part every day.

Although there have been a few hiccups over the years, I have always found the developer to be very responsive and we have worked out any kinks.

I have NO problem syncing my iPad to my Mac (running Mtn Lion at the moment) and back and forth.

I particularly like that the app makes backups when I exit it and also that I can export any and all journals as rtf documents either as single entries of as whole journals.

I have yet to see another app provide so much versatility and well thought out layout. I especially like maintaining control over my journals and keeping it within my personal network rather than in a cloud. I realize others prefer that option. But it if this is the kind of journal app you're looking for, it's just great!

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Version 2.5.2
Pusfarm Member IconComment+33

I like this app, but gave it up awhile ago in favor or a different app due to flaky syncing and some quirks that bothered me. Thought I'd try it again with the new version, but sadly the sync (and quirk) issues remain.

I deleted an entry on the desktop side then synced, only to have the "deleted" entry reappear on the desktop (no changes were made to the iphone side).

I like that this journal handles images, unlike my current app, even if they are sometimes rotated (which they're not if I open them in any other app). I'm sure I'll try it again if there's another update.

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Version 2.5.0
Llongley Member IconComment+113

Is anyone still using this? It looks like what I've been looking for but I am a bit concerned that the last comment good or bad seems to be from 2009?

I also went to the mobile review and it does have good reviews but very little info on this app on any site. I am concerned that there seems to be no user forum either...makes one wonder? I'd appreciate any feed back.

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Version 2.4.0

I'm using this as my journal since 2008. Love it.

Airwing Member IconReview+11

This is definitively the best journal program available! I've tried all the alternatives, but I always return to viJournal. It has a very elegant and friendly user interface. You can find and show your entries in various ways.

The last major to viJournal 2.x made this application the winner in its class. I use this program everyday, and I love it! Highly recommended if you want to keep track of your workout, daily life or a vacation in an elegant way!

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Version 2.3
Just a user Member IconReview+53
Just a user

I really enjoy using it and I especially like the possibility to sync with the iPhone. I actually also have MacJournal but use that for totally different things. I wish the iPhone sync would work better/more reliably, maybe the new version is an improvement concerning sync...

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Version 2.2.6
Xplicit Member IconReview+807

One of the best Journal applications ever, if not the best. Even better with the new redesign.
Stable, reliable, simple. Support is good also.

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Version 2.1
gazman Member IconComment+189

Two days ago I emailed the developer to tell him about a couple of minor quirks I had discovered in the latest version and to ask for a new feature. Within 24 hours he had emailed me back thanking for letting him know about the bugs and the idea. This morning a new version is out with both bugs fixed, the feature implemented and some other fixes as well.

You can't beat that for service.

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Version 2.0.2
Xplicit Member IconComment+807

Nice redesign Jeremy. I like it.

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Version 2.0
gazman Member IconComment+189

Yes! Like Antichrisis below me I have been eagerly awaiting a Universal Binary of this program. I was actually expecting it be a version 2 release and I was getting ready to pay the upgrade fee to (IMHO) the best journaling program out there.

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Version 1.8
Antichrisis Member IconReview+2

Finally viJournal is back!!! After I've read a few months ago that this application was meant to be discontinued, I looked for alternatives: I've tried MacJournal but then choose Journler, as it seemed to be the better solution for my needs... but nothing seemed to be as good as viJournal when it came to keeping a digital diary!

And so I've started copying 7 years of diary entries from the old version of viJournal to Journler: an interesting way to read old entries again, but also a lot of work... and now that I'm almost finished with copying, this new version of viJournal appears out of the blue, which makes me wanna use some really bad swear-words if it wasn't for the simple fact that I'm so relieved to see viJournal back in the ring again...

Thanks to the developer for not having dropped the best software diary for OS X!

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Version 1.8
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Version 2.4.0
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Date 05 Nov 2012
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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