Journler
Journler
2.6b4

4.7

Journler free download for Mac
04 August 2011

Notebook and entry based information manager.

Overview

Journler is a notebook and entry based information manager. It is simple, it is elegant, it is powerful. Journler is designed to unite text and media in creative endeavor. It offers a place to store your thoughts and ideas while connecting them with media of any kind.

Journler's inline media viewer supports audio-video, images, PDFs, WebArchives, websites, email and Address Book contacts. When you're ready to organize, Journler does entries by date and folder as well tiered folders and smart families with auto-tagging. Journler includes lightning search and on the fly filtering of your entries. There is Spotlight and AppleScript support as well as Mail, iWeb, iPod, and blogging integration. The new Drop Box and JPanel make it easy to get stuff in, while the Lexicon helps you find the relationships between your data.

Chronicle. Organize. Find. Connect. Journaling is just the beginning.

What's new in Journler

Version 2.6b4:
  • This update includes a Quickfix beta 3 I posted last week after Apple rolled out an iTunes update which Journler's media browser was not compatible with as well as beta 4 changes which fix a serious problem with searching under certain circumstances.
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75 Reviews of Journler

macupdate-290
10 January 2009
Version: 2.5.5

Most helpful

Is this app dead? I read somewhere that the dev doesn't work on it anymore and it doesn't seem to have been updated in a while... I'm not an update freak, but since I'm investigating which app to chose from all the options out there, I don't want to start with an app that's not actively developed anymore... Any idea? Thanks!
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vid3oh
19 November 2019
Version: 2.6b4
How can I transform it to Numbers? Export and reimport?
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Zx81
17 February 2019
Version: 2.6b4
Still running fine with Mojave.
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erikv2
20 November 2015
Version: 2.6b4
I upgraded from os x 10.7 to 10.8 and journler is not working flawlessly anymore. Unexpected quits every now and then.

But i have the data on a network drive. So that might be the source of errors.
But this setup worked without any hickup for years under 10.7.

Indeed: Philip come back. I'am willing to pay a yearly fee.
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Zx81
14 October 2015
Version: 2.6b4
Still up and running under El Capitan after all this time! What a great app. Come back, Philip, please.
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jf-1
01 October 2015
Version: 2.6b4
Journler 2.6b4 crashes solved after upgrade from 10.6.8 – works with Mac OS X, 10.10.5 now!
After crashing more or less instantly after a Mac system upgrade I finally solved the problem by doing this:
Locate the "Journler" folder. (Mine was in the hidden directory ~Library.) I moved the Journler folder to the personal "Document" folder.
Rename the folder as a backup i.e. "Journler-original".
A. Duplicate the Journler-original.
Rename the copy to a new name (i.e. "Journler-test-01").
Go to the "Journler Entries" folder.
Trash some or half of the Entry folders there.
Launch your Journler application.
It should ask you to locate the new Journler test folder due to the name change.
Test run.
If it still crashes within minutes – jump to A and remove more Entries in the Journler Entries folder until you have caught the troublesome.
My problem appeared to be a bad file name inside Entry 64 - Resources - a picture file name with two periods.
I´m so glad I managed to get the Journler working again!
Good luck!
Johan

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Xenos
05 October 2014
Version: 2.6b4
today's link (as of 5. oct 2014) is: https://s3.amazonaws.com/sprouted/journler/download/Journler2.6Beta.dmg
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apzl
06 April 2013
Version: 2.6b4
please please please help I need HELP :( I just downloaded this the 2.6 beta 4 version believing this could be the completely free journal app without any limitations. I had downloaded Vijournal... was so happy with it... until it suddenly told me I could no longer write any more entries unless I purchase the 20 something dollar license version. 30 entries was the limit... so it told me... I don't want this to happen again. I was hoping this could be my app. WHAT I NEED TO KNOW: In preferences > licensing it says 'registration will remain non-compulsory until version 2.6 is released' does this mean once Journler version 2.6 is released I would be unable to continue using 2.6 beta 4?? also if anyone could recommend me free unlimited journal or diary apps... just simple to use. Anything worth trying out. It would be much appreciated! Anything would be much appreciated! Thank you so much!
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Prince-Isaac
14 April 2012
Version: 2.6b4
Journler is now open source at GitHub. As a result, developer Philip Dow is no longer actively supporting Journler. The latest version, 2.6.4b, is stable on my Mini under OSX 10.7.3. OTOH Dow has been working on a smaller daily diary app called Per Se that works pretty well. It just has fewer features than Journler. Go to his site for explanations and FAQs and downloads.
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Huck54
26 December 2011
Version: 2.6b4
I did my last update to V 10.5.8 and Journler was unsupported. Which one should i use as the 2.6 update won't load
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Skyhorse
23 July 2011
Version: 2.6b3
To update some of the comments below, I thought I should make some new ones. I'm using OSX 10.6.8 now after using 10.6.7 and all versions back to early 2006 when I converted to Journler. I have encountered no difficulties, and there are multiple export opportunities in Journler (many outputs in many formats). They do work well to my own experience. I converted to Journler after starting a journal in Daily Journal for Windows on May 5, 1994, and have made entries just about daily ever since. I converted to MacJournal (importing my Daily Journal entries in RTF) in about 2001 while it was still free, but exported everything out to Journler in RTF after MacJournal sold out because I could see it heading for the expensive bloatware it's become. As of today, I have 7,371 entries in 18 annual folders in Journler, including a number of links and some pictures, and it continues to work like a charm. In fact, it works so well, is so easy to search, and is so important to me that I am delaying installing Lion on my MacBook Pro (or even buying a new Mac) until I know that Journler works well on Lion. I don't like to mess with success, and Journler has definitely been that for me. This is the last and longest lived of my critical softwares to update--and to me it is absolutely worth the wait. I too have tried all the journaling apps, and this is the best when you get into the kind of volume I deal with. Anything can do 200 entries. A lot fewer are reliable with 5,000 or more.
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anonymous-tapir-4715
02 July 2011
Version: 2.5.5
Development stopped. More's the pity. But read the comments.
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The-Big-K
20 April 2011
Version: 2.5.5
Unfortunately, Journler now crashes immediately on launch ever since I installed the 10.6.7 Mac upgrade. I assume this is a problem others are having as well, but I can’t find any answers on the web no matter what I do. The Journler forum is so overrun with spam, I can't tell if anyone ever answered my complaint. An email to the developer Phil Dow is still unanswered. This is one of the best journaling apps ever made (and I've tried them all), but it now is supposed to be open-source, but really appears to becoming abandonware. The thought of losing my 569 irreplaceable entries in frightening. The data files are in a quirky .jrtfd format, and apparently can't be exported to any other journaling app. I’ve already been through this when having to previously abandon MacJournal and maybe even one other diary app before that! For this reason, I have to rate its stability as .05.
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Macmaria
16 February 2011
Version: 2.5.5
On Feb. 9th Philip Dow, the developer of Journler, made the following statement on his blog: "I’ve finally decide to open source Journler 100%. Some of Journler has already been open sourced but the aim over the next few months is to release all of the code into the public domain. If you’re interested in helping with this effort, see the Sprouted Developers page." In: http://www.journler.com/blog/2011/02/09/restarting-sprouted-open-sourcing-journler-and-per-se-new-journaling-software-for-your-mac/ There's, finally, some hope that Journler will continue to be developed, although I wouldn't put all my hopes up since the last few cases of open sourcing nice apps (like QuickSilver or VisualHub) weren't that successful.
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SickTeddyBear
28 November 2010
Version: 2.5.5
As previously noted, Journler was and is a free application. It's development stopped BEFORE it's license changed to shareware. The MU admins should change this listing back to it's proper free license category, so that people coming across it do not get the wrong impression. Once again, Journler 2.5.5 is a FREE application. It is NOT shareware.
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Steve K
18 February 2010
Version: 2.5.5
I'm so, so bummed the developer was forced to cease all work on this excellent app. (http://www.journler.com/blog/2009/09/23/journler-development-ends-sprouted-shutting-down/) I wish there was something we could do to change his mind. Perhaps if he charged a nominal fee for personal use? I'm sure he's already added up all the numbers and there's nothing we could do to keep him going. I just hope he realizes how much we loved and appreciated his work.
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Archaeogeek
19 December 2009
Version: 2.5.5
It was a nice app, beautifully done, but make sure to note that the prices were for the 2.6 prebuy; 2.6 will never come, and I'll use it until it hits a snag with OS updates, with my 10$ personal use donation, but I'm sorry I don't see why people would have to pay the price of something that will not be. It's a bit like buying some land on the moon for now.
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anonymous-tapir-4715
29 August 2009
Version: 2.5.5
The one thing noone seems to mention is that Journler is a beautiful interface, and the rest are, to coin a phrase, hideous. MacJournal is a workhorse-good looking it is not. I hope Phil finds someone to carry this great notebook on, and wish him well.
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Nigel2112
27 July 2009
Version: 2.5.5
Quote: "Journler will always be free". Statement on MU: "Journler is still free for non-commercial use." The fact that the developer said these things and then reneged on the promise is reason enough to look elsewhere. There are any number of avenues he could have taken, but to say one thing and do another like that is just bad form. We expect stuff like this from a company like Micros**t, not a Mac developer.
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Zx81
10 April 2009
Version: 2.5.5
I hope Phil does not sell Journler to Apokalypse Software (The guy who bought Mori...)
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macupdate-290
10 January 2009
Version: 2.5.5
Is this app dead? I read somewhere that the dev doesn't work on it anymore and it doesn't seem to have been updated in a while... I'm not an update freak, but since I'm investigating which app to chose from all the options out there, I don't want to start with an app that's not actively developed anymore... Any idea? Thanks!
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Onthescreen Name
25 December 2008
Version: 2.5.5
You may want to just type (dated) notes, have a place to store research material, articles, files, web archives, links, or keep track of activities. Well, you can do that quite well with Journler. You just may need to get used to how and why you're using it. It's easy enough to use (you'll have to edit the existing database), and make use of the Services Menu Quick/Append Entry feature, while using Journler with other applications you are using for your research or project. The title is free for personal use, however, there will be a newer version where you must pay a fee to be able to use properly. It very well, maybe worth it. For now, enjoy this useful note/date/journal/PIM/research nicely Mac OS X application.
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dabcca
29 November 2008
Version: 2.5.5
This program has so much potential as a file organizer, information manager and note taking/journaling software. It is functions like a hybrid between MacJournal(http://www.marinersoftware.com/) and Together (http://reinventedsoftware.com/together/) and in many ways is superior to both. It has much nicer interface than either, you can embed files with in each other (unlike together), and handles links,images and other file types better than Macjournal. Having said all that it does not offer synchronization (which MacJounal does well and Together doesn't do well) and it could improve it's file structure. Currently it store it files in obscurely numbered folders in your Documents folder. Unfortunately because of these 2 short comings I still rely on the other programs mentioned for journal and information management. However, as mentioned in my opening sentence this program has a great potential and look forward to seeing it evolve.
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wrk24wheel-2
11 September 2008
Version: 2.5.5
I have tried MacJournal as well as all of the others. I still come back to Journaler. This is the BEST journal and note system I have found out there.
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Mar6473
28 August 2008
Version: 2.5.5
Of all the journal type, info collecting style apps I really like the feel of Journler. It can do a couple of things that MacJournal can't. Namely, the way that Journler attaches files, contacts, exported emails and pictures to a single entry is really handy. The issue is that Journler is kind of quirky. Sometimes, it won't open switch between entries and sometimes it won't delete a note I tell it to delete. MacJournal is incredibly stable and always does exactly what it says. I wonder if my issues with Journler are just a glitch on my Mac but it seems like others say that it is a bit quirky too. It's a good app that does a lot but I'm sticking with MacJournal for now.
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Joi
27 April 2008
Version: 2.5.4
looks like after macjournal 5 i'll be comming over to journler.
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Samrhall
13 April 2008
Version: 2.5.4
Journler is one of those apps that can do just about anything you ask it to do. It's a research notebook, a pdf organizer, a journal and a project manager. Journler 2.5.4 has a lot of good updates. I've been using this program since just after it was first released, and each time it gets better. Two of the best things the program has going for it is the responsiveness of the developer and the active community of users in the Journler forums.
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Astrobruce
12 April 2008
Version: 2.5.4
oops, forgot to rate it
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Astrobruce
11 April 2008
Version: 2.5.4
I love this thing. It has a few glitches - i can't find how to get text to wrap around images, and auto fill for tags doesn't predict upper/lower case as it does for categories. BUT - it is just the thing i wished i had a couple of years back when on hols and trying to get ical to give me a tavelogue. have found it much more writer friendly than the excellent mellel, which is great for turning finished words into a document, but not good for me as a writing app. Journler helps me write!
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5
Moogan
21 March 2008
Version: 2.5.4
Having tried most of the alternatives I keep coming back to Journler, huge amount of features and very flexible with a lot of depth. In my experience Phil Dow (developer) is extremely helpful and will provide quick support if needed. Quite happy it's turned to a paid for regular shareware model as it's definitely worth the money. I use it as mainly a digital scrapbook and it excels at this. Although I was disappointed that the full encryption feature was dropped in the more recent versions, there are ways around this. A key decider for me was the good export options and the fact the Journler files are basically rtf. This prevents the app. becoming a data island and a liability in the future. Highly recommended - give it a try.
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Birdy2
21 September 2007
Version: 2.5.3
I'd love to give this 5 stars but due to performance issues I just can't. In theory Journler has everything I want BUT its really wonky and unstable for me. I wanted to use it to be able to insert pictures into a single entry and put notes next to them- but when I did so it kept switching the inline images that were in the entry with other images from the same post. When I'd click on an image it would bring up a larger version of a different image altogether- seems it was losing the link information. I didn't want to create a separate "entry" for every image I imported into the program... though that seemed to work fine when I did do that. Also, when I tried to select multiple images in the Finder and drag them into an entry it could not maintain the links to the original images, clicking them in the entry brought up a blank window. Another thing I didn't like was that the preferences and help file seemed to suggest that media (images) would be left in place on my harddrive and merely linked to, when in actuality they were being copied into the Application Support folder for Journler. I'd hoped they'd be left where the were on my harddrive and linked to, not copied. What bloat! Overall the app was unstable, freezing, quiting and also needing to be restarted to reflect my preferences changes. I love the concept of this program and I'll download a new version once these kinks have been worked out.
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5
Aljuk
18 July 2007
Version: 2.5.3
This is an absolutely stunning app. Don't get it confused with GTD, that's not what this is. Think of it as a multiple-topic cross-referenced diary and notebook, which can include any kind of link or reference (like webpages, other documents, audio files, movie clips), for organising your information and ideas. For pure GTD, there are dedicated apps, such as the brilliant iGTD, which can go hand in hand with this. Once again, this app is stunning, very straightforward, and extremely clever.
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John-F-
10 June 2007
Version: 2.5.2
Very good app for GTD. Easy to set it all up with smart folders. Now I have an overview of everything I want and have to work on. Thanks! Right now, I'm a little broke, but I won't forget donating in the near future. I hope this app can help me to get some extra work done. :)
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Steve K
23 April 2007
Version: 2.5.2
The only reason I'm sticking with Yojimbo for the moment is because that app takes advantage of automatic .Mac syncing. It works flawlessly. Once Journler supports automatic .Mac syncing of its data between Macs (not backup to .Mac, not export to .Mac, but fully automatic syncing) I'm making the switch to Journler. You have an fantastic app here, guys. Keep up the great work!
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Skyhorse
18 April 2007
Version: 2.5.1
This is a superb application that keeps getting better and better, and 2.5.1 continues the major improvements of version 2x. I have fourteen years of entries, 5080 total, in this app so far--and replaced MacJournal with this one for reasons of quality, not price. It is now quite fast to open even with this many entries, less than four seconds (was 17 seconds with 1x versions). I haven't lost anything yet in about three years of use. Search is extremely fast and relevancy based--excellent! There's a lot of additional information pertaining to entries now that is available to the user. I've also always found Phil Dow to be extremely responsive and user-oriented. In short, I'd rate it as best of its class, just as he intended it to be.
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hmurchison
24 March 2007
Version: 2.5
I'm totally new to Journaling myself but this application has made my babysteps easy. I like the fact that rather than bookmarking pages to retain information I can just use the Services menu to save a page or selected text into my Journal and then add other links or pieces of media later. All with the ability to search and find this data later via Spotlight. The media handling is nice with the iMediabrowser and the UI is solid. Phil Dow has an eye for what looks good as well as what is functional. He has totally busted his arse on version and it shows. I haven't even used %50 of what this app can do yet I'm very impressed with what I've seen. I will be donating the $25 and I'll probably donate again to help Dow get Journler up to speed with Leopard. He listens to users and fixes stuff like a madman. Clearly he has no wife or gf ;) I noticed that Journler 2.5 is Apple's "Featured Download of the week" looks like others are beginning to notice this app and what makes it special.
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5
Syharris
23 March 2007
Version: 2.5
Absolutely outstanding......a beautiful piece of work! As good as any journal software out there and better than many. It's still free for personal use although a donation is suggested, but for non-personal use the price is $24.95....a very fair policy. A big thank you to the developer for creating this gem, and for constantly improving it!
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Slob
23 March 2007
Version: 2.5
This is one of those great programs that makes the Mac what it is. I know how pompous that sounds but too bad - it ranks with VoodooPad, OmniOutliner, Scrivener, Devonthink, Textmate - all of which I've registered with no regrets at all and am happy to do the same now with Journler. In fact relieved - I was actually feeling guilty using such a fine piece of software for free - it's way beyond that in value. Problem solved. And a lovely program.
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Lectrohowie
23 March 2007
Version: 2.5
After having owned and tried virtually every notebook and journal available to OSX, Journler has become my everyday virtual assistant. 2.5 has really taken it to new heights and the developer is a remarkably talented coder who really listens to user input. It's one of a few "donationware" programs I've been compelled to send a donation to. Try it - you obviously have nothing to lose!
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Asdfasd
23 March 2007
Version: 2.5
Just great! It does everything you want from a notebook and more! Complete integration with the iLife suit... Its the notebook that Apple forgot to make! Thanks Phi! Details on the License here: http://www.journler.com/blog/2007/03/20/understanding-the-journler-license-v25-podcast/
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Billwest
09 March 2007
Version: 2.0.2
Journler ----Free as a beta --Accepts all kinds if files --and exports most of these. Unique interface that has everything. Entry window left, listings and many other features right. The Gold Standard of note pads, journals. And it's still free. I put all my keeper formatted, HMTL, pics on Journler. Search/Find results do not hilite the search string --so doesn't seem to move --jump --to other page occurrences at all. But does list all notes with the search word. So we manually select each listed note --what I do anyway. Email via toolbar button uses my Mail.app. All Services work including the pearCalc launch. Will do Services/Mail/Send Selection only if Mail.app is already open. Has own Services --Make entry of selection. Because the Search/Find does not hilite string word and jump to next occurrence note --I don't rank Journler's Search/Find --that is vital to finding your notes --even among the 20 Best Search Finds of the 46 note pads I've demo-ed. But Journler has listed every note containing my search string entry --very complete Search/find results. Journler is of the 'style' that is very dependent on it's Search/Find feature --less so than the date of entry, a folder and note organization, or hard drive independent note files. But see what the database is below for us. Datasbase --notes --location ---/Users/billwest/Library/Application Support/Journler/Journler Entries/0.jobj this Journler file is one of 64 I currently have. Each file icon here opens one of your Journler entries. The original OS7-9 Note Pad idea was reliance on the great mac dragndrop and Copy/Paste to Clipboard. No other write out provisions --Mac SaveAs or Export. But many OSX note pads offer much more --like the editors and word processors ---Journler offers Import --Comm-O --almost any kind of file. Export Shift-Comm-S entry as appropriate file. Export Journal --your entire Journal database, I guess. :) Of the 46 OSX note pads I've evaluated --I include Journler as one of the most used top four --with Notational Velocity, VoodooPad Lite, and MacJournal. I've got hundreds of big and little notes on Journler --which I wont put onto short lived or crippled demos. So many good note pads have no chance of becoming my most used favorite.
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Igg-Software
21 February 2007
Version: 2.0.2
I agree with the last post, bring .mac syncing to it please! Otherwise, I'm sticking with Yojimbo (whose name I don't really like).
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Steve K
09 January 2007
Version: 2.0.2
I like this app a lot, but I just can't justify switching from Yojimbo because Journler doesn't support .Mac or any kind of syncing between multiple macs. Unfortunately, that's the deal breaker for me. Incorporate sync and I'm in. Otherwise, great job.
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Juki
03 October 2006
Version: 2.0.2
Journler is every bit as good as any other journal software out there, and certainly better than many, with some costing $35 and more. I still can't believe that the developer is offering this beautiful piece of work for free. Journler absolutely rocks! eeehaaa!!!
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Tuner-Equalizer
28 August 2006
Version: 2.0.2
This is great and can only get better. I've already emailed the author with a couple minor suggestions. I don't keep a lot of apps in the dock, but this one is for keeps.
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Zx81
05 August 2006
Version: 2.0.2
Dans la profusion des logiciels de gestion de notes personnelles, d'informations, capables de gérer les fichiers les plus divers et de les retrouver (!), Journler me semble avoir un statut à part. D'abord, pour deux raisons égoistes : il est gratuit (ou plutôt, c'est un "donationware") et il est francisé, ce qui n'est pas si fréquent. Ce qu'on peut faire avec : Tenir un journal personnel et retrouver ses notes par sujet, date, contenu,etc. Créer des "dossiers intelligents" (smart folders) comme dans Mori ou Process Importer des documents de différents formats (soit par glisser/déposer), soit en PDF, via un plugin, par le menu imprimer (Formats : text, rich text, pdf, word, html, archive web, jpeg) Il possède des fonctions avancées d'éditeur de texte, d'export vers iPod Pour les accros des applications Apple, il intègre les logiciels iLife (iWeb, iPhoto, iTunes, iMovie, Mail, Carnet d'adresses) et supporte Applescript. Dommage qu'on ne puisse pas configurer cette fonction et choisir les applications auxiliaires. En résumé, c'est un logiciel remarquable, croisé de Macjournal et des gestionnaires de données personnelles tels que Yojimbo et ceux que j'ai mentionnés plus haut. Extrêmement recommandable.
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Lomovogt
01 August 2006
Version: 2.0.2
Best journaling application I know. I use it for GTD purposes and can recommend it to anyone. The management of smart folders is even better than in Apple's iApps.
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Jazzaddict
29 July 2006
Version: 2.0.1
I love Journler! It's packed with great features. Is has a very tastefully selected combination of features - some inspired from other .apps, some Mac OS X standards, and some which are very unique. My favorite original feature is the method of resource managment. Resource management can be one of the biggest pains with Journal/PIM .apps. Journler has an original approach. It has a clean and elegant way of displaying all the files linked to or embedded in a paticular entry. It takes some getting use to at first, but that is not so much a fault of the program, but more of what comes with switching to an .app with a different way of doing things. It is much more intuitive than Devonthink. (Not to knock Devonthink; it is an excellent .app.) As mentioned in other reviews, the developer is a really benevelent guy, who is very open and responsive to feedback and support inquiries. The forum for this .app is very active, and willing to help newbies. The program is still a little bit buggy, and has some stability issues, but the developer is very passionate about his program, and with every release it gets better and and better. Don't let the current price fool you! This .app is a worthy competitor to other .apps of the same category, though I must say, defining what exactly that category is can be diffcult. Journal has all the features of a great "Journaling" application, yet the some of the goodness of Personal Info Managers, and Word Processors. I look forward to future releases!
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Damian Weiss
20 July 2006
Version: 2.0.1
When I first discovered this application (version 1.1.6), I did not find it very usefull. This because I used MacJournal for years and was accustomed to it. But when version 2.0.1 came up, it was a great pleasure to see that Journler grew up. In fact I was enthusiastic so that I decided to write the german localization of the project. The developer is very responsive and is putting a lot of work and energy in this project. Please support Journler and/or the developer. It would be a pity if this great piece of software or all of its features would not stay free.
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Ares
05 July 2006
Version: 2.0.1
Journler is the best notebook / data organizer / blog editor. It is elegant, stable and free. It deserves the best rating: 5/5.
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Tfindlay
04 July 2006
Version: 2.0.1
I own copies of StickyBrian, DevonThink, Mori, Curio, Dossier, and Formation. I have used them all but for one reason or another have kept looking for a program with just the right combination of features. I have just started using Journler but I think I may have found it at last. Journler is the most powerful data organizer I have ever used. It is fast, clean, efficient and intuitive. The support is excellent and the price (free) is incredible for such a sophisticated application.
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Chris-Reed
03 July 2006
Version: 2.0.1
Ditto comments below i wanted to use this for recording client notes for an upcoming therapeutic project and worries i had about stability on upgrading were well supported by developer who was very responsive. super app. version 2 works very well on my emac and macbook.
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StevenJayCohen
29 June 2006
Version: 2.0
I just converted to Journler from MacJournal (very simple actually, just export your macjournal entries to RTF documents and then import to Journler). This app does everything I need. The developer is incredibly responsive (added my request [Full Screen mode] to the current beta). I enjoy it so much that I download the beta's from Phil's site and submit feedback to the forums there. Support good developers/software like this! Use it, submit feedback, tell your friends about it. All in all, a wonderful product!
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Jose-1234
20 June 2006
Version: 2.0
Is it so hard to maintain 10.3.* compatibility?
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5
Philcozz
16 June 2006
Version: 2.0.2
Love it. A great Mac app from a very responsive and engaged developer.
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5
Ares
22 April 2006
Version: 1.1.6
Journler is an ideal tool to note ideas or write a blog. The GUI is very Mac like, clear and easy to use. The application is stable. Thank you for making this one.
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5
anonymous-dingo-832
19 April 2006
Version: 1.1.6
This program makes me happy. It's well-written, easy enough to understand, and very conduscive to actually recording my life. I haven't had any problems with the software at all, and I find new reasons to use it regularly. I'll be donating to this one.
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Macsmiley-jr
05 April 2006
Version: 1.1.5
PS. You can back date to your hearts content, so feel free to write your autobiography, too, with Journler!!
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5
Macsmiley-jr
05 April 2006
Version: 1.1.5
OK, time to put my stars where my mouth is. Along with Safari and iChat AV, this app is *always* open on my desktop. I'm no developer, so my review is purely from the standpoint of a consumer. And as I said before, this is the very first donationware I have *ever* paid for. Journler has been an eye-opener for me. It has gotten me to think of communicating not only with myself, journal-wise, but with others more creatively (with voice emails, for example) that are recorded right into my entries and then emailed from Journler. (No more worrying about accidental deletions in Mail.) With blog support, highlighters, tabs, word processing, password protection, encryption... well, there just isn't enough room to write it all here. You'll just have to try it. It's better than any commercial app out there... period. And, of course, it's very "Mac-like", as it should be. Phil Dow is also one of the most pleasant developers I have ever had the pleasure of corresponding with. He's one of those developers who takes good care of you. He makes me pround to be a Mac user.
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Macsmiley-jr
08 March 2006
Version: 1.1.5
I have a confession to make. Journler is the first donationware I have *ever* paid for
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5
Wjb3wvu
23 January 2006
Version: 1.1.4
Great program. Thanks for providing it for free. Like the previous writer, it's worth a donation.
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5
Mnystedt
30 November 2005
Version: 1.1.1
This is a little gem of a software application. It's very "Mac-y" and is just a delight to use. I wouldn't mind paying a bit for it but of course I appreciate it being available for free.
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4.75
Anonymous
26 October 2005
Version: 1.1.1
Nice little program, just the sort of thing I was looking for. Only two little things I'd change: 1. I want to skip the whole "create an entry" and just type freely when I have a date selected. If I don't have an entry selected a new blank titled one should be created. 2. Weeks start on Sunday, not Monday as the calendar in the program displays.
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4.5
Anonymous
26 September 2005
Version: 1.1.1
Works fine as a journal and a blog editor with LJ. Free.
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Chipster
22 September 2005
Version: 1.1.1
Just curious why a reboot is needed after installation. Thanks!
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Anonymous
22 September 2005
Version: 1.1.1
Absolutely refuse to test and try apps that come bundled in an installer. You should make it simpler for people to see what's inside!!! Tomas
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4.5
Anonymous
05 September 2005
Version: 1.0.2
Works fine with LiveJournal. It is free and it is the best blogger for OS X. Thanks.
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Anonymous
17 August 2005
Version: 1.0.2
I have a problem with accents when I publish the blog.
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3.5
Anonymous
16 August 2005
Version: 1.0.2
I tried this out in the hopes of replacing MacJournal, which I've used for years. It isn't quite ready. The appearance and features are decent to excellent, and well organized to my thinking, but there's a few more things needed before I could use it as a replacement. Stability appears OK, but I didn't get an opportunity to stress it because of the import issue I note following. To begin with, you can only import entries (which appear to be references to the separate .rtf files, not actual imports) into Journler one at a time. Not an option for someone with 13 years worth of daily .rtf files. Although you can easily add new categories and topics, Journler can't yet find existing ones, so you end up with a category (e.g., Work) that has in the import four other categories as well. I'd like to organize entries by year and use my categories within it, like I do in MacJournal. If you can do this in Journler, it's a little too subtle to find. I also had real problems getting rid of some test entries: they appeared as items in the box above the main text box, but didn't appear (or I had deleted them earlier) in the box to the right of the text box, which is where you're supposed to delete entries from. The entry was deleted, but the item above the text box remained, and you still recovered everything in it if you clicked on it. I found that I could kill them by using Searchlight to find the entry and killing them from there, but that's not the way it should work. In short, this is a very promising app that I'll be watching carefully. I just wish that I could actually use it now.
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4.5
Anonymous
16 August 2005
Version: 1.0.2
Nice app, and free.
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4.75
Anonymous
16 August 2005
Version: 1.0.2
I really like this application. It is highly versatile and the design is very intuitive. The dev is doing some really great work here and I'm sure the app will only grow to be even better. There are a few bugs in the most recent version, but nothing to hinder normal use.
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5
Anonymous
09 July 2005
Version: 1.0.1
Downloaded installed no problems at all tried everything in it and still works great Running 500MHz PowerPC G3 B/W 1GB ram 10.3.9
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Douglas-2
08 July 2005
Version: 1.0.1
Looks to be a great application. However it crashes on startup every time. Downloaded to several copies and still crashes on startup. Have emailed the developer.
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Anonymous
29 June 2005
Version: 1.0
this is an absolutely wonderful app! extremely easy to use. thank you so much to the maker of it. i have always wanted something like this! :-)
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4.75
Anonymous
27 June 2005
Version: 1.0
This may be the next MacJournal (freeware) replacement. Excellent application esp the iPhoto integration. Many thanks to the author. This is DEFINITLY worth a check out by former MacJournal people.
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5
Anonymous
10 June 2005
Version: 0.9.9
Fantastic application. Very feature full, allows audio journaling which is great for disabled individuals or those who just want to dictate their thoughts. in the past I used MacJournal, but with it going pay, I decided to dump it. I found this and the author states he will never charge for it. I would feel better if he made it an OSS project, but I think he is telling the truth. thanks for the great software.
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  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later

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