Chronories
Chronories
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Chronories free download for Mac

Chronories for Mac1.1.1

29 May 2012

Personal daily diary application.

What is Chronories for Mac

Chronories makes writing a personal diary easy and fun. Like all other journal apps, Chronories supports text entries and pictures for each day. But Chronories can do much more for you: It automatically...

  • Collects contacts you've chatted or emailed with
  • Shows Web sites you've visited on that day
  • Stores the local weather for each day in your diary
  • Records which applications you've used that day and the time you've spend in front of your mac
  • Reminds you to take pictures of yourself on a daily basis using your iSight
  • Reminds you to take screenshots of your desktop
  • Shows your iCal appointments
  • Asks you how you feel today
  • Reminds you when you've forgotten to enter text for today's diary entry
  • Collects RSS feed headlines for each day
  • Logs music you heard

From the information gathered, Chronories creates and displays customizable charts from your data like, for example, the places you've visited in a cloud chart. Data access from within Chronories can optionally be password-protected.

What's new in Chronories

Version 1.1.1:
  • Bug fixes and general stability enhancements
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Friwis
Friwis
Nov 4 2018
1.1.1
5.0
Nov 4 2018
5.0
Version: 1.1.1
no update at least for Sierra. What a pity. I loved this App. And there is no substitution
Bunnybrains
Bunnybrains
Sep 21 2016
1.1.1
3.5
Sep 21 2016
3.5
Version: 1.1.1
No longer works under macOS sierra. i guess this app is officially dead now.
Izdale
Izdale
Jan 4 2013
1.1.1
0.0
Jan 4 2013
0.0
Version: 1.1.1
This app is no longer listed on the developer's website and has gone missing from the Mac App Store. Discontinued? I'm glad I switched to another journal app months ago, it seemed like it wasn't going anywhere and the iPhone app never came out. Synium used to be my favorite developer with their awesome set of apps, but they continue to screw up their products and I've moved on.
Sheagirl
Sheagirl
Jan 26 2012
1.1
3.5
Jan 26 2012
3.5
Version: 1.1
The lack of any sync option is a deal breaker for me. I could live with the limited import, even more limited print options and would be willing to wait for the inability to out put passively collected data to be corrected. But I do not only write or have ideas while sitting at my computer. And the built in bug you feature (I think this is a good feature) makes this only a "log of my computer activity and how I feel while working at my computer rather than a true journalling app that recognizes that things occur in my life even when I am not sitting at my computer.
DrKNB
DrKNB
Jan 13 2012
1.1
3.0
Jan 13 2012
3.0
Version: 1.1
I've used it everyday for almost 2 weeks. I even purchased it during the half price special for $14.99 but I requested a refund. Before I get to that, let me highlight its strengths: Strengths: 1. It truly encourages you to journal given the blinking icon in the menu bar that blinks until you journal for the day (this feature can be turned off). 2. It is attractively designed. 3. It can be password-protected (but I'm not sure if it's encrypted--I don't think so). 4. It collects data even when you do not journal (the feature that attracted me). 5. You can import from MacJournal (text only though). 6. I hear customer service is excellent. I've not had personal experience here. 7. You can add screen captures (even in the setting of multiple monitors) right from the menubar icon. 8. The menu bar drop-down window shows you which topics you didn't address for the day. 9. The number of unaddressed topics flash on the menubar icon. 10. You can backup and restore the database. Weaknesses: 1. The deal-breaker for me: no ability to import from other programs (I never used MacJournal) or formats (like html, doc, pdf, txt, rtf). 2. You can ONLY export the diary text to external programs. 3. The program separates the automatically collected data into what seems to be a proprietary format so you can't export it with the corresponding journal entries. 4. You can't paste or otherwise insert photos into the diary text. 5. You can't add captions to photos. 6. There is currently no ability to sync. 7. There is no corresponding application for a mobile device nor compatibility with evernote, google docs or any other cloud service. 8. $39.99 or even $29.99 seems a bit steep for a journaling program. I think $5 or $10 makes more sense although I was surprisingly willing to pony up $15 before I realized importing my 11 years worth of journal entries and photos from my Windows journaling software (which was free by the way and very powerful) would be impossible to entirely too difficult. 9. No convenient listing of entries or days with entries. 10. No ability to add multiple entries for one day. Lastly, aside from fixing the aforementioned, here are some things I think would make this program worth purchasing for me: 1. Ability to add audio clips. 2. Ability to add video clips. 3. Ability to create separate journals (like by year for example). 4. Ability to archive (preferably w/compression). 5. It would be nice to be able to enter some text right in to the drop down window from the menu bar similar to FaceTab or Facebox. 6. Ability to interact with social media sites like Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, etc. 7. Ability to trace mood throughout the day. 8. Automatic time-stamps (optionally turn on/off) associated with entries. 9. Ability to trace other data like weight, plans/goals, etc. 10. Perhaps borrow from the iOS app 9 Square Diary for the menu bar icon (or even a separate optional icon) that lets you quickly make entries relevant to specific topics like events, news, progress made, frame of mind, dreams, food, etc. If the weaknesses I've listed above are unimportant to you and you can live without my suggestions here, then this application is well worth your time!
Orgopete
Orgopete
Aug 6 2011
1.1
4.0
Aug 6 2011
4.0
Version: 1.1
I have been using it to log my internet searches. This is what I like about it. I can make a diary entry about the topic and I can drag relevant URL's into the diary entry. You can find dates with diary entries or computer activity by color shades of the calendar. The visited websites are logged by time so you can see the logic being followed in searches. You can search within Chronories for topics and it will highlight the entries. I have made a feature request to improve the find command to limit the search to diary entries. I think this would be helpful. For anyone doing academic research, Chronories can be a great tool to log your activity. I think it is of good value. I see they are describing it as a beta edition. I am hoping that they continue improving some of the features. I have found some quirkiness in the program, but it has been quite stable. Your data is all there even if it may take a little more effort to retrieve some entries, especially if you have multiple or similar topics.
DaymonJ
DaymonJ
Jul 27 2011
1.1
5.0
Jul 27 2011
5.0
Version: 1.1
I have been using this app for a couple of years. It makes keeping my journal actually very easy, instead of the chore I usually find it to be. The full screen use of Lion is nice, as I really like the Lion OS. Great update. Well worth the price.
flookoco
flookoco
May 16 2011
1.0.8
4.5
May 16 2011
4.5
Version: 1.0.8
I have been searching for almost a year for an app like this. It has everything I need and more. It has the usual 'written' diary section, but also picks up local weather reports, applications you have used that day and all automatically. You can take a snap of yourself each day on your built in iSight cam. I can't rate this app highly enough. When I had a problem with the install (my fault as it turns out) customer support was extremely fast, helpful and courteous. If you're looking for a simple, handy and truly useful diary app don't hesitate get Chronories.
Grace0521
Grace0521
May 6 2011
1.0.8
5.0
May 6 2011
5.0
Version: 1.0.8
This is a wonderful program. They have really thought of everything--it's fascinating to look back and not only be able to read your thoughts through journal entries, but to see a photo and emails and various information from that day. The design is very attractive. I think my favorite feature is how it sits in your menu bugging you until you enter something...it's hard to forget to write in it! And I love that. Probably most important, the developers have a real commitment to customer service and satisfaction. I got a new computer and when I installed Chronories into the new computer and tried to import my backed up data, it didn't work. Within the time it took to exchange three emails with the help desk, my problem was fixed to a surprisingly customized degree. I was "wowed!" Which is why I'm writing this review. I highly recommend Chronories. Grace T Segal
FlyinRyan7
FlyinRyan7
Apr 21 2011
1.0.8
5.0
Apr 21 2011
5.0
Version: 1.0.8
This app is great! I've been using it roughly 6 months and love it. Keep a journal is sort of monotonous for me, however Chronories makes it fairly easy by collecting a lot of data for you. Some areas of improvement would be more settings and customization. After all, we are talking about a journal program so it should be more customizable. Some items to customize would be: more printing/export features, location services integration, more effective diagrams/charts, and support for more mail/chat apps. I definitely recommend this software based on it's stability and value for the money. I noticed a few of the reviews commented on syncing, but I sync this between two macs and have never had a problem.
kinibarnes
kinibarnes
Apr 11 2011
1.0.8
4.5
Apr 11 2011
4.5
Version: 1.0.8
This application is awesome. The only drawbacks for me are: 1) trying to customize the features to your own needs doesnt seem to work. I don't want/need to see what sites I've visited, or my email. That seems a little to intrusive. 2) I can't sync between my iMac and my Macbook Pro. Otherwise, this application is sweet! I checked out quite a few journal applications, even purchased a couple other less expensive ones and none even compare to the quality and usability of Chronories. If you're looking for a great journaling tool. . .you just found it!
Victorlgarcia
Victorlgarcia
Feb 21 2011
1.0.8
5.0
Feb 21 2011
5.0
Version: 1.0.8
Awesome new icon! Thanks a lot for hearing what the people wanted! Now i'm just waiting for an iphone app and dropbox sync! ;)
Corpsecorps
Corpsecorps
Feb 15 2011
1.0.8
2.5
Feb 15 2011
2.5
Version: 1.0.8
Stopped using it. If there were some way to more carefully customize what types of data is collected it would help. Too many quirks and information that hogs space. Graphs look good but information they display is... so-so. Too bad since in general the app is very nicely done.
LoSch
LoSch
Feb 9 2011
1.0.8
5.0
Feb 9 2011
5.0
Version: 1.0.8
I love this App! It's the first and best Mac-Diary ever! The App has an amazing design, is very easy to use and it enriches my life. Besides Chronories has a very very good support: Fast, professional but also very friendly! On of the best Mac App! P.S. The are also other very good Synium Softwares
susyyu
susyyu
Feb 8 2011
1.0.7
5.0
Feb 8 2011
5.0
Version: 1.0.7
Love this App! Chronories collects all my iCal appointments, e-mails, apps I've used, websites I've visited - who knew I spent so much time in front of my Mac? Taking a screenshot daily and a self portrait is pretty funny. Customer service has been outstanding in answering any questions I have. The only reason for the 4.5 stars on features is the lack of social network integration, which is planned for a future version. Once all my streams are collected here for nice archiving, my digital life will be complete in Chronories!
Rickb1
Rickb1
Feb 4 2011
1.0.7
5.0
Feb 4 2011
5.0
Version: 1.0.7
Really nice fun app, and it's useful too! I like the graphs it produces over time... mood, weather all sorts, what a nice application
KNOBO
KNOBO
Feb 2 2011
1.0.7
4.5
Feb 2 2011
4.5
Version: 1.0.7
I tried several journaling and diary Apps, but non was as motivating as Chronories. The Reporting features saves me from writing down everything, but still keep it recoverable from my memory. (But you decide how much or less information is collected on your own.) This is the best approach to a diary app with auto-journaling features. Love it.
Scooter-2010
Scooter-2010
Jan 28 2011
1.0.7
4.5
Jan 28 2011
4.5
Version: 1.0.7
Love it. I like the fact that I get some data even if I'm too busy (or lazy) to actually make an entry. The charting is fantastic too. I never thought about it before, but looking at the 'mood' chart, I'm a pretty happy person. The weather and Temperature charts are very interesting as well. My only reservation is the data it's self is not encrypted (though the program can be pass-worded, the data it's self is wide open to other programs) and it might be a little pricey for what it does. But if you wait for a promo, it's well worth the purchase.
iminlalaland
iminlalaland
Jan 13 2011
1.0.7
4.5
Jan 13 2011
4.5
Version: 1.0.7
TBH, I couldn't find another app as good as Chronories. Nice design. It would be awesome if I can click on the Mood Bar Chart and reminisced on the days when I am sad and happy. The search bar provides immense relief as it is so efficient to use. The one-click webcam photo is convenient too.
Tandi
Tandi
Jan 12 2011
1.0.7
4.0
Jan 12 2011
4.0
Version: 1.0.7
Got this as part of the latest macupdate bundle. Prior to this I had viJournal lite but never really used it. Once I got this program I decided to get back into journaling. I like Chronories better than viJournal. At first I was unsure about having the tracking features, but I think they're wonderful and add great value to this software. It's also a beautiful program. Easy to use and very appealing. Unfortunately, it is missing one crucial feature for me - the ability to sync across multiple computers. Something as simple as being able to put my database in my dropbox folder would be an acceptable solution. It's not clear whether the developer plans to add this, so until then I will consider switching to the full version of viJournal or seek other software that offers syncing.
tomdringer
tomdringer
Jan 7 2011
1.0.7
4.0
Jan 7 2011
4.0
Version: 1.0.7
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seba-szwarc
seba-szwarc
Jan 6 2011
1.0.7
3.5
Jan 6 2011
3.5
Version: 1.0.7
t's nice but....no mater if I have Chronories open with or without menu bar service it cooperates very badly with Adium and cause Adium to use 100% of my CPU which is very annoying. Dont know if this is a problem of Synium or Adium developers...
seba-szwarc
seba-szwarc
Jan 6 2011
1.0.7
3.5
Jan 6 2011
3.5
Version: 1.0.7
It's nice but....no mater if I have Chronories open with or without menu bar service it cooperates very badly with Adium and cause Adium to use 100% of my CPU which is very annoying. Dont know if this is a problem of Synium or Adium developers...
kdahl
kdahl
Dec 16 2010
1.0.7
4.0
Dec 16 2010
4.0
Version: 1.0.7
I used to keep a daily diary, but I quit about 8 years ago because I couldn't keep myself motivated to do it every day. Chronories gives just enough of a gentle reminder to at least put my mood and a photo for each day, and invites me to write an entry too. If I don't have time to write an entry, that's okay, because it catalogs my emails and other activities that give huge insight into what happened that day. I think this would be a 5 star app if it had an iPad companion with syncing, as well as the ability to blacklist or whitelist email addresses from being stored. The only feature that seems unreliable for me is the "computer usage" feature, which seems to be at 100% 24 hours a day, even if I put the computer to sleep. Otherwise it's an amazing app and it is helping me do what I couldn't do before!
Mmpic
Mmpic
Dec 15 2010
1.0.7
4.5
Dec 15 2010
4.5
Version: 1.0.7
A very interesting app... It takes a couple of minutes for the lightbulb to go off but then bam! In our busy lives, and declining memory it's great to have a virtual snap-shot of what happened every day in a single well designed place. I sent some request/suggestions to the developer and in a couple of hours I got back answers that give me confidence that this already very good app is going to continue to improve! Great job guys.
chilling11
chilling11
Dec 14 2010
1.0.7
5.0
Dec 14 2010
5.0
Version: 1.0.7
I agree that Chronories can be improved, but I'm VERY happy with it as it is for now. The MOST important feature is their customer support, which is WORLD CLASS: fast, effective and personal. As for adding loads of optional categories or making it possible to create your own, LOVE those ideas. Radio buttons, pull-down lists, YEAH. But NOTHING beats customer service done well, particularly when so many other companies do it poorly, or not at all. Thanks particularly to Robert, who's been there for me repeatedly. As a result Chronories is one of my MUST HAVE programs. (NOTE: I couldn't get Features to allow another half a star, and Values was supposed to be 5 rather than 4.5 stars. Can someone fix that for me? Thanks!)
Sowter00
Sowter00
Dec 6 2010
1.0.7
5.0
Dec 6 2010
5.0
Version: 1.0.7
A simple great product that does journalling the "mac" way. Its fast and yet you can record as much as you want. I would encourage to developer to produce a mobile version ASAP to complete the product line
Gruemach
Gruemach
Nov 25 2010
1.0.5
0.0
Nov 25 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0.5
I've only used Chronories for a short while. I was looking for something better than MacJournal. I use Momento for iphone, and wanted a more attractive interface for my daily diary. I was impressed with the way Chronories seamlessly imported many years worth of Macjournal entries (but without photos, tags and all the other good stuff, but it did import. Many of the features, from smily faces to places, topics and computer use are simply silly. I'm not even sure of the value of recording smily faces - or sad ones. More importantly, some of the basic needs that I found in macJournal were unavailable in Chronories, like being able to make more than one entry in a single day, editing dates of entries, a list view of entries (only available when using a word search). There are no tags, catergories, folders. There is no option to create a second or multiple databases. In summary, I feel Chronories is not a mature product and now I feel it makes MacJournal look much more useable. For me it was a waste of money.
Bmckenna
Bmckenna
Nov 18 2010
1.0.5
5.0
Nov 18 2010
5.0
Version: 1.0.5
I've tried many diary/journals over the years and Chronories is my favourite. The interface is unique and keeps me motivated to write an entry almost every day. But when I don't feel like writing the program still tracks and records my local weather, emails I received, applications I used and iCal appointments I had. And wait until you see the diagrams! Very cool! You've never seen your life like this before. Try the demo. You'll see. It's really, really fun.
Filp
Filp
Nov 4 2010
1.0.5
5.0
Nov 4 2010
5.0
Version: 1.0.5
I can sympathize with a few of the recent complaints -- sympathize, but not really agree. I find Chronories to be neat, Mac-like, easy to use, and extremely flexible. But it is a bit quirky, takes some getting used to. If you don't need or don't like some features/categories, just turn them off. I'd like to see a few changes or additions, but really, this is a good program, and if my experience with the developer is any guide, it will only get better.
Jeffrey-Mcpheeters
Jeffrey-Mcpheeters
Nov 1 2010
1.0.5
0.0
Nov 1 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0.5
Like the concept, but is there any way to prevent it from gradually using gigabytes worth of real memory? After a while, it's using close to 2GB to 4GB of ram! I have 8GB of ram for a reason and it's not to give a small utility such as this free reign over memory I need for pro apps.
Corpsecorps
Corpsecorps
Oct 19 2010
1.0.5
2.5
Oct 19 2010
2.5
Version: 1.0.5
While I like the concept of how it gathers various information about the day without help, those types of information take up too much space on the page, (do smileys need to 3/4" tall?) and more importantly, are too rigid. I play music, but I don't use iTunes that much. I don't use iCal. I need to keep track of the times certain things happen but there's no way to add a field. Only one email account can be followed. I don't think I'm going to be able to purchase and continue to use this because without a way to add fields of information someplace besides in my general entry, all those charting abilities don't do me much good. It could be a great app if either had a huge number of types of info to choose from to include/exclude, or if it allowed adding info types, and allowing different inputs for them, like sliders, checkboxes, and the like.
Victorlgarcia
Victorlgarcia
Oct 17 2010
1.0.5
5.0
Oct 17 2010
5.0
Version: 1.0.5
I agree, i own it and i miss sync abilities to mobile me/dropbox. Oh, and the ability to make the chronories icon black and white at the menubar. i hate colorful icons at the menubar
Squeakerfish
Squeakerfish
Oct 15 2010
1.0.5
0.0
Oct 15 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0.5
Just playing with the demo version and one HUGE thing I think is missing (unless I just haven't found it) is the ability to use it across two machines. I spend a lot of time at my desktop, but even more on my laptop and need to have things sync across both machines. I use MobileMe and DropBox to sync a variety of things and this would seem to be (to me) the biggest negative about this program.
Cbullo
Cbullo
Sep 29 2010
1.0.5
0.0
Sep 29 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0.5
Had a problem with Chronories starting up after software update. Developer very professional in providing support to fix a corrupted data file. Provided concise and easy to follow instructions to enable me to send him a copy of the corrupted file which he quickly fixed and returned. Which meant I did not lose any entries. Excellent support thank you.
Claidheamdanns
Claidheamdanns
Sep 17 2010
1.0.4
5.0
Sep 17 2010
5.0
Version: 1.0.4
As a journal keeper of nearly 25 years (and more volumes than that filled), I would have to say this is one of the best things to come along. I love how this has brought journal keeping into the digital age, with the addition of so many more elements, which fill out and enrich the journal over that of the standard hand-written version. Many of the added features are automated, so they take a lot of the tedium out of keeping a journal, and leave just the joy of recording the days events, thoughts, and influences. The developers are also very responsive, friendly, courteous, and kind. I look forward to seeing the further advance of this program!
Dhoerner
Dhoerner
Sep 14 2010
1.0.4
0.0
Sep 14 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
Nach dem ich einige Meinungen gelesen hatte habe ich ebenfalls mal eine Testversion herunter geladen. Die Idee das Teile des Tagebuchs sich quasi selbst schreiben finde ich genial und ich hätte nicht gedacht das ich auch nach Wochen noch dran bleibe und immer noch Tagebuch führe. Wer schon immer Lust hatte mal festzuhalten was er erlebt hat ist gut beraten das mit Chronories zu tun. Viel Spass dabei :-)
Dhoerner
Dhoerner
Sep 14 2010
1.0.4
0.0
Sep 14 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
Nach dem ich einige Meinungen gelesen hatte habe ich ebenfalls mal eine Testversion herunter geladen. Die Idee das Teile des Tagebuchs sich quasi selbst schreiben finde ich genial und ich hätte nicht gedacht das ich auch nach Wochen noch dran bleibe und immer noch Tagebuch führe. Wer schon immer Lust hatte mal festzuhalten was er erlebt hat ist gut beraten das mit Chronories zu tun. Viel Spass dabei :-)
Bakes5150
Bakes5150
Sep 13 2010
1.0.4
0.0
Sep 13 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
This program is the best way I have found to keep a journal of everything. It makes you keep track of things AND does a lot automatically. I love the auto weather and news notes. Simply the best journal/diary app on the market. And I have tried MACJOURNAL and CALLITADAY. This blows them out of the water.
Sowter00
Sowter00
Sep 13 2010
1.0.4
5.0
Sep 13 2010
5.0
Version: 1.0.4
the way this works with mac thinking is really a great way to journal without being tedious. The prompts and ideas flow together really well
Sowter00
Sowter00
Sep 13 2010
1.0.4
5.0
Sep 13 2010
5.0
Version: 1.0.4
Excellent product - really well thought through. I have struggled for years to journal but this product makes it fun. Had a small problem recently and the developer was awesome in helping me sort it out. I think this product will grow into something amazing
Gandalf22
Gandalf22
Aug 27 2010
1.0.3
5.0
Aug 27 2010
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
Chronories at first is a very neat looking program. It's very mac-like in look and feel. The ability of automatically recording daily computer activities, contacts and various other data is very helpful. This very private data-collection is stored in a sparse-disk-image, and by help of a password encrypted to protect it from not so private eyes. Support seems to be very aware of customers needs. I received immediate personal answers to my feature requests. Overall a fine program, that will turn out as a growing picture of your personal live over the years. I'm using it almost every day.
Pbenz
Pbenz
Aug 27 2010
1.0.3
5.0
Aug 27 2010
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
Feature-rich, very robust software. Knowledgeable and helpful support. Definitely recommended for anyone looking for a personal diary.
Woofbrands
Woofbrands
Jul 8 2010
1.0.1
0.0
Jul 8 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Awesome technical support. I downloaded the demo and had problems with it immediately. Robert was very responsive even though I hadn't yet purchased the application and was using it in demo mode. He worked with me every day until he found the issue. He even offered me a free license. I will be paying for the software. JW
Rob-h
Rob-h
Jul 1 2010
1.0.1
0.0
Jul 1 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Very interesting app this. An iPad version of it that syncs with the OS X version would be really cool.
Deep-blue
Deep-blue
Jun 23 2010
1.0
0.0
Jun 23 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0
I really like Chronories 1.0 that I installed today. All the features and customizations make it a very usable, valuable and excellent journal. I have, however, two questions for which I cannot find the answers in the available documentation. 1. Only All Day iCal appointments show up, but none of the hourly appointments are being displayed. 2. The Sites Visited is not displaying any of my visited web sites. I use Chrome 5.0 (my default browser) and sometimes FireFox or Safari 5. Must I use a specific browser to show my visited web sites? It seems the default browser should be logged into Chronories. These are not serious problems, but maybe someone has an easy fix for these inconveniences. Thanks. Deep_Blue
Mahas
Mahas
Jun 14 2010
1.0
4.0
Jun 14 2010
4.0
Version: 1.0
I do like it a lot. But I would prefer - as most of guys here - to be able to catch my changing mood during the day I would really appreciate also iPhone application - like MacJournal has one - and the ability to synchronize it via wifi. I really also like an idea of synchronizing two Chronories diaries - lets say between macbook and iMac or macmini. Via wifi. The size of application data is getting pretty big, is there any chance to compress it during saving? I would also like to have an opportunity to click on interesting topic in Tag cloud and the application would not only showed me when I made this tag but also allowed me to see that day in diary like you can list between iSight photo captures or between desktop screenshots... I really do like this app but I think there is a lot of space to improve it :-)
Drumshanbo
Drumshanbo
Jun 12 2010
1.0
0.0
Jun 12 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0
I bought this and I like it. I've never been one for having a diary or a journal before, and this software is very easy to use and I enjoy Chronorieing (???) my thoughts, moods, etc. every day. I was using MacJournal but it just wasn't as welcoming to me, or I just didn't have enough to say to it. Not a knock on MacJ which is very nice it's just this seems more tailored to what I'm looking for, which is a snapshot of my days. One thing I'd like to see in the future are more moods. For example today I'm feeling more >:( then :(, but i only have the :( option which doesn't quite fit the mood. It would also be nice if you could chronicle your mood throughout the day, as I'm sure later on I'll be more :).
Topgun
Topgun
May 16 2010
1.0 Beta 17
0.0
May 16 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0 Beta 17
That's a pity that the option of viewing all the records is missing :-(
Vanessavon
Vanessavon
Apr 23 2010
1.0 Beta 16
5.0
Apr 23 2010
5.0
Version: 1.0 Beta 16
Since I have a business person for most of my adult life, all my journals have been about business, had not time for a private diary. Now even tho I am still a business person, I wanted to find something gear to me the woman and not the business professional. Something softer and more personal. I been looking for an application that had all the things that I like plus my daily personal journal, something simple to use but with all the extras. When I saw Chronories, I loved it. The "smile" that show my daily mood,the desktop screenshot (I changed my desktop picture depending on my mood) the extra pictures, where I can record what I did, bought, saw...etc.. (I just bought some furniture at an auction and added the pictures so I remember when I bought it). As I subscribe to many newspapers from Los Angeles Times to the Swedish news, I loved that it gives me the headlines, etc.. Great appl and the customer service its excellent as well!
Anga69
Anga69
Mar 1 2010
1.0 Beta 13
0.0
Mar 1 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0 Beta 13
I've been using Chronories for a while and am pleasantly surprised to find myself sticking to the habit of making an entry almost every day. The reminders have a lot to do with my perseverance. But what puts this program apart from similar apps are all the additional info it gathers. That actually makes going back looking at old entries interesting because they are in some sort of context. Before that, i never kept a diary because what is the point of writing something if you're never going to read it again? There are some things not working quite well with Chronories though. I don't quite understand where it takes its «contacts» information form, but it's certainly not a complete list of people I am exchanging e-mail with.In fact it seems to select only the most irrelevant e-mail I receive and keep only these contacts. It may work better with chats, but I am not a chat person. Also, but less aggravating, the iCal list of events does not load unless iCal has been running. Since I use BusyCal, it forces me to launch iCal every day anyway.
Krimsal
Krimsal
Feb 26 2010
1.0 Beta 12
4.0
Feb 26 2010
4.0
Version: 1.0 Beta 12
Tagebuchschreiben ist schon eines sehr nützliche Sache. Bis anhin hatte ich immer den Aufwand gescheut. Mit Chronories geht es jedoch fast von selbst. Für mich sind das Wetter und die zu gross geratenen Smiles eher unnütz. Zum Teil trägt das Programm iCal Einträge des aktuellen Tages zu spät ein. Ich wünsche mir zum Tagebuch mehr Planungsfunktionalitäten. Zum Beispiel eine ToDo Funktion, eine Liste von Personen mit denen ich Telefonate geführt habe, dazu noch eine Möglichkeit den Inhalt des Telefonates zusammenzufassen. Event. könnte das Programm auf Skype zugreifen und die damit geführten Gesprächspartner auflisten.
anonymous-tiger-5277
anonymous-tiger-5277
Feb 10 2010
1.0 Beta 12
5.0
Feb 10 2010
5.0
Version: 1.0 Beta 12
since chronories, i writing diary... crazy
Ctkmnd
Ctkmnd
Feb 10 2010
1.0 Beta 12
0.0
Feb 10 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0 Beta 12
Is it possible for the mood smilies to be a little less "in your face"? I would still like to use them but I have no need to see the four ones not in use. So how about only showing the one, active mood-face next to the weekday or somewhere else less obtrusive. This would leave more visible space for my thoughts, the primary use of a diary.
Jds1003
Jds1003
Feb 10 2010
1.0 Beta 11
5.0
Feb 10 2010
5.0
Version: 1.0 Beta 11
Great, easy to use program to quickly compile thoughts, reflections for the day. I've never kept a diary - but this program makes it easy and fast to track not only user-supplied thoughts, but news clips (RSS Feeds), local weather, key words, etc. Just an all-around neat program. I think adding the ability to track / chart other user-defined elements (i.e. weight, exercise ... or whatever) would add significant utility.
Dlwhite
Dlwhite
Jan 20 2010
1.0 Beta 10
0.0
Jan 20 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0 Beta 10
Chronories... that's an unfortunate name for any app. Why not something friendly like iDiary or iThought? Chronories???
Thekryz
Thekryz
Jan 17 2010
1.0 Beta 9
0.0
Jan 17 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0 Beta 9
"Do you mean that Chronories should store the last change date for each entry?" Exactly. Maybe even all the change dates, and even cooler would be a playback feature like in Google Wave where you can see previous versions of an entry. Might be overkill though. I'll try to reproduce the bug once my MBP is back from the ER :< Got some graphic problems again... I requested the playtime of a song because I might be listening to joyful music now, and sad music later... and I could track that if Chronories kept the times. One more thing: I love how Chronories stores all this information for the current day - but can't it import for example the mails of previous days to the fitting entries? Or check the weather for gone days? Things, that are already there, but only for entries that are made when the Mac is turned on? Thanks guys that you are so active in responding to user requests! This makes your piece of software even more outstanding!
Nomad11
Nomad11
Dec 24 2009
1.0 Beta 9
0.0
Dec 24 2009
0.0
Version: 1.0 Beta 9
Wow! Finally a diary app that is fun to use, that inspires you to write! Very innovative with automatic logging and reminders to update one's mood and take isight pictures! Good to know that import/export is on the developpers todo-list. A few comments: - Your mood: Why only one status per day? It would be cool if one could update one's mood several times a day as it is often changing. - contacts/email: I selected specific email addresses in the preferences but it did not have any effect. I still get a list of all my emails, partly also from those in my spam folder - Suggestion: timestamped entries: Button or shortcut for inserting time and date - Suggestion: Facebook-like status updates: small textbooks, making a list of short (blog/facebook-like) entries (or maybe importing one's facebook status updates? would be even cooler) Thanks for the great app!
Thekryz
Thekryz
Dec 23 2009
1.0 Beta 9
0.0
Dec 23 2009
0.0
Version: 1.0 Beta 9
Hi guys, wow - after using MacJournal for a couple of days I really enjoy trying this app! What I'm missing most: - Import of entries from MacJournal (and maybe other Journaling apps) - Import of my photos with Chronories putting them in the right day according to the recording date - Doing the same with even more files according to their creation date - Make it possible to record an audio entry instead of a written entry. - Make backups / exports - ability to see how much space my stuff takes on my HDD Other than that, probably gonna buy this while it is cheap in the Christmas sale :D
Yoshinatsu
Yoshinatsu
Dec 23 2009
1.0 Beta 9
5.0
Dec 23 2009
5.0
Version: 1.0 Beta 9
Seems like a really neat and interesting piece of software!
Topgun
Topgun
Dec 15 2009
1.0 Beta 7
0.0
Dec 15 2009
0.0
Version: 1.0 Beta 7
Hi developers, thank you for the music log feature! I love this app!!! p.s. Can't update the program through "Chronories -> Check for update' - after some searching for an update displays a message: "Connection failed. The request timed out." I've never met this problem with any app before except for Chronories - I've had it with each version of it. System: Mac Os X 10.6.2 Thank you.
Topgun
Topgun
Dec 8 2009
1.0 Beta 6
0.0
Dec 8 2009
0.0
Version: 1.0 Beta 6
When I don't write in a diary and look at the mood chart later I see that at those days when I didn't mark my mood the app set my mood as average without me taking part in. I'd rather like to see that my mood wasn't marked because otherwise it confuses with misinformation. Thank you.
Marc-Antoine-Parent
Marc-Antoine-Parent
Dec 5 2009
1.0 Beta 6
0.0
Dec 5 2009
0.0
Version: 1.0 Beta 6
Good work and interesting idea. But there are features missing before I would use it, myself. Specifically, I would like condensed reports: show all diary entries, or all topic entries, consecutively for a date range. Export would be nice too. Cheers
Topgun
Topgun
Dec 5 2009
1.0 Beta 6
0.0
Dec 5 2009
0.0
Version: 1.0 Beta 6
I'd wish there to be an iTunes diagram as well which logs the music played throughout the day. It can be useful for me to analyze how music may affect my mood and thoughts which I write in the diary. Thanks for the great app! It's absolutely the best diary for mac I've seen from all of them. Cheers.
Lev
Lev
Nov 28 2009
1.0 Beta 5
3.0
Nov 28 2009
3.0
Version: 1.0 Beta 5
A useful idea but a few caveats. I suspect its worth will be more easily-seen after a few weeks' data. But I'd like to be able to immediately delete -- or to exclude by default in Prefs -- some emails. If it could exclude addresses, senders/recipients, or, best of all, talk to MailTags and exclude given tags, it would be much improved. Nor does "deleting" an email in its main pane seem to do anything, though I may be wrong. The idea of a universal journal is brilliant. But the UI is a bit childish for professional/business use. Alas, "grown-ups" don't use smiley faces to record their mood. And the plastic-woodgrain background is a bit tacky. A more restrained UI (or at least the choice to exclude the woodgrain) would be nice. And it would be cool if the "contacts cloud" did something - like take you to a Mail.app search for that contact - more than just tell you you interacted with that contact on such-and-such a date. But loads of potential for a very useful app.
On2java
On2java
Nov 27 2009
1.0 Beta 5
5.0
Nov 27 2009
5.0
Version: 1.0 Beta 5
I have been using this program for a week now and I really like it. I have tried/bought other programs on the market and I find this one very easy to use. The user interface is very easy on the eyes. In addition to writing a daily journal, the program keeps track of your computer usage (time and applications), e-mails that you receive during the day, contacts, local weather and more... It's still in beta at this time of my review. I have not had the program crash on me or any strange things happening. I run it on a MacBook 4GB running VM and a host of other applications.
Thus-spake-z
Thus-spake-z
Nov 27 2009
1.0 Beta 5
0.0
Nov 27 2009
0.0
Version: 1.0 Beta 5
Is Chronories a CPU hog? I gave Chronories a try. A while after installing it I noticed My MacBook Pro's temps rising and fans spinning at about 4500rpms. When I checked Activity Monitor I found that 'Chronories Agent' was at 100% CPUs. After quitting Chronories I found that that its Agent runs persistently at 100% CPU ( ok, ok, 99.8% to be exact) ....Something's obviously not right here. Yeah, I know Chronories is still in Beta....5th beta version? Obviously, this matter needs attention.
Topgun
Topgun
Nov 24 2009
1.0b4
0.0
Nov 24 2009
0.0
Version: 1.0b4
Hi guys, I've got a problem: Memories showed me computer and applications usage activity during the first day of using Memories. But now (a day later) it doesn't show those details as if I wasn't using my computer and any programs on it =( also it doesn't show web history. I tried to reboot computer and relaunch Memories but it didn't help. Does anyone else have the same trouble?
birgittf
birgittf
Nov 11 2009
1.0b3
5.0
Nov 11 2009
5.0
Version: 1.0b3
This is a great journaling application which gives you a pen and paper feeling plus features only a digital journal can offer. There some very popular digital journals around, but features like customizable timelines of iCal appointments, mood and weather-charts, topics, places and contacts clouds I have only found in Memories. And you are not sitting in front a blank page, worrying what to write. Memories offers you "slots" to fill in - important topics that were on your mind, your mood, places you have been too. It reminds you to take an iSight picture or a screenshot. It also fills in quite a lot of information on your behalf - if you want to. It collects emails you received, safari pages you visited, ical appointments you had, RSS feeds that are important for you, your local weather. Of course there also is a text editor included to write whatever you want to. Everything is searchable, searches with lots of criteria can be saved, pages can be bookmarked. What I really love is the nice interface which offers you a sheet of paper on desk.
Charlesbroers
Charlesbroers
Nov 10 2009
1.0b3
5.0
Nov 10 2009
5.0
Version: 1.0b3
I already own Cleanapp and MacFamilyTree from Synium and tried out Memories yesterday. Great software like the other two products, will buy it later tonight. Good value for 19$ The only downside so far is that it does not support logging music from itunes, I hope they include this later own.
Anon-Bud
Anon-Bud
Nov 10 2009
1.0 Beta 2
0.0
Nov 10 2009
0.0
Version: 1.0 Beta 2
Interesting app with lots of possibilities. I like the way it's daemon watches for emails, websites and apps in the background, but I cannot stand the constant blinking of the daemon in the menu bar. The only way to keep it from blinking is to turn off the daemon--which I do not want to do--or to perform the suggested actions the correspond to the blinking--which I also may not want to do all the time. Unfortunately, there is no way to contact the developer as there is no Memories support listed on the Synium website (and no help from within Help). So. So-so for a beta, but it's really difficult for us to provide feedback on it if there is no way to provide feedback! Think I'll save my money for now.
$29.99
3.9
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 64
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.0 or later
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