Chronories
Chronories
1.1.1
3.9
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Chronories free download for Mac

Chronories

Version 1.1.1

Personal daily diary application.

Chronories overview

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 version 1.1.1

Updated on May 29 2012

Version 1.1.1:
  • Bug fixes and general stability enhancements

Information

License

Demo

Size

38.1 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.syniumsoftware.com

Downloads

34137

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 64
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.0 or later
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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.
$29.99
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