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MacJournal
7.0.2

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MacJournal7.0.2

02 July 2020

Create, maintain, and blog a personal journal.

Overview

MacJournal is the world's most popular journaling software for the Mac. MacJournal 6 adds a calendar mode that show entries from any journal, geolocation, word count, and progress tracking, as well as additional blogging support. A Timeline mode has been added to give the journaler the ability to see their writing activity in chronological order. MacJournal 6 even introduces a feature for creating books from journals specially formatted for publishing. Add any kind of content, not just text. Drag PDFs, QuickTime movies, images, audio, and more. Record audio and video, even publish to a blog account on Blogger, WordPress, LiveJournal, Posterous, and Tumblr. Dropbox support added as well.

What's new in MacJournal

Version 7.0.2:
  • Promoted a hidden pref for hiding the entries in the sidebar to the regular Sidebar preferences
  • Fixed an issue where Detect Duplicate was giving you a journal for each possible item instead of just duplicates
  • Fixed Bold toolbar item to not italicize as well
  • Added "Trash" item to the touch bar
  • Added "Delete" to the contextual menu for entries and journals
  • Fixed a case where journals were expanding unexpectedly in the sidebar after deleting a journal
  • Fixed behavior of "Recover Missing Entry Text" when the entire document is locked and encrypted
  • Fixed an issue scrolling with text zoom above 100%
  • Fixed an issue with entries with long topics forcing a wider window minimum size when the bottom bar is visible
  • Fixed an issue where the backups browser would resize unexpectedly
  • Fixed a bug that could lose text typed into a second window that was opened for an entry if the selection changed in the other window
  • Fixed an issue showing favorites styles in the toolbar item if the styles included certain ruler information

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5
Schubert
28 August 2008
Version: 5.1

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I have been a MacJournal user since right after I purchased my first MacBook Pro in March, 2007. It has evolved to more than I could have ever expected. I use it almost every day and find it to be extremely easy to use. MacJournal is designed for not only the average person, but also for the seasoned professional who wants to do more in an efficient way. To top it off, the developer provides First-Class customer service. The best method to really understand the perfection of MacJournal is to download the demo and use it. My guess is that you will buy it and wonder why you waited so long.
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GianMarco-Tavazzani
02 July 2020
Version: 7.0.2
Thanks for the quick update, Dan (and don't abandon High Sierra IF YOU CAN OR explain to me what the bloody hell has 10.14 that 13 doesn't have; maybe Metal support?)
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GianMarco-Tavazzani
29 June 2020
Version: 7.0.1
Was (will) it NECESSARY to drop the support to High Sierra? It's a serious question because I still have to know which advantages it has (disadvantages A LOT: like in this case, it stops to be compatible with THE BEST System Utilities and programs (opps… yes-yes, I know: now they call them 'apps' … wurgh…).
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theauthoroshea
28 June 2020
Version: 7.0.1
I have lost all but the first sentence of the last 3 blog articles I entered into MacJournal. I have version 7.0.1. I have loved this software but these are huge losses for me and I will have to stop using it.
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Derekcurrie
26 June 2020
Version: 7.0.1
NOTE: IF you use the iOS app of MacJournal, keep in mind that the Mac version 7.x series onward is NOT COMPATIBLE, nor will it ever be. The dev has taken back control of MacJournal from Mariner and has NO interest in updating their iOS app. I.E. keep a copy of v6.2.2 around if you want to sync the Mac version with the iOS version. That's the ONLY way to do it. Kinda sad, but that's the facts.
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Derekcurrie
26 June 2020
Version: 7.0.1
IF you use the iOS app of MacJournal, keep in mind that the version 7.x series onward is NOT COMPATIBLE, nor will it ever be. The dev has taken back control of MacJournal and has no interest in updating the iOS app. I.E. keep a copy of v6.2.2 around if you want to sync the Mac version with the iOS version. That's the ONLY way to do it. Kinda sad, but that's the facts.
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GianMarco-Tavazzani
19 February 2020
Version: 6.2.2
I was worried: why no one is rating this little gem? Why no updates? Well, I was happy to see it not 'abandoned' and I (who use it by when it was created!) will consider by now my duty to 'review' it in the collaborative attitude to help to make it easier, nicer, a pleasure to be used, not just as 'own journal' but also as a kind of open book gathering own thoughts, meditations, lessons had by life and experience, visions, ideals, an intellectual heritage.
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Derekcurrie
18 February 2020
Version: 6.2.2
What Is This v6.2.2? -> Dan Schimpf, the developer of MacJournal, took back his software from Mariner. He released v6.2.2 in February, 2019, as a transitional version to his now FREE version 7.x. You can find Dan's website at: - - https://danschimpf.com - - HERE are the RELEASE NOTES for v6.2.2: -> 6.2.2, A bridge to a new generation 22 February 2019 • Fixed an issue with iOS sync with trashed entries. • Fixed a hang exporting entries without any text to PDF. • Improved behavior of the font name and size toolbar items when selecting text with multiple fonts in it. • Added hidden pref to hide the exit and autoscroll buttons in Focused Editing. • Fixed issue formatting some links in HTML. • Fixed a potential crash when exporting some books. • Fixed title pages for "Case Wrap" and "Digest" book templates. • Fixed a problem where entries without any text would not show up when printing without starting a new page for each entry. • Fixed crash changing an icon in macOS High Sierra. • Added hidden pref to add a paragraph spacing for pasted text. • Improved performance for large backups to individual files. • Fixed a problem importing related files to an entry when that entry is also in a smart journal somewhere. • Added a way to play audio attachments from the attachments popover. • Fixed an issue that could cause iOS syncs to fail. • Fixed an issue exporting a book to PDF that would end up with blank PDFs. • Added a way to import entries from DayOne. - -> IMPORTANT: Dan Schimpf will NOT be supporting the iOS app for MacJournal ! ! ! Therefore, if you want to continue to use the (somewhat buggy) iOS app with your Mac, you'll need to use MacJournal v6.x to do so! v7.0 is iOS syncing illiterate. BEG and PLEAD with Dan to support the iOS app! I have already done so. Please add your voice!!!
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Macbookpro
18 February 2020
Version: 6.2.2
MacJournal 7.x is out and its free. The original developer has taken it back over. You can learn more about that from his website. https://danschimpf.com.
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jeanne-7
05 November 2019
Version: 6.2.1
HI All. I just got a new macBook Pro and my very early version 1.11.2 of MacJournal has disappeared . ALLl my writings are . WHERE? I can not seem to retrieve them in the new MacJournal except a couple. I DO not want to loose all that writing. Suggestions? I have it on my IPHONE and it's still operational. Might I somehow dump all that writing into the new on on my mac and if so, how might do that. Any help would be greatly appreciated. jeanne
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Derekcurrie
01 June 2019
Version: 6.2.1
IMPORTANT: MacJournal is now at version 7.0, FREE and available exclusively HERE:

https://danschimpf.com

DO NOT BUY IT! Mariner now have nothing to do with MacJournal. It has been returned to its original developer as of March 1, 2019. Here is new information from Dan Schimpf:

"A message about the transition from Mariner Software

"Hello everyone! After a long and productive relationship with Mariner Software, MacJournal is returning home to be distributed here by its original developer. There are a few important details that will have to change as a result. First of all, MacJournal will be distributed exclusively on this website for now. The versions on the various App Stores will be removed as current App Store rules do not allow us to transfer them. Secondly, MacJournal will be distributed for free, just as it was when it got started almost 18 years ago. Third, there is a new version out today! You can see details for version 7 on this site and download the release now. Prior versions running on systems that can support version 7 will see an automatic update later this week. And finally, since support will also be back to a single person, support via email will be constrained. I will try to get back to everyone that writes, but there could be some delays so I thank everyone for their patience in advance. I'm excited about this next chapter of MacJournal and about the new release!"

There is no information about MacJournal for iOS at this time. Theoretically, it is, or will be, no longer available. The iOS version still sort-of works but has detrimental bugs that make it annoying to use, the worst of which is when it shoves the body of entries directly under an entry's header text, creating chaos. Please contact Dan Schimpf if you'd like him to revive the iOS version. I certainly do! It used to be one of the best cross platform text writing and editing solutions.

My first impression of MacJournal 7.0 is that it is excellent! I'll be reviewing it as soon as MU catches up with these changes. I see no point in posting a 7.0 review until that time.
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