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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
What's New
Version 6.1.1:
  • Fixed an issue closing the Registration info sheet.
  • Fixed a crash during some blogging operations on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
  • When printing a single entry, the printing job title will be set to the entry's topic.
  • Improved appearance of lists and tables when sending to a blog.
  • Fixed an issue removing the password from an encrypted journal that is also inside of an encrypted journal.
  • Fixed a rare crash when bringing the application back to the foreground.
  • Fixed an issue where canceling an export would leave the progress spinner running.
  • Fixed an issue where the "Journal" column would be incorrect when smart journals were selected.
  • Draft posts will also be downloaded from Blogger.
  • Improved layout of the Info bar in certain cases.
  • Fixed error message when attempting to download "all" from Blogger.
  • Fixed issue syncing entries with images to an iOS device.
Version 6.1.1:
  • Fixed an issue closing the Registration info sheet.
  • Fixed a crash during some blogging operations on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
  • When printing a single entry, the printing job title will be set to the entry's topic.
  • Improved appearance of lists and tables when sending to a blog.
  • Fixed an issue removing the password from an encrypted more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.8 or later





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Almar reviewed on 05 Apr 2014
Sw is fine to me and runs ok on 10.7.5 MBP.
[Version 6.1.1]


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Almar commented on 26 Mar 2014
Please, why Apple Store is still at 6.0?. Is ti possible to update by MU if I bought on AS? thanx
[Version 6.1.1]

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Mariner Software, Inc. (developer) replied on 26 Mar 2014
Hi Almar-
The new version was submitted last week so it should be approved in the Mac App Store any day.
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Almar replied on 05 Apr 2014
Thanks for answer, sw is fine to me and runs ok on 10.7.5 MBP. I will rate this. As for several software I bought on App Store, updates usually take months to be approved on AS. This is forcing me in moving to direct download. Cheers
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Cocoanut reviewed on 03 Jan 2014
MacJournal is wonderful, I've been using it for many years but I'm starting to wish for a real update. It's been a l-o-n-g time since the last major update and the interface is looking a bit out-of-date. I wish MJ would take some interface cues from Evernote which looks really good but I don't use because I refuse to use cloud services for private information. Plus Evernote doesn't have anywhere near the features of MJ such as timed locking, encryption, wifi sync, text tools, blogging and much more. I love it, but please update!
[Version 6.0.10]


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Javaman commented on 13 Nov 2013
Does anyone know if MJ 5.2.8 is compatible with OS X Mavericks? I did a quick search of the home page and the FAQs on Mariner's site but didn't come up with anything helpful.

Thanks.
[Version 6.0.10]

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Mariner Software, Inc. (developer) replied on 14 Nov 2013
We did a little testing and it seemed ok but MacJournal 5 is definitely not Mavericks supported. I would strongly recommend upgrading to MacJournal 6.
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Pik80 replied on 10 Jan 2014
Javaman the $20 for the upgrade is totally worth it. Version 6 is an outstanding update at an outstanding price. I has been out for a while now so any glitches that might have been in the initial version should be gone by now. I can't think of any reason not to upgrade.
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Pik80 reviewed on 02 Oct 2013
Awesome update! I would say that version 6 is way better then version 5 which was already a very good product. The different ways to view the dates of your entries are outstanding, the ability to mark your entry by your mood is a nice touch, more space is now set aside for writing in, the icon for each entry is helpful, etc.

If you read some of the negative reviews they will talk about how loading your journal online is a problem. I haven't tried this myself but I think this is ok, in fact I prefer for it not to work. I heard an interview with Oprah where she said she didn't want to load any of her journals online since there would always be people smarter then her who knew how to break into them. I think this was a wise thing to say. I keep a journal since there are things I want to keep private and I don't want anyone to read. The more difficult for those people to break into my journal the better. If blogging is so important to the people who gave this product one star maybe they just need to look around at other software that is really designed for blogging rather then trying to use a journal app to blog. I wish I could write a 5 star review to go up against the people on the MAS that gave it one star.

That being said here are a few little tweaks I would love to see in version 7.

- Make tagging easier, that little tagging box is way to small I can only see about 2-3 tags at a time. Perhaps tagging should work with Mavericks tags but the tags would somehow have to disappear when I lock the journal. Hmm, maybe that wouldn't be possible?

- The ability to browse versions of journals over time would be nice (similar to how it is done in Pages.) It looks like MJ has a feature kind of like this but it doesn't seem to work as well as it does in Pages.

- Background images - It is quite difficult to determine how a background image is going to look once you import it. If you have a photo that is high res it will only show you a small portion of the image since MJ always displays the photo in 100% view. This is a problem since most my photos are high res. Don't make me have to resize a photo every time I want to use it, there should be a more elegant solution then that.

So all in all a great update. I rated the features for this app 4.5 out of 5. Just a few little tweaks and things will be working really well.
[Version 6.0.9]

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Pik80 replied on 02 Oct 2013
oh, one more thing. I would also like a larger selection of entries icons. MJ only gives you about 11 choices I can see how a large selection would be very helpful be being able to visually differentiate between the entries and sort through them later on with smart folders.
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JCH2 reviewed on 26 Aug 2013
I give MJ its due, for it has improved steadily over time. It does now successfully connect to some blog systems with ease (Blogger), though with others it still has problems. And its dependance on Atom instead of the Blogger native API is something of a let down. But more than this, one thing it doesn't do well is provide a legitimate "layout / publishing" functionality where online journaling (blogging) is concerned.

Although I am not a "journaler" per se (and not to be confused with a "journalist"), I had hoped for more from MJ in the way of online journaling. That is, formating more than just basic text to make an actual online article look like a semi-professional article. It does not. It lacks some of the basics such as tiered headers, effective indentation, floating / wrap / and gap (margin or padding) for images and other none textual objects.

Without these, the interaction between online and offline journaling is incomplete at best... and about 5 years out of date at the worst.

Oh well, Mariner, you really need to pay attention. You have the opportunity to do something that would jump you ahead of the pack and bring something to the Mac world for which it has always lagged behind Windows and Linux. Take a hint, this is your opportunity to shine, for there are plenty of basic to advanced diary and journal apps already available for OS X.
[Version 6.0.8]


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Ptk3 reviewed on 24 Aug 2013
MacJournal is still great; on the Mac, there are few apps that have its features, it's a great tool for everyday writing, taking note… But it misses now a good behavior between mac and iOS device, as every challenger has changed; the iOS app lacks of ergonomy, the sync process is out of age (closer to the Palm process than the cloud process), nor DropBox neither iCloud integration. The web export need to integer markdown (and a markdown writing mode could be offered in addition or replacement of the current edit mode - but in case of replacement, it have to be almost as good as the current mode).
Last but not least, the interface has to be really enhaced: the tag palette is too far for a regular use, the management of thumbmnails need to be cleared.
And the VERY feature that always missed, make me regretting for a long time, is the ability to create independant journal.

Shortly, MacJournal is still good but become to be old, and need a deep refresh that deserve a new number of a paid version; as is, the version 6 is not as major as it was claimed, and Mariner Software don't give it the importance it needs.
[Version 6.0.8]


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Mar6473 reviewed on 18 May 2013
I really like MacJournal and I want to use it; however, it does not work with Tumblr as it claims to. If anyone has got it to work I'd really appreciate it if you could post the settings.
[Version 6.0.6]


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Ron-Magness reviewed on 04 Dec 2012
This app just keeps getting better and better.
[Version 6.0.6]


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Bluelemon9 commented on 23 Sep 2012
I have been using MJ for a few years now. Maybe not for its exact intended purpose of journaling or blogging. But to keep track of many things in my life.
My question here is how long will this license be good for? I worry that I will buy this version only to find Mariner putting out a new version in 3-6 months that requires me to shell out another $40.
I do love MJ...but it is not the only program I could use.
[Version 6.0.5]

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Mariner Software, Inc. (developer) replied on 24 Sep 2012
Hi-
If you've had MacJournal for a few years you are probably using MacJournal 5. We introduced MJ6 in Dec of 2011. Like most software companies, we charge for major upgrades but minor and slip releases are free. We don't expect the next major upgrade for some time.

best,
Logan
Mariner
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Pik80 replied on 02 Oct 2013
@Bluelemon MJ 6 is a very solid product it is easily worth the $40. Also even when they put out another upgrade they don't require you to upgrade. I stayed on 5 a long time after version 6 was released (since my hardware wouldn't support V.6.)
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Laurent Couvreur had trouble on 12 Aug 2012
Be careful to update to 6.0.5. I'd to go back to 6.0.3. When I open MacJournal and close the windows, it's unpossible do have another window. Obligation to quit...
[Version 6.0.5]


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Goldyn Chyld had trouble on 16 Feb 2010
Is there a way to select a "default language" for all your journal entries? Because I always have to select the language that I write in by myself, as "Automatic by language" apparently won't recognize my language.

Is there a way to avoid having to select it manually each time I open MacJournal?
[Version 5.2b13]


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Sans Dieu Rien had trouble on 17 Jan 2008
MacJournal crashes every time I close the Inspector window. I've repeated the crash without fail.
[Version 5.0.1b1]

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Steven Goodheart commented on 18 Jan 2008
Bummer...I've been using the Inspector dozens of times the past week, with no problem, nor a single crash.... and have the latest update.....I'm sure Dan would love to hear the details...
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globetrotterdk had trouble on 01 Mar 2007
MacJournal 4.1.1 on a G5 with Tiger 10.4.8 installed, server based installation of WordPress 2.1 and Jerome's Keywords plug-in version 1.9. I am able to share journal topics with WordPress without problems, but unfortunately, the keywords do not appear as tags at the bottom of the post. I have consulted the forum and the FAQ pages. I have also contacted the developer, but no response.
[Version 4.1.2b1]



Eat_A_Peach rated on 18 Apr 2014

[Version 6.1.1]



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Almar rated on 05 Apr 2014

[Version 6.1.1]



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Abt rated on 25 Mar 2014

[Version 6.1]



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Hervé 5 rated on 25 Feb 2014

[Version 6.0.10]



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dsimer rated on 10 Sep 2013

[Version 6.0.8]



katlinquinn rated on 28 Aug 2013

[Version 6.0.8]



Simonklitsas rated on 23 Jun 2013

[Version 6.0.6]



sudonet rated on 11 Jan 2013

[Version 6.0.6]



Kadaj rated on 05 Dec 2012

[Version 6.0.6]



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mwab rated on 02 Aug 2012

[Version 6.0.5]


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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.

We've made it easy for you.

We've created and designed MacJournal, the world's most popular journaling application for the Mac, so that you can start writing and express yourself the moment you launch it. Easily create a journal - for your dreams, your family or a special time of life - anything. Then, take the plunge and write your entry. It can be your first thoughts of the day, a summary of a good book or just to unload from the week. With MacJournal, the only limitation is the one you set for yourself.

Life is more than just words!

There's color, sound and imagery and you can put all of it into your journals with MacJournal. A Media Browser is included which allows you to select a favorite song from iTunes, a photo from your Pictures library - even a YouTube video - and add it to an entry. Your journals will be as rich with sight and sound as the event itself.

MacJournal 6 The other cool stuff.

MacJournal is packed with so many features and enhancements that you can turn it into your own personal writing playground. Select one of the many icons included to mark your entries and journals or use one of your own. Add a mood - are you happy or just so-so? Sort your journals by Topic, Date, Mood, Content Size and more. If you're the business type, you can use the Statistics menu to view Words, Characters and Lines in an entry. If you like a disciplined approach to your journal keeping, set aside time every day to write and use the Timer to monitor yourself. When you want to see just how prolific a writer you are, select the Timeline Mode to view your daily writing activity chronologically, or the Calendar Mode to see your entries by month and year. There's also a Full Screen Mode to give you a full writing landscape for all your thoughts choosing your own color background and your own color of type. Let your writing canvas be as unique as the words that will go on it.

MacJournal 6If you like an audience...or not.

You can keep your world private or, like so many do, share your thoughts and opinions or your entire life. Your MacJournal entries can be published to any of the popular blogging services like Blogger, WordPress, LiveJournal, Tumblr and more. But, if you want to keep your thoughts away from prying eyes - don't worry, MacJournal is equipped with two-level security - password protection and AES-256 encryption. Extroverted or introverted. Open or private. Just pick the way that's right for you.

It's just plain fun.

With all the features in MacJournal, you will find that starting and keeping a journal for yourself personally, for school or business, can be as fun and entertaining as it is serious.


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