MacJournal
MacJournal
6.2.2

4.0

MacJournal free download for Mac

MacJournal

6.2.2
18 February 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.

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Version 6.2.2:
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Schubert
28 August 2008

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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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Version 5.1
GianMarco-Tavazzani
19 February 2020
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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Version 6.2.2
Derekcurrie
18 February 2020
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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Version 6.2.2
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Macbookpro
Macbookpro
18 February 2020
This appears to be the link for 6.2.2 from his website https://www.danschimpf.com/macjournal/MacJournal_6.2.2.zip
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Version 6.2.2
GianMarco-Tavazzani
GianMarco-Tavazzani
19 February 2020
Will you hate me if i don't care about iOS at all? By its appearance its bad influence poisoned and corrupted OS X with the absolutely barbaric intention to merge it bringing it downwards and Apple itself not more a 'leading the future operating systems' flagship of the personal computing world, a mission for which I will never be enough grateful to Steve!
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Version 6.2.2
Macbookpro
18 February 2020
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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Version 6.2.2
jeanne-7
05 November 2019
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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Version 6.2.1
Derekcurrie
01 June 2019
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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Version 6.2.1
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charti
charti
10 July 2019
THANK YOU!
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hustonlydia923
16 April 2019
This is simplest, easiest journal to use. I've been journaling with MacJournal since 2011 and I've never had a problem. Love, love, love this app.
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Version 6.2.1
AnthoLogical
26 March 2019
This may be of interest to some MacUpdate readers, as MacJournal seems abandonware here. MacJournal 7 - danschimpf.com << After a long and productive relationship with Mariner Software, MacJournal is returning home to be distributed here by its original developer. [...] Secondly, MacJournal will be distributed for free >> High Sierra and above, there is also a v6.2.2 for Mavericks and above.
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Version 6.2.1
Joseluismen
15 December 2018
It does not work with Tumblr. Perhaps it is the page's problem since none of the tested applications, including the official AppStore, works. It does not allow you to identify yourself, and therefore neither publishes nor downloads any of your blogs. As long as they do not check it, the program is useless.
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Version 6.2.1
jessiehipolit-3
03 August 2018
Hi, I just love the icon feature in MacJournal. I love images and hooking one to each Journal is so fun. However, they are sooo tiny! i would like to make them bigger to enjoy them more - kind of like you can make the icons bigger in the Mac dock. HINT, HINT!
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Version 6.2.1
Scott-C-H-
01 February 2018
No updates since 2016. I bought this app a long time ago and abandoned it after getting tired of bugs in the iOS app. (Using it on both Mac and iPhone was important to me, so iOS usability mattered in deciding what to do with the Mac version.) I'm glad I abandoned it and got the personal data out before the app stops working. It is a class case of why I won't use this type of app again. Day One, etc. are all "roach motel" when it comes to storing your personal data. It's best to keep my personal thoughts in plain text files stored in an encrypted disk image. People waste so much time moving from one app to another every time someone decides to abandon an app like this. Always make sure your data is accessible outside your app.
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Version 6.2.1
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szeoli-1
szeoli-1
11 February 2018
I recently emailed Mariner Software to ask about the future of MacJournal. I got a response fairly quickly telling me they were working on a new version. They provided no details about exactly when it would come out or what it would entail. I am hopeful they weren't just blowing smoke, because MacJournal is a terrific writing app -- unless you prefer editing in Markdown.
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Scott-C-H-
Scott-C-H-
07 March 2018
@szeoli-1

To me, it's too late. Some of the bugs in iOS app never got fixed, and besides that, I'm sick and tired of how "everything bucket" or note apps always try to lock people into their proprietary data format. You are at the mercy of these apps working or even launching once your data is locked into them. And, I don't count "Export/Import" feature as a pass, because I have seen it fail more than a few times, and when it does, there is no way of accessing my data.

Granted, ultimately, you can't escape it; Illustrator files are tough to open in any other apps, for example. Word files don't render well in other alternatives when they contain complex layout. I have to export them to other generic formats. My point is, why add one more of them to deal with when I can keep my notes and journals in plain text format? I don't want my workflow to be dependent upon some moody indie developers.
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