During my college days, a journal was my constant companion - a simple, private space for thoughts and memories. As life sped up, this ritual took a back seat. Seeking to revive the habit, I searched for a journaling app that matched the uncluttered intimacy of the old notebooks. None did. Frustration turned to creation: I built ZenJournal, a minimalist's answer to digital journaling.
It breaks away from the mold of traditional journaling apps:
Key Features of ZenJournal
- A centralized log stream that seamlessly merges logging, hashtagging, and searching.
- Smooth transitions between jotting down thoughts and reviewing past entries, with no distinct separation between tasks.
- Launch the app and dive straight into logging or searching, with no hurdles or extra steps.
- Designed for swift and straightforward interactions, requiring no more than two taps to perform any action.
Discreet Mode for Privacy
- Effortlessly toggle to a privacy mode that masks entries, enabling personal reflection even in public settings.
- Share the essence of your journaling without compromising the privacy of your content.
- Secure your timeline with TouchID/FaceID.
10,000ft View with Heatgraph
- Visualize your journaling patterns and consistency with a 105-day heatgraph reflecting your activity.
- Integrate hashtags organically into your entries without a dedicated field; just include a #hashtag anywhere.
- Simply tap a hashtag to instantly filter related entries.
- Start a search with ease by typing '?', fluidly switching from logging to searching and back to reflection.
Effortless Backup and Restore
- Safeguard the continuity of your journal with straightforward backup and restore functionality.
- Own your data: unzip the backup JSON file for complete control and the ability to manipulate your logs as you please.
Share to Anywhere
- Copy or share an entry with a single tap, whether it's a specific moment, an entire day, or sending it to your note-taking app, blog, or beyond.
Dark & Light Modes
- Default Dark Mode offers a visually comfortable and focus-enhancing setting, with an easily accessible Light Mode for those who prefer it.