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Digital journal apps to help you keep track of your thoughts

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Apps that can serve as your digital diary to help you track everything from your thoughts to your mood in 2020!

“Dear Diary” sounds like something only teens could do, but journaling apps are a popular way to keep track of your thoughts, experiences, and even your daily mood!

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Here’s a look at some popular options!


Reflectly is a guided journaling app that asks you a series of questions like how was your day, what did you do and how did you feel.

The entries are called “stories” and are easy to complete.

Reflectly is free for 7 days and $ 48 per year after that.


Daylio helps you keep a personal journal without actually writing, just pick your moods and activities, and if you want to add a little more context, you can include notes as well.

The app helps you create goals like watching more movies, reading, or eating healthy, and it tracks your accomplishments!

There is a calendar to help you see your daily mood at a glance.

Pay $ 24 for the annual premium plan so you can lock the app with a pin and more.


Journey lets you set a passcode for free and can even store your entries in Google Drive to keep them safe. It also has apps for just about any platform.

It’s very close to a digital diary, with time stamped entries and ways to add where you are, who you are with, how you feel, and attachments like photos.

Plans are a bit confusing, pay monthly or once for lifetime premium!

Day one

If this is a standard digital newspaper, you are looking for the first day. It’s very simple with time-stamped inputs in a variety of formats including video, audio, photos, drawings, and even scans.

$ 35 a year gives you full functionality and you can even turn your entire book into a printed book at the end of the year.


Finally, if you want to be more attentive, Jour can help.

The app will nudge you with questions like how are you feeling right now. along with motivational quotes to guide you and you are always free to start a new entry.

Premium costs $ 60 per year and gives you the flexibility to add photos and access a library of lessons on gratitude, self-confidence, and more.

My choices are Day One if you want a standard journal and Day if you focus more on mindfulness.

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