Diarly

Secure, simple & beautiful diary app.
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Diarly in Mac, iPad, and iPhone
Diarly timeline view

Save time

Star your favorite posts and create unique hashtags to group similar themes. Find entries fast using the in-built calendar view, map view, and lists.

This app is bursting with functionality and is also easy to use - quite an achievement. I use it for pretty much all my note taking and journaling and over a year of use I’ve had no problems. The paid for edition is very good value too.

This is a great app that does so much without getting in the way. Too many of these journaling apps get bloated and cluttered with features. So far they have developed it in a way that keeps the focus where it belows. Great Job!

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Be secure

Record your moments, memories and reflections and secure them behind powerful encryption and password protection.

Diarly password and encryption settings
Diarly on Mac and iOS

Write anywhere

Bring your journals wherever you go with Diarly apps for iPhone, iPad and Mac and a secure cross-device sync via iCloud.

Build routine

Create good writing habits with custom milestones and word count targets. Use writing statistics to see how you perform over time.

Diarly goals and word count statistics

Express yourself

Customize your journals and entries with themes, fonts and templates, and enrich them with links, photos, emojis and map locations.

Diarly in various themes
Minimalist Diarly editor screen

Embrace simplicity

Enjoy a streamlined and distraction-free writing experience with a simple user interface using in-built Markdown editor.

Simple. Elegant. This app gets the job done with the right balance of features. Keeping all of my data in iCloud and not on someone else’s servers is a big deal. Having everything sync across devices gives me the flexibility I need. If you want a solid app for recording thoughts and experiences, this one does an excellent job. The developer was super responsive to an idea suggestion and implemented it right away.

I am an avid writer and journaling helped me to get out of a dark place. I have so many notebooks for the many types of writing that I do, so when I found this app it was like destiny. I am able to create many types of ‘Journals’ without the need for multiple notebooks. I can backup my writing, and have the ability to also view/edit/create them on my Mac. At first I didn’t know if I wanted to pay for a journal app, but it has been months and this is probably the best money spend in 2020!

Features at a glance

  • Write in plain text using the advanced Markdown editor.
  • Compose your diary entries on Mac, iPhone and iPad apps.
  • Powerful encryption and password protection.
  • Sync seamlessly and securely via iCloud.
  • Import entries from other journaling apps.
  • Add in-line rich media with photos, videos, emojis, files, and links.
  • Find your entries using star favourites and hashtags.
  • Keep your diary and notes in one place.
  • Set writing goals and check your statistics over time.
  • Import and export to Markdown to back up your entries.
  • Multiple journals allow multiple entries for the same day.
  • Set custom themes, text sizes and fonts.
  • Type writing mode keeps you centered on the screen while writing.
  • Find a specific date, place or topic with in-built calendar, lists and map.
  • Add and play audio and video directly in your journals.