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Creating new entries

What is an entry?

An entry is the text related to any given day. On both the free and the premium versions, you have access to unlimited entries per journal.

Whenever an entry is created, it will contain the daily prompt.

Mac

Creating entries

When you open Diarly, a new entry will be created for you automatically with today's date. This allows you to just open the app and start typing.

  • Use the keyboard shortcut ⌘N.
  • From the toolbar, click on the left and right icons to navigate through the days. An entry is created when you start typing on any date.
  • From the list view, click or tap on the edit icon .
  • From the calendar view, select an empty day, and a new entry is created for that day.

If an entry for today already exists, using the keyboard shortcut ⌘N or the edit icon will insert a time separator at the end of the entry.

You can also use ⌘⇧N to insert your prompt in any opened entry.

Deleting entries

If an entry is empty and you naviate to a different day, the entry will be deleted automatically. Alternatively, you can manually delete an entry, but be careful: once deleted, it cannot be recovered.

  • On the list view, right-click on the entry and select Delete.
  • On the toolbar, click on the three dots and then select Delete.

You will be asked to confirm if you really want to delete the entry.

iOS

Creating entries

When you open Diarly, a new entry will be created for you automatically with today's date. This allows you to just open the app and start typing.

The easiest way to create an entry is to click the large plus button on the bottom right. An entry will be created for today.

From the calendar view, select an empty day, and a new entry is created for that day.

Deleting entries

If an entry is empty and you naviate to a different day, the entry will be deleted automatically. Alternatively, you can manually delete an entry, but be careful: once deleted, it cannot be recovered.

On the list view, swipe left on the entry you want to delete, and select Delete. You will be asked to confirm to delete the entry.

On the toolbar, click on the three dots and then select Delete.

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