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Exporting your journal entries

Exporting your journals in Diarly is easy and versatile, whether you're aiming to backup, share, or print your entries. Diarly provides multiple formats for export, including Markdown, PDF, Rich Text, or direct printing. Follow this guide for step-by-step instructions on each method.

Available export options

Diarly allows you to export your entries in several formats:

  • Markdown: Best for backups, allowing for re-importation into Diarly.
  • PDF: Ideal for sharing or archiving, since PDF is a widely used format.
  • Printing: Enables direct printing of your entries from the app.
  • Rich Text (RTF): Great for preserving text formatting.
  • HTML: Useful for copying and pasting content into other apps (includes base64 encoded images).

Exporting journals

On Mac

  1. Go to the Menu Bar.
  2. Select File > Export.
  3. Choose your desired format.

On iOS

  1. Open Diarly.
  2. Navigate to Settings.
  3. Tap on 'Export'.

Exporting selected entries

With Diarly, you have the flexibility to export only specific entries.

On Mac:

  1. Open the timeline view.
  2. Select the entries you wish to export (use the Shift key for multiple selections).
  3. Right-click and select the appropriate export option.

On iOS:

  1. Swipe on the entry in the timeline or notes list.
  2. Choose More > Export to PDF.

Exporting a single entry

  1. Open the entry you want to export.
  2. Tap the menu icon in the top right corner to access export options.

Markdown export structure

Choosing Markdown format will export your journals as a zip file, organized as follows:

  > Journal A
  > Journal B
    > Year (e.g., 2020)
      > Data
      - MM-DD.md
  • The Data folder contains all images, files, and attachments from your journal.
  • Each MM-DD.md file represents a text entry for that specific day.
  • Notes without a date are put in the Journal directory not inside a Year folder.

This structured format is ideal for backups or manual editing and can easily be re-imported into Diarly.

Exporting your Diarly journals is a simple and flexible process, accommodating various formats and devices, ensuring your journaling experience is seamless and accessible.