My Journal for Mac is compatible with Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks.
My Journal for Windows is compatible with Win 7 and Win 8.
My Journal was developed to help you keep a journal with unlimited number of Sections. Each Section can be as long as you like. You can choose font, font size, style (bold, italic, underlined, color) on a letter by letter basis. Until you register, you are limited to five Sections and you can not print. These limitations are removed after registration. This application is $10 shareware.
Mac Version 1.8.0 and Windows Version 1.6.1: When you click on or select a Section's letter, word, sentence, or paragraph, the style (font, font size, bold, italic, underline, and color) of that text will be displayed in the top line of the controls. Windows Version 1.6.1 is a bug fix and is compatible with Win 7 and Win 8.
When My Journal is launched for the first time, you see the CSoM Registration Window. Click on the "Demo Mode" button to try the application. When you enter the Demo Mode, you see the above window. You can drag the bottom right corner to make this window larger or click on the (green) Maximize button at the top left of the window to fill the display. The "inkpots" are located under the thin horizontal line. To fill an inkpot with color, click on the "Color" button, select a color and click on the "OK" button. The selected color will fill the "Swatch" (small box to the right of the "Color" button). Then hold down the Control key and drag from inside the Swatch to the inkpot.
The first step is to add a Section. Click on the "New" button to bring up the above window where you enter a Section name and click on the "OK" button.
The Section name is now displayed in the Sections List on the left and in the Selected Section field. Text has been entered into the large field on the right. The default style attributes are Arial font, font size 12, no Bold, no Italics, no Underline, and the text color is black. To change the text's attributes, select the text (drag across or double-click a word to select it, etc.) and change the desired attributes. If you would like to change the Default Style (used with new Sections) to the current Style, click the "Set Default Style" button.
Above, you see that all five inkpots have been filled with color, the name of the first Section has been changed, two Sections have been added and the text uses a variety of styles on a character by character basis. You can drag Section names up or down to change the order or click on the header (Section) at the top of the list to sort the Section names from a-z or z-a.
Above, you can see that the user has searched for the word "trees." The search is set for case-insensitive. If you continue to search to the bottom of the text, the search will begin again at the top. You can also go backward and will be advised when the last occurrence has been found.
Above, you can see that the user made the first Section name stand out by double-clicking its name to change its font from unbolded black to bolded red (double-clicking this Section name again would change its font back to unbolded black).
To print all text in a Section, click on the Section name in the Sections List, choose the Portrait orientation from the File > Page Setup and choose File > Print Selected Section. To print a portion of a Section's text, select the text, choose the Portrait orientation from the File > Page Setup, and choose File > Print Selected Section Text. My Journal's window size and position, Section names, texts and styles are saved between sessions.
Click here to download Version 1.8.0 (1.8 MB zip file) for Macintosh, OS 10.4 or later.
Click here to download Version 1.6.1 (1.5 MB) for Windows Win 7 or Win 8.