Collect your thoughts and notes
without leaving the command line.

Human friendly.

jrnl has a natural-language interface so you don't have to remember cryptic shortcuts when you're writing down your thoughts.


Your journals are stored in plain-text files that will still be readable in 50 years when all your fancy iPad apps will have gone the way of the Dodo.


Encrypt your journals with the industry-strength AES encryption. The NSA won't be able to read your dirty secrets.

Accessible anywhere.

Sync your journals with Dropbox and capture your thoughts where ever you are

DayOne compatible.

Read, write and search your DayOne journal from the command line.

Free & Open Source.

jrnl is made by a bunch of really friendly and remarkably attractive people. Maybe even you?

For work and play.

Effortlessly access several journals for all parts of your life.