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 your fancy proprietary apps will have gone the way of the dodo.


Encrypt your journals with industry-strength AES encryption. Nobody will be able to read your dirty secrets—not even you, if you lose your password!

Accessible anywhere.

Sync your journal files with other tools like Dropbox to capture your thoughts wherever you are.

Free & Open Source.

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

For work and play.

Effortlessly access several journals for all parts of your life.