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 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.

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.