jrnl is a simple journal application for the command line.
You can use it to easily create, search, and view journal entries. Journals are stored as human-readable plain text, and can also be encrypted using AES encryption.
jrnl has most of the features you need, and few of the ones you don't.
jrnl stores each journal in plain text. You can store
jrnl files anywhere,
including in shared folders to keep them synchronized between devices. Journal
files are compact (thousands of entries take up less than 1 MiB) and can be read
by almost any electronic device, now and for the foreseeable future.
To make it easier to find entries later,
jrnl includes support for inline tags
(the default tag symbol is
@). You can find and filter entries by using tags
along with other search criteria.
Support for Multiple Journals
jrnl includes support for the creation of multiple journals, each of which
can be stored as a single file or as a set of files. Entries are automatically
timestamped in a human-readable format that makes it easy to view multiple
entries at a time.
jrnl can easily find the entries you want so that you can
read them or edit them.
Support for External Editors
jrnl plays nicely with your favorite text editor. You may prefer to write
journal entries in an editor. Or you may want to make changes that require a
more comprehensive application.
jrnl can filter specific entries and pass them
to the external editor of your choice.
Import and Export
jrnl makes it easy to import entries from other sources. Existing entries can
be exported in a variety of formats.
jrnl is compatible with most operating systems. You can download it using one
of a variety of package managers, or you can build from source.