Some people like to keep a personal and private diary or journal. It may be for just jotting down thoughts that you want to remember for some reason, perhaps private reflections on daily happenings or whatever reason it may be. I have tried to keep a diary on a number of occasions – with varying degrees of success. I was never able to keep it up for great periods of time however.
I am trying to keep a journal again now. I use two online resources for doing so now. The first is penzu – which I really wanted to test out and see if it was any good and if it met my needs. Penzu is an application that is allows users to have their own personal and private diary or journal stored online (or in the ‘cloud,’ as they say these days). You are also able to share your entries with the world should you so wish – but they are private by default.
Penzu is free to sign up for and there is a permanent free version of the application. There is of course also a premium or paid for version which offers more options.
The free version also allows you to insert photos (including those stored at flickr). There is a very useful auto-save feature, which means you won’t loose your entries by forgetting to save them. Should you choose to share an entry with others, there is a comments feature for others to share their thoughts on your entry.
The ‘pro’ or ‘premium’ version has a lot more to offer. I don’t have the premium account, just the free one at this stage. Should you choose to upgrade you are of course able to do so. Should you wish to secure your entries to a greater degree than the free version, the premium version allows for that. The premium version also allows for larger photos, more than one diary or journal, the ability to export data in a number of formats, mobile diary ability, email posts to your diary, set reminders, tagging of posts, etc.
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