A micro journaling app with minimalistic design and powerful insights

Available for Android, iOS, Windows,
and on the web

Journalistic app preview on iPhone X

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
— Leonardo da Vinci

Journalistic app preview on iPhone X


Writing things down spawns awareness and clarity. Recap your days in a few bullet points and align your actions with your goals.


Looking back and re-assessing your experiences with hindsight is the key to improvement and progress.

Keep track of events

Simply use Twitter syntax to tag activities and mention people in your journal, or tap on bullets to create highlights. Tags and mentions are private, only you can see them.

Journalistic people tracking preview (MacBook Pro)


Highlight the great moments and reminisce about them later.


Tag special activities and track them automatically over time.


Mention people and easily find all interactions with them.


Dreams are a window into our subconscious mind. Attach details about last night's adventures to your entries.


Make notes beyond your daily entries, e.g. monthly recaps, lessons learned, thought experiments, etc.


Collect shower thoughts, mind-blowing facts, insightful quotes, and excerpts from good books.


Adjust priorities and highlight the things that are truly important to achieve your goals.


Store all your ideas in one place, elaborate on them, make plans, and work out solutions.


While you write and go about your day, Journalistic crunches data automatically and compiles useful insights about your entries for you.

Explore stats like...
  • How many words do I write per day?
  • How many highlights did I have this month?
  • What's my dream rate?
  • When did I first mention someone?
  • When was my last skiing day?
  • What time of day do I write usually?
Journalistic insights preview (iPad Pro)



Everything you need for a great
journaling experience


What's included

  • Journal
    unlimited entries
  • Reflect
  • Dreams
  • Highlights
  • Tags / People
    incl. aliases and groups
  • Notes
  • Wisdom
  • Ideas
  • Data sync
    unlimited devices
  • Amazing community
  • Premium support


Insights, self development,
and advanced features

€ 4.90/ month

Additional features

  • Focus
  • Streak
  • Timelines
  • Insights
  • Additional tagging features
    pins + more/less
  • Guinea Pig mode
Read more about the Basic and Pro plans in our documentation.


What is micro journaling?

A micro journal is essentially a bullet journal with a focus on a minimalistic writing style. Distilling events down to the essentials gives rise to clarity and at the end that is why you keep a journal in the first place, isn't it?

Why should I start a journal?

Keeping a journal is all about awareness and focus. Both writing and recapping daily logs help you reflect upon your relationships, accomplishments, goals, and life in general. Check out our post "Some Good Reasons to Journal Daily" for more good reasons.

What is the advantage of a journaling app over a paper journal?

In terms of writing experience, certainly, nothing comes close to physical writing. However, a journaling app has the advantage of always being with you, and while searching and aggregating insights can be very tedious with a paper journal, the Journalistic app makes it easy as pie.

Is micro journaling suitable for beginners?

Yes, micro journaling was conceived as a way to make it easier for beginners to get into journaling. It requires less time, which makes it easier to establish a journaling habit.

Can I use a micro journal together with my traditional journal?

Absolutely! If you have the time, using both a micro journal and a traditional journal in parallel makes a lot of sense.

Will my journal entries stay private?

Yes, we do not share your entries with anyone! Take a look at our post "Talking Privacy of Journaling Apps" for all the details.

Is the Journalistic app available for Android and iOS?

Yes! Journalistic is a Progressive Web App (PWA), meaning you can install it on Android, iOS, and Chrome just like a native app. Journalistic is also available as a native Android app in the PlayStore™ and might come as iOS to the AppStore™ as well at some point.

How can I install the Journalistic app on my device?

Check out our "Installation Guide" and you'll be up and running in less than a minute.

Can I export my journal entries?

Yes, you can download all your journaling data easily in text (.txt), markdown (.md), and JSON (.json) format.

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