If you don’t have a mac, don’t read any further. Stop what you’re doing, get in the car, or hop on the bus, and head to the nearest Apple store to pick up a mac and an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. When you’re finished, come back and read the rest of this entry.

What I’m suggesting might sound extreme, but it will make your life a lot easier.

And so enters MacJournal to your workflow.

It’s easy to overlook this app. At it’s surface it appears to be a simple text editor. But dig deeper and you find a set of features unmatched by others putting MacJournal in a class of it’s own.

I’ve developed a new workflow around MacJournal. I’m using this app as a place to store all my writing. If I want to create a formal letter, I’ll then copy my writing from MacJournal and past it into Pages or Microsoft Word with my letter head.

It’s easy to organize your writing into folders, then tag, label, and colour code all your entries. It’s easy to add pictures, audio, or video and synchronize all this with your iOS device (iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad). To take it one step farther I synchronized MacJournal between my Desktop and Laptop using Drop Box. This also works with MobileMe.


  • Tagging
  • Highlighting
  • Send Journal Entries as E-mail
  • Post to your favourite blog
  • Find entries by date
  • Insert links
  • Create calendar events from journal entries
  • Record Audio and Video
  • Import Video and Audio
  • Screen Capture
  • Text to speech
  • Synchronizes with MobileMe


  • Not available for PC