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Journey review: An incredible Windows 10 journaling app with a high price

Journaling can be a difficult habit to get into. Journey has features that make it easier to get started including being available on every device, syncing across platforms, being able to record entries with your voice, and being able to type entries.

The only downside is a high price tag when compared to other journaling applications. That price can stack considerably if you have to purchase Journey on multiple platforms.

The app is available for $17.99 on Windows 10. There are also versions of Journey available on Mac, iOS, Android, Chrome, and the web that you can download from 2 App Studio's website. On other platforms, you may have to pay an additional cost for certain features. Purchasing the Windows 10 version is separate from any other version.

See Journey in Microsoft Store

An incredible feature list

They threw in the everything but the kitchen sink when making Journey. You can add photos, weather information, location information, tags, audio recordings, videos, and text entries to your journal. You can browse these entries easily using calendar view as well to jump back into your memories.

The design is also clean, albeit it slightly dated. It's easy to find your entries and add new ones. I'd like to see Fluent Design and more modern icons added to Journey, but it's still an attractive app.

I've kept a journal in the past by hand, but admit that I've fallen out with the habit. I like Journey a lot and think that the ability to add so much information about a day without having to expend much effort makes journaling easier.

A journal you can take anywhere

Keeping a journal on your PC is fine, but back when I kept a daily journal there were times when I laid down for bed and realized that I hadn't recorded something on the day. You can add journal entries from the mobile or tablet versions of Journey and have them sync back to your PC.

The other versions have a similar design and work well, so there are many ways to record your day. Unfortunately, to get all the premium features on every version of the app you need to pay again. Journey is already expensive at $17.99, and that goes up to almost ridiculous heights if you are on two or three platforms.

Overall thoughts on Journey

Journey has an incredible feature list, syncs across devices and platforms, allows you to record a large amount of information from your days, and makes it easier to journal. The only glaring flaw is the sky-high price tag. There are other journaling applications that cost significantly less than Journey, and while they might not do everything that Journey does, many people will choose a cheaper alternative.

But if you want one of the best journaling experience on Windows 10 as well as other platforms, Journey fits the bill.

Pros

  • Extensive feature list
  • Syncs across devices
  • Clean design

Cons

  • High price tag

See Journey in Microsoft Store

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

8 Comments
  • I don't get it. Is it free or not? Is it easy to use, or does it require a lot of information to use? :D
  • Sorted out. Thanks :)
  • I'd rather use Diaro it's cheaper and only a one time payment for all platforms. Doesn't have a specific windows10 app as yet but I just use diaroapp.com from edge browser. Mobile journal on my Samsung S9+
  • Journey has a web version too, free of charge.
  • I've used Journey daily for more than a year, and I like it a lot. Seems comparable to DayOne on the Mac, although maybe not completely (but good enough). Seems secure, and I can add pictures easily, too. There are different ways to purchase Journey, so the total price can vary. I bought the Chrome app and pin it to my Windows taskbar. Also bought the Android app. I did not buy the Windows or web versions.
  • I use Diarium bought it first on Windows and used to use it on my Windows phone and Surface, now have it on Android... Works well and much cheaper than this software too...
  • A trial would help with this high price tag, as I write in a journal time to time to unwind therefore always looking for a decent journal app. I am not paying £15 for an app that I will use here and there... without trying the app first. Heck I don't even pay more than £20 for a digital game lol.
  • I use Diarium from day one (windows mobile). This is an excellent highly recommended app. It is a well presented and fully featured journalling app including:
    - attach media (picture, audio and video files) to journal entry
    - attach any file to the journal entry
    - dictate a journal entry (when I don't have time to type it on the go)!
    - Sync across devices using cloud (OneDrive).
    - Works perfectly on Windows 10 and Android
    - attach location to journal entry (view a map with all journal entries)
    - attach and search/filter by #tags
    - attach and search/filter by people
    - Star rating on journal entry (1-5) for best moments
    - Daily reminder (user configurable if you want to be alert (at a certain time of the day etc).
    - Export journal to various format (word, pdf, etc).
    - Automatically add a few things to your entry (user selectable) including
    .. weather forecast,
    .. calendar entry,
    .. twitter
    .. facebook
    .. Instagram
    .. etc Diarium is perfect for my use on the go on my android phone and at home on my PC/Surface.
    The developer is also excellent at providing help and welcome feature suggestions... Great app, well worth a look and try!