Though we got off on a rocky start, this calendar and management program let us log personal information and password-protect it for safe keeping.
At first, we weren't quite sure what to make of Alpha Journal. A very plain and confusing window appeared that asked us to locate a file to use to store our protected data file. From there, we also were asked to create a master password to access files. Once we got past the initial setup, we were impressed with the main user interface. The text editing-style menu and toolbars looked very familiar to us. A calendar and tree menu for locating entries reside on the left side of the window, and a large, blank screen awaits your input. We selected a date from the calendar, and immediately started typing. When we selected a different date, our entry and date appeared in the tree menu, where we were able to access it again. We were able to manipulate the text using the toolbar commands. The program also offers the capability to export and import your entries.
Help is available through an extensive menu, but even novices will find the program easy to use with out it. Plus, the 30-day trial period is more than enough time to learn the ins and outs of the program. We highly recommend Alpha Journal for anyone looking to enter and protect sensitive data.