Contrary to popular belief, diaries aren't just for teenage girls. Keeping a diary--or journal, if you prefer--is a great way to keep track not only of your most private thoughts, but also of work activities, food logs, travel, and much more. Efficient Diary Portable is a feature-packed program that lets users create custom diary entries and take them along on a portable device--all with password protection, of course.
The program's interface is sleek and attractive, and we had no trouble getting around. A tree hierarchy on the left lets you access entries from the current day, current month, current year, last seven days, last 30 days, or a particular year. Entries can also be assigned to different groups, making it easy to organize around specific themes. We liked the actual diary entry interface a lot; it contains lots of word processing features such as text formatting and the option to insert images and attach documents. A drop-down menu lets you quickly make note of your mood or the current weather. A powerful search feature helps find entries based on their title or content.
The program comes with a built-in Help file but we couldn't get any of its contents to load; this wasn't a serious problem, as everything about the program is easy to figure out. Overall, we liked Efficient Diary Portable a lot, and we think it's a great choice for both personal and professional use.
Efficient Diary Portable comes as a ZIP file. It's accessible after extraction with no need for installation.