Take your diary with you with Efficient Diary Portable

Keep track of your thoughts, work activities, and more with this versatile program.

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.

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