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The customizable presentation/viewer modes aren't simply a bazillion menu choices you'll never get to or understand, it's very user-friendly. Very flexible, and seems secure. A little too secure, it turns out.
Data loss a heavy blow. Once I began using the audio & video recording methods, making "Captain's logs" as it were, MacJournal backups began noticeably and dubiously taking more and more time. Thanks to GrandPerspective, I discovered they were also taking up shocking amounts of my 256GB HD. Then one day, I open the app and more than a decade of entries are just gone. Disappeared. Eventually found what seems to be a corrupted database of entries that I exported as individual files, but I'm hesitant to import them back into a fresh-install of my entire Mac OS & apps. I'm in a position of the series of 5 MJ backup db's and 2 HD backup clones being useless, as they all contained the same problems. So at present I'm carrying a set-aside spare Clone that has these entries on the off-chance I can recover any without chewing my mid-2012 Retina MBP again.
I've used MJ's 4-6, and as much as I like them and use it, the loss of over 8 years of entries along with the aberrant HD usage has me a bit upset. Also, I'm presently trying unsuccessfully to get integrated into Wordpress for my blog - and I thought I was good with computers. YMMV.
Good organizing features.
Nothing to me mentioned.
I am happy with this feature-rich application. Good job, Mariner.
- easy to use
- offers all features I wanted to have in such type of an app
- integration with blogs
- haven't found any for now
I like this app for its ease in use and presence of numerous features. It can take some time to check all of them, but all in all, it is better when app provides you with many features to choose from instead of one or two.
I used and loved this program for three years until the latest upgrade. Find an older version, before the upgrade, and use it, it's quite good. I'm stuck with the new version - not so good.
With the new upgrade, 6, the program eats information, erases weeks of entries and constantly asks you to make a new journal, when you really just want to add to the old one. I don't understand how any of the new enhancements work, the new version is not intuitive. Not a positive up grade at all. I'm searching for a new journaling program.
From the other reviews (thank you!) I will not wait for any help from Mariner.
Choose carefully, this used to be a great program, but the upgrade is terrible.
I bought it bc of the its ability to sync w/ my Macjournal iphone app
Not a safe place for your work
I did as instructed and got most of my work back but lost some invaluable work.
Ive lost all faith in MacJournal and I should have listened to some of the reviews.
Im angry that Ive lost my work and will now have to waste more time transferring
all my info to a different program.
Ive been working on a mac and mac applications for over 10 years and Ive only experienced this
kind of information loss once and when it comes down to your work a one time loss is one too many.
If these bugs cant be resolved this product shouldnt be out.
Flexibility, ability to save multiple entries and multiple diaries.
Frequent upgrades have been necessary. Text does not transfer directly to and from MS Word.
I like this product enough that I intend to purchase it. I write in MacJournal frequently and have enjoyed keeping a digital diary.
I could use a journal and this one sounds great.
I can't give any app an evaluation and be fair by checking it in 15 days. So I for one will not waste our time by downloading it.
I have not downloaded this application yet. It sounds great but I have never tried to evaluate an app of this type in less that 30 days.
I've never used journaling software before, but I'm quite impressed with the ease of entry, the organization of information, and the wiki-linking features.
The ease of data formatting could use a bit of attention.
I've needed to be keeping a journal for my teaching reflection for years now, and this product has enabled me to get going on that. I'd say that's a rather strong endorsement!
MacJournal is OK. I have used it for a year, and I had important work in it. When it crashed during an update install I was frantic.
It took 13 days and BEGGING on their support site for help. As soon as I got that mess fixed I went shopping for a new software, hopefully with decent support.
The worst support. When it crashes they don't care about you. They don't answer your emails, and then after 2 weeks, their "help" is an automatic rote response.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've used MacJournal since it came out and have always loved it. BUT, last week, I noticed that my new 320 Mini was almost full and it had had less than 90 gigs on it. ( I'm running 6.2). I did all the usual stuff, Disc Utility, Onyx to clean caches and logs, etc. etc. Finally got a great program called Daisy Disc which shows what space programs were taking up. I was astounded to find that MacJournal was taking up 283 gigs!!!!! The data file alone was 6 gigs. I only use this as a text journal, no videos, images.
Took overnight to delete the program and everything and empty the Trash. I copied the the data files to an external drive in case I could retrieve the actual entries.
I checked my laptop,running Leopard, where I have MacJournal installed but seldom use, and it had grown to 60 gigs! Got rid of it there, too.
I've written to Mariner and have yet to receive even an acknowledgement of my problem.
So check your MacJournal files in your home library.
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|Publisher web site||http://www.marinersoftware.com/|
|Release Date||July 12, 2016|
|Date Added||July 12, 2016|
|Subcategory||Word Processing Software|
|Operating Systems||Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9|
|Downloads Last Week||1|
|License Model||Free to try|