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  • 2.0 stars

    "Love the app, but there are a few teensy problems"

    October 27, 2014  |   By digdave73

    Version: MacJournal 6.1.3


    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.

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