The impetus for the project arose from a need- why isnt there an easy way for me to keep my thoughts on the web? Every journal or diary service is extremely confusing and complex: long sign up processes, intertwined with blogging services, and most importantly it took a long time to get writing. All of these lackluster sites made it an obvious decision to start Penzu.
Web-based note taker can structure your docs like a diary, and stack each entry as its own page. You can hop back and forth between them with relative ease, and Penzu is smart enough to put the most-recently created docs on top. Also integrated are images, which you can upload from your computer at up to 5MB a pop. They'll sit in the margin and out of the way of the text. A simple mouse-over will let you see them in full resolution.
What's new in this version: This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.