iDailyDiary Free

iDailyDiary Free

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 165 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.81
  • Total Downloads:
    395,509
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 28, 2011
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Keeping a diary was once something that all educated people were expected to do, but these days diaries are most often seen as small, ornate books with locking covers that are solely the possession of tween girls (and, occasionally, their little brothers). That's a shame, because there are a lot of reasons to keep a diary, both personal and for posterity. Owning a PC makes keeping a diary too easy, especially with excellent free diary programs like iDailyDiary from Splinterware.

The program's main page bears a strong resemblance to a word processor or a full-featured e-mail client such as Outlook, with selectable toolbars for navigation, cutting and pasting, searching, fonts, bullets, and other text effects. A calendar bar runs along the bottom of the page; days with entries are highlighted in colors as a quick visual aid. You can browse through weeks, months, and years of entries, or use handy navigation arrows, and instantly return to today's entry. You can easily insert and remove pictures and hyperlinks from your diary pages. An especially handy feature is the ability to embed links to previous diary entries, so you can instantly go to the relevant page without having to search. You can change themes, too.

As we've noted, iDailyDiary is freeware, which means no excuses for the would-be diarist. There's an upgraded version, iDailyDiary Pro, that's $30; it adds features like a spell checker, thesaurus, sticky notes, and many more themes. If you like the freeware, you'll probably like the pro version's extra features too.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 0
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    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 165 votes

    • 5 star 120
    • 4 star 22
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 17
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5 stars

"Excellent -Better than a Real Diary Kitchen sink incl"

February 19, 2012  |  By horustwohawks

 |  Version: iDailyDiary Free 3.81

Pros

Like a real diary, only better
Accommodates very flexible organization
Custom formatting, include images and links, etc
Many different ways to manage information, not only by time, but also with tabs and stickies - allows for complex journalling

Cons

None to speak of

Summary

I am not affiliated with the company or author. I am a computer engineer and have used several types of programs for diary-ing / journalling.
I have a community that has been invested in iDailyDiary for years - to say we are quite happy with it is an understatement.

In a particular community interest I am affiliated with, we had requirement to have the students and teachers journalling. The requirement for each individual included managing several disciplines, personally and in groups (group projects, personal projects, discussions, and various discovery scenarios including individual and collective focus.

We tried a lot of different tools for accommodating individuals to journal daily, and on several levels. At first this included using books. Many chose to use writing apps (like Word, Pages, Claris, etc).
Of course, I created a forum, and eventually two forums for running two schools, however, even a good forum or blogging platform can fall a bit short for structural complexity requirement in this particular regard.

Anyway, at length, and after going thru many diary/journalling -like- apps, we stumbled on this one, and it just stuck. It offers so much, and the developer keeps it up pretty nicely.

I am sorry I do not have time to write a complete review (there are many features to celebrate here). I am writing this out of gratitude to the author for creating such a wonderful product. iDailyDiary is hands down the best, if not only, product in this field that actually addresses the full scope of what a diary is, and needs to be.

If you are looking for diary/journaling software, its imperative you try this out. iDiary will not disappoint. I have been in the computing/software business for years. We took on iDailyDiary back in, jeez, I'm looking it up now - it was 2005. This software has stood the test of time.

I cannot believe no one else has written a review worthy of mention here. I could not pass by, see that, and not say something ;^)

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1 stars

"Poor. Locks computer when using help button."

January 08, 2012  |  By Lanceypoo2

 |  Version: iDailyDiary Free 3.81

Pros

None, never got to use it.

Cons

Locks computer when using help button.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.81
Version 3.81 includes improvements and bug fixes.
General
Publisher Splinterware
Publisher web site http://www.splinterware.com/
Release Date December 28, 2011
Date Added December 28, 2011
Version 3.81
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Calendar & Time Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.37MB
File Name iddfree.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 395,509
Downloads Last Week 446
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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