Sometimes simple tools are the ones we use the most. This diary application, though limited in what it can do, is a reliable piece of freeware that has its uses. You can create or delete journal entries (records under a single heading), add or remove records, or export records as text, HTML, or comma-separated values (CSV). Searching is limited, as you can only search by entry number, and the program has no formatting options, with all entries in plain text. A skinnable interface adds a stylistic touch, but not one that contributes overall to the program's usefulness. We liked that entries can be password-protected, however. For those looking for a robust diary application, this is not your program. However, for basic diary tasks with few frills and little fuss, PowerJournal works well.
What's new in version 0.2
ReleaseNovember 8, 2008
Date AddedApril 22, 2002
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT
This easy-to-use diary application features multiple journals, private entries, guest-mode access for public entries, a built-in database (HSQL), MySQL support, the ability to export to text, CSV, or HTML, the ability to change its look (it's skinnable), and easy installation. Possible uses include keeping a diary, keeping a record of your weight, logging what you eat, keeping track of your CDs or DVDs, recording your car maintenance, and keeping track of logins.