Are we ready to use the cloud for what used to be Mac only? Here’s an example. The daily diary, or a personal journal. Mac users can choose from a dozen different diary or journal apps but all store files on the Mac, where God intended, rather than in the heavens for every angel and demon to view.
It’s no surprise that clever Mac app developers have their eyes on cloud storage, including the folks that created vJournal, which uses Evernote for online storage.
As with most cloud-based storage services, Evernote gets money from you when you use a certain amount of online storage, so if you have a busy life and keep everything in vJournal there might end up being a monthly price tag.
What I like about vJournal is the convenience. It’s a simple app with an icon in the Mac’s Menubar. Click it and add a note to your journal and it gets saved into your Evernote account.
As a daily diary app or a personal journal, vJournal is long on convenience and short on features. Every entry is stored by day. And, there’s a free version of vJournal for your iPhone and iPad (and a paid version with more features) so your diary or journal entries go where you go.
I’m still uncomfortable keeping valuable information in the cloud somewhere, but I’ve used Evernote for years and it’s worked flawlessly. vJournal is about as easy to use as any notes or journal app could possibly be.