Simple and intuitive
Mini Diary features a beautiful and clean design with no distractions, letting you fully focus on your writing.
Private and secure
You're in control of your data. The journal is encrypted with a password and stored locally on your device.
Mini Diary makes it easy to import your existing journal from other apps or export your data in various file formats.
Completely free and open source
The app is and always will be free, and its source code can be viewed on GitHub.
- Light and dark themes
- Basic text formatting
- Full-text search
- Localization in multiple languages
- Import from various apps and formats
- Export to various formats (PDF, Markdown, etc.)
How can I change my password?
Unlock your diary and select Mini Diary → Preferences in the menu bar. You can edit your password here.
I forgot my password. How can I reset it?
Your diary can only be read with your password, and resetting it isn't possible. This type of local encryption is what makes Mini Diary secure. It's therefore very important that you write down your password when creating a diary.
How can I change where my diary is stored?
Unlock your diary and select Mini Diary → Preferences in the menu bar. You can change the location of your diary file here. (Please note that due to sandboxing, this option is not available in the Mac App Store version. You can download the non-sandboxed version to get this feature on macOS.)
How can sync my diary with the cloud?
Mini Diary stores your journal in an encrypted file. If you change the location of that file to a cloud folder like Dropbox or Google Drive, it will automatically become accessible on all other devices with the same setup.
Why is the Mac App Store version not receiving updates anymore?
Since November 2019, Apple no longer accepts apps based on the Electron framework in its App Store. That's why the App Store version of Mini Diary unfortunately cannot be updated anymore. Mac users can uninstall the App Store version and reinstall the app from here. Your diary entries will be carried over automatically.