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    Freeware personal diary software?

    Discussion in 'Software' started by Neo, Mar 31, 2009.

    I want to keep a personal diary but I want some half-decent software to make life a bit easier. Does anyone have any suggestions? If it's free and half-decent I'm happy!
     
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    I personally just write it on microsoft office word, like this:

    March 23, 2009 3:12 pm

    So today I......


    and then, if I write later than day, I just put


    5:30 pm





    and write away. :)
     
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    Diary = Journal
    or
    Diary = organiser
    ?

    If you're after an organiser - if you have Microsoft Office, I believe you can still download Microsoft Outlook for free - a combined e-mail / organiser package.
    [EDIT]OK, just searched it and apparently it's not free anymore... pffff[/EDIT]
     
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    But there is always downloading it ;)
     
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    Whatever happened to fancy hardcovers made of actual paper with "Journal" written on it in gold letters?
     
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    They do just fine for people that don't write too much, but generally I find, as a writer, that I babble on far too much to be able to use a book. It hurts my hand. lol
     
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    *shrugs* My wrist tends to get uncomfortable after being held up for too long.
     
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    Mine too. :D I didn't mean that as a personal attack btw. I hope I didn't offend you. I just can't do old fashioned diaries. As aforementioned... I babble too muchto my poor diary, so typing is quicker and easier. lol
     
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    No, I didn't think it was personally. But again, it's that speed thing that drives me crazy. I respect the preference, but it just bugs me that everyone wants to get their ideas out as fast as possible no matter what. It hardly matters for a personal journal that nobody is going to read, but I think the quality of work is far better when you are working slower because the ideas have time to simmer in your mind.
     
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    You want to know what's funny? I currently own about 10 beautiful, blank, hard bound journal/diary books. Every time I go into Barnes and Nobles I can't help myself and I usually buy another one.

    The sad part? Hardly any of them have writing in them.

    My husband jokes at me for my blank book buying habits.
     
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    True :)

    I happen to use my diary as a last resort. When I'm stressed, I crack it open and tell it like it is. haha. That's why I've gotta get it out fast and furious. It's either that, or cry, and I prefer to write rather than cry.

    I'm an overemotional creature.

    My poor diary.
     
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    Hm. I always thought that kind of writing felt better by hand. It feels more raw and cathartic.
     
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    Windows comes with Wordpad. It's perfectly adequate for writing a journal.
     

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