Desktop Journal is an application that allows you to keep a private journal, while also comprising options for storing contact details and setting daily reminders.
Diaries store thoughts, wishes, stories or details about your daily activities, assist you in organizing your tasks and help you remember important events. The main concern of anyone that keeps a diary is related to privacy protection and the developer of Desktop Journal designed the application with this fact in mind.
When launching the application for the first time, you are notified about the access key code, which is randomly generated by the program. You might want to memorize this pass code before deleting the text file it is stored in (found in the installation directory), as there is no way to recover it on your own (to so so, you will have to send an e-mail to the developer).
In addition to this, the diary entries are automatically encrypted before saving, in order to make sure that no other person except you can read them.
The application features navigation tools that enable you to go through diary entries for each day, while the search function allows you to find a record by entering the corresponding date. Its integrated editor enables you to customize the font style and size to meet your preferences and comes with basic options for cutting and pasting text.
The built-in address book enables you to store all your contacts and their phone number, while the 'Daily Reminder' can display details about daily events.
The stylish look of Desktop Journal, along with the security options make it very appealing, but some functionality improvements could really make it stand out. For instance, it would be more comfortable to have more search criteria at one's disposal (for diaries with numerous entries) and the contact book could integrate additional details (e.g. e-mail address).