Personal Diary (Journal) App

Last modified
Sunday, January 20, 2019

Description of App

*This app is developed by Wern Jie, 15 years old.

-----5-STAR RATINGS-----
"When all you want is the digital equivalent of a paper diary, this is the perfect one." - goyyboy

"[...] Exactly what I needed [...]" - (multiple reviews)

"Good and accessible with VoiceOver" - Allan.summers

Never write a diary because of the inconvenience to do that?
Always forget to write in your diary?
Afraid that someone will peek into your diary?
Unable to attach images into your diary?
Just need a simple & easy to use diary?

Personal Diary is an app that solves the above problems. Easily access all your entries in all your devices with iCloud Sync. You can write diary entries without worrying that someone will peek at what you wrote, with passcode & biometric protection. Forgot about your diary? The app will now 'summon' you back a friendly nudge. You can also import as many photos as you wish into your entries. As an addition, you can set your mood and also the weather.

- Numeric passcode lock
- Unlock using Touch ID or Face ID
- Simple & Easy to use
- iCloud Sync
- Smart Search
- Ability to pick a mood
- Ability to choose the weather of the day
- Mood & Weather can be automatically chosen
- Import photos to your entries
- Auto-saves as you type
- Select a theme
- Dark Mode for better night use
- Fully supports iPad Multitasking Features
- Fully supports external keyboard
- Supports VoiceOver
- iPhone X Support
- Daily Notifications
- No Ads & absolutely free! :D

Don't forget to let me know what you think of Personal Diary by leaving a review on the App Store! Reviews and ratings help and let other users find this app. If you have any problems or questions, feel free to send a feedback; I might be able to help! :)

- Please do not forget your password. If you forget your password and your identity cannot be verified, you may not be able to access your data.



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support


iOS Version


Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

This app is a very accessible diary. The developer even says it is accessible. He listens to feedback. There are VoiceOver hints too.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

This is an awesome app. It even logs weather and mood. It supports landscape mode, wich is great for me who uses it on my iPad. You can even attach images. You can get feedback from AI but that feature is temporarily disabled. I write in it a lot. Earlier, I used the notes app but that stopped working in multitasking so I decided to go for something else. And then I found this app. I love it.
Edit: the ai feedback now works with VoiceOver.


3 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by tunmi13 2 years 2 months ago



Submitted by tunmi13 on Sunday, August 26, 2018

A diary app that is indeed fully accessible and usable with VoiceOver. Good find, Sabrina.a

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Sunday, August 26, 2018

I had been looking for an app like this for ages. I write on my iPad using a bluetooth keyboard but since there is perfect iCloud sync I can actually write on my phone and it saves.
Alsom, the app saves text while typing so if there are any issues all the text will still be there.
The developer is really awesome at taking feedback. I have two more apps from the same developer and that is battery and wake up. But this one is my favourite.
If you don't waant mood and weather you can turn that off, though I have both set on auto. You can turn off entry previews wich I have done because I thought it wasn't needed.
I have a six digit pass code but am mostly using touch id. It works really great.

Submitted by Tarja on Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Thank you so much. It’s really great. It seems there is no other app like this.

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Wednesday, July 31, 2019

This app is one of a kind. And the developer, Wern Jie, is listening to EVERY piece of feedback he gets and he really cares about accessibility. This is the best diary I have ever found.

Submitted by WellF on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

I've tested some free journaling apps and by far this one is the best. I don't feel like buying day one or chronicle anymore.

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