About JRNL?

Be in complete control of your journaling experience. Web, mobile and email-to-journal, make writing a seamless part of your everyday activity. Entries are backed up securely and can be accessed at any time across all your devices. While JRNL is an online service, your most cherished and valued moments can easily be brought to life and forever preserved as a hardbound book with our Publishing platform. Life is made up of moments that are worth reflection; start your JRNL experience today!

Why Choose JRNL


Journaling is a healthy and even life-changing practice that can benefit you today, and perhaps even the world tomorrow.

  • Capture your thoughts and experiences.
  • Express yourself and your unique personality and perspectives.
  • Claim your place in history by writing about the world around you.

Having a journal gives you the power to reflect on your own life, to see how you've changed, and what qualities have endured.

  • Enjoy the nostalgic feeling of reliving and remembering past events.
  • Learn from your personal challenges and achievements.
  • Identify educational and professional goals.

Our Bookbuilder enables you to publish your journals into archival-quality hardcover books that will last for generations to come.

  • Print books up to 900 pages of entries.
  • Experience your entires in a way only a book can offer.
  • Feel secure knowing that if your book is ever lost or destroyed, you can print another.


JRNL offers a unique and enjoyable journaling experience while providing innovative tools that you are going to love.
View all your journal entries in one place
All About Me
Hundreds of questions about your life
Publish beautiful archival-quality books
Get organized with unlimited journals
Tag entries to find entries easier
Personalize your entries with photos
Customize JRNL and make it your own
Email to JRNL
Add entries to your journal via email
Establish better journal writing habits

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"Hi! I just received this link from my sister. It is exactly what I have been looking for. I love the fact that it is printable and the reminders. I look forward to the future of this website and will start using it and pass it on to my friends and family. Thanks!"

- Kayla Lundberg

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- David Nassief

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- Karen Jenkins

"I love this online Journal because I don't have to worry about how my handwriting is looking. In other words I don't have to worry about being able to read my own writing."

- Kristin Hoff

"I was reading through my Grandma's old journals, and I was fascinated by everything, even common everyday sort of things. That inspired me to want to write in my own journal, but I didn't know really how or even where to start! JRNL provided me with not only a place to begin, but reminders so that I can make sure I record all the little things I will want to remember or pass on someday. THANK YOU!"

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"I think this site is awesome. I feel like I can put my personal thoughts down, without it taking much time (I just don't seem to ever have enough time in my day anyway!) I can certainly type faster than I can write! It's very user friendly and simple to use! THANKS!"

- Amiee Defore

"This is Genius. I am so grateful for this tool you have created. Thank you for using your talents to make our lives a little bit easier."

- Tammie Allegro

"I just found your website today and decided to get started with a journal and recording some thoughts. This is a great service you are providing. I am totally impressed with everything I have encountered so far. I have only started with a few entries in the All About Me section. I have been wanting to restart journaling for years now and you have made it so easy. I think I have found my new favorite website. Thank you, thank you, thank you."

- Mark Morris

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"AWESOME!!!! This is so much quicker than hand writing! Thank you!!!"

- Julie Anderson

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- Bev Young Reed

"As a busy mom with a child with autism, I am running all day with him and his hectic schedule. I have been making excuses for years why I don't write in a journal. This is an easy, stress free way to create a journal. I'm very thankful for this mess-free, scribble-proof way of keeping a record of our daily life. Thank you again!!"

- Corissa Burnett

"I am really enjoy using JRNL. The ease of keeping a journal in this format is great. Thank you so much for providing this service!"

- Lonnie Jenkins

"I love this idea!! This is something I have been meaning to do for a long time and when I found your website and discovered how easy it is to use, I got started again. Thank you for this opportunity. I really like the "All About Me" section. The questions are great to get my mind going in the right directions to start journaling again. The website is easy to navigate and moves along pretty well most of the time. Thanks again for this!"

- Lesley Weis

"So far I love JRNL. I have only used it for a week, but I have been successful thus far in writing regularly. I started answering the questions in "All About Me" and hope to keep answering more - it is a great idea, so future generations can really know who I was. Thank you so much for this service!"

- Janna Raber

"I love the JRNL site. I am hooked on journaling. I don't miss a day and I am actually finding out new things about myself. Thank You."

- Connie Poindexter

"Your website is the best website I have found this year. Thanks again for all that you do. :-D"

- Aaron Coombes

"Just started journaling with you today. I love it! What a marvelous tool. Prior to this I've been keeping my journal on Microsoft Word and I kept thinking that there just has to be a better way! This is exactly what I've been looking for! Thank you a hundred times over!"

- JeriLyn Stilson

"This is the BEST SITE!!! I am starting AGAIN to write!! This site has put me back into Journaling AGAIN - I am sharing it with others - Thank you so much for this wake-up call!!!!"

- Peggy Brown

"I used to be a dedicated journal writer, but with time became hesitant to put my thoughts and feelings in an open book... This is so great.... I can write any time of day and from anywhere without dragging along a heavy book. Thank you!"

- Deborah Jones

"I am 74 years old, I started a journal on 1970 and from then on I have kept it almost to date. When I was told by one of my family about JRNL I searched in my PC and asap, I found it, I adopted it! It is so easy and helpful. Thank You."

- Iris M. Lloyd, Buenos Aires, Argentina

"So far, so good. I think this program might actually get me to journal regularly! Thank you!"

- Colleen Fowler

"So far (one week--just a few entries) I am very impressed. Very user-friendly. The journal entry system is so flexible (editing, viewing, calendar availability, etc.) that I may actually end up keeping a journal--after approximately 3,600 false starts. I like the All About Me section, too."

- Clark Webb

"I think it's great...really enjoying so far...I've been looking for a good program for sometime now...keep up the good work."

- Calvin Daubert

"I like the reminders. I often forget to write and they keep me going on it. Thanks for a great site!!!!"

- Joan Sell
"I like this very much! There is a lot to do on here. It also gets me into journal writing because I can get more down typing! Thanks!"

- Mike Noah
"I always knew that writing a journal was important, but couldn't get motivated to keep one consistently. JRNL.com not only makes journal keeping more convenient, but it's exciting too."

- Richard Davis

"Wow, I'm pretty impressed with this. I think it can be a great help for people like me that want to get back to writing. I've only written one thing but I think it will help get me writing again."

- Jay Langford

"I was so excited to come across this website! Thank you for a wonderful service! This will make it so much easier for me to keep my goal of daily journaling!"

- Jenni Hughes

"Good job on a wonderful site! I caught the bug! Thanks again!"

- MaryAnn Walker

"What a wonderful service this web site offers. I will be recommending this journal site to my family and friends. I can type much faster than I can write and I can go back and edit what I have written before saving it."

- LaVon Cardon

"Wow! I just realized how great this was when I had a "moment" of inspiration and had a place to quickly write it down. Those moments are often lost - forgotten before you can record them. This was so easy - Thank you!"

- Margaret Hardie

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- Todd Cragun

"Hello again, I love your website, I haven't missed a day since I started writing in my journal again. Your web site makes things so much easier for me. Last time I wrote in my journal was like 5 or 6 months ago. P.S. I know that I already said it but...I LOVE YOUR WEBSITE!!!! :-D"

- Aaron Coombes

"GREAT MOVE! Being able to print out my journal daily and save as a backed hard copy. I am sure that it has brought many back to keeping their journal daily. I love my JRNL."

- Cmdr. Juan Rodriguez USN/NC/Vietnam Veteran

"This is a great website! Thank you so much for making this. I have always been terrible at keeping a journal and I am sure my children and their children will not be happy about that. But now I have a place to keep my thoughts and feelings. I am really excited about this site. It will now allow me to record my life for my posterity."

- Adam McDaniel

"I LOVE your service!! I have always wanted to journal.... I do it for maybe a week and then it goes by the wayside. Having this capability is so awesome... I am on my computer so much and it is very easy to just jump into my page here and fill it out. I love all the questions to help me remember what I would like to have my posterity to know about me when I was growing up... Also questions that I should ask family about when I was little... My parents are both gone now and I wish I would have thought to ask them before they left... I just cannot tell you how grateful I am for this tool!"

- MaryAnn Sadler

"This is just what I need! I LOVE this site. I really like how it has numerous questions in the All About Me section. It will get the ideas rolling. This really will motivate me to do what I should have been doing for years, I just needed more structure. I'm sure this is an answer to many prayers! I cannot wait to have enough written to order a bound book. Thank you for providing a beautiful and useful site."

- Jennifer Parker
"This looks like a wonderful program!!! I am working on my life history, hopefully I can enter the journal calendars, quarterly summaries that I have kept for 42 years, (as these include events of our children) and make them available to our family."

- Jillene Webber

"Tonight is the first time I have journaled in your program and I must say I am very thankful to you for this. You're right, every life is worth recording. What has kept me from journaling in the past is the handwriting of it all. I am far more comfortable having the option to type it out AND have it saved in a location that I won't need to worry about being destroyed by water, fire, etc. The questions are so perfect to help the process begin - thank you for that as well. Can't think of anything at this point that can make the program better."

- Kathryn Cvijanovich

"I can't think of anyway to improve this site as of yet, it is so great. I have been prompted to write a journal for the past few months, and when I saw the ad for this site, I knew I now had a way to do it. This is such a great resource to all of us. Thank you."

- Emily Rownak

"So far so good, for me just getting to the second entry is great and inviting my family members makes it very special for me."

- Fern Potter

"THANK YOU, thank you, thank you for creating JRNL.com! This is just what I needed to keep up on my journal and get started on my own personal history. Now that I have a child of my own and I'm starting to actually get into doing family history, I have realized how important it is to record my life for my posterity. I wouldn't have done this without you! Thanks again!"

- Elisabeth Barlow

"Dude this is awesome! Since I'm always on the computer, now I will be able to write my personal thoughts! Thanks a lot!!"

- Lina Ahquin

"I LOVE LOVE LOVE this site- I stumbled on it on someone's blog and am so excited about having a safe place to journal with the chance of making it into a book to keep forever is excellent! Great format, great options, I love the look of it and overall ease of use - just overall an amazing site!!! Way to go - thank you, thank you, thank you - I'm putting a link on my blog to JRNL tonight!"

- Nicole Baldwin

"So far I have signed up and answered some of the all about me questions. Sign up was so easy and the whole thing is very user friendly. I think even my Mom and Dad that don't know much about computers would have little trouble. What a great idea and having it be FREE is a bonus. Thank you so much. Now on to see how I will do at journaling."

- Kristin Burgess

"I am so excited about this new program. I spend a lot of time on the computer so I have no excuse to "not" keep my journal updated. JRNL.com has made it that much more easier and fun to do."

- Jaime Murri

"I love this site. It is so convenient. I think everything about it is great. Especially the All About Me portion. Thank you so much."

- Sara Whetten

"I have made two entries so far. I love this so much. THANK YOU. I am glad the world is full of smart people who can set up sites like this so that the rest of us can use them. This is amazing. Everything seems great..."

- Debbie Vanderniet

"This opportunity is one that I do not want to pass up, although I have very little free time. Journaling is so important, and so easily neglected. Thank you for making it so much easier!"

- D. Whitmer

"I think this is the best thing since swiss cheese, chicken and ham (ok call it a cordon bleu). I am so excited to be able to keep this up and home and at work! I LOVE that I can search entries, and will be able to have these memories bound in a professional book. What a keepsake for the next generation!"

- M. Allen

"Thank you so much for such a user-friendly site. I just signed up last night and am amazed at how much you have to offer. I am excited to be able to write my life story with so many questions to respond to. I plan on answering one questions every few days until I have them all done. This will be a great start to my life history for my children and grandchildren. I am a blogger, but this will be much more personal and just for me to keep those notes that I want to pass on to my children. Thank you so much. What a great idea! I will be sharing this link with all my friends!"

- L. Labrum

"I love it! I have arthritis in my hands and it hurts so bad I can hardly sign my name. My writing has deteriorated to the point that I have problems to read what I wrote, so this journal is a blessing!"

- J. de Hoyos

"My first born started attending kindergarten this year and every day has been a new experience for me. After walking home from school each day and listening to her talk about what she's learned, I can't help but think how fast my little girl is growing up. After she goes to sleep at night, I take a moment to record my daily entry and it helps me give thanks for the blessing that my daughter is in my life. It's amazing how writing in my journal reminds me of all the little things I should be thankful for."

- S. Stuki, Chandler, AZ

"I'm getting ready to take the Bar and I was required to provide proof of all the places I've lived for the past ten years. You can imagine how daunting a task that might be for someone that has moved many times and lived in multiple apartments. Luckily, I had kept a journal and recorded all the places I had lived during the past ten years, but it would have been so much easier to track down the information I needed had I been able to use JRNL's search features. Journaling has proven to be invaluable to me and I'm looking forward to recording my life for years to come with JRNL."

- J. Stevens, Bellevue, WA

"As I've gotten older, my handwriting has become more difficult to read and gripping a pen is sometimes hard to do. When my daughter suggested I use JRNL to keep my personal journal, I was a little skeptical of going online. But she was right, it's so easy to use and now my handwriting is no longer an issue. Thank you JRNL.com."

- A. Smythe, Los Angeles, CA

"My wife has been giving me flack for years for not keeping a journal. It was always so hard to find the time. Now, I just log on at work and write in my journal. It only takes a couple minutes and I'm on my way. Thanks for getting me off the hook."

- R. Stoddard, Salt Lake City, UT

"My mom helped me start my first ever journal today. It's cool and fun. I can't wait to show my friends. I will write every day."

- S. Walker, New York, NY

"I've just gotten engaged and my fiancee and I just signed up with your service. We thought it would be cool to write about our experiences during this engagement time and share with one another on our 1-Year Anniversary. It may sound a little cheesy, but we thought you'd like to know how we're using your service."

- S. Reynolds, Austin, TX

"Can I just say, I love this! I have been writing in my journal everyday for the past 7 years and 11 months. JRNL is the way to journal. I am all about keeping records--they are important for future reference; and journaling is a relaxing activity. I love it! I love it even more now that all my entries are kept electronically in a very organized and user-friendly format. I can also access it anywhere with the Internet. Plus, I am looking forward to diving into the other features like 'All About Me'. Awesome work!!!! I'm converted. Thanks for thinking of and designing this service."

- H. Watkins

"Man I really, really like this site. I usually only log on after the day is over, but this site is so well organized and well designed that it's a pleasure to record a journal entry at the end of each day, and sometimes I log on just because...I love JRNL, and I hope it just keeps getting better and better!"

- K. Fujioka