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Developer(s)Dan Schimpf
Stable release
7.0.0 / 2019-03-09
Operating systemClassic Mac OS, macOS
TypeJournal software & Blogging tool
WebsiteMacJournal Website

MacJournal is journaling and blogging software originally developed for Mac OS X. It is published by Dan Schimpf Software. MacJournal offers only basic text formatting and limited page layout features. MacJournal's audience includes diarists, bloggers and podcasters.

MacJournal supports online blog tools including: LiveJournal, Blogger, Movable Type and WordPress. It also contains powerful searching capabilities, allows keeping multiple nested journals. Includes password protection, AES-256 encryption and Palm (PDA) syncing.

MacJournal was written by Dan Schimpf and was awarded Best Mac OS X Student Product at the 2002 Apple Design Awards. It was initially distributed as Freeware, then made Shareware. In 2004 the project was purchased by Mariner Software, and Schimpf was hired to continue development.

In 2012, MacJournal was given an Editors' Choice Award by Macworld.[1]

In early 2019, development and distribution of MacJournal was reverted from Mariner Software back to its original developer, Dan Schimpf.[2] In March 2019, Dan Schimpf Software released version 7.0.0 of MacJournal as freeware.[3] As of May 2019, Schimpf is continuing active development of MacJournal, releasing occasional beta updates.[4][5]

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  2. ^ Wray, Michael. "MacJournal Reverts Back to Dan Schimpf Software". Mariner Software. Retrieved 2019-05-23. Since January of 2005, Mariner Software has been the exclusive distributor for MacJournal. Effective March 1, 2019, MacJournal is reverting back to the developer, Dan Schimpf Software.
  3. ^ Schimpf, Dan. "A message about the transition from Mariner Software". Dan Schimpf Software. Retrieved 2019-05-23. MacJournal 7 is free to download and use.
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