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Private Diary Free app review: record your deepest feelings safely



If you are looking for a place to let out your deepest thoughts and feelings, your interests, or your super secret novel, then Private Diary Free is an iPhone and iPad app to which you can entrust it all.

This app allows you to highly customize the layout in which you jot down your words, which makes it suitable for a number of purposes, but rest assured, your entries will be kept safe and secret behind a passcode.

This app is available for free in the Lifestyle section of the App Store, unlike many of the “Private” apps, which often charge something.

Private Diary Free


Customizable Interface

Private Diary Free is a lightweight app, taking up just 1.7 MB of space on your iOS device. The main interface is this app is really simple and straightforward, so within a few minutes of familiarizing yourself with it, you will be able to utilize all the functions and features effectively.

You can also customize the look and feel of this app as you choose between the various color themes, and segregate your entries with categories as well as multiple tags, and use emoticons to spruce up your words!

Password-protected diary
Password-protected diary

Sync and Search

Users can choose to set up a four-digit pin to protect their data, and all of it will be uploaded to the server, so you can sync your stuff across all devices, and even access it from a desktop.

Email your entries with ease and use the powerful search functions to find your entries by tags. You can also search for entries on a particular date or a range of dates.

Entry layout
Entry layout

Private Diary Free


Pros & Cons


  • A free and lightweight (1.7 MB) app that will keep a record of your feelings and interest
  • Set up a four-digit pin to protect your secrets
  • Search for entries on a particular date or range of dates
  • Various color themes to choose from
  • Create categories to organize your entries and put multiple tags to find them easily
  • Email entries with ease
  • Put up emoticons
  • Your diary will be saved to the server so you can sync between devices and access it from your PC


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Change up the color theme
Change up the color theme

Final Words

If you are looking for a utility of this kind, then Private Diary Free is a good app to get on your iPhone or iPad, as you can quickly and easily make entries, search for them, customize the interface, and stay protected from lurkers!


Private Diary Free

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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.