Zentries: The Art of Journaling was designed because the developer wanted an app that could let users type their thoughts and ideas with all the simple beauty and elegance of a journal. It was made with love and designed to be a quick and easy way to tell your story. Or many, if you’d like! The entries will be sorted by date and can be easily shared as a single page or the whole journal entry. It's kept simple so you can get your stuff done.
All you have to do is set up your notebooks and add in entries. The notebooks help you organize your notes into categories such as journals, writing ideas, projects, or plot lines that you want to pan out. I like that the entries are sorted by date for journals, but a title with alphabetical order would be helpful for searching previous notes.
Zentries: The Art of Journaling is missing what I would consider key features. There isn’t a back-up, whether to cloud, your computer, or a databank belonging to the developer. There also isn’t a way to search so you’ll have to scroll through your entries. If you have put any personal ideas into the app, they can’t be password protected.
It does have a neat quote pop up each time you enter the app, and this can be used as inspiration if you’d like. Read the quote, reflect on the idea, and make a journal entry. It’s a nice touch, and I appreciate the sentiment.
I’m also a very aesthetic person, and if an app doesn’t look nice I’m not going to use it. Zentries has a nice look and feel, and the screen, while full of words and dates, doesn’t feel too cluttered. Although there isn’t a search function, the entries appear in the order you entered them, so if you have a rough idea of when you made the entry you can easily scroll back to the approximate time.
Enters by date with nice big indication of the date
Export or share a page or whole entry
No password protection
Zentries: The Art of Journaling is an iPhone and iPad app but you can’t check what you wrote on your iPad on your iPhone. The app is nice to use, but you will have to keep all entries on one device. There is also no search function or password protection, so unless you’re sure your device is secure I wouldn’t use it for overly personal entries. It is great for keeping ideas handy though, so if you need to keep a grocery list, jot something down quickly, or hash out your latest great idea, then this app will do the trick. Overall, it’s pretty, but has limited functions.