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Mémoires 5 released!

We’d like to announce the release of Mémoires 5, the newest version of our journaling app.

This year we are celebrating the 15th anniversary of Mémoires. The latest version is our biggest update ever: it comes with new useful features, modernized user interface, and full support for Macs with Apple Silicon. Rest assured that we will never betray our initial goal: the easiest to use simple journaling app for Mac that you can rely on for a long time.

Mémoires 5 screenshot

Highlights of this release

  • Awesome dark mode. It even automatically adapts text and drawings (created by the improved Quick Drawing feature) to the right color.

    Dark mode

  • Color labels for your entries. Group what you write with color labels and then easily browse enteries by label.

    Color labels

  • Redesigned Quick Drawing. Now featuring eraser, Touch Bar support, and better colors that work well both on white and dark background.

    Quick Drawing window

  • Insert from iPhone or iPad. Use your iPhone or iPad to add photo, draw a sketch or scan a document right into Mémoires on your Mac.

    Insert from iPhone or iPad menu

  • Improved performance. We rewrote a lot of code and improved performance of switching between entries and saving journals.

  • Apple Silicon support. Now a Universal app for both Apple Silicon (M1) chips and Intel processors, so that it runs as fast as possible, natively.

  • Improved tabs. Turn on the dedicated tabbed mode in the app preferences and enjoy multiple journals in a single window.

  • Full macOS 12 Monterey support. Fresh new icons for the app and journals, redesigned user interface, and other nits and bits.

  • Better Touch Bar support. Touch Bar is going away, but we still support it and improve how Mémoires works with it. Now you can easily create entries and switch between views using the Touch Bar.

  • Automatic File Format Conversion. To accomodate for new features, Mémoires 5 has an enhanced file format for journals. Once your journals are opened in Mémoires 5, they are automatically converted to the new version, and cannot be opened in older versions of Mémoires. Please make sure to use the latest version on all computers if you share your journals between them.

How to upgrade

Mémoires 5 is the major version, and thus requires a new license. As always, we provide the discounted update pricing for our existing users. Additionally, for a limited time we provide the upgrade price for everyone. Unlike many software companies, we are not switching to the subscription model — you pay for the major version once, receive minior updates for free, and can keep using it forever without paying. As old-school and honest as it gets.

You can learn more about this version and how to upgrade by visiting the What’s New page.

If you’re new to Mémoires, please visit its product page to learn more about the app, and download a trial version or buy the full version.