The easiest way to keep a journal or diary on your Mac. Saving your memories and returning to them has never been so enjoyable before.

  • Create multiple entries per day.
  • Change fonts and colors.
  • Insert pictures and draw sketches.
  • Encrypt journals with password.
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Complete Privacy.  Mémoires stores your data on your Mac: no clouds, no tracking, no analytics. (Also, no “AI” or machine learning). None of your personal data leaves your Mac. We don’t have it. While the software industry is turning into the surveillance industry, we chose a path of respecting you.

Simple and Beautiful

Mémoires has an easy-to-use, gorgeous interface, and zero useless features. Begin writing your journal right away instead of searching help files.

Encrypted Journals

Your personal diary is safe from prying eyes — just set a password for your journal, and Mémoires will encrypt it using the secure AES-256 cipher.

Forever Yours

Industry standard SQLite database-driven file format means that there is no vendor lock-in. Plus you can export your journals to RTF, plain text, or PDF.

Quick drawings

Just like in a paper journal, the new Quick Drawing feature allows you to draw sketches, doodles, or anything you like right inside the Mémoires app.

Full Screen Editing

Now you can focus on writing your journal entries without distractions, because Mémoires comes with the native full screen editing.

Browse or Quickly Search

Browse using calendar or view all entries in one list. You can also use instant search to find entries you want to read or edit.

Diary Printing

You can print a single entry, entries for a specified period or the whole journal. The program automatically inserts dates and titles where needed.

Spelling and Grammar

Spot and fix spelling and grammar mistakes on the fly or use automatic correction. Smart quote and dash substitutions will make your entries beautiful.

Autosave and Versions

Mémoires automatically saves your journals to your Mac, so you won’t lose them. The program is fully compatible with Time Machine for seamless backups.


Excellent App
by JanzieK

This is a great journal app. Very simple - easy to use. Love that I can add pictures! Highly recommend this app - For me, it was definitely worth the price. I got this app before the password capability and I gave it a 3 star because I really need the password. The developers added the password capability in a very timely fashion and now I give it a 5 STAR - it is definitely that. Thank you for the password protection capability.

Great product and thanks for delivering!
by Celal 01

I find Memoires to be a very useful app to journal electronically. Simple, no unnecessary fancy frills. The product went up from a 3 to a 5 after the encryption capability update. The price is just right too. Thanks for delivering another great product.

Great for my purpose!!!
by Just Another Nickname

I'm a single father who needs to keep detailed records of interactions with my childrens mother. So I can turn emails and conversations into court records and opposed to just hear say. I would only update the interface a bit to include perhaps more calender support, otherwise its simple and functional...! just what I needed

LOVE the Quick Drawing feature!

You don't have to be an artist to use the QUICK DRAWING feature, which was for me the main attraction. I've been using Memoires since it first appeared in the App Store, appreciate the easy UI and that it does exactly what it promises. It would be nice if down the road a sister iOS app could be developed, that would be my only suggestion!

Simple but just what I need
by RR Arnold

I love this app - I have longed wished for a simple journal client for the mac that is viewed and interacted with through a calendar interface, which is exactly what Memoires provides. I love the fact that the journal db is a simple standard sqlite file that can be instantly saved to my dropbox folder for instantaneous backup any time I write or save a new entry. I love the fact that it now supports password encryption. The developer has been very responsive to my e-mails as well. Great job!

Much needed!
by restyintro

Love this app. Use this app all the time to free write and record my daily journal. It’s very simple to use, and with the new update, looks even better than ever. This app is simple and great!

Great App
by nehalem i7

Great for keeping a journal. I'm glad that it saves files in a standard format so that my journals will be readable for years. Worth every Penny.

Great! But I would make few changes
by jlemonade

I love the app. I use it frequently. What I would love (in addition) 1) Tumblr integration! It would be sweet to be able to write a journal and have the option to post to tumblr (+other 3rd party websites)

From Coding Robots: Thank you for your great feedback, jlemonade! We do not plan to add Tumblr integration, because we want Mémoires to be your own private journal, the one that you write when you turn off all those online distractions ;-)

Take it with you

Download a free trial version of Mémoires and begin writing diary on your Apple computer right away!

Mémoires works on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and later.
By installing and using the program you agree to End-User License Agreement.