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Mac Desktop Interface

Main Interface

Journey Mac Main Interface

The journal entries are arranged chronologically in descending order.

Add Entry

You can create a text, picture or video journal. To create an entry, press "+" to open the editor.

Press the Search icon to search entries containing a specific word or phrase.

Tips: Entries can also be searched by tags, activities and sentiments.

Cloud Sync Status

Sync Status

To check the synchronization status (which includes date and time of the last sync), click on the Cloud icon.

Delete Entry

To delete an entry, right click on an entry > click on the 'Delete' button. Alternatively, swipe left on your trackpad to reveal the Trash icon to delete the entry.

Top Toolbar

Journey Mac Top Toolbar

Click on the respective icons to access the following functions and features (from Left to Right):

View All Entries
Calendar View
Photo Gallery
Journal Coach


This is a newly added feature in Version 4.0.0.

Journey Mac Stories

Click on the respective circles to view the following:

Today: To view the overall statistics of your journal and the Mood Tracker.
Throwback: To preview your past entries from a year or several years ago.

Tips: To view the actual entry itself, click on the 'Tap to Preview' button.
Coach Prompt: To view your Journal Coach's prompt for the day.


Journey Mac Timeline

Click an entry in the list to open it in the timeline.

Preview Media

If a journal entry contains photos or a video, the media preview will be shown in the timeline.

Edit Entry

To edit an entry, press the Pen icon to open the editor. Alternatively, right click on an entry > click on the 'Edit' button.

Share, Export, Print & Publish Entry

Share Menu
To share or export an entry, press the Share icon.

Export to ZIP
Export to PDF
Export to DOCX
Copy Text
Copy All

Map View

To view the location where the entry was created, click on the Map icon.

View Previous and Next Entry

Select the left or right arrow at the bottom of the timeline.

Media Preview

Journey Mac Media Preview

To view multiple photos during the media preview, use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard. To zoom in and out on photos during the media preview, click on the + or - button.

High Quality Media

Click "HQ" to change a photo from low to high resolution and vice versa. (Requires internet connection)

Download Media

Click on the 'Download' button to directly download the media file from Google Drive to your local storage. (Requires internet connection)

Calendar View

Journey Mac Infinite Scroll Calendar

Click on a date to view a list of all the entries that were made on that specific day. The list of entries will be displayed on the right panel.

View Entries for a Specific Month and Year

To view the entries made for a specific month and year, click on the 'Date Selection' button > select the specific month and year that you would like to navigate to.

View More Entries

To view the various entries made for each month, scroll up or down on the screen.

Journey Mac Photo Gallery

Photos are ordered according to the Most Recent Photos to Past Photos, and it is sorted based on the date of when they were uploaded or attached to an entry.

Previewing an Entry

To preview the entry that a specific photo is attached to, click on the thumbnail of the photo.

View More Photos

To view more photos, scroll up or down on the screen.


Journey Mac Editor

To open the editor, click on the "+" button to create a new entry. To edit an existing entry, click on the Pen icon in the timeline.

Save & Discard Entry

To save an entry, click on the Done button. To discard an entry, click on the Trash icon.

Edit Date & Time of Entry

Please refer to the article on 'How to Change the Date & Time of an Entry?'

Bottom Toolbar

Journey Mac Bottom Toolbar

Attach Media File
Change and Remove Location
Update and Remove Weather Information
Change Motion Activity
Add a Sentiment
Add & Remove Tags
Formatting Shortcuts
Undo and Redo.
Word and Character Count (indicated by W and C respectively)


Journey Mac Settings

The following information and functions are accessible via the Settings:

User's Profile Details: Displays your username, profile picture and current purchase or subscription status.
Logout from Account: To logout from the email address that is currently signed in to Journey.
View Add-Ons: To purchase a Membership or restore your existing purchase.
General: To customize your Journey interface.
Cloud Services: To access e-mail services (i.e. Composing an Entry via Email and Setup Email Reminder) and Zapier automation. (Requires internet connection)
Stories: To enable or disable 'Throwback' notifications.
Publish: To add an existing publishing service to publish your entry to. (Requires internet connection)
Reminder: To enable or disable the sending of reminder notifications.
Security: To setup, replace or remove a passcode.
Data: To import entries, or to export your entries as PDF, docx or a ZIP file.
Help: To contact our Help Desk or learn about our Terms of Use & Privacy Policy.

Updated on: 14/06/2021

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