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Journler Going Open Source, New Journal Program

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Posted by Captain CowPie
Apr 5, 2011 at 01:54 AM


I’m researching whether I should commit to the Devonthink Pro Office I purchased a few months ago, and am still unsure if it will be what I am looking for. As I was researching Devonthink, I found a reference to Journler, the first program I started using when I switched to a Mac in 2006. A quick look at the site shows that the developer is taking the code open source. In addition, he has come out with a journaling program called Per Se which has an interesting look to it.

I really liked Journler when it was being developed, but decided to switch when it looked like development would cease. I am curious to see if anyone picks up the code and runs with it. I thought some on the forum might be interested or have some more info.



Posted by Hugh
Apr 5, 2011 at 10:13 AM


When I switched to the Mac not long after you, Journler seemed to be very popular, not only for journalling but also for use as an all-purpose information store. It seemed a very clean, solid, good-looking programme that could store most formats and combined tags with trees, which I think was unusual at that time, with a helpful developer (until he decided to do other things), although I never quite understood all the enthusiasm people had for the application then and still do.

It seemed a shame development ceased, and that Lex, another project from the same stable that IIRC was flagged, never got going. It will be interesting to see what happens to Per Se.


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