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Posted by JakeBernsteinWA
Feb 22, 2019 at 11:24 PM

 

DayOne also has a ton of other special features that MJ won’t ever have related to being a web service and having an API.

I also like Day One’s ability to pop up prompts at various times of the day.

Ah well, back to pondering. A CRIMPer’s task is never done!

satis wrote:

>
>JakeBernsteinWA wrote:
>> I’m getting curious about MJ. The beta is rather buggy, but hey, it’s
>a
>>beta. Someone (perhaps in this thread, I can’t recall) pointed out
>>something I’d never noticed: when you search in Day One, it does NOT
>>highlight results! That’s crazy! Why would I even bother?
> >That was me. Yes, it’s VERY annoying, especially since I often go back
>and search calorie counts for my food journal.
> >Why bother though? Because Day One can do so much else - everything from
>pulling in social media posts, to taking note of location data and
>weather for journal entries, to smoothly incorporating photos, audio and
>video. It has Safari and Chrome browser extensions. And templates. And
>it now does dictation as well as transcriptions.
> >So I’ve been holding on, with the understanding that the app is being
>regularly updated, and hopefully they’ll get their search up to snuff
>(the same way they overhauled their editor last year so you no longer
>had to click an EDIT button after selecting an entry).

 


Posted by Beck
Feb 23, 2019 at 03:48 PM

 

Thanks for this excellent (and compelling) review, Steve. I gave MJ and look and don’t see how to edit notes in an external editor. Can you point us to that feature? — Beck

Stephen Zeoli wrote:
Since MacJournal came up in this thread I will mention that I recently
>posted about why I have gone back to MJ as my primary digital notebook:
> >https://welcometosherwood.wordpress.com/2019/02/18/macjournal-still-the-best-notebook-for-macos/
> >Steve Z.

 


Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Feb 23, 2019 at 08:42 PM

 

Hi, Beck,

With the entry you want to edit selected, drop down the ENTRY menu. You’ll see an option for “Edit in Other Application.” When you select that, a list of possible editors on your computer appears and you can pick the one you want to use. I have only tried this with ByWord as the external editor, and it worked fine.

Steve

Beck wrote:
Thanks for this excellent (and compelling) review, Steve. I gave MJ and
>look and don’t see how to edit notes in an external editor. Can you
>point us to that feature? — Beck
> >Stephen Zeoli wrote:
>Since MacJournal came up in this thread I will mention that I recently
>>posted about why I have gone back to MJ as my primary digital notebook:
>>
>>https://welcometosherwood.wordpress.com/2019/02/18/macjournal-still-the-best-notebook-for-macos/
>>
>>Steve Z.

 


Posted by satis
Feb 24, 2019 at 11:36 AM

 

satis wrote:

>
>JakeBernsteinWA wrote:
>>Someone (perhaps in this thread, I can’t recall) pointed out
>>something I’d never noticed: when you search in Day One, it does NOT
>>highlight results! That’s crazy! Why would I even bother?
> >That was me. Yes, it’s VERY annoying, especially since I often go back
>and search calorie counts for my food journal.
>
> [SNIP]
> >So I’ve been holding on, with the understanding that the app is being
>regularly updated, and hopefully they’ll get their search up to snuff
>(the same way they overhauled their editor last year so you no longer
>had to click an EDIT button after selecting an entry).

Aaaaaand…. the latest version of Day One, just out, lets you search inside notes themselves.

Finally!

Except it doesn’t highlight results until you do a 2nd search inside the note. So if I’m searching my food journal for piccata I’ll get a list of notes containing it, but then I need to manually a 2nd search inside each note for the term.

So, finally implemented, but primitively. I’ll give it a C+ for now, and see if the implementation improves over time (as it seems to with this dev). 

 


Posted by JakeBernsteinWA
Feb 25, 2019 at 06:38 PM

 

Just noticed the same thing!

In fact, the new UI is also quite nice on macOS too. I’m impressed by MJ, but the beta has so many bugs it’s hard to trust it. Day One has a VASTLY superior iOS experience and that is absolutely critical for a journaling app. For now, I’m keeping my Day One sub and will see how MJ evolves.

satis wrote:

>
>satis wrote:
> >>
>Aaaaaand…. the latest version of Day One, just out, lets you search
>inside notes themselves.
> >Finally!
> >Except it doesn’t highlight results until you do a 2nd search inside the
>note. So if I’m searching my food journal for piccata I’ll get a list of
>notes containing it, but then I need to manually a 2nd search inside
>each note for the term.
> >So, finally implemented, but primitively. I’ll give it a C+ for now, and
>see if the implementation improves over time (as it seems to with this
>dev). 

 


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