dinofond's Review of Macjournal For IpadReviewed on 9/3/19 1:58 PM
I have been using Mac journal for mackintosh for over 15 years. I bought this app for a road trip that I needed to document to write a documentary. this product is so bad it has deleted years of journals off of my MacBook Pro. Mariner software won’t even answer support emails. The only time they’ve responded to me at all was when I hit them on Twitter. This app has cost me thousands of dollars in productivity for files that have been lost. The fact that mariner software refuses to support their products should be criminal. I’m going to see that Apple takes this off of the App Store. I furthermore have filed a grievance with the Better Business Bureau and have built a website with screenshots of all the things that they’ve done. Do not do business with mariner software they are crooks!
Calion's Review of Macjournal For IpadReviewed on 6/26/18 3:27 PM
Compared to MacJournal for Mac, this piece of software is an u*** kludge. The most irritating thing is that it stops your work every few seconds to show a “loading” icon. I tried to report this as a bug, but the resulting screen wouldn’t let me paste in my password to log in, so I gave up.
irenefromspain's Review of Macjournal For IpadReviewed on 12/30/17 5:09 PM
The app stopped syncing, it does not recognize other than the ipad it lives in! So frustrating! It used to be such a great app! Also, it is very annoying that it does not open in a new note, it always needs to start from an existing one. Why, oh why???
CBee35's Review of Macjournal For IpadReviewed on 12/2/18 12:57 PM
Terrible app. Was looking for something other than Day One that would sync with a MacPro, but this app just doesn't cut it. Pictures are not resized to fit a screen, so you can only view a part of the picture in your entry. There is not even a scroll for the picture. Definately Not user friendly app.
RonniHall's Review of Macjournal For IpadReviewed on 12/2/18 12:57 PM
I bought the Mac version of this years ago and kept losing my journals! Then I thought well, one more try... I got the iOS version and when it synced I lost everything again! It's never worked right! Any version will lose your journals and you'll never get them back. No matter what the settings are... Run away!
Lighthouse45's Review of Macjournal For IpadReviewed on 12/2/18 12:57 PM
I've used Mac journal off and on for years on my MacBook Pro but recently started wanting to use a diary/journal on my iPad. I read all these reviews and wondered what had happened to this company, did it fall into mismanagement? After a while I decided to spend the $1.99 and just try the iPad version for myself. Sync worked after I took down firewall and changes made on either device are updated to the other device. Not sure what people are complaining about here but this has been and still is a great application. Love the fact that I can use a familiar app and that syncing between my MBP and iPad is easy. For the business stuff I'll use the MBP but for the dailies I can now do those EOD on my iPad. Well done and thank you. Glad I got over the bad reviews.
RudiWerner's Review of Macjournal For IpadReviewed on 12/2/18 12:57 PM
I have been using MacJournal on my Macs for several years and I like the program. It is the most polished of all the journaling apps around. Unfortunately, I have recently lost several entries. If I add text to a day's entry on the iPad and then close the program and then open MacJournal again, the newly entered text has disappeared. Apparently, MacJournal had not synced with Dropbox (my cloud server). So when I reopened MacJournal it downloaded what was on Dropbox, which did not include the latest text entry. Day One does not have this problem. You can even manually sync with Dropbox. So I have decided to switch completely to Day One. I am sad because I really liked MacJournal.
SFC B 1971's Review of Macjournal For IpadReviewed on 12/2/18 12:57 PM
Unless you want to start over and not view old Journals this app has become worthless. When you go to sync via iCloud it won't show what is already available so you have to create a new journal. No good if you are using on your iPhone and iPad. Until they come up with a reasonable fix I wouldn't purchase this. Day One is much better at keeping synced and you can import old journals very easily. Sad because I really enjoyed this app till now.
sickei's Review of Macjournal For IpadReviewed on 12/2/18 12:57 PM
I like this app interface. But it is not work ios7. Please check it.
App.Daemon's Review of Macjournal For IpadReviewed on 12/2/18 12:57 PM
First this app has a good interface and the Dropbox sync mostly works. I would rate this a 3 except for one thing. If they updated it more frequently with meaningful updates that add features that they are missing, like include sync it would be a for or even a five. The reason that I give it a two and why I say that Dropbox sync mostly works is that when you are offline don't do any journal entries. The offline editing does not work at best and at worst it will lose entries from your journal. I have worked with support on this for years. They say it's getting better but that Dropbox is the problem. But I have another app that uses Dropbox sync and they have never had an issue. So as long as you use it online only. Make sure that it syncs completely. And, make frequent backups of your data upside their backup system then it works great. If you don't you risk losing data.