The Journal Newsletter – August 2012

The Journal Newsletter

August 2012


I hope everyone is having a great August! It’s hot here (I think it’s hot everywhere, neh?), but we’re still enjoying the summer months. =)

August is “Back to School” month here in the USA, but The Journal offers Student Discounts and Teacher Discounts all year long:
Discounts Available

A new update of The Journal 6 is available. In addition to fixing a number of bugs, this update also extends The Journal’s support for Evernote. If you use Evernote on your mobile devices, you can easily import your entries made on-the-go into The Journal. See “The Journal News” below for all the details.

We have a new set of writing exercises this month, and our tip this month describes how to import your notes from Evernote into The Journal.

Thank you for using The Journal!

The Journal News

The Journal 7 is the current release.

To see if you have the latest version of The Journal:

  1. Click on the “Help” menu in The Journal.
  2. Choose “Check for Update of The Journal”.

If you are using The Journal 6 (or an earlier version):

Tips & Tricks

TIP: Syncing The Journal with Evernote

The Journal 6 improves The Journal’s support for Evernote. Here are the steps for synchronizing The Journal with Evernote.

1. Export the notes you want from Evernote. That will create a .enex file.

2. In The Journal, click on the File menu, Import sub-menu, and choose “Import Entries…” Browse to select the export file.

3. You will be prompted for a category to import into. You can let the import create a new loose-leaf category for you (called “Evernote”), or you can choose any existing category you want.

If you import into a loose-leaf category, every note will have the title you gave it in Evernote.

If you import into a calendar category (like Daily Journal), the note will be imported at the date+time you created the note. If you have multiple notes on a particular day, each note will be imported as a separate entry for that date.

You don’t have to worry about importing the same note twice. The Journal detects when that happens and compares what you’re importing to what you already have. If there has been a change, The Journal will prompt you about which version to import or keep (or both). If the 2 notes are identical, though, nothing happens.

If you use Penzu instead of Evernote, you can follow the same steps to import/sync your Penzu entries with The Journal.

Writing Prompts

Free Writing Prompt – Write for 20 minutes using the following as your starter: “Meticulous”

Free Writing Prompt – Write for 20 minutes using the following as your starter: “School Supplies”

Submission Information

If you would like to contribute to the “How I Use The Journal”, “Writing Exercises”, or “Tips & Tricks” sections, or would like to submit an article about journaling, writing, or another The Journal-related topic, we would love to hear from you.

Submissions for the newsletter should be sent to:

If you are submitting for a particular section, please indicate which one. Try to limit your submissions to 500-1000 words. Submissions may be edited for length and content.

If you prefer to remain anonymous, please state this in the email. Otherwise your name (but not your email) will be used in the article heading.

As always, if you have any suggestions for, or bug reports about, The Journal, please feel free to email them. Both are always welcome.


Editor: David Michael (
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Updated: August 7, 2016 — 9:44 pm