The Journal 8 Build #1341 Now Available!

The Journal 8 Build #1341 is a bugfix release. This is a free update for all registered users of The Journal 8. See below for upgrading instructions.

Primary benefit of this update:

  • Bug fixes (see below).

Click here to download.

Bugs Fixed

  • On Help menu, “The Journal Home Page” goes to the wrong page.
  • Forced creation of The Journal folder in ProgramData.
  • Changed shareware popup to only show # of days used.
  • Removed outdated URLs from the Help menu.
  • In split-screen editing, entry in active pane is sometimes overwriting the entry in the other pane.
  • Adjusted timing of searching while typing on the main form.
  • Moved prev/next entry buttons together on the left.
  • Prev/next entry buttons not properly resizing when changing UI scale.
  • Can’t use DEL key to delete newly inserted doodle.
  • Getting an error when deleting a newly created sub-topic.
  • A black square showing in context menu in Category Properties category tree.

Upgrading from The Journal 8 (any previous build)

Click on the “File” menu, “Maintenance” sub-menu and choose “Backup The Journal…” to create a backup *before* you install the update.

Click on the “Help” menu and choose “Check for Update…” Download the update, close The Journal, and install the update over your current version. You can also download the update directly from the Web page, as this build is now the default download.

NOTE: Please close The Journal before installing the update. The Journal cannot be running when you install the update.

Click Here to See What’s New in The Journal 8!

Upgrading from The Journal 7 (or any previous version)

NOTE: Do NOT uninstall the previous version! (At least, not until you’re satisfied with the upgrade. Then you can uninstall the previous version.)

Download and install The Journal 8. If you have The Journal installed in the default location, you will be prompted by The Journal 8 about upgrading your TJ7 (or earlier) Journal Volumes.

You will need to close The Journal 7 while TJ8 upgrades your Journal Volumes. After that, though, you can run both The Journal 8 and The Journal 7 without any issues.

People who have purchased any previous version of The Journal are eligible for special upgrade pricing:

  • If you purchased The Journal 7 between any time in 2018, you are eligible for a FREE upgrade to The Journal 8. Send an email to to request your free Registration Keys for The Journal 8.
  • If you have purchased any previous version of The Journal (v1-v7), you can upgrade to The Journal 8 for only $29.99 ($35 off).

As always, if you have any questions about or suggestions for The Journal, please don’t hesitate to contact me:


David Michael

Updated: November 2, 2023 — 4:02 pm