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Simple Diary

Simple and lightweight diary app Source


Designed to be easy to use and be out of the way, to let you focus on documenting and reflecting over your daily life.

A few notable features are:

  • Saves entries in standard markdown
  • Adding images to your entries
  • Scales on desktops, laptops, tablets and phones
  • Dark mode



GTK3/libhandy before 0.3.1.

Project links: Links to (pages with) screenshots:


Mobile Fit: 5

Perfect - this app fits your phone screen just fine out of the box and works nicely with touch input!

Project status: maturing

This project has been in development for some time and is somewhere around a 1.0 release. It should work mostly fine.


 Every feature of this app can be accessed via touch screen, no mouse or keyboard needed.


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Get it on Flathub!

Install as flatpak: https://flathub.org/apps/com.bjareholt.johan.SimpleDiary.flatpakref

If you're lucky*, you can install this app by just hitting this button:


* You need to have an appstream:// handler, e.g., GNOME Software or KDE Discover, installed and the app needs to be available in a configured software repository, more details.

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Licensing and technical details

License: GPL-3.0-or-later Metadata: MIT

Frameworks: GTK4 libadwaita

Programming languages: C

Build system: meson

AppStream Metadata URL: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/johan-bjareholt/simple-diary-gtk/master/res/com.bjareholt.johan.SimpleDiary.metainfo.xml.in