Why should I use Journalate instead of Evernote, Google Docs, or WordPress?

Andy   •   July 24, 2014   •   0 Comment

One question we’re already getting from folks interested in Journalate is: how are we different from Evernote, WordPress or Google Docs?

Well, the key difference can be explained with this analogy.

Evernote (et al) is like using a swiss army knife to tighten a screw, while Journalate is an ergonomically designed electric screwdriver. Both get the job done, but only one is specifically designed for the task. Only one makes the task enjoyable.

Evernote and other tools were not designed to be an online private journal. Evernote, in particular, offers over 71 different features, most of which are designed to help you keep notes of things you find on the web. Can you use it for an online journal? Yes. Should you? Probably not.

Journalate is different. Journalate cuts out all of the clutter. It’s a square peg specifically designed to go in a square hole. With Journalate you don’t have to adapt a set of tools to journal because Journalate was built from the ground up for one specific task: to provide a safe, secure, and beautiful private journal.

Oh, let’s talk some more about privacy.

While Evernote, Google Docs, and WordPress can all be locked down to some degree, they are all built on sharing and collaboration. Can you imagine if you accidentally made public your most private thoughts? I, for one, would be constantly checking my settings to make sure that I hadn’t accidentally set my journal entry to be seen by everyone.

With Journalate, you can’t do that. We don’t even offer the option. You don’t have to worry about accidentally sharing your private journal entries. Not only is there no sharing option, but all of your data is encrypted–even we can’t see your entries!

Of course, if Evernote–or some other tool–works fine as your online journal, carry on! If, however, you’re interested in a specific tool for emptying your head and diarizing your thoughts, give Journalate a try.