A platform-agnostic Journal app.
September 21, 2014 4:14 AM   Subscribe

So I've been using Oh Life to keep a journal for the last two years. The most useful feature is that it emails you a daily prompt, then stores your response online. You can also export all of your entries as a single document at any time. Sadly, the site is going away in October. Are there any other online journal apps that have similar email prompts, and aggregate your entries?

I basically haven't written anything of length since 2005, when I defended my dissertation. With Oh Life I was able to write 65 pages in the last two years. :(
posted by mecran01 to Writing & Language (6 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
I started using OhLife 19 days ago and was loving it. So disappointed about this. Is a paper journal an option? I'm considering one of these.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 6:12 AM on September 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

Best answer: I Done This will provide the daily prompts.
posted by COD at 6:18 AM on September 21, 2014 [3 favorites]

It has been a while since I used it but I think 750words.com does this and has cute badges for not breaking the "chain" of writing each day. Don't remeber how the export works though
posted by Another Fine Product From The Nonsense Factory at 10:49 AM on September 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

I've been using OhLife since I first read about it on the blue. It looks like IFTTT might be a solution for getting an email prompt.
posted by maurice at 10:51 AM on September 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

There are tons of web apps that will send you a reminder email.

I'd set one of those up, then forward to a custom Evernote address that aimed at a special journal notebook. Your journal entry will be in the forwarded email.
posted by notyou at 2:52 PM on September 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thanks all for the responses. What I liked about Oh Life is that my email responses were combined into a single document. I'll work through your solutions and report back with what works the best (for me).
posted by mecran01 at 1:56 AM on September 22, 2014

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