Hi, I’ve been using your Journler as an electronic lab notebook to keep track of my experimental data and I must say it’s one of the best software I’ve ever found for scientific research. Journler allows me to log my experiments by date, cross-reference to other previous experiments, store the relevant data file (.doc, .xls etc) on the same entry and then TAG them so I can create smart folder to file them neatly. So all my data are easily searchable, exportable and printable. It’s simply fantastic! It ticks all the boxes in terms of my dream electronic notebook. I think it’s one essential software that I’d recommend to any new Mac user researcher, along with mekentosj Papers.
Having said that, I’m saddened to see that you are no longer developing this further. I really love your software and I would really like to thank you! You’ve really designed one of the best electronic lab notebooks out there, and I believe that there’s a demand and market out there for your software still. I will continue to use your software as long as I can (I’ve even put of upgrading to snow leopard so that I can continue to use your software!)
I would like to wish you all the best in your future endeavours.
PS: If you ever need someone to provide a writeup for the use of Journler for scientific research, I
be happy to provide one.
I came upon this entry when I went looking for Journler for my newly-purchased MacBook. I will now go straight to the “buy” site and pay for another license so I can have it on my MacBook. I hope you can make enough to support it, but I understand the economics of software development (heck, I’ve written a few iPhone apps, so I really understand the economics!).
I wish you luck in whatever you decide to do, and thank you again for Journler.
John - Seattle]]>
wish you all the luck]]>
I just thought I would pipe in that while it’s always sad to see a great product like Journler end it’s development, you have left us with a great product that I use nearly every day. That’s a great legacy and something to be very proud of. Thank you for all of your effort.
Best of luck in the future,
Best wishes on everything
Andreas from Denmark]]>
I am using Journler for years now, and I’m proud to say I was one of the people who donated. I only found out today that the software will no longer be developed, and freaked out on the possibility that in some future Mac OS update I will not be able to access my data any more because Journler might be incompatible. I spent the day researching all options: Yojimbo, Together, EagleFiler, Notae, DevonThink, you name it. NONE comes EVEN CLOSE to the beauty, elegance and sense that Journler is. So please, please, please, consider releasing the source to the world, and allowing Journler to thrive for the years to come.]]>
I’m so sorry about the news, though I understand the pressures that led to your decision. Journler was a favorite tool of mine in the 1.x days. I used to for lyrics and scratch recordings as I was writing songs, as well as for intimate occasional notes. It was wonderfully easy to use.
After a few machine migrations, I needed to upgrade to 2.x. For some reason, the migration wasn’t straightforward (I forget just why and how), and I just set it aside. A couple of years past, with “Fix Journler” on my to-do list.
This year, i finally got it together, and installed the 2.x and got my old Journler content converted. Then I went to the site for news, only to see your notice. Even though you are stopping development, I paid for a license, because even a static product of this quality is worth that to me.
Once that day comes when I have to get onto a system on which Journler won’t run, I’m pretty confident that I will be able to migrate the content out of Journler storage into whatever is next. Until then, I’m a big fan and user.
Thanks, Philip. Never kid yourself, you have won a great victory. I only hope you got out before the damage was too severe.
I totally respect that you’re done with Journler. I think that’s great and right. You did your duty spectacularly by building it. You filled a need that obviously thousands of people had. And now you’re done with your part of the relay. You shouldn’t expect to run the whole race yourself.
The project needs to be proactively handed off to someone. I’m sure someone would take it: a company, a GPL group, someone. I mean, if it had more marketing, the user base would take off. Why wouldn’t it be handled somewhat like Wordpress and Firefox? Granted, it’s apple-specific, but the functionality, in my view, is almost as universal. I use Journler every single day. Good integration with Wordpress would open up a whole new crowd (and wouldn’t be too difficult, in the long run). Your ideas for lex would mean the next generation in OS file system infrastructure, and that’s no exageration.
I’ve meant to comment about this on the forums for months, begging you to hand it to someone. It’s just too good to abandon it!]]>
whatever you do, and wherever you head, know that you created exceptional software that others like me used and benefited tremendously from.
thank you, thank you and thank you for the hard work that you contributed to this project.
may your next steps be fruitful.]]>