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What happened to MacJournal for iOS?

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Since January of 2005, Mariner Software has been the exclusive distributor for MacJournal. Effective March 1, 2019, MacJournal (both Mac and iOS) is reverting back to the developer, Dan Schimpf Software.

“The landscape has changed significantly since 2005,” said Michael Wray, President of Mariner Software. “Dan and Mariner have enjoyed a fantastic working relationship over the years but both our focus has changed. Mariner’s attention is on other products in our line and Dan would prefer to keep MacJournal under the Dan Schimpf Software brand. In the end it’s really a win-win for the product.” 

“I started MacJournal in 2001 and it has grown into one of the most popular journaling apps on the Mac. I look forward to improving it in the future with some great new improvements. A new update will be out soon for all existing customers.” 

Mariner will shift MacJournal support and customer service to Dan Schimpf Software effective March 1, 2019. Inquiries can be sent to: or by visiting In addition to the migration of the product back to Dan Schimpf Software, MacJournal will be removed from the Mac App Store on March 1, 2019. 

There will be a brand new update of MacJournal soon that supports High Sierra and Mojave, including Dark Mode. This update will be free for everyone with a capable system. Find out more details at

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