TiddlyWiki is a free HTML template and in its simplest form can be used as a note-taker, list-maker or personal journal.
For now, I’ve settled on journaling with it. I click ‘new journal’ from the menu and it starts a new box with the date as the title. Then I just type away. If I want to make further entries for that date, I click ‘edit’ and carry on. And then click ‘done’. If I want to search later through all my ramblings there’s a built-in Search box.
If you’re thinking, hey, I’ve got 6 text editors on my hard-drive that can do pretty much the same thing, this is something entirely different. There’s much more to it, and if you’re up on HTML and CSS there’s even more to it. But it’s not a requirement.
WikiWords are used for navigating between entries. A WikiWord is any word with two capital letters in a word run together, such as WikiWord or JLog. Try it in your TiddlyWiki and see what happens. It’s an easy enough concept to master and adds an interesting non-linear aspect to any writings here. Start out with the obvious and move on if you have the ability.
I like to hide my journal writing, so I use AxCrypt to do that. It’s a basic, simple-to-use and free encrypt/decrypt utility that installs in the right-click menu. If you need it, it’s immediately accessible. If you don’t, you won’t even know it’s there.