Keep an Encrypted Private Journal Using Lifeograph

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Lifeograph releases version 1.4.0 with Parametric Tag!Lifeograph is a journal software with rich features such as encryption, themes, spell checking, backups and many more. This free and open-source app is available for Linux, Windows and comes with an Android app version as well.

Here is a quick summary of features of the Linux Version of the app:


  • Supports encrypted (with real encryption) and unencrypted diaries
  • Automatically logs out when not used for some time (to protect your diary when you forget to log out doing some other thing) (optional)
  • Automatically formats entry titles and subheadings (we owe thanks to tomboy for the idea)
  • Wiki-like rich text formatting (*bold*, _italic_, =strikeout=, etc…)
  • Basic searching/filtering and replacing text
  • Themes in text editor
  • Favorite entries
  • Entries that can be marked as to-do items
  • Entry tagging
  • Spell checking
  • Links between entries
  • Links in URI form (http://, file://, mailto://, etc…)
  • Automatic backups
  • Printing individual entries or whole diaries
  • Statistical charts (from v1.4 on some serious analytical capabilities when combined with parametric tags)
  • Image thumbnails in entries

However, not all the Linux version features are available in Android app. You can find the Android and Windows version features here.


Lifeograph released version 1.4.0 with a groundbreaking feature called parametric tag. This is something like this (took from the official page):


So, apparently Lifeograph now recognizes tagging in this format [Tag Name] = [Value]. And it is comes with two types – cumulative and average tags.


How to Install

The recent version of Lifeograph 1.4 not yet packaged, however you can grab the 1.4.0-RC2 deb file from below link:


Once downloaded, you can install it via Ubuntu Software.

For other download options visit this page.


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