Efficient Diary for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 3.0
  • 3.3
  • (199)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

A complete, free personal diary

Some people use their blog as a personal diary, and don’t mind other people reading what they're up to. For others, personal diaries are still something private that should be kept secret.

If you're among the latter of these groups, you're going to like Efficient Diary. With this app you can have your personal diary right on your computer, but at the same time keep it away from prying eyes thanks to its password protection.

Efficient Diary features a traditional interface design, with a folder structure on the left side to browse entries, and the right side reserved to display selected entries. It also has a rich-text editor to write your diary, which means you can apply text effects (bold, italics, colors) and insert images. However the editor fails to recognize web and email addresses like other similar tools do, and only accepts multimedia files as attachments.

With Efficient Diary you can organize your entries according to their data and also in customizable groups. The program features also a backup/restore utility with which you can easily create backup copies of your diary.

If you'd like to have a personal diary on your computer, this is the program you need.

Bug fix: the software sometimes can not minimize to the system tray in Windows 7Added languages: Korean and French (Canadian)Other improvements are made and bugs are fixed


  • Bug fix: the software sometimes can not minimize to the system tray in Windows 7Added languages: Korean and French (Canadian)Other improvements are made and bugs are fixed


  • Rich-text editor
  • Protects your diary with a password
  • Backup/restore tool


  • The editor doesn't recognize web or email addresses
  • No support for built-in multimedia files - except photos

Older versions

Efficient Diary for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 3.0
  • 3.3
  • (199)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Efficient Diary

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Works well for me as a general diary/journal or excellent travel journal..
    I use it mainly as a travel journal on my netbook. Categories are gre More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    It used to be the best free diary.
    This software used to be the best free diary app. The only feature the pro version had before was the spell  More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Not worth it.
    Even at free, this program is not worth downloading. Oh its great as far as features but once you close it you can't re open the f More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    I love it. | Best diary app..
    I absolutly love it ! You can change the style, font, police, color of text and of your diary, it's cool ! I prett More


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