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We know life moves fast.

We know the demands placed on you just may not allow for time to sit down and record the details of your day – or even your week! We know that, given a few spare moments, you’d much rather spend that time living than writing about living. That’s where we come in. We want you to be able to preserve your history while you’re creating it! TextMyJournal is journaling reinvented – it’s quick, easy and convenient – and more than that, it’s helpful and encouraging! We motivate you to keep a consistent record of your most precious moments.

So how does it work?

Daily Text Prompts

Journal prompts are sent daily via text. You decide when you want to receive them, and what you want it to say! (Or the prompt could be one from our awesome bucket of prompts!)


Simply Hit Reply

Reply to that text with words, pictures, or even a video of your cat being adorable. You don’t have to wait for the prompt, either. Journal as many times as you’d like throughout the day!

Access Journal Online

Login to your account to view your journal entries. You can even download a .csv file right from your dashboard! (Additional options are currently in development.)

Journal at the beach

TextMyJournal isn’t just a dropbox for a few words – it’s much more than that.  

Just like our current customers, you’ll love customizing the time your prompt arrives, receiving a wide variety of journal prompts, and texting pictures, video, and audio that correspond with your memories.

TextMyJournal allows you to capture all the defining moments of your life.

Just see what our current customers have to say!

I like that I don’t feel the pressure to fill an entire page like I would in a traditional journal. I also like that I can journal any time and any where because I always have my phone with me.

Its easy and simple. Can’t get any easier than this.

I love it. I knew that it would be handy and that I’d like it but I’m surprised how much I not only appreciated it but really enjoyed journaling by text.

I like that it’s a daily reminder, in a simple and unobtrusive way.

Choose your plan


Prompts Only

  • Free 15 day trial
  • Daily text prompts
  • Customize time of prompt
  • Customize category of prompt
  • Unlimited replies
  • Send text messages
  • Send picture messages
  • Send video messages
  • Send audio messages
  • Eligible for student or military discount
Start my free trial!

Standard Yearly

Save $21!
  • Free 15 day trial
  • Daily text prompts
  • Customize time of prompt
  • Customize category of prompt
  • Unlimited replies
  • Send text messages
  • Send picture messages
  • Send video messages
  • Send audio messages
  • Eligible for student or military discount
Start my free trial!
Are you a student or military? Here’s some extra love.
Remember your story at 50% off.

All members of the US Military and their families, as well as students of any age and any grade level are eligible for the discount. Valid proof is required. Email [email protected] for more information.

Have Questions?

We’ve got answers.

Is my journal private?

Yes! No more worrying about hiding your journal under your bed. You – and only you – have access to your journals.

What if a text is more than 160 characters?

While we sure control a lot of things, we can’t control the nature of text messages, and that can all vary dependent upon your provider.  To that end, if your memory (and thus, your text) is rather long, change it to MMS (multimedia message).  Those have 1000 characters instead of 160, and that way you can always remember your memory in the order it actually happened!

Do I have to wait for the prompt to text my journal?

No! Memories don’t wait until we send you the go-ahead to send them out! You can text whenever you’d like. Do you regularly get prompts at 9 pm but you just woke up after having the strangest dream? Text it right away. And don’t worry – you’ll still get the reminder at 9!

Why Text? Why not an app?

Well, there are a few reasons, really. First of all, we want this service available to everyone with any phone with texting capabilities, not just a smart phone. Dumb phones are more than welcome!

Second, we don’t want your journal to be dependent on WiFi.  Funny thing, memories – they show up whenever they’d like, WiFi or not.

Finally, if you’re anything like us, you have no spare storage space on your phone – so why not send off that picture along with your memory? We’ll store it for you – with much better benefits than the cloud; we help preserve your heritage!

Can I send a video of my cat?

Why yes, you can! Just like pictures, you can send video – and even audio – messages to the same number you text daily. However, due to the nature of journals, they’re historically private. So, if you’re itchin’ for that to go viral, upload that gem to YouTube!

Can I send pictures?

Yes! In fact, you can include up to 10 pictures per text! You know that you take much more than 10 – but that should be enough to capture your moment! In fact, we’ll take it a step further.  Why just see the words when you can watch memories and hear your loved ones? You can send video or audio if that’s your style!

When and where can I access my journal?

Whenever you want! If you want to relive a special moment, capture the details of something you can’t recall, or even just share your memories with someone else, login to your account at any time to see any journal entry you’ve sent. You can see pictures, videos, or messages sorted by the date you sent them.

Do I need to put a date on my entries?

Nope! We’ve got that covered for you! Each text includes the date and time it was sent, so all you’ve got to remember is the important stuff – the details.  The rest is provided by us. You’re welcome.

How many texts can I send per day?

11 times (15 – (.4 times 2.5 raised to the fourth power)) divided by the fifth root of 32

Just kidding. Send as many as you want! Mix it up while you’re at it! Send a quick message, 3 pictures, and a video to remember how awesome your day was. There is no limit to your journaling!

Can you read my journal?

Nope. No matter how juicy your stories are, they’re yours – and until you’d like to share them, they remain private, We don’t see a single character from the messages you send. You’re secrets are safe with you.

What if my phone falls in a lake?

First off, bummer. I hope the fish have good service and don’t make any international calls.

If you get a new phone number, just log into your account settings and change your phone number. Because we care so much about your security and keeping your secrets ‘secret’, you’ll have to do more than send out a Facebook request for our number.

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