Windows: There are lots of great reasons to keep a journal, but if you're looking for the perfect app to help you start, keep your entries organised, add photos and links, and even make it easy to go back and see what you've posted in the past, Journaley is a free Windows app that does the trick nicely.
If you're a fan of previously mentionedDay One for OS X and iOS, but wish they were available for Windows, Journaley might tickle your fancy. It borrows a few basic cues, and while it's not quite as refined as Day One is, it includes the important features. You get a distraction-free writing environment with a few simple prompts to help you get your entry going, a calendar so you can go back over your previous entries, the ability to attach things like a photo you took that day or links to things you read and want to come back to someday, tags to keep things organised, and of course, text settings to tweak and change so you write in the size, font, and type you prefer to use -- all of which are much better than just using any old text editor.
The app also supports Markdown if you're into that, and it's completely offline, so you don't have to worry about your diary getting hacked or breached or something. If you prefer, you can save your journal file to a shared folder like your Dropbox or OneDrive folder and access it on multiple computers. If you do that though, make sure you enable password protection, another great feature Journaley offers. Like we said, it's also free, and a labour of love from two independent developers. Hit the link below to learn more.