MacJournal’s developer Dan Schimpf has split form his longtime distribution deal (10+ years?) with Mariner Software, and he is offering the update to MacJournal for free from his own site, saying, “MacJournal will be distributed for free, just as it was when it got started almost 18 years ago…MacJournal 7 is free to download and use.”
It supports import of Day One’s database.
The only sync service that MacJournal supports at this time is Dropbox, although they will be adding support for iCloud in an upcoming release.
App offers rich text, Markdown, tagging, templates, “smart” journals (= smart folders), entry (= document/note) aliases, a timeline view, a calendar view, flagging, sorting, hierarchical journal view that includes entries for sub-journals, customizable info bars, word count, attachments, labels, due dates, priorities, status, search that includes saved searches, geolocation, even ratings and mood…
You can grab the user manual from the previous version from Mariner’s website: