GitJournal - Markdown Notes Integrated with Git

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4.3
438 reviews
10K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Git Journal is a note taking / journaling app built with privacy and data portability in mind. It stores all its notes in a standardised Markdown + YAML header format or plaintext. The notes are stored in a hosted Git Repo of your choice - GitHub / GitLab / Gitea / Gogs / Any Custom-provider.

Features -

- Offline First - All yours notes are available offline
- No Account Required
- Categorize your Notes with Folders
- Open source / Free Software / FOSS
- Can easily be extended and integrated with other Git tools
- Can also be used to manage Hugo / Jekyll / Gatsby websites
- No Ads
- Built with Flutter


Never need to import / export your notes, as you always have control of the data. Apps may come and go, but your notes will always be with you.

The app comes with a clean, easy to use interface designed to focus on just writing your journal entries without any distractions.

We have chosen Git as a backend as self-hosting a Git server is much simpler than almost any other software, additionally there are already many commercial providers of Git. So you can choose who you want to trust with your notes. We currently don't support encrypting the notes, but it's something we're actively working on.
Updated on
Jun 22, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Financial info, App activity, and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
4.3
438 reviews
Mike Power
June 5, 2022
App is just getting worse. You can't create a [[ link ]] because it won't create the file with the same name as the link you clicked on to make the file. It now puts all files into the root folder, not the current folder by default, if you try to change the folder it ignores you. If you try to move the file the breaks left and right eventually you can move the file but at that point you have spent 15 minutes linking or page to another. Now file display date not title
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GitJournal
August 4, 2020
Thanks Mike. I appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Cheers
A Google user
March 25, 2020
Exactly what I want: a notes app that uses simple markdown and saves in regular markdown files, doesn't rely on proprietary storage, has keyword search, and and is simple to use. Now I can sync notes across devices and software quickly and easily. I even used the feedback link in-app and got a prompt response from the creator. Can't ask for better.
9 people found this review helpful
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GitJournal
March 26, 2020
Hi Andrew. Thank you for your kind words. Please feel free to contact me if you encounter any bugs or have feature requests. You've already helped by pointing out how the UI settings aren't very discoverable. Thanks!
Jim Gregory
December 24, 2021
This is a very useful app. I use it to manage to- do & shopping lists, edit blog post drafts, and keep project notes. It syncs seemlessly with the custom repo on my server. All the files are standard markdown documents making them easy to edit in Vim on my desktop computer. The developer is very responsive. I submitted a bug via an email link from within the app. He responded a few hours later to clarify the problem, and followed a few days later to report he had fixed it.
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What's new

* Allow files to be named with kebab case
* Fix allowing custom metadata to be saved per note