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The 5 Best Bullet Journaling Apps That Make Bullet Journaling Effortless

You can make a bullet journal out of any note taking app. However, you have less work to do when you start with an app that has all the right ingredients for a bullet journal.

But where can you find such an app? Start with our five list. We narrowed these down because they offer three main benefits:

  • Make quick logging painless
  • You have pre-made icons for legends (task, event, note) or at least markers, labels and color-coding options
  • Enable a quick search in your journal entries

Now for the app recommendations.

1. Trello

Trello's cross-platform availability is a big plus for bullet journaling, as is its automation capabilities. You can set up the app to create maps (for modules) and maps (for dates) on a schedule.

There's no need for an index module or page numbers, as Trello's powerful search capabilities make it easy to find what you need quickly.

To get a bird's eye view of your to-do items for the month, you can assign due dates to items to highlight them. Color-coded labels can act as bullets and identifiers to add context to journal entries.

Does this switch from paper to the Trello sound complex? It's actually not like you will see in our step-by-step guide on how to use a bullet journal in Trello to plan your day.It's time to show you how Turn Trello into a bullet journal if that's your primary note-taking application. Continue reading . The guide will show you how to bring every aspect of your magazine to Trello. You will also receive a sample monthly logboard that you can clone and add to your Trello account.

Trello isn't the only popular note-taking app that translates your journal from analog to digital. You can also use Evernote for bullet journaling. If you are a Mac user, you can use Reminders, Calendar, or Notes as a bullet journal.

Download: Trello (Free, Premium plans available)

2. NotePlan

NotePlan includes a calendar, markdown notes, and to-do lists. In the calendar view you can see the whole picture like the monthly log in your paper journal.

If you want to enlarge your entries for a specific day, switch to Notes view. Here you can use a combination of tasks, lists, reminders, events and general notes to both plan and reflect on your days.

With color-coded tasks, tags, linked notes, and linked dates, you can always jump to the right entries in your journal. They also have iCloud sync so you can keep your bullet journal handy for all of your Apple devices.

Overall, NotePlan is the perfect bullet journal, and many users of the app use it as such.

Download: NotePlan for macOS ($ 20, trial available) | iOS ($ 15)

3. Taskade

It comes in handy that you can use Taskade as a guest before signing up for it. The app allows you to add checklists, outlines, and notes to your bullet journal. You also have several bullet formats to choose from so you can easily match them with bullets and signifiers in your journal.

The app also has basic formatting options and emoji. For planning your plans, Taskade offers you Due date and Add to calendar Options. This feature allows you to connect to Google Calendar and Yahoo Calendar.

Attachments, templates, comments, tags, search taskade has it all. It's a versatile app that is great for all types of note taking. We recommend starting with the Taskade bullet journal template to save time in setting up your journal.

Download: Taskade (free)

4. The Bullet Journal Companion

You must use the Bullet Journal companion app with, not in place of, your analog bullet journal. That makes this simple mobile app from the makers of Bullet Journal one of the rarest on this list. But it's the perfect solution if you don't want to completely ditch your paper journal in favor of a digital journal.

The companion app prompts you to reflect on your plans and notes with reminders twice a day. (You can set the times for these reminders to suit your preference.) There is also a library area so you can browse your old bullet magazines.

When you are not working on your notebook, you can use the app for logging and then migrate the entries to your notebook during your reflection time. You have a 48 hour window to move your entries out of the app.

The Bullet Journal Companion contains a series of guides that cover every aspect of the bullet journal. It's sure to appeal to Bullet Journal novices and veterans alike. If you like the community aspect of Bullet Journal, you'll appreciate the compilation of posts from the app's official blog.

Download: The Bullet Journal Companion for iOS ($ 3), Android ($ 3)

5. Dynalist

Dynalist is one of the best bullet-based to-do list apps out there and is fast becoming popular. It includes Markdown support, tags, due dates, and internal links.

The app's tree structure is great for managing your daily logs. You can use either normal keyboard characters or suitable emoticons for bullets and signifiers. Dynalist allows you to bookmark items so that you can easily access your most important modules at all times.

The demo version of Dynalist gives you a detailed overview of how the app works. It's the perfect test bed to find out if the app works as a bullet journal.

Download: Dynalist (free, $ 10 / month premium version available)

More apps for bullet journaling

We have put together a few additional options for you in case the apps listed above don't appeal to you:

  • DayOne: If you don't mind paying for a subscription or foregoing the premium features.
  • TheBrain: Combine the power of the bullet journal with the flexibility of mind maps.
  • OneNote: If you love all Microsoft apps.
  • GoodNotes: For drawing bullet points with a pen.

A bullet journal is what you make of it

When you need a reliable system for taking notes quickly, a bullet journal is for you. It gives you a good framework, but it's not so inflexible that you can't customize it.

For those of you who want to digitize your journal, we've shown you apps that make the switch easier. If you're looking for inspiration, check out these four places to get ideas for your bullet journal. But the online bullet journal community is incredibly active and full of inspiration. Continue reading .

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