an app for Windows
Journal, a Microsoft Garage project, is a Windows app helping people who love to journal to evolve their ideas and express themselves quickly with the power of their digital pen.
Of all the different methods of device interaction, digital ink is unique in the speed and degree of natural expression and in aiding memory. With Journal, disparate ideas can be connected, drawings can be sketched, annotations can be freely inserted, information can be located with search, and you can easily connect your ink across other apps to grow your best ideas.
Journal provides an ink-first and touch-first solution that delivers new AI, intuitive gestures, and connected experiences for Microsoft 365 for work and school.* It’s designed for people who thrive when writing out their ideas, notes, and sketches.
- An ink-first experience for those who write with a digital pen
- A page-based canvas for easy scrolling, optimized for tablet and 2-in-1 devices
- New intuitive Ink Gestures to erase and select ink that don’t require mode switches
- Use touch to scroll pages, or tap ink to select words, sentences, and more
- Drag and drop selected content between pages, or to your favorite applications
- Microsoft 365 integration to access your Calendar for faster meeting notes*
- Import and markup PDF and images
- Search and recall using keywords or filters
- Print and Export to OneNote
- Customize each page with page styles (graph, lined, dotted, music staff, blank, and storyboard)
- Support for writing in different languages
- Tactile signal support for ink-feel and ink gestures on supported devices
*Subscription required, sold separately
The team would love to hear from users as they continue to fine-tune the app’s experiences and explore adding new features and capabilities. Try Journal today and share your feedback.
Connect with the team on social media. Let them know how Journal can better help you when it’s #TimeToJournal
Meet the team
Journal was created by team members of the Applied Sciences Group (ASG) in Redmond, WA, Toronto, Canada, and San Francisco, CA. Thanks to the amazing support from the Windows App team, the Office NUI team, and many more.
Applied Sciences Group