Comparison

Awake Software is the creator of the free Journal for Recovery as well as two other commercial desktop journaling products. Compared to the other journaling products from Awake Software, the Journal for Recovery has some limitations due to the fact that it is given away free of charge. The Journal for Recovery is designed to give you the essential journaling features that you need to start and to work a 12 step recovery program from addictive behaviors. The 1Journal and Journal for Faith journaling programs are fully compatible with the Journal for Recovery (journals and prompts can easily be transferred between the two, including all meta-data), but also have additional capabilities that can be useful in various areas of your life, including recovery. A comparison of the capabilities are presented in the table below.

 


General
Feature Journal for Recovery 1Journal /
Journal for Faith
Works natively on desktop Mac ** **
Transfer data between Windows and Mac with no data loss
Works natively on desktop Windows
Data protection with password and encryption
Select different themes for different look and feel
Multiple writers Limited to two Unlimited
Price Free $39.95

Journal Manager
Feature Journal for Recovery 1Journal /
Journal for Faith
Export and import journal data in an open format (no vendor lock-in)
Journal preview window
Filter journal list by date
Filter journal list by category and/or journal type
Advanced search * *
Sort journals by rating  
Filter journal list by people and/or feelings and/or tags  
Configure and display Big Day reminder pane  

Journal Editor
Feature Journal for Recovery 1Journal /
Journal for Faith
Rich text editing
Insert into and set properties of tables in journal entries
Create hyperlinks to web pages, journal entries, computer files
Directly associate categories
Hierarchical categories
Journal types and sub-types
Print
Print directly to PDF format
Embed pictures in journal entries  
Set cell color, merge cells in tables in journal entries  
Import HTML files  
Export journal entries as HTML files  
Spellcheck  
Multiple pages/tabs per journal entry  
Directly associate people, feelings or tags  
Journal entry ratings  

Prompt Manager
Feature Journal for Recovery 1Journal /
Journal for Faith
Hierarchical prompt categories
Types and sub-types for prompts
Export and import all prompt data in an open format (no vendor lock-in)
Search prompts for text
Associate prompts with categories
Filter by descriptors
Create custom prompt types  
Create custom descriptor fields for prompts (dates, names, books, etc.)  

Personal Records, Streaks, Habits and Graphs
Feature Journal for Recovery 1Journal /
Journal for Faith
Export and import all record data in an open format (no vendor lock-in)  
Use non-integer values in measurements (hours/minutes, decimal values)  
Use questions with yes/no response  
Directly correlate records with building personal habits  
Directly correlate records with "streaks"
(encouraging desired behavior over consecutive days)
 
Take measurements in integer values  
Use custom units for measurements  
View records in a graph  

Timeline
Feature Journal for Recovery 1Journal /
Journal for Faith
Automatically display icon for each journal entry  
Embed video links in timeline  
Embed pictures in timeline  

* Advanced Search for the journal software is using the regular text search along with the filtering capabilities

** Mac version beta expected before the end of 2014