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Project Overview

Pocket Diary v1.3
  • Write and save your thoughts, using your computer
  • Encrypt your journal using a password
  • Spruce up your diary entries with clipart
  • Include pictures, attachments, sound clips, etc.
  • Includes PDA version for PalmOS
Next Version: v1.4 (No official release date)
Development Status: Paused [What does this mean?]

Project News

Wednesday, September 21, 2005
"Where is v1.4?" I'd like to thank everyone for their patience and continued patronage. It's been 3 years since Pocket Diary's last release and people have expressed concern, sending e-mails of encouragement, and e-mails in total anger. Let me take this opportunity to formarlly acknowledge, Pocket Diary is still alive. Significant work was made (some time ago) for the development cycle of the next version. (Version 1.4) Though because of existing circumstances, releasing the next version has become an obvious challenge.

A couple of factors play a role in this dilemma. Despite these issues, effort is still being placed into releasing v1.4. (Believe it or not)

To help explain the problem, Arainia is not a huge company. (Just the opposite) Pocket Diary is distributed as Shareware, therefore, you should not expect to receive the "high quality support" that you may have come to depend on from software you purchase in a large retail store. It is our mission (and goal) to attempt and deliver this service to you, but understand, no promises have been made in the performance, support, or release dates for this software. Traditionally, this is what you will come to find with most programs that are distributed as Shareware.

Monday, September 20, 2004
Update posted for Palm OS version! An updated version of the Palm OS version of Pocket Diary has been posted in the download area.

Please note: this is *not* the PocketPC version, and unfortunately, Pocket Diary v1.4 has not been released yet either. (But it *will* eventually be released)

The updated Palm OS version fixes the "MemoryMgr.c,line:4365" error that some people were getting when clicking the "Write" button.

To install this version, you must delete the old "pdiary.prc" program off your handheld first. (If you haven't already done so) Schedule the new "pdiary.prc" file to be uploaded on your next HotSync using Instapp.exe.

Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Pocket Diary v1.4 coming soon! The next version of Pocket Diary is long overdue. Higher priority has now been placed on releasing the next version so that people can finally start enjoying the long awaited PocketPC version.

To get a better idea on when the next version of Pocket Diary will be released, please visit the new Development Status section. This new section shows all of the planned upcoming features and their current completion status.

Thursday, January 2, 2003
Happy new year! A PocketPC version of Pocket Diary is currently being developed. It's uncertain whether or not this version will be included in the v1.4 release. In any case, it's planned to be released in the near future! If you have any suggestions or ideas for the PocketPC version, please feel free to share your thoughts with the author by using the feedback form in the Support section!

As for the PC version of Pocket Diary, the v1.4 release is expected to have some enhancements to the UI, as well as synchronization support for the PocketPC version. Improved networking support and database support are also on the list for new features, allowing Pocket Diary users to store, manage, and share their diary entries using a stand-alone or networked database.

Monday, June 24, 2002
Pocket Diary v1.3 has been released! The latest version can be downloaded from the Download area. Version 1.3 offers many new features and enhancements, including fixes to all bugs that were found and reported in the Known Bugs area. Please note that for all people who licensed Pocket Diary v1.0, v1.1, or v1.2, upgrading to v1.3 is free and easy. Simply download and run the installer as normal. All necessary program files will be updated as needed at no extra cost.

Pocket Diary v1.4 is now being developed. At this point, estimated release time is unknown, though new versions of Pocket Diary have been released about every four months.

Monday, May 6, 2002
Pocket Diary v1.3 continues to make progress and the majority of the planned features have already been implemented! If all goes according to schedule, v1.3 will be released by the first week of June.

Version 1.3 offers several exciting new features as well as some enhancements:

  • Stationery toolkit
  • Insertable expression icons, aka "emoticons"
  • XP Style Menus
  • Internal graphics engine (Insert from several graphics formats without the need of MS Office)
  • Automatic picture resizing
  • Booklet Synchronization
  • More exporting formats
  • Improved importing features
  • Improved MDI support
  • Support for PalmPilot version of Pocket Diary

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Tuesday, April 9, 2002
Credit cards are now accepted for purchasing Pocket Diary licenses! Get your Pocket Diary license instantly using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover card. For more information, please see the Licensing section.

Also: Pocket Diary v1.3 is making steady progress. This version will include new features such as the Stationery Toolkit and the ability to synchronize with the new PalmPilot version of Pocket Diary. To receive an e-mail when this version is released, please subscribe to the Pocket Diary Newsletter.

Monday, February 5, 2002
Pocket Diary v1.2 has been released! You can download the latest version from the Download section. The responses on Pocket Diary significantly started to increase since the last release. Thank you to everyone who has licensed Pocket Diary. As long as people continue to support Pocket Diary, new versions with new features will continue to be released.

Included in this version: Check-As-You-Type enhancement to the multi-lingual spell checker, AutoReplace, macros, importing/exporting, combined entry printing, background saving, and more!

Pocket Diary v1.3 is already in the works and is planned to have some fun enhancements to the user interface, offering a stationery toolkit, and some other new features such as "multi-level undo." Long term planning has also begun on Pocket Diary v2.0 and I look forward to working on this release.

To receive more information on the progress of Pocket Diary, please subscribe to the Pocket Diary newsletter. You will receive special announcements as well as e-mails when new versions are released.

Monday, September 17, 2001
Additional spelling dictionaries released. The following dictionaries have been completed and made available for download to be used with Pocket Diary's spell checker: English (U.K.), German, and Spanish. English (U.S.) is also made available for download, even though it comes with the Pocket Diary v1.1 distribution.

The Spanish dictionary contains only ~54,000 words. This is considerably small considered to the others. If anyone who uses these dictionaries could help with supplying their "custom.sdct", I would like to improve them as well as their translations. Please e-mail me through the Support section, if you're interested in helping.

Wednesday, September 12, 2001
My respects to everyone who has suffered from the horrible incidents in NYC and Washington, D.C.

Friday, September 7, 2001
Pocket Diary v1.1 has been released! It can be downloaded from the Download section. Included in this version are all the features requested by those who have supported the Pocket Diary project. Thank you for everyone's support. In addition, the spell checker plug-in was completed and is now included with the Pocket Diary distribution. A U.S. English dictionary comes with Pocket Diary. Other dictionaries are in the works and will be available shortly: German, Spanish, Italian, as well as the U.K. version of the English dictionary.

Pocket Diary v1.2 is already underway and is planned to have more enhancements to the user interface, background maintenance, check-as-you-type spell checking, and other neato features.

Monday, August 27, 2001
Please help the Pocket Diary project! Tell your buddies, tell your co-workers, or tell your classmates about Pocket Diary. If you *do* like using Pocket Diary, please post some positive feedback on CNET's, which presently directs 80% of Pocket Diary's download traffic. If you don't like Pocket Diary, please send the author (that's me) an e-mail by using the form in the Support area so I can help make Pocket Diary a better program!

Sunday, August 26, 2001
The next version of Pocket Diary has been in progress. All features requested by those who licensed Pocket Diary have been implemented in the next release! Thank you to everyone who has supported the Pocket Diary project. To view the current progress of Pocket Diary, please check the latest whatsnew.txt posting.

Wednesday, May 2, 2001
Announcing a limited time offer to "celebrate" the first release of Pocket Diary, purchasing a licensed copy can be as cheap as $10! Visit the Licensing section to download the latest licensing form. This deal won't last long!

Tuesday, May 1, 2001
Pocket Diary v1.0 finally released. This version includes the final touches and plug-in support. Plug-ins will allow additional utilities to be installed into Pocket Diary, later, without the need of releasing a new version. If the Pocket Diary project shows enough interest, I would like to write a "spell checker" plug-in! A "program update" plug-in, to check and download new versions of Pocket Diary, is already in the works and should be available within the next month!

Saturday, April 13, 2001
A web site for Pocket Diary has been published for presence and support.

Wednesday, March 21, 2001
Pocket Diary v0.9 released. Backup and restore algorithm implemented, along with conversion routines to change booklet passwords, enable or disable compression or encryption.

Thursday, March 1, 2001
Pocket Diary v0.7 released. Most of the user interface is already completed now. This release contains floating toolbars, pretty icons, etc.

Friday, February 23, 2001
Pocket Diary v0.5 released. This version has been implemented with the compression and encryption routines. Much work is planned to be done with the user interface.

Saturday, February 10, 2001
Pocket Diary project began and version 0.1 was completed. Very simple release providing only entry management and text formatting.