The latest version of Lifecraft for iOS is 1.1.1 and for macOS is 1.1.1. Visit Version History for a complete listing of changes. And as always, go Pro and live boldly.

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Meet Zee

Your intelligent assistant.
Posted December 28, 2017

Zee is an intelligent assistant who’s always available to help you write in your journal and stay motivated. Here's how Zee can help you:

  • Writing Prompts. Zee greets you with a smile and offers daily writing prompts. Each writing prompt is designed to be accomplished in 8 minutes or less making the prompts both doable and enjoyable.
  • Jokes. Zee can lift your spirits with a joke when you need a laugh.
  • Timers. Need help staying focused? Zee will start a timer for you as you write in your journal.

Zee is new in version 1.1.0 for your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. We invite you to meet Zee today—available for immediate download on the App Stores. Enjoy!


3-Phase Encryption

Enjoy class leading privacy.
Posted October 02, 2017

Privacy is really important to us. Whether it's our own privacy or the privacy of our customers, it's all the same. To this end, we baked privacy into Lifecraft from the very beginning and we did it in a way that no one else was doing. We call it 3-Phase Encryption. Here's how it works:

Phase 1. The usual approach to privacy for a journal app is to encrypt only the journal entries on the device. We didn't think that approach was sufficient. We wanted everything (not just the entries) encrypted, so that's exactly what we did. We call it whole database encryption and it means the entire database is encrypted including your journals, entries, tags, emotions, attachments, dates, location information, weather information, etc. Further, modern databases uses built-in indexes to make searching fast. With Lifecraft, these indexes are also encrypted in the database. It's nice knowing that everything really does mean everything!

We're really happy about whole database encryption since it means even the little details about your life that many consider to be "unimportant metadata" are encrypted and thus kept private. After all, the name of a journal or tag can actually reveal a lot about your life. Note: Lifecraft uses industry-standard AES-256 encryption for whole database encryption on your device for your peace of mind.

Phase 2. When your Lifecraft information is synced to and from iCloud over the internet, it's encrypted using Apple's highly regarded and proven encryption technology. You can thus rest assured that your information is safe while in transit.

Phase 3. When your Lifecraft information is stored on iCloud's servers, it is stored in encrypted form using Apple's highly-reliable encryption technology.

As you can see, 3-Phase Encryption ensures that all of your information in Lifecraft is always encrypted whether it's on your devices, in transit to/from the cloud, or sitting in the cloud. This was our design goal from the very beginning and Lifecraft was built around this requirement. It wasn't easy making 3-Phase Encryption a reality, but we knew it would be worth it. We hope you sleep better knowing that your thoughts, dreams, and stories are secure with Lifecraft. We do.

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Journaling Benefits

It’s good for your mind and body.
Posted September 18, 2017

Scientists have long agreed that writing down your thoughts and experiences is good for you. It may sound crazy, but it’s true. In fact, Scientific American says the physiological benefits are many and in some cases healing:

Researchers studied individuals who engaged in expressive writing before having a minor surgical procedure. Eleven days after the procedure, “76% of the group that did expressive writing had fully healed as compared with 42% of the control group.”1

Keeping a journal has immediate benefits. Here are some you can start enjoying today:

  • Relieve stress and improve mood
  • Sleep better
  • Stretch your IQ
  • Evoke mindfulness
  • Achieve goals
  • Increase emotional intelligence
  • Boost memory and comprehension
  • Strengthen your self-discipline
  • Improve communication skills
  • Healing
  • Spark your creativity
  • Gain self-confidence2

Are you convinced yet? We hope you are so you can start living boldly today!

1Scientific American, November 1, 2013
2Huffington Post, February 13, 2015