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The latest version of Lifecraft for iOS is 2.5.1 and for macOS is 2.5.1. Visit Version History for a complete listing of changes. And as always, go Pro and live boldly.

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The Complete Solution

Start transforming your life today.
Posted January 04, 2019

Almost everything is new! Lifecraft has been completely redesigned to bring to you our exclusive time-tested formula— a formula that has brought people happiness and dreams fulfilled for centuries. The Lifecraft formula consists of 4 daily steps powered by 4 new/redesigned features in the software:

Step 1: Daily Compass. Start your day off right with valuable insights that inspire, motivate, and teach.

Step 2: Challenges. Turn your desire for change into action through fun and engaging challenges.

Step 3: Emotion Tracker. Capture your emotions throughout the day to track your emotional outlook and assess if the life you’re living is working for you.

Step 4: Journal. Reflect on your daily experiences to gain valuable insights into your life. The journal is the most effective mindfulness tool of all time. As such, it will help you see your world with new eyes, rediscover your dreams, and take control of your life.

Other new features include: templates for journal entries, additional writing prompts, a new Dashboard view, and a customizable Activity Selector which makes accessing journal entry features quick and easy. See Lifecraft Philosophy to learn more about our exclusive formula.

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Major New Release Coming Soon

You'll be surprised, delighted, and amazed!
Posted September 13, 2018

Our grand vision for Lifecraft from the beginning was to create a product that would help people not only take control of their lives, but transform their lives. In other words, we want to help people achieve and live their dreams!

Lifecraft is thus much more than just a powerful journal. In fact, the journal is only one of four major components in our grand vision. We're thrilled to share with you that the remaining three components are now complete and in final testing. These components have been in active development for the past year and a half, so we're more than a little excited to introduce them to you.

Our current plan is to announce a major new release of Lifecraft that encapsulates our grand vision for the product (including these 3 new components) by mid-October 2018. Of course, these features will be included for free as part of your subscription. Stay tuned for more information and the big reveal as we get closer...

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Importing

Improvements coming soon.
Posted April 13, 2018

Lifecraft was recently featured in the iOS App Store — hurray! Some of you are writing to us saying that you have an iPhone and want to know how to import your entries from your previous journal app. Here’s the scoop on importing: the current version of Lifecraft for macOS can import entries from text files or Day One (Classic or v2). After importing your entries into the macOS version, you can use the iCloud Sync feature (available with Lifecraft Pro) to sync your entries to your iPhone.

But what if I don't have a Mac?

Great question! We’ll be adding the ability to import directly into the iOS version of Lifecraft shortly. Right now, we’re very busy working on some significant new features for Lifecraft. We don’t want to spoil the surprise, but these new features will literally transform Lifecraft. We expect that the iOS import feature will be included in the new version of Lifecraft that we’ll be releasing in the near future. In the meantime, feel free to start journaling in Lifecraft and you should be able to import all of your old entries very soon.

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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!

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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.