Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about JournalOwl Features

JournalOwl is more than just journaling and online diary keeping. We are a critical thinking platform with a variety of powerful features from a modern interactive eReader to an essay engine.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about JournalOwl Features


Q: What Makes JournalOwl's journaling software and online diary unique? 

What sets JournalOwl apart is our freestyle journaling capabilities in combination with our advanced goal trackers. You can create a journal for any mood or occasion and customize it to your heart's desire. You can capture special moments and create a visual representation of your journey with unlimited photos.

Some key benefits of JournalOwl’s Journaling platform are:

Goal Trackers

We all know how a freestyle writing entry can be so chaotic that, looking back, it will be a mess to try and actually analyze progress and reflect on it. 

Having thought of this pain point, we are introducing Goal Trackers. With Goal Trackers, you can track anxiety, weight, steps, exercise, alcohol consumption, etc., making JournalOwl's digital diary more than a diary — a goal tracker and a diary simultaneously. 


Have you ever wished to quit sugar once and for all? Or maybe you want to embrace the art of gratefulness? When signing up for JournalOwl, you will choose your favorite topics from a broad category based on what you want to improve or are interested in. 

After that, in your dashboard, you will have the opportunity to choose amongst journaling support groups that will guide you step by step through expressive writing and thought-provoking questions in your journey toward self-development — allowing you to introspect and receive personalized value for free.

Progress Trackers

You can set reminders, create goals, and track your progress to help you stay on track with your journaling practice. You can also share your journal entries with your friends and family or keep them private.

Bank-Level Security 

We understand that journaling is a personal and intimate experience, and we take the utmost care to keep your thoughts and ideas private. Our bank-grade security ensures that your information is always 100% secure.

Q: Is the Journaling Platform Free?

All the amazing capabilities we described above are 100% free. If you wish to upgrade and get even more scientifically approved features that will drastically change your journaling experience, you can upgrade for the measly amount of $4.95 per month. 


Q: What Exactly Are Journeys?

JournalOwl is a cutting-edge platform that is revolutionizing the way we consume media. With its unique feature, Journeys, it makes it possible to dive deep into any media type – be it YouTube videos, eBooks, news reports, academic papers, or white papers. The goal of JournalOwl is to provide an immersive and educational experience for its users, and Journeys is the perfect tool to achieve that.

With Journeys, you can participate in an open or private journey to analyze and critique a topic of your choice. Whether you're interested in politics, science, or technology, JournalOwl has a journey that will suit your needs. 

Think of a Journey as a fun process that allows you to absorb media in a meaningful way while developing your critical skills with quizzes, polls, thought-provoking questions, open discussion, and debates. 

Q: Who Sets the Criteria to Earn a Badge?

The journey creator sets the qualification criteria, and if you meet these criteria, you earn a badge. This badge is your ticket into the convergence hall, where you can discuss ideas openly and productively with other critical thinkers.

The journey creator sets the pace and direction of the journey, ensuring that you'll be able to focus on the most critical aspects of the topic. This will help you to understand the topic in greater detail and give you a deeper understanding of the subject matter.

Q: Where Can I Showcase My Badge?

Journeys are also a great way to showcase your expertise and earn recognition for your knowledge. By participating in journeys, you can demonstrate your critical thinking skills and gain valuable insights into the topics that interest you. When you earn a badge for completing a journey, you can add it to your profile, which serves as a testament to your expertise.

Q: Are Journeys Free to Make, and Can I Profit From Creating Them?

Yes, and yes! JournalOwl provides the Journey feature for free to all its members. You can experiment and enrichen your journey as much or as little as you want. You choose if you want to insert simple questions or even add imagery, audio, videos, polls, quizzes, etc. — the opportunities are truly endless. If you decide to publish your created Journey for other people to complete, you’ll enjoy 100% of the subscription fees to join your channel. 

Q: Who Has Access to My Journey?

Journeys are highly customizable. If you're interested in a specific topic, you can create a private journey and invite only those you think would be interested - the choice is up to you! This is a great way to build a community of like-minded individuals who can collaborate and share ideas.

Journeys will help you grasp all the details of the content while having fun in the process. 


Q: What Sets Journalowl’s Audiobook Feature Apart From Other Audiobook Providers?

What really sets JournalOwls apart is its group journeys feature. With this feature, you can join other book lovers on a journey through a selected audiobook. The journey is designed to encourage analysis and discussion of the book, making it a fun and interactive way to explore the story. 

You can join in on discussions with other listeners, ask questions, and share your insights, making the listening experience more social and engaging. At JournalOwl, our mission is to help you learn actively instead of passively and have lots of fun in the process. 

Q: What Kind of Audiobooks Does Journalowl Offer?

JournalOwls provides a vast selection of books; our mission is to update it and improve it more and more each year. With an expansive selection of audiobooks, from classic literature to best-selling mysteries and everything in between, you're sure to find the perfect book for you. You can also browse podcasts and lectures to choose from. 

And if you're looking for a way to keep track of the books you've listened to, JournalOwls has you covered with a handy library feature where you can keep track of all your audiobooks in one place.

Q: Can I Adjust the Speed and Start/Stop My Audiobook Fast and Easily?

JournalOwl’s AudioBook platform is incredibly user-friendly and easy to use. The app's intuitive interface makes it easy to control your listening experience, with features like adjustable speed and automatic bookmarking. We provide a vast selection of audiobooks by genre, author, or title, and we plan to keep updating them constantly. And once you've found the perfect book, simply hit play and start listening.

Q: Can I Listen to All the Audiobooks for Free?

You can listen to your favorite books entirely and 100% free of charge! When you sign up, you get hundreds of audiobooks with the click of a button, and our robust recommendation system suggests books based on your listening history and preferences. Note that if you prefer a more interactive experience, you can join a group journey and enjoy the audiobook with other listeners.

If you're looking for a new way to enjoy books, JournalOwl is the perfect platform for you. With thousands of audiobooks to choose from and the option to join group journeys and participate in the discussion, JournalOwl provides a new and engaging way to experience books - and solves the problem of listening passively and not retaining valuable information from your favorite book with the Journeys feature. 

Online Book Clubs


Q: How Does the Book Club Work?

If you join one of our book clubs - or even decide to make your own, you'll have access to thousands of online eBooks and video books, making it easier than ever to find the perfect fit for your club. And with the platform's innovative book club feature, you can segment the book into chapters or sub-chapters, add thought-provoking questions, and schedule weekly meetups to discuss. 

But that's not all – JournalOwl makes it easy to keep track of your club's progress, view your club's schedule, and track the books you've read, as well as the books you'd like to read in the future.

Q: Will Journalowl Give Us Book Recommendations and Discussion Prompts?

One of the most exciting things about JournalOwl's book club platform is its interactive nature. You can add quizzes and polls to review and discuss at your club meetings, making the discussion even more engaging and fun. And if you're unsure where to start, JournalOwl's recommendation system can suggest books based on your club's interests and preferences, making it easy to find the perfect book for your next meeting.

Q: Can We Create the Book Club for Free?

You can join an existing book club or create your own free of charge if you sign up for JournalOwl. Accessible education for all is our Mantra, so everyone has the chance to access or orchestrate their book club on their own terms. 

Q: What if I’m Not a Member of a Book Club?

If you're an individual reader, you can still join an already existing book club. If you wish to enjoy the platform's vast selection of eBooks and video books alone, that’s an option too. You can easily keep track of the books you've read, add notes and highlights, and track your progress. And with JournalOwl's user-friendly interface, reading and discussing books has never been more accessible.

With its vast selection of online eBooks and video books, interactive book club feature, and user-friendly interface, JournalOwl makes it easy to connect with others and explore new books. Give it a try, and you’ll soon realize that by joining a book club and squeezing your brain with thought-provoking questions, you deeply explore and understand the book of your choice like never before. 

Converge (Townsquare)

Q: What is Converge in simple words?

With Converge, users have the opportunity to engage in constructive discussions in a virtual public square, surrounded by people who have a vested interest in debating and discussing the topic at hand. Those discussions stem from a journaling challenge, which you can create by yourself on a topic that interests you, or you can join an already-formed one.

Q: Who Can I Set the Discussions With?

You can connect with people from all over the world who share similar interests and perspectives- Converge provides you with the opportunity to connect with anyone who is equally passionate to you and wants to engage in a meaningful conversation. By debating a subject deeply, you develop a sense of community and belonging, which can be incredibly empowering and motivating.

Q: What Is the Level of the Participants? (Beginners, Intermediates, or Advanced)

JournalOwl’s public square is also a great place to get expert opinions and insights on various topics. With so many knowledgeable and experienced users participating in these discussions, users can gain new perspectives, learn new things, and broaden their knowledge and understanding. This is particularly valuable for students, who can use JournalOwl Converge to learn and grow their understanding of complex topics.

Q: What Are the Topics I Can Discuss When Using Converge?

You have the ability to participate in discussions on a wide range of topics. From politics and current events to science, technology, and more, there is no shortage of topics to discuss and debate. With the ability to participate in these discussions from anywhere in the world, users can stay up-to-date with the latest news and events and have meaningful conversations with others about the issues that matter most to them.

Q: Is It Valuable for Experts?

With the ability to connect with like-minded individuals from all over the world, users can build meaningful relationships with others who share their interests and passions. This can be particularly valuable for professionals who can use JournalOwl Converge to network and connect with others in their industry and find opportunities to collaborate and work together.

Q: Is Converge Free?

At JournalOwl, accessible education is at the core of what we do. For that reason, you can sign up and reap all the benefits of Converge entirely and 100% for free. 

With our safe and secure badging system, ability to connect with others from all over the world, and a broad range of topics to discuss, JournalOwl Converge is the perfect tool for anyone passionate about learning and growing their understanding of the world around them. 


Q: Who Is the Essay Writing Platform Suitable For?

JournalOwl's Essay Writing feature is perfect for students, scholars, and other academic types seeking a deeper understanding of the subject matter. Our platform is designed to help you improve your research skills, develop critical thinking, hone your writing abilities — and have fun while doing so. 

Q: Can Others Give Feedback on My Essay?

Essay Writing allows you to share your essay with others interested in the same topic. This feature allows you to get real-world feedback from peers and academics, giving you a chance to refine and improve your essay. It's a great way to connect with others who share your interests and passion for learning, who have delved deep into the subject and can provide a valuable comment you can take with you and apply as needed.

Q: From Which Media Can I Source Ideas to Craft My Essay?

Any type of media you want! You can browse through articles, academic journals, videos, podcasts, and other relevant media sources to help you develop a strong argument for your essay in a matter of seconds – we believe that inspiration can be drawn from everything, even in an academic setting. 

Q: Is the Platform Customizable?

The essay Writing feature is very customizable and includes a range of tools and resources to help you get the most out of your writing experience. You can set reminders, create goals, and track your progress to help you stay on track with your essay writing. You can also access a range of writing guides and resources to help you improve your writing skills and develop your style.

Don’t hesitate to customize your essay to your liking! Do you want your essay to follow a specific structure and design? You can choose from various templates and styles to give your essay a professional look and feel. This feature is perfect for those who want to make their essay stand out from the rest.

Q: Is It Free?

Essay Writing is a powerful tool that JournalOwl offers for free. We can help you improve your writing skills and achieve your academic goals once you sign up for free on JournalOwl. 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about JournalOwl Features