Captain’s Log (updated)

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Captain's Log is a simple diary application for keeping track of your thoughts.


  • lockscreen to restrict access
  • bookmark entries
  • add hashtags
  • browse your entries by different filters
  • export your data to different file formats

Note: Captain's Log can hide your entries behind a protection code but it's nothing special. Your data is neither encrypted nor otherwise protected against a bad guy with physical access to your device.

Captain's Log is free software released under the GNU GPL v3+. The source code of this version is available here: Old sources (versions before v2.0.0) are available here:

This is the continuation of the old Captain's Log by AlphaX2.

(All texts used in the screenshots are random quotes from "Walden" by H. D. Thoreau.)



Application versions: 
File harbour-captains-log-2.0.0-1.noarch.rpm136.46 KB18/06/2020 - 15:02
File harbour-captains-log-2.0.0-2.noarch.rpm136.59 KB18/06/2020 - 16:02
File harbour-captains-log-2.0.1-0.noarch.rpm133.03 KB12/11/2020 - 14:39
File harbour-captains-log-2.1.0-1.aarch64.rpm132.38 KB30/03/2022 - 02:34
File harbour-captains-log-2.1.0-1.i486.rpm133 KB30/03/2022 - 02:34
File harbour-captains-log-2.1.0-1.armv7hl.rpm131.61 KB30/03/2022 - 02:34
File harbour-captains-log-3.0.0-1.aarch64.rpm237.71 KB03/06/2023 - 03:14
File harbour-captains-log-3.0.0-1.armv7hl.rpm227.94 KB03/06/2023 - 03:14
File harbour-captains-log-3.0.0-1.i486.rpm245.77 KB03/06/2023 - 03:14
File harbour-captains-log-3.1.0-1.aarch64.rpm246.32 KB12/06/2023 - 02:04
File harbour-captains-log-3.1.0-1.armv7hl.rpm236.79 KB12/06/2023 - 02:04
File harbour-captains-log-3.1.0-1.i486.rpm254.52 KB12/06/2023 - 02:04
File harbour-captains-log-4.0.0-1.aarch64.rpm284.85 KB23/06/2023 - 22:32
File harbour-captains-log-4.0.0-1.armv7hl.rpm274.2 KB23/06/2023 - 22:32
File harbour-captains-log-4.0.0-1.i486.rpm294.94 KB23/06/2023 - 22:32

version 4.0.0-1: Jun 23 2023

  • updated translations: Swedish, Italian, German
  • refreshed the app icon (based on a contribution by JSEHV)
  • refreshed the cover background
  • completely refactored exporting
  • > the layout in all formats has been improved
  • > a new database backup option has been added to export a zip archive
  • > translations have been improved
  • > new formats can be added easily
  • > added descriptions for all export formats
  • > no files will be overwritten when exporting (could happen before)
  • completely refactored database handling and migrations
  • > the database is now stored in a single file
  • > backups will be automatically created every week
  • > manual backups can be created from the settings page
  • > failed database updates should never lead to data loss and old databases (before any database update) are kept as backups
  • added support for exporting only selected entries
  • > select entries from the export page
  • > export search results directly
  • improved user experience when writing entries
  • > automatically scroll the next field into view
  • > make tag suggestions more visible
  • > improve adding new tags
  • improved error feedback and notifications
  • improved database stability and error detection
  • fixed timestamps with invalid seconds fields
  • fixed a string that was causing issues with translations and had to be re-translated all the time (sorry for the hassle, translators)
  • added support for running the Python backend as a stand-alone script
  • added an in-app changelog
  • plus many small quality-of-life changes and many internal changes
  • note: this release changes the database in a non-backwards-compatible way, so that downgrading will not be possible

version 3.1.0-1: Jun 12 2023

  • new translation: Norwegian Bokmål
  • urgent: fixed initialising a new database
  • updated translations: Swedish, German, English
  • added option to view search results in full instead of only previews
  • added option to add new entries from search results page

version 3.0.0-1: Jun 03 2023

  • translations: moved to Weblate, updated German
  • added remorse timer when discarding a new / edited entry
  • added support for addenda, i.e. entries added at a later date
  • added improved scroll bar for scrolling to specific dates
  • added proper support for tags (including auto-completion)
  • added new, improved search page
  • > search using multiple criteria at once
  • > search for mood ranges and use wildcards for complex queries
  • > search for tags
  • > search for similar matches, e.g. match “ö” when searching for plain “o”
  • > improved performance
  • added Weblate for translations (cf. About page)
  • added notifications in case of errors in the Python backend (should never happen)
  • fixed swipe direction hint in German translation
  • fixed cover actions while the app is locked
  • fixed editing an entry from the search results page
  • fixed exporting to CSV
  • plus many small quality-of-life changes and many internal changes
  • note: this release changes the database in a non-backwards-compatible way, so that downgrading will not be possible

version 2.1.0-1: Mar 24 2022

  • translations: added Chinese, updated Swedish
  • added support for My Backup
  • added a Sailjail profile (only permission is "Documents" for exporting)
  • fixed some highlight colors
  • fixed data being saved outside of the new sandbox
  • fixed settings being saved in the wrong location (automatically migrated)
  • changed export output directory from "/home/" to "/home//Documents"
  • updated About page (now using Opal.About)
  • reduced overall package size

version 2.0.1-1: Nov 12 2020

  • fixed a serious bug where entries could not be opened or edited

version 2.0.0-2: Jun 18 2020

  • hotfix: fixed a typo in the German translation

version 2.0.0-1: Jun 18 2020

  • completely overhauled the user interface
  • added the GPL where necessary
  • added support for automated database schema upgrades
  • changed the database layout (database updates itself)
  • > added support for time zones
  • > added field for possible future feature: audio notes
  • > changed internal date format from "dd.MM.yyyy | hh:mm" to (standard) "yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ss"
  • > save seconds
  • > renamed "favorites" to "bookmarks" (an important entry is not necessarily my "favorite")
  • added a new cover page
  • simplified reloading, improving performance (changes no longer require a full reload)
  • added new mood "not okay": "okay" is slightly positive, "not okay" is slightly negative; there is no "neutral" mood (database updates itself)
  • refactored export features
  • > made exports translatable
  • > added new export options: plain markdown and markdown for pandoc
  • updated the German translation to use polite "Sie"
  • replaced app icon by new, more "sailfishy" variant
  • implemented quickly changing the mood of an entry in the overview list
  • implemented searching for entries between two dates

version 1.0-2: Apr 19 2020

  • added Swedish translation

version 1.0-1: Apr 15 2020

  • initial release