The New Journal

3 months, 25,000 preorders, and 20 Journeys later

Maxime Germain
Mar 6, 2019 · 3 min read

The Humans Behind Jour

We’re a team of entrepreneurs, writers, designers, and engineers.

In December of 2018, we set out to create a product that would make the mindful, wellness practice of journaling easier and more accessible.

We wanted to create a tool that could easily integrate into and improve both people’s lives and the amount of time we all spend on our phones. A tool that you could take with you anywhere you took your phone. But that would let you take a break from scrolling through social media and get to know yourself a little bit better.

It Took a Village

We think that beautiful things happen when people work together. So we assembled a community of people passionate about mental health and wellness to begin discussing and testing our ideas.

We invited experts and aficionados and allowed the group to grow organically. Before we knew it, we had assembled a community of almost 50 people, including therapists, coaches, neuroscientists, designers, and entrepreneurs.

In the last 3 months, we’ve welcomed 400+ beta testers, more than 25,000 preorders, and an average of 600 preorders per day.

All are welcome to be part of this community

This initial group was crucial in testing, providing feedback, and setting the tone for our larger community, which is currently more than 25,000 strong.

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Jour Was Born

Together, we created Jour. It’s available on the App Store, and here’s a taste of what you can expect to find inside.

In My Dreams is just one of the Journeys that can be found in Jour.

Guided Journeys 🤲

Journeys are designed for anyone who’s not sure what to journal about or who wants to address a specific area for growth in their lives. Journeys synthesize some of the best therapeutic and journaling practices into an interactive format, across an array of topics: from providing support through a breakup to feeling more day-to-day gratitude, from combatting anxiety to setting and achieving your life goals.

Slide up on the navigation bar to create a new Thought in Jour.

Free writing ✍

The app also includes a space for free writing, perfect for anyone who wants a more traditional or independent approach to journaling. You can note events as they happen or take some time to freely reflect whenever you need.

Track your progress with word counts, session completions, and day streaks.

Track your progress 🌞

Jour will provide you a personalized, private record of how much you’ve entered in your journal, for how many days you’ve journaled, and how many sessions you’ve completed. You can see the progress that you’re making, in real time.

Set up a Key Phrase in Jour.

Privacy by design 🔒

But no one — including anyone on our team — will ever have access to the contents of your journal. Encrypted with your own passphrase, your entries are for your eyes only, always. We’ve worked hard to ensure it.

Your Journey Begins Here

We welcome you to download the app, join our community, and hang tight for what’s to come. We have great things in store for all who want to work toward feeling and being the best they can be. We can’t wait to see where this Journey takes us.

Click here to download Jour from the App Store.


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