Advanced Diary is a powerful but easy-to-use digital diary with some powerful record-keeping features.

Each entry supports rich text formatting, backgrounds, images and tables, for instance. And you can link to web pages and local files, or organise your thoughts by linking from one entry to another.

No time for typing? Advanced Diary supports voice recording, too, and in this new beta version the file size for your recordings is a quarter of what it used to be. You can even install the program on a USB drive and run it wherever you happen to be, so capturing your thoughts on events almost as soon as they occur.

You also get easy navigation via Calendar and Document views; the ability to export your diary to HTML or RTF files; file attachments, flexible print options and more. And your diary database can be password-protected to maintain your privacy, or, if it's intended to be public, shared with others across a network - it's your call.

Verdict

A very thorough diary application, easy to use and able to record your thoughts in many different ways