Product Updates and News

See the latest Clearful feature releases, product improvements, bug fixes, and announcements.

May 2021

Search Your Journal Entries

This feature was highly requested, so we're incredibly excited to introduce it to you. Need to recall something or reflect on the past? Search for people, places, dates, thoughts, ideas, and experiences effortlessly in your Clearful journal!

Tap on the Search icon in the top right corner of the Entries screen, then enter what you're looking for, and entries will begin to appear.

As always, please reach out to us at hello@clearful.com with any questions, comments, or suggestions. If you're enjoying the app, please consider supporting Clearful by leaving a 5-star rating in the App Store or Google Play so we can continue making the app better. Thank you so much!

Plain Text Export

While striving to provide a delightful journaling experience in Clearful, we also strongly believe that your journal data is yours - to use how and where you want. So, you can now export all of your journal entries as a plain text document. You will have more export options down the road as well. To export your entries, go to Settings > Account Info > Export Journal Entries.

Design Improvements and Bug Fixes

As you've come to expect from us, we've made a few small design improvements and squashed some bugs.

April 2021

Want To Do and Favorites Collections in Library

You can now save Templates and Prompts to two Collections just for you: Want To Do and Favorites! Save guided journals you'd like to complete someday to the Want To Do Collection for a curated list of inspiration. Save your most-loved guided journals to the Favorites Collection for quick and easy access to your faves. To save, open any Prompt or Template and tap the 'Save' button.

As always, please reach out to us at hello@clearful.com with any questions, comments, or suggestions. If you're enjoying the app, please consider supporting Clearful by leaving a 5-star rating in the App Store or Google Play so we can continue making the app better. Thank you so much!

Search in Library

We've heard your feedback that finding specific Templates and Prompts can be difficult. Now, instead of browsing the Library, you can search for Templates and Prompts directly! Tap the 'Search' button in the Library to quickly find resources.

New Guided Journals

A very big "Thank you!" to the Clearful members who suggested our newest Templates and Prompts - your input is greatly appreciated! Open the New Collection in the Library to journal with these new additions.

New Templates:
Anxiety 5,4,3,2,1 Exercise
Sleep Journal: Morning

New Prompts:
What do I need to do to become a better person?
What is one moment that I repeatedly go back to and why?
What made me laugh today?
What made me cry today?

Design Improvements and Bug Fixes

As you've come to expect from us, we've made a few small design improvements and squashed some bugs.

March 2021

View Linked Templates in the Entry Info sheet

You can now see if you created your journal entries from Templates and which ones. Open a journal entry, tap on the three-dot icon to open the Entry Info sheet, and view your linked Templates.

As always, please reach out to us at hello@clearful.com with any questions, comments, or suggestions. If you're enjoying the app, please consider supporting Clearful by leaving a 5-star rating in the App Store so we can continue making the app better. Thank you so much!

Visit the New Collection to see the latest guided journals

Discover the latest journaling prompts and templates in the New Collection! This Collection will be updated regularly as new guided journaling resources are added to Clearful. Head on over to the Library tab and open the New Collection to see the latest. Many more guided journaling resources are coming your way!

Quick Capture for micro journaling

You can now quickly capture thoughts and feelings throughout the day with an easy-access Quick Capture field just above the tab bar! Whether you'd like to record an interesting thought, an emotion you're experiencing, or simply clear your mind, quick capture is a great way to practice micro journaling and take a moment of reflection more often. Download the latest update to use this feature!

Enhanced Accessibility

Elements throughout the app, such as cards and buttons, now have semantic labels, making the app much more accessible to all Clearful journalers!

Improved Design of Buttons, Bottom Sheets, and More

Enjoy a more beautiful, calm, and consistent experience in your journal with interface improvements to buttons, bottom sheets, and many more elements. We're always working on ways to make your journaling experience more delightful!

February 2021

❤ New Love Collection - just in time for Valentine's Day!

Be good to yourself and show love for others, from family to friends to partners. We've curated a collection of guided journaling Templates and Prompts that help you reflect on the gratitude and love you have for yourself and others.

Update your email address directly in the app

We've heard from several of you (thanks for reaching out!) that you'd like to update your account's email address, so you can now do so in Settings > Account Info.

As always, please reach out to us at hello@clearful.com with any questions, comments, or suggestions. If you're enjoying the app, please consider supporting Clearful by leaving a 5-star rating in the App Store so we can continue making the app better. Thank you so much!

Small bug fixes

As always, we fixed small issues throughout the app.

January 2021

A full journaling experience on the iPad!

iPad owners - you're going to love this update! We've worked hard to make journaling with Clearful beautiful on every screen. Whether you're journaling on your iPhone 8 or your iPad Pro, Clearful will automatically size itself to look and feel great. If you're using your iPad with a Magic or Smart Keyboard or in landscape mode, you'll enjoy a full-width journaling experience that helps you journal faster and more often.

New prompts and templates in the Guided Journaling Library

You can now find even more guided journaling resources in the Library to help you feel inspired to write and dig a little deeper to better understand yourself. We hope these new resources enable you to improve the way you think, feel, and act on a daily basis!

New Templates:
Not-To-Do List
10-Minute Weekly Review
Advice From My Future Self

New Prompts:
How does my pet make my life better?
What is the best professional compliment I received?
What do I consider my greatest personal success?
What is one lesson I learned from the last book I read?
What do I wish I knew more about?
What do I like about travelling by plane?
What is one of my favorite hobbies and why?
What would I like to spend my time doing when I retire?
What is something that is limiting me from accomplishing what I want to accomplish?
What is something I worry about that is outside of my control?
....and many more!

As always, please reach out to us at hello@clearful.com with any questions, comments, or suggestions. If you like this update, please consider supporting Clearful by leaving a 5-star rating in the App Store so we can continue making the app better. Thank you so much!

December 2020

New Year and Holidays Collections for reflecting, practicing gratitude, and looking ahead

Reflect on the past year and make plans for 2021 with templates and journaling prompts in the New Year Collection. Record the good and the bad, what went well and what could be improved. Review and learn from your past to live your life with intention and become your best self in the new year.

Bring mindfulness and gratitude to the holiday season with journaling templates and prompts in the Holidays Collection. This season can be a challenging time of the year for many, bringing both positive and negative emotions. Take a moment to be mindful and end the year on a positive note.

Small bug fixes and design improvements

Design improvements for a cleaner, more beautiful interface and small bug fixes.

Collections in the Guided Journaling Library

You can now find even more exciting guided journaling resources in Collections, which are round-ups of featured templates and prompts. You will find Collections such as Editor's Picks, Popular, and New on a regular basis, as well as limited-time Collections such as New Year and Holidays. To view the current Collections, go to the Library tab and swipe through the cards at the top of the screen.

November 2020

Quick access to Guided Journals from the Library

You can now quickly browse and select shortlisted Templates, Prompts, and the day's Discover Daily directly from a new journal entry. We've heard from you that finding resources in the Library can feel overwhelming or lengthy at times, so this is the first step in making guided resources more accessible. Right now, you'll find Editor's Picks Prompts and Templates that have been curated by us, but there will be more options such as 'Recently Used' coming soon. Tap on the round + button to create a new entry and then tap the 'Guided Journals' button to view the shortlisted resources.

Daily and Weekly Streaks for consistent, yet flexible journaling

Consistent journal writing is an incredibly valuable practice for helping us live our best lives, but integrating the practice into our lives and continuing to journal regularly can be challenging at times. To help you (and us) be more consistent and build a lifelong habit, we have added a Streak tracking feature to Clearful, which can be viewed in the new Today tab.

Having both daily and weekly streak tracking offers flexibility as we know that some individuals want to build a daily journaling practice, while others feel more comfortable with weekly journaling. A weekly streak can encourage one to reflect on their life consistently without feeling the pressure to have to do it every day.

Small bug fixes and design improvements

Your daily reminders now update automatically to your current timezone. Thanks, daylight savings time! Removing a Rediscover entry now updates immediately in Today. Clearer and more descriptive copy throughout the app. Several other design updates and bug fixes.

Home becomes Today

Now, your home base in Clearful is Today. See today's entries, today's stats (number of entries and words written), your streaks, the day's Discover Daily question, and your Rediscover entries to reflect on from the past. More exciting things to come in Today in the near future!

'Recently Used' Templates & Prompts

Your three most recently used Templates and Prompts will be available for quick-use directly in every new entry. Tap on 'Guided Journals' in a new entry to see them.

'Skip' Discover Daily & Improved Design

You can now see the Discover Daily question directly in Today (without having to open it first) and skip it if it doesn't appeal to you that day. The Daily itself has also been redesigned.

Redesigned Rediscover entries

Rediscover has been redesigned to look and function just like your Entries - vertically scrollable (rather than horizontally) and in day-groups. It's now easier to see and open all Rediscover entries for a particular time period.

October 2020

Biometric Authentication (FaceID, TouchID)

You can now use FaceID or TouchID (on iOS) or Fingerprint (Android) to securely access your journal when you're already logged in and the app is in the background. This is a nice additional piece of security that ensures that Clearful can't be opened even if someone uses your device when it is unlocked. To enable, go to Settings > Security Lock.

Just in time for Halloween... Dark Mode!

To enhance the journal writing and reading experience in low-light environments and give your eyes some rest, we've added dark mode support for iOS and Android with a new darker color palette. Clearful will automatically match your phone's system appearance/theme preferences, or you can manually change to the Light or Dark theme. Go to Settings > Appearance / Theme in the app to view your preferences in Clearful. To view your phone's settings, on iOS go to Settings > Display & Brightness, or on Android go to Settings > Display > Theme.

Launched for Android phones

Clearful is now available for Android phones in the Google Play Store. If you have an Android phone, you can download the app here. Give it a try! If you have questions or feedback, please contact us at hello@clearful.com. We're always interested in hearing how we can make Clearful better!

Stay in the loop with 'What's New'

See all the latest Clearful feature releases, product improvements, bug fixes, and announcements directly from the app. Go to Settings > What's New to be taken to this page and learn about all the exciting things we're introducing to Clearful.

Small bug fixes and design improvements

A few small bugs were addressed and many small design improvements were made to improve the experience of using Clearful.

Added privacy with secure blocking in multitasking mode

In addition to biometric authentication, we've added another privacy enhancement. Secure blocking covers the content of Clearful when viewing your open apps in multitasking mode on your phone.

September 2020

Now available for iOS phones in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand App Stores

For our initial launch we made Clearful available only in the App Stores in the US and Canada. After performing some backend improvements in how we handle different time zones, we are now live in three additional App Stores: United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. If you have an iPhone and live in the UK, Australia, or New Zealand, you can now download the app for iOS! While right now Clearful is only available for iOS users in these regions, we plan to bring it to Android for these regions in the future as well.

New way to provide feedback easily

Getting feedback is incredibly important in helping us understand what challenges our users are facing when journaling as that helps us improve the product and design innovative ways to solve problems. To make giving feedback easier, we added a small icon in the top right corner of several screens in the app that opens a window with a text field for feedback. We look at feedback that's coming in daily, so please don't hesitate to let us know how we can improve your journaling experience!

Support for 24-hour time

We added support for a 24-hour clock which is the standard in many countries. Clearful will support the system settings that a user's phone is set to, whether that is a 12-hour clock or a 24-hour clock. Things like the time on journal entries and time picker will automatically adjust to the system settings. This was an essential update as we make plans to launch Clearful is more regions.

Bug fixes

A few small bugs were fixed for issues with copy and paste in journal entries and text scaling on the 'Create an Account' screen.

Help us keep improving

We’re looking for feedback on your experiences in using Clearful, as well as journaling in general. We'd like to learn how you journal, what challenges you face, and what you're looking to get out of journal writing.

Your input will help inform our roadmap over the next year and beyond. If you're interested in helping, please email us at hello@clearful.com.