It is with our great pleasure to announce today that Penzu has passed 250k registered users! And to celebrate, we’re launching FREE native mobile apps! Many of you have been using our Mobile Web App to date, and while that will still be working (and improved upon in the future), you can now download native apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.
Whether you’re on a trip, on the subway, or can’t sleep and need to jot something down in the dark, Penzu will be there. Insert photos into entries, lock the app with a PIN (for extra security), easily send an email to your journal from within the app, and more!
The reason for the change is that our Mobile Web App simply wasn’t cutting the mustard. There are a ton of limitations for web-based mobile development that, while improving, are still very prominent. Speed, use of the camera, local file/photo access, offline capability, and many more features that make up a great journaling experience are absent or lacking for the mobile web. So we decided to buckle down and make native apps for the most popular devices on the planet. They are all free to download, but if you want to sync to your Penzu account you’ll need to be a Pro user.
This is just the beginning — these apps still have a long way to go to live up to our web app. But the future is bright!
Thanks for your patience (especially Android users). We hope it was worth the wait! And thanks to all of you who make up the now 265k Penzu users! Your support has meant everything to us.
- The Penzu Team