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                      • Justin says:

                        I like the simple and secure journal tool you guys have put together. Keep up the good work.

                      • erjona says:

                        it’s a wonderful website

                      • René says:

                        I had my online journal on WordPress for 4 years. When I heard of Monkee, I started moving all my articles here immediately. I love it.

                      • christina says:

                        i love monkkee so far. i have just started using it but the fact that everything is secure and no one else can see it is a wonderful feature. it nice to be able to type and rant and not have anyone be able to see it and comment on it. GREAT JOB keep up the good work and the secure aspect of this website

                      • slim says:

                        unfortunate that you do not accept bitcoin.

                      • Björn Weinbrenner says:

                        That’s true, we don’t accept Bitcoin. Sorry.

                      • Aryan says:

                        The best journal I have ever seen…I’m using it for mah daily diary. It would be more exciting if emo or bitmoji would be supported….any smiley will be appreciated. Rest the web is jus superb

                      • Peeyush Sharma says:

                        Thanks for providing client-side encryption!

                      • Saowalux says:

                        Monkkee’s clean design and user-friendly feature is just right for me. Thanks 🙂

                      • Steve L says:

                        ‘Have just started using Monkkee.

                        ‘Seems good to me so far. I would like to see it continue, so have just donated 15 EURO.

                        I will likely donate again and / or consider a paid subscription in the future.

                        My only question / reservation at this stage is: how long will this service last??


                      • Christina Wieling says:

                        Thanks so much for your donation, Steve! We’re glad that you like monkkee. There are no plans whatsoever to give up on monkkee. On the contrary, there is a growing community of monkkee enthusiasts who love this journaling application as much as we do and who are willing to contribute on a regular basis. This inspires us to keep going and constantly develop new features. With all this support from our users, we are confident that we will be able to keep monkkee alive and running for many more years to come!

                        Happy journaling,
                        your monkkee team

                      • Rebecca Firesmith says:

                        I just found this website tonight. I started using another diary website that I found yesterday and I was not all that happy with it, especially when I had to do a hard shutdown of my computer because everything froze, and then when I logged in , my writing that I had just spent about 20 minutes on, was gone! Arrrr!
                        And they kept pushing me to buy their Pro Version. I don’t think so !
                        So I was very happy to find your site that is fun and cute and has unlimited storage and the biggy: Auto-Save!!!
                        Thank you so much for this great site!
                        (and for the cute ant that at the bread I gave it!)

                      • Rebecca Firesmith says:

                        ( the ant ATE the bread!) : )

                      • JJ says:

                        Exactly what I was looking for 😀

                      • Ming Qin says:

                        Donated because I kind of depend on Monkkee 😛
                        I will keep donating in the future

                      • johan says:

                        Best journaling site by far, client-side encryption is the way to go. I don’t usually donate to anything, but this site is really worth it. Keep up the good work!

                      • Aljur says:

                        Wow! Found this diary site very simple and secured. I want to donate soon. Newbie here. 🙂

                      • Annette says:

                        Free websites, and free apps as well, are great because there is no way to know in advance whether a particular site or app will work as expected, or at all, for that matter. When I considered online journaling, I read reviews, tried a few sites, and found that monkkee works perfectly for me! I will continue to feed the monkkee because once I find something that I know I like and will use, I am happy to pay for it!

                      • Kamil says:

                        This is what I have been looking for. Simple, good looking and useful. Pity that there is no Polish language but actually it is not necessary. Thank you!

                      • Rahul says:

                        Thank you for such a great app.

                        I want to make a donation now itself. But, I am still a student. Will donate as and how I start making money.

                      • Alicia says:

                        I love that there are no ads! Thank you!

                      • RB says:

                        I just began using your online journal and I must say I like it a lot. I tried a few others but between the ads and popups while I’m typing, they just did work for me.
                        I have just one suggestion. Maybe I missed it but you may want to include a spell check with the program. Love your program.

                      • Christina Wieling says:

                        Thanks, we’re glad that you like monkkee!

                        The application doesn’t have a built-in spell-checker, but you could enable the automatic spell-checker of your browser. We wrote a blog article about how to do this a while ago:

                        Happy journaling!
                        Your monkkee team

                      • Arshad Jawed says:

                        I am so happy, someone cares about privacy and user preference…
                        I applied for a credit card, just to contribute to salute your service…
                        All the best…

                      • Christina Wieling says:

                        Wow, thanks Arshad! 😀

                      • Sassy says:

                        I just donated 3.50. I use this website on and off as it seems to be pretty private, and I don’t trust WordPress,other journal sites and apps to be private. I hope this site continues. I don’t get the mobile layout on my tablet and it could be laid out better. Love how it saves automatically and tag usage. Hope it continues. Thank you.

                      • Christina Wieling says:

                        Hi Sassy

                        Thanks a lot for your donation! As regards the mobile layout on your tablet, we would be happy to analyse what’s going wrong there. If you like, you can leave us a personal message and describe the issue in more detail. To do so, simply go to “Contact” and submit a message via the contact form.

                        All the best
                        Your monkkee team

                      • Amanda says:

                        Decided to start an online journal and based on a google search for free services, opted to choose monkkee (although they’re not at the top of the search). Like the simple approach and am willing to make donations to keep the service ad-free.

                      • Vinay says:

                        Wrote my first post and made my first donation. The concept is a life saver for someone that needs a secure outlet to speak without being heard. Hoping for good things. Keep it up.

                      • ok says:

                        Such a simple and secure site. Easy to use. Was glad to get the opportunity to donate as a way of saying thanks for the service. Will do so again as time goes on.

                      • Daryl says:

                        Just donated. I like the simple layout. And that I can access on phone or desktop. Perhaps add drop down in menu for own created writing templates? Eg writing prompt 1, daily journal 2, gratitude diary 3, vent space 4 etc which the writer can create then save as a template
                        Keep up the good work

                      • Jorge Eduardo Maguiña Contreras says:

                        I love monkkee. Please keep with the good work. These are just suggestions, but they might be useful:
                        – Make it easier to give you feedback, I know an app is not a good option, but maybe a facebook community or something, you deserve to be known
                        – If you want to improve something, it must be security. That’s your brand, that’s the reason I use it.
                        – Translate it to Spanish. There’s a huge audience in Spanish. I myself have Spanish as mi native language. Contact me if you’d like an expericed translator (el español es mi lengua nativa, así que puedo ayudarles, en caso de que estén interesados)

                      • Brian says:

                        Thanks for the awesome and easy to use site. I’ll make sure to donate again every now and then.

                      • Hari Gopal says:

                        Just donated, and switched completely from the Journey app. I loved the experience of using Journey, but was never comfortable with their weak security (riding on top of Google Drive, with an easily bypassed passcode). Monkkee’s client-side encryption is the way to go.

                      • Judith says:

                        I came, I saw the monkee and I donated! 😀 I am actually looking for a new online journal and I landed here, and I saw that vending machine, so I immediately donated. I love people who do nice things to others and that’s why I donated. 🙂 I will be using monkee now for my journal entries.

                      • monkkee man says:

                        I love it

                      • Delly Barker says:

                        The safest place for my records and thoughts, it’s like therapy getting everything down ‘on paper’. Thank you so much.

                      • Larry A Summers says:

                        I have tried Penzu and Journalate, which are competitors to Monkkee. Monkee is clearly the best. Penzu was OK, but does not have the formatting features that you have with Monkkee. I used Penzu for months, but then they changed their look and feel, and since it has been buggy, losing text, forcing me out of editing, and sometimes forcing me out of the app. Journalate is slow, and if you have a long post, which I often do, it loses text. In journalate it is cumbersome to look at older posts.

                      • Nik says:

                        Excellent, clean looking journal that does all you’d need.

                        I have only been trying out Monkkee for an hour or two and I like it!
                        I’ll definitely contribute in next 24 hours, and like some of the others, will probably offer donations on a semi-regular basis.

                        Request: I love the immersive / distraction free full-screen mode. Any chance of a dark mode? Something like Novlr?
                        Also, I haven’t thought to misspell yet but hopefully this plays well with Grammarly.

                      • Pam says:

                        I love the security feature, the simple set up, the lack of distractions, that it’s available from any computer or device. Thank you. I appreciate your hard work.

                      • Tony Sims says:

                        This journal does what it says on the tin. I tried Penzu and Journalate but neither have the features of Monkkee as standard. I like the clean interface, autosave and the editing toolbar which has all the tools I need to write so I donated. Nice work!

                      • jigna bhatt says:

                        I just started using monkkee! 🙂 I love the simplicity and the security. And also the name. Thank you!!

                      • Kate Tan says:

                        WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY better than

                      • Luk says:

                        That’s the best online diary ! 😀 I really like the options you have in formatting the text. Keep up the good work! 🙂

                      • Bruce Sorkin says:

                        I’ve used it for a day and like it so far. I like minimalist programs. I want it to keep notes and keep them securely and that is about it.

                      • Pierre says:

                        This is what I was looking for, for over more then a year.
                        I had try Penzu, Journey and some more, when I found Monkkee by accident, I was so happy.
                        Keep up the good work.

                      • Mari says:

                        Thanks, keep up the great work.

                      • Jane Schwarz says:

                        I donated because I like‘s product and business philosophy.

                      • kei says:

                        this journal is the best! thank you for running it! i wouldn’t find anywhere else to keep my memories! :))

                      • Sarah says:

                        This is a really easy to use and private diary online which I have been using daily…thank you monkkee!

                      • alie says:

                        Thank you,
                        for offering such a simple, conscient, yet highly secure online journal platform to everyone.
                        This must be a lot of hard work, appreciated.

                      • Vitaly says:

                        I’m very happy with your service. I realize now that it’s very convenient because it’s simple. Looks like you guys spent a lot of time using it yourself. There could be dozens of crazy features which would destroy the usability but you stick to the minimum and I enjoy using Monkkee a lot. Thanks.

                      • Bob Loblaw says:

                        Wow! I just found your site and LOVE IT! And how BRILLIANT for you to have a demo login so we can really see how it works and all that it offers. That is seriously awesome. Great that you keep it clean and simple – now all that needs to be done is to be the FIRST result when “journal” or “diary” is Googled. Love you guys!

                      • brandon says:

                        What sold me is that it’s secure. No one is reading my work or selling my words to use in advertising to me.

                      • Anders says:

                        I think this is the first time ever I have donated money to a free software solution! So, why now?
                        Because Monkkee makes sense. In a world where you can trust no cloud based solutions it’s just nice to find this little quiet spot where you can be yourself. No adds, no selling my data etc.
                        Keep this service running and don’t grow to big or fall for the temptations of adds-money 🙂

                      • Tony says:

                        I find Monkkee really helps me get thoughts down in writing and no intrusive ads is such a bonus. I’ll be donating again.

                      • jf says:

                        I like that my journal is safe with you.
                        I like the explanation of how my journal is secured. (for my geeky side)
                        I like that I don’t have to make up a title for every entry.
                        I like that I can read my entries like a journal, all in a single page.
                        I like all the export options… markdown, PDF, etc.
                        I like the features and the simple interface.
                        I like the nature of your enterprise. You don’t pretend to be something or somebody else. Your goals and intentions are clear.
                        Thanks for all that you are and please keep up the good work!!

                      • Hugo says:

                        I like the nature of your enterprise that is not greed, at the same time that I understand that everyone needs to make a decent living, therefore, the need of contributing for a sustainable and healthy platform.

                      • Kathy says:

                        I don’t know anything about euros. How do I donate in dollars?

                      • Christina Wieling says:

                        Hi Kathy, thanks a lot for your intention to support monkkee! Donations are only possible in euros. PayPal will automatically convert the amount so that it will appear in your account in dollars. Best, Christina

                      • Mandy says:

                        I love monkkee! It’s everything I ever wanted in an online journal. I’ve tried others, and this one is absolutely perfect. Thanks so much for all your work, and the amount of effort you put in to keep our accounts safe!

                      • Michael says:

                        OK, it’s not much, just EUR 5,- – but I like Monkee, because it’s easy to use and it does not have annoying stuff like a full-screen picture slide show on the login page, it’s not meant to be shared (so I don’t need to pay attention if I save a private entry or a public one), there aren’t any blinking and moving advertisements… Monkee is simply a bliss to everyone who gets easily distracted.

                      • Holly says:

                        I just got here yesterday and there are so many things to like with full privacy being the best. As I import entries from other places, I can change the date. I can run everything chronologically with the hash tags! Thanks!! You deserved the Manic Monkkee donation!

                      • Zuzu says:

                        This is my home.

                      • J says:

                        In an age where privacy is an afterthought this platform shines. It’s nice to have a digital platform where you can record your thoughts on the fly without having to sacrifice privacy. Thank you for this great service.

                      • Neil Thompson says:

                        Been using the site for a while and felt I needed to contribute something for an excellent service.

                      • Néstor H says:

                        Hey guys! Just wanted to show some love and tell you that this web app is awsome. I was looking for an app that could help me save notes, urls, interesting articles, etc, and this has gone beyond my expectations. The tag option is pretty useful to keep everything organized.

                        Keep up the good work and I hope that this lasts for a pretty long time!

                      • J says:

                        I kept getting timed out and asked for a donation. I like coming here with no ads and no extra bs… just a place to write my thoughts. I realized this is the perfect place for me and I should donate, I don’t want to lose you! 😉 I’m a monkkee maniac

                      • Traveller says:

                        As a survivor of an abusive relationship I was at rock bottom. I needed a private space to express my feelings, store useful research, document the abuse, and support the healing journey. Monkey has been invaluable. I know that I can write what I need to without any danger of it ever being made public. Thank you Monkey Team for being part of my recovery.

                      • Jon says:

                        You really should accept bitcoin. You can set it up to convert right into Euros if you really want, but if you had been accepting bitcoin since you opened, your bitcoin value would have grown by 1000% or more. Plus, it’s convenient for users to use bitcoin.

                      • Björn Weinbrenner says:

                        Hi Jon!
                        Unfortunately, monkkee won’t accept Bitcoin. Sorry!

                      • Liz says:

                        I’ve been using this site for more than a year now and it’s such a nice place to keep journals – I really like the efficient, simple features. The font is so neat, for example. I love Monkkee and hope it keeps providing service to users 🙂 It’s not much, but I donated 10 euros!

                      • Alexei Novikov says:

                        I am not a lot of a writer, nor am I a day-to-day diary person. But I feel safe knowing that Monkkee is always there for me day and night. Secure, private, with no distractions, no publicity. This site is a perfect place for a secret introvert. I gave it 20 EUR. I’m paying more for things I don’t need. Why wouldn’t I give this well deserved reward for something that really makes my existence meaningful?

                      • Crystal says:

                        After using the site regularly for several months I decided it was time to donate. This is the best free private journaling site I have found. My spouse likes to snoop on any hand written journals I have ever owned and sometimes take offense to poetry or personal things I have recorded. I don’t really have anything to hide but I feel that it is a huge violation of privacy. I found Monkkee while I was searching for a solution. Thanks guys!

                      • MC says:

                        Thanks so much for creating an online journal option with client-side encryption. Having a space to express and privately sort through my thoughts is very valuable. Happy to make this donation and plan to make more – thank you!

                      • Michael C. says:

                        Love the layout; love the simplicity of writing daily entries in my Diary. I am also studying Portuguese language and it is a great help to practice writing in Portuguese. All in all Monkkee is a super service that deserves equally super support.

                      • Joe Kemp says:

                        This is the second year of using Monkkee. Love it. I use it as a diary and for adding general ideas and musings. I don’t usually donate, but very happy to in this case.

                      • Dumitru C. says:

                        I think this is the first time I ever I have donated money to a free software. After more than half a year of using monkkee, I decided to support you with 5€. Thank you for making this awesome online journal, it is the best. The layout is very easy to use and at the same time, very practical. I also like that my journal is safe at you. I enjoy using Monkkee a lot. Thanks.

                      • Bee83 says:

                        Sometime you do not need to share with everyone your personal information and I wanted something practical

                      • Brody Aberdeen says:

                        This has been the perfect way for me to chronicle our love. Sharing this online diary has been a huge part of our relationship, away from prying eyes, yet accessible for us to look back through on a whim.

                      • Salazar says:

                        Thanks for keeping my notes secure and easily accessible

                      • Lincoln says:

                        This small token of appreciation cannot even explain how important this is to me. Stress relief, growth and introspection. Thank you.

                      • Nicola says:

                        Monkkee is just what I was looking for, in order to keep a XXI century private journal. Also, I appreciate the non-mobile app approach. I love you so much, Monkkee Makers <3

                      • ME says:

                        I made a small donation because I appreciate the use of the site, although I actually use it quite infrequently. But when I am in the mood to release through writing, it’s good to have a secure, ez to use option readily available.

                      • SL says:

                        Thank you for keeping this site free. I’m relatively new but have been using Monkkee on a daily basis and have found it pretty useful. I’m a guy who hates paying for already successful overpriced products but loves paying for free products that truly deserve it and you guys are one of them. Happy to support you. It’d be nice if in the future you could have an automatic algorithm (to keep it all still secure) keep track of stats on our entries as some other online journals do, like average time spent writing, positive vs negative word-choice proportions, etc. In any case, keep it up!

                      • Sivakumar says:

                        I feel Monkkee as my pet and it’s my duty to feed him. I’m just using for a month but I feel guilty whenever I use it without contributing to you.

                      • kushan says:

                        Great app! If you can develop a mobile version it wold be more useful for the users .

                      • Ted says:

                        Great concept. I love the privacy. I would like to see import from Journey (which uses Google Drive as a backend), which I’m moving away from due to lack of security with the passcode option. I think import options would encourage more people like me to switch.

                      • GratefulUser says:

                        Donated 5 Euro. Worth it every few months to keep their servers running and fund future development.

                      • Bruna says:

                        I have been using monkkee for years and today i finally felt that you guys deserve it! I know, if everyone was like me, there would be no Monkkee! Combined with a decent amount of money in my bank account (finally) and the realization of how great it is to work with a webape like this ads free! And that every good work deserves compensation! My programmer boyfriend taught me this 🙂

                      • Peter says:

                        Pretty nice just signed up. You should think about implementing a subscription model like FreeCodeCamp. Instead of a one-time payment, people should be able to sign up for a subscription where you can donate every month 5 euros(or whatever can you afford).

                        The service would be still free, but people who like it will be able to continually support it.

                      • ME says:

                        Great tool! Thanks for keeping it free.

                      • Lucian says:

                        Very good app

                      • Shay says:

                        Just donated again, made a commitment to donate every six months. Why? Because I love monkkee, the clean design, no ads, so safe and secure, and no option to make posts public. Just a sweet little place to hang out online, de-stress, and organize my thoughts. Also like it is a small team, not a big corporation. I journal here quite a bit, and it simply makes me happy to log in.

                        Like a poster above noted, it feels like a friendly pet, and it’s my duty to feed the monkkee so it stays healthy!

                      • Beth McPherson says:

                        I like the simple nature of this site. I’ve been using for a daily personal journal.

                      • George Grosman says:

                        Simple to use, fun to use and I believe that the really useful stuff on the internet (read: NOT social media) should be supported

                      • Brian says:

                        Great site! Simple, easy to use, and many useful features like exporting entries. I’ve been using this site for a while as a journal and it is a great way to express my thoughts.

                      • Miklós says:

                        I really like the no-nonsense approach of the site. What is really important in a private journal? Security, ease of use, accessibility, organization. All of these boxes are checked by the Monkkee. Donating money is a given, other sites offer similar functionality for steep monthly/yearly membership fees.

                      • Mayank says:

                        I am super thankful for the stress reliever session that journaling delivers to me. Thank you for the monkkee’s team for creating this website.

                      • Viacheslav says:

                        Monkkee is a great service, it has all the functionality that I need and it’s simple to use. It’s secure, I think it’s important to everybody who writes a diary. Thanks to developers and everybody who built and support Monkkee!

                      • Ineta says:

                        Have just donated you and have just made my first entry. So happy to have found you! I love the security and user friendly design aspects. I hope you won’t shut down some day… I’d be crying a lot

                      • Vasja says:

                        Simple, secure and inspiring. Monkkee got me going like no other journalling tool ever had. I donated as I am happy with the website, I want it to continue to exist, I do not want it to have to resort to ads or other not so pleasant techniques for collecting “existence money”.

                      • BR says:

                        Thanks for a wonderful, ad free site!! Very happy to make a contribution to this wonderful project.

                      • Ming says:

                        Donated for the 3rd time, because I’m afraid of losing my data (which, although, I believe will never happen).

                      • Mike says:

                        I’m new at monkkee, but it is everything I wanted from a personal diary – it’s very straightforward, simple, secure, and without any ads and distractions. Love it! Huge thanks for an amazing tool for all of us who want to sort our thoughts. Please keep up the good work!

                      • Janet says:

                        Thank you.

                      • Ted says:

                        Love it. Keep it up!

                      • Joe says:

                        Thank You. Good to support a useful tool with privacy and without ads.

                      • Joe says:

                        Also donating for third time. Love this site.

                      • Elizabeth says:

                        Donated 50 Euros. Great app, love having my journal at my fingertips no matter where I am. Keep up the great work!

                      • Christina Wieling says:

                        Thanks so much for your generous donation, Elizabeth!

                      • Emma says:

                        This is my secret place, I love it. Thank you Monkkee..

                      • Jen says:

                        Just donated. Love this place. Love the simplicity and the advanced security. I don’t have to worry about setting up a page and designing it, I just need to login and start typing. My secret place. Thank you for existing!

                      • Jen says:

                        Another donation for my 2nd login/username.

                      • Juan says:

                        Love this wonderful app, simple and practical.
                        Thanks a lot for your hard work.
                        I really hope you keep improving it in the future.

                      • Wojciech says:

                        I donated 20 EUR, I pay to ensure that the trust I have in monkkee won’t be dissapointed.
                        You need money to exist, I need monkkee to meet my self form time to time. Keep up the good work, keep it simple, esenssials only, the way it is now.

                      • Honey Bee says:

                        This is a wonderful program. I had a journaling program that crashed all the time, and lost all of the important work I was doing. Monkkee works great EVERY TIME. You totally deserve my support! Thank you!

                      • Wendy says:

                        This site makes sharing my thoughts and keeping memories safe super easy. I love the ease of use.

                      • Viacheslav says:

                        Perfect solution for me, – simple, free, encrypted and customizable. And everything is only for me, no social networks, sharing, etc., just like paper diary. Donated after several months of using. Thanks! Monkkee team make my life a little better!

                      • Susan Janke says:

                        I am just getting started but I have found my monkkee has been greatly solving my daily cortisol overdosing issue. Writing means reduction of all things stressing me out. Thanks for providing me the perfect place to dump my angst.

                      • Timea says:

                        Your approach is just so admirable! Monkey Team Big Thank you 🙂

                      • Gary Sheffield says:

                        Perfect for my new business and the office staff at TV Aerials Sheffield.

                      • ACesPlace says:

                        Great site. You are saving my sanity.

                      • Andrew says:

                        Great site! Thank you!

                      • Sergey says:

                        Donated 5 EUR – love the site, please keep improving it and adding features and add recurrent donation option for supporters (monthly?). Make the future of this site to be governed by choices of the users – let us vote for features we want the most!

                      • BlueJ3669 says:

                        Thank you for a great alternative, didn’t like LiveJournal’s site and I prefer that my entries are truly private. I appreciate the clean design & ease of posting, tagging and editing. Keep up the good work.

                      • WQL says:

                        This is the BEST private journaling site that I could find. It saved my sanity during my horrific marriage, since I was married to someone who thought it was okay to read my private written journals.

                      • Stephanie L Golden says:

                        Just donated. Wanted to try it out and I really like it. I didn’t want my life on the cloud but I did want access to it when on the go. Monkkee solves the problem. I don’t mind paying for a program that meets my needs…and with no pop up ads either.

                      • Karen Hunter says:

                        I am so blessed to have on line diary i know I love it

                      • Michael says:

                        Second donation, and this time I could afford 3x more than the first time! 🙂
                        Thanks to Monkee, I did not need to remember all the stuff going through my mind all day long, so I was able to focus on other things. Really helpful!

                      • Brian says:

                        Monkee has been providing me with a safe, quiet place to record my thoughts and memories and I began to think that the least I could do was support them with a donation.

                        It’s meant a lot to me to be able to have a place where I can journal, be honest and look back on my own experiences.

                        Thank you, Monkee, for your good work.

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