A Digital Bullet Journal that helps you do great work.

Friday is like a digital bullet journal for life and work. Create consistent routines and habits that help you be more productive & effective at whatever you do.

Create an effective journaling habit with Friday.

We get it - a bullet journal is meant to be used in an analog format, but we needed a digital version that followed a similar set of principles. Over the years, I've purchased several journals, but the habit never stuck. I was busy, life got in the way, and I forgot to write.

I became tired of this, so I built a digital solution for busy people who want the benefits of structured reflection, planning, and prioritization but haven't been able to make the paper journaling habit stick.

Part 1: The Daily Planner

The planner is your command center for winning the day. As the same suggests, the daily planner is a place to see meetings, tasks, routines, and goals in one place. You can see how it all works in the video below:

Friday integrates with tools you already use, like Google Calendar, Outlook, Todoist, Asana, and several other task management apps.

There's a few other things you should know about the planner:

  • You can download the planner as a chrome extension and see this information whenever you open a new tab.
  • You can also create focus time blocks. Friday will automatically update your status in Slack and also block distracting websites, so you can get more things done. It's like time-blocking on steroids.
  • You can also see the weather, pulled from your current location

We tried to incorporate principles from bullet journaling here. For example, you can rapid log your todos right from this view. If you don't end up getting to a task, you can "push" it to the next day. Additionally, you can assign a due date for a task in the future and you won't see it until that day arrives. Check out this article if want a larger selection of daily planner apps to see how Friday compares.


Part 2: Routines

Friday builds off of the planner with customizable routines, which are habits of prioritization and reflection. You can create a variety of habits that will help you reflect, plan, and prioritize your life and work. Feel free to pick a template or create your own customized habit from scratch.

The most important thing you should know about routines is the following:

  • They are structured (with a variety of questions/prompts)
  • We handle all the reminders (so you don't forget)
  • They run on a regular basis (daily, weekly, monthly, whatever you choose). Here, you can see how easy it is to customize:

Above is an example of an emoji question you can ask yourself to gauge sentiment, but there are other question types available, or you can pick a free-form option and write.

The key here is that Friday handles all the heavy lifting, so you can focus on building a habit of reflection, planning, and gratitude.

Part 3: The Index (Feed)

As you create routines in Friday, you will be able to see a running log of entries on the homepage feed. I've included a screenshot of how this looks below:

It may be tough to see, but I've created a "morning plan" habit where I answer the following questions:

  • Current Mood
  • What's going on?
  • Did you read today?
  • What are you thankful for?

I enjoy looking back through past responses and seeing entries from the past. I'm sure you will too!

Part 4: Insights

The next aspect of the Friday digital bullet journal is that we automatically compile stats on the fly. For example, if you have a yes/no question, we will automatically create a chart so you can track your progress over time.

This is important as it reinforces the habit and helps you establish streaks. Remember, the goal of any solution is to create healthy habits and improve productivity, otherwise, you will not capture the benefits of journaling.

Part 4: Use Friday at work (optional)

We also built Friday for Teams. While we recommend keeping your personal bullet journal separate from your work journal, you can invite peers and establish healthy work habits. You can use Friday to do weekly status reportsdaily standups, and 1-1 meetings. The list of possibilities is infinite.

In Conclusion

To wrap up, Friday is not a complete carbon copy of the bullet journaling method, but we've adopted similar principles and brought it to a digital space. If you are worries that you won't be able to build a regular habit with a paper journal, you should try Friday (sign up for free) instead!

A bullet journal for work

We love paper journaling too, but we wanted to tap into the benefits that only a digital journal can provide. Here's how that works below:

Integrated

Friday is deeply integrated into everyday tools you use at work, like project management tools. A paper journal doesn't do this.

See trends

Instantly measure and track results over time. See completion rate, charts, and sentiment over time. Better than paper.

Customizable

With Friday, you can customize every aspect of your digital bullet journal (questions, reminders, notifications, prompts, etc).

For your Team (if you want)

Friday can be used for your own personal benefit or you can use it with your team. Browse more routines.

Daily Standup

You don't need a meeting to share information. Hold your daily standups asynchronously

Daily Standup
Weekly Status Report

Easily see what everyone is working on every week with a few quick questions to track progress.

Weekly Status Report
Customize your own

Any regular communication habit you can dream up can be accomplished in Friday.

See templates

A digital bullet journal for work.

Friday is a customizable canvas that automates healthy work habits and helps you become more effective.