Penzu is unlike other services, especially blogs, in that your entries are private by default. This is true for writing on a pad of paper or in a paper-bound
journal–your work is private unless you decide to share it.
Taking that concept one step further, Penzu allows you to individually password protect each entry. Since your Penzu account is already password protected, entry locking acts as a second safeguard.
In order to ensure your entries are secure, sign up for Penzu Pro. Benefit from military-grade encryption and an unparalleled distributed security process.
Penzu's unique photo insertion really brings your entries to life. Simply upload images using the easy uploading tool, and click "Insert" to have a thumbnail appear in the margin. To enlarge the thumbnail, just roll over the thumbnail. You can add a caption to your photos too!
Now not only can you upload images from your computer, but from Flickr™ too. All you have to do is enter your login info, authorize Flickr, and upload images from your photo sets!
Even though Penzu is meant to be private, we know you still may want to share your entries with friends and family.
You can share via email by clicking on the Share button on the Pad toolbar. Enter one or many email addresses, an optional message, and choose if you want to share as you or an anonymous sender. Recipients will not be able to edit shared entries.
You can also share your entries with the world via a static public link. Copy the link to share it or post to your Twitter™ account using the "tweet this" button!
Computer crashed? Browser crashed? Never fear–Penzu auto-saves your work constantly so that you will never lose your work again.
You can see auto-save working in the top left corner of the Pad. A small check-mark signifies the entry has been saved along with a time-stamp of when it was last saved.
If you want to be extra safe, you can manually save entries by clicking the Save button on the toolbar.
Have a fleeting thought that you need to write down right away? Want to start taking notes without logging in? With Penzu, you can start writing instantly and log in later to save the entry to your account.
Don't want to log in now? No problem. Log in at any point and all entries, even ones from weeks or months past, will be saved.
If you decide to not log in, any entries created will be visible by anyone with access to your computer account and browser. We strongly recommend logging in to ensure your work is saved.
Any shared entry can be commented on. Comments can be posted by anyone, but for entries that are emailed the comments are restricted to only the recipients.
Choose an avatar and your posting identity (either you or anonymous) and tell the author what you think!
Comments are threaded so that you can easily follow the conversation!
Easily manage all of your entries in the Entries page. You can sort your entries by time (last week, yesterday, today), by title, date created, size, Image, shared, or locked.
You can search all of your entries quickly with our filtered search. Enter a search term and the results will appear as you type. You can rename and print single or multiple entries at once.
Deleting entries from your Entries page sends them to the trash where you can restore them or permanently delete them.
Delete an entry by accident? Want to immediately remove an entry for good? You can easily manage your deleted entries from the Trash.
On your Entries page, click "View Trash" on the header below the toolbar. To restore entries, select the ones you want to keep and click "Restore Entries". To permanently delete entries, select the entries you want to remove forever and click the delete button on the toolbar.
Entries in the trash will be automatically deleted after thirty days to give you enough time to recover accidental deletions.