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Day One

By Bloom Built Inc

Editors’ Choice

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From once-in-a-lifetime events to everyday moments, Day One’s elegant interface makes journaling about your life a simple pleasure. Capture life as you live it.

**App of the Year 2012 and Apple Design Award 2014**


“This superb journaling app remains pleasant to behold, easy to use, and a tough act for any rival to follow.” —Macworld


“Day One makes keeping a journal delightfully easy.” —Wired


“If you’re looking for a fantastic journaling app, or a great app for logging and recording various events and milestones of your life, then by far and away the best pick is Day One.” —The Sweet Setup


CREATE HABITS: Easily make journaling a part of your life:

- Reminders
- In-app and System Notifications
- Calendar

LIFE-ENRICHING BENEFITS: Reap the rewards of your consistency:

- On This Day flashbacks and Nearby entries
- On-the-spot memory enhancement
- Book printing

PRESERVE EVERY MOMENT: There’s no limit to the memories you can save in Day One:

- Unlimited photo storage (Premium only)
- Unlimited journals (Premium only)
- Social media with Day One's Activity Feed and IFTTT integration

SECURE YOUR MEMORIES: Day One Sync provides peace of mind:

- End-to-End Encryption
- Sync across all your devices (Premium only)
- Passcode and Touch ID lock

FOCUSED WRITING EXPERIENCE: Day One’s clean, distraction-free interface makes it easy to write down what’s important:

- Powerful text formatting with Markdown
- Templates
- Cross-platform support (mobile, desktop, and watch)

RECALL EVERY DETAIL: Metadata automatically records the finer points of life:

- Location
- Time and date
- Temperature and weather
- Activity—motion and step count
- Music playing

ORGANIZE YOUR ENTRIES: Finding any memory is fast and easy:

- Powerful search
- Multiple journals (Premium only)
- Tags
- Star favorite entries
- Browse by calendar, timeline, maps, or photos

SHARE YOUR MEMORIES: Our export options make it easy for you share your journals:

- Export to PDF, HTML, JSON
- Print your journals with Day One Book



- Unlimited Photo Storage
- Unlimited Journals
- Cloud sync to all Day One apps
- Unlimited encrypted cloud storage
- Automated Entries (IFTT integration)
- 25% Book Printing Discount
- Prioritized customer support

- New Users: $3.99/monthly and $34.99/yearly
- Existing Users: $2.99/monthly and $24.99/yearly

Day One Premium is an auto-renewing subscription. It is available for monthly or yearly periods. Your subscription is automatically renewed if it is not canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You're not allowed to cancel a subscription after it is activated. Subscriptions are managed in iTunes Account Settings.

Premium FAQ:


For technical assistance or other inquiries, email:

Terms of Use:

What's New in Version 2.5.4

- Fixed a delay in applying Premium subscriptions to your other devices
- Improved handling of pasted content from certain other apps.


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Customer Reviews

For a person who doesn’t journal I blame this app for changing me.

I’m always told to write it down it will help in coping with issues of life or when you keep forgetting things. I had tried to work with those old composition books as they have been easy and cheap. I spent times writing and times not writing. I find that working with this older method works for some people but its doesn’t 100% work for me. I came across Day One by accident as I was looking for a good txt editor for my old Macbook pro. When I did my search I found a lot but noting that interest me. It wasn’t until I came across the Day One app and started to read over what it was. It was completly diffrent then what I was looking for but it was something that was diffrent then those old composition books a friend suggested I work with. On the technology spectrum I fall in a very rare group as I’m older then most when it comes to being tech savy but when I started using Day One I was kinda of blown away at how easy it was just to have items flow from my head onto the app. It wasn’t about writing with a keyboard over a pencil. It was just easy to get the thoughts from my head onto something I can save, review, and if something should happen a closing txt of what’s been on my mind for a while. I would highly recommend this app as my title points out I’m a person who doesn’t Journal until now.

Only way I’ve kept a routine journal

I’ve struggled to maintain a written journal for, well, decades now. Unfortunately I rarely managed the discipline to maintain a long-hand form of the medium, as I simply could not write quickly enough to capture everything I wanted to record without dedicating excessive time to the task. Day One has completely transformed that aspect of journaling for me, allowing me to capture my thoughts about the day at 100 words a minute, drastically lowering the time commitment of journaling and making me far more likely to just do it. Further, I absolutely love the nice clean interface, the ease of importing the occasional photograph, automatic capture of the weather, etc. One other nice aspect is the Export/Import feature. I had to take an excessively long work trip where I would only have access to Windows machines. I found a nice web-based alternative that allowed me to import my Day One entries for a complete record to look back on, then exported the entire bundle back to Day One when I returned. Now that I’m back to Day One I much prefer it, of course, with its wealth of features from strong password protection to daily reminders that “It’s time to write!” All in all, I simply can’t praise Day One enough.

It’s a great app, but limited functionality.

I really enjoy this app and not only do I not mind supporting the developer with the $35 annual fee, I feel like it helps me keep on track to try and use it every day to keep a daily journal. It’s simple enough for the average consumer and deep enough for more advanced individuals for editing entries. Something that bothers me, however, is the lack of some features that I believe would truly make this a paper journal replacement. Speaking on it’s iOS counterpart, I feel like for me there is a missed opportunity of the “handwritten” note. I wouln’t say I’d use it often for the long, expressive entry, but for the quick, more intimate note, it would be a nice addition. Also, I believe I read somewhere that audio recording/files were something Day One was considering as a future feature; I cannot stress enough how important this fearture would be. Additionally, the ability to import more file types into a note would also be welcome. Do these things break the experience of Day One? Absolutely not. However, for me, this keeps me from giving it 5-stars and recommending it as a must-have app. It’s not entirely different from Apple’s stock Notes offering; lets make it the quintessential diary/notes app to justify the $35 price tag! :)

Day One
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  • Free
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.5.4
  • Size: 35.5 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor

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