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

**App of the Year and Apple Design Award winner**


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


“Day One makes keeping a journal delightfully easy.”


“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

Day One Premium is a $24.99/year (USD) 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

Version 3.1

• Editor has removed forced (short) lines around Headers, and embedded content.

• Date Edit menu item
• Pasting photos into entry

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
355 Ratings

355 Ratings

Quest4Sanity ,

Not Real Markdown

I actually understand the subscription pricing, and I get why they need it. They are continually making updates and squashing bugs. Servers cost money, and they want to be able to sustain the application over the long term. I want that too. However, they neutered Markdown, and this weird hybrid is annoying as hell. I don't understand why they don't just stick to having actual full markdown as an option, and just make it a toggle. Make line breaks behave properly for those us who actually use Markdown, and don't burden everyone else with the half butted application.

I thought after waiting nearly two years for End-to-End encryption I could finally move my 700+ journal entries over to DayOne 2 and enjoy multiple journals and multiple pictures. Their proprietary syncing option is much faster than the previous version and with end-to-end, you can at least trust they're not snopping on you.

I understand why they removed 3rd party sync - iCloud is a pain to program complex files for, and adding end-to-end encryption through someone else's sync is a daunting, if not impossible task.

HOWEVER - they changed how they handle markdown, and my 700+ entries formatting is all screwed up. I thought it was a bug, so I sent in a note. I was told:

"Thanks for contacting us and sorry for the troubles you're experiencing. I'll do my best to help you. We changed Markdown editors and web views in Day One 2.0 and that probably caused the issue. Unfortunately I do not have an adequate solution. "

They changed the fundamental behaviour of line breaks, (something which drastically changes how your paragraphs are displayed), with zero mention of it. I now have over 700 entries that need reformatting. That's thousands of paragraphs that need fixing. The explanation I was given:

"It is a development and design choice."

That's a really big change to toss at your users with no method for an easy fix, with no actual explanation for why. And it's that lack of rationale that leaves me in the difficult position of having to recommend users stay away from DayOne. If I can't trust that my journals aren't going to be safe going forward, that "design & development" choices are going to unecessarily create work for me, then I can't trust the developer. Period.

I need to be able to trust that my journals are going to be readable down the line, and not going to require maintenance everytime there's an update. The goodwilll from the original DayOne has run out.

Kate the Tatter ,


I’ve been using this app for years but over the last yeat - ever since they went to v2.0 - I’ve had nothing but problems. I run it on a new MacBook Pro, an iPhone 6 and an iPad 4. Entries take forever to sync when I write them on the iPad, but I put it down to the old hardware. But lately, I’ve entered text in the desktop version, clicked DONE and watched my text disappear. Sometimes it comes back, but lately it hasn’t.

And it seems to be getting worse - the disappearing text trick happened yesterday and then again today! I’ve contacted the Support team more than once and gotten absolutely nowhere.

I shall be migrating all my data (5 years worth!) to another app.

🏎 ,

Data Loss & Rip Off Cost

You’ll lose entries with their syncing; support will say it’s an Apple issue. There’s no history of edits, so your data is simply gone.

You also can’t sync without paying a massive monthly charge. The monthly charge is 2x more than a their one time app charge used to be. Don’t rent your journal! Both the monthly and annual fee is way too expensive.


Bloom Built Inc
32 MB

macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Norwegian Bokmål, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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