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

Award Winning: App of the Year and Apple Design Award

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

CREATE HABITS: 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)
• Unlimited audio recordings, with dictation and transcription
• 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

QUICKLY CAPTURE: Multiple ways to capture a moment
• Share extension from Photos, Safari, and more
• Siri Shortcuts make voice commands to trigger audio or photo capture
• Dictate, record audio or check-in from Apple Watch
• Activity Feed provides a historical view of your location and photo history to make it easy to catch up on your past week

APPLE WATCH: Always listening and tracking
• Dictate an entry voice to text
• Check-in at to insert a placeholder entry that includes the name of the current place
• Record audio for up to 6 hours per recording

FOCUSED WRITING EXPERIENCE: Day One’s clean, distraction-free interface makes it easy to write down what’s important:
• Powerful rich text formatting with Markdown
• Templates
• Cross-platform support (mobile, desktop, and watch)
• Draw with Apple Pencil or your finger to illustrate an idea or moment, or write your entry by hand.

RECALL EVERY DETAIL: Metadata automatically records the finer points of life:
• Location & historical visits
• Time and date
• Temperature, weather, moon phase, altitude
• Activity—motion and step count
• Music playing

ORGANIZE YOUR ENTRIES: Finding any memory is fast and easy:
• Powerful search
• Multiple journals (Premium only)
• Tags
• 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

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

“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

• Unlimited photos
• Unlimited journals
• Unlimited cloud storage (end-to-end encrypted)
• Sync to all Day One apps, iPad, Mac
• Audio Recording
• Drawing
• Dark Mode
• Additional Journal Colors
• 25% Book Printing Discount
• IFTTT integration (Automated Entries)
• Prioritized customer support

Day One Premium is an auto-renewing subscription. It is available for monthly or yearly periods. $24.99/yearly (USD)

Price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel the subscription once activated. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase.

For technical assistance or other inquiries, email:

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What’s New

Version 3.4

Another major update to your friendly neighborhood journaling app. We’ve heard your requests and added a simple drawing feature, and a lot more. Happy holidays!

• Drawing. A simple way to write and sketch with your finger or Apple Pencil. (Find in the New Entry action sheet and in the entry content menu/paperclip icon. Premium-only).
• 3 Beautiful New Fonts from Hoefler & Co. Sentinel, Ideal Sans, and Whitney.
• Dynamic Photo Layout algorithm. Photos in groups are no longer cropped and adjust based on the entry width, for the best display.
• New Apple Watch App design with paged interface.
• Apple Watch Audio Recording Updates:
- Custom duration, up to 6 hours.
- Discreet Recording mode with minimal timecode.
- Force Press on Recording screen for option to Stop and Start New.
- Audio recording duration included system notification from Watch.

• Add Photos via Browse (long press on photo icons).
• PNG transparency support.
• Image sync and thumbnail generation.
• Photo and Camera buttons added to Photo Timeline.
• Full resolution now loads into Photo Viewer while open.
• Entry Photo force-press includes menu items.
• Drag and drop audio shows a line.
• Copy and Paste an audio embed will retain description and all metadata
• iPad Metadata now opens in modal popup.
• Timeline Top Navigation displays Journal name centered with “Journals” label for Drawer.

• Share Extension crash (It was a unique font setting bug).
• PDF Export has proper file extension (was using .zip).
• System Notifications are re-enabled (Sorry about that).
• Book Printing crash.
• Journal name not appearing in Timeline.
• iPad entry scroll position reset when opening another entry.
• Type passcode with external keyboard.

• We are working on a way to bring back the App Icon Badge as an option.
• Day One Premium gift certificates are available to purchase from our website.
• Join the Day One Community. A user-driven Facebook group discussing how others journal and use Day One.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.7K Ratings
1.7K Ratings

Editors' Notes

It’s hard to make the best even better, but the sequel to Day One lives up to expectations—and then some. The app smartly keeps its interface streamlined but adds a wealth of new features that we’ve found immensely valuable. Your journal entries contain all sorts of information—you can geolocate them, add tons of photos to each entry and even see your day’s fitness activity. You can switch over to a beautiful new photo view when you’re ready to see your world at a glance.

Natalie4325 ,

Pricing is insane

A beautiful and polished app, but the subscription pricing is completely insane. I am happy to pay for a great app and support further development, but this is simply greedy and not worth it anymore. There are now better options available (such as Journey app).

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review. If you paid for Day One previously, you keep all the features for which you paid. We are a small team and we are not trying to be greedy. We don’t have ads and we don’t sell your data. Paying for Premium helps us continue to support and improve the app.


Would like the classic back

I can’t get my old journal entries back. I don’t like this app anymore.

Developer Response ,

We can likely help you get all of your data. Please contact our support team and we will work with you on this issue. Thanks.


Bloom Built Inc
111.9 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2018 Bloom Built, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Premium $31.99
  2. Premium (1 Month) $5.49
  3. Premium $3.99


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