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Day One

By Bloom Built, LLC


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2014 Apple Design Award Winner, 2012 Mac App of the Year, Award-winning journaling app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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

"Five mice. A Mac app that's so nice, you'll actually maintain your journal." —Macworld
"Makes journaling as easy as tweeting." —Cameron Moll, esteemed design and tech leader
"A simple and always accessible new kind of micro-journaling..." —The Verge

Capture all your favorite memories and photos with Day One.

Day One provides:

## Superior writing experience ##
• Clean, distraction-free interface
• Quick entry window in menu bar (Mac version)
• Multi-Markdown text formatting
• Full screen mode
• Privacy passcode lock
• Photographic entries
• Command-line interface for power users

## Context ##
Each Day One entry automatically tracks:
• Photo EXIF data
• Temperature and weather data
• Locations (GPS and Foursquare Places)
• Time and date
• Activity data - Motion and step count (iPhone 5s)

## Encouragement ##
• Customized writing reminders
• Inspirational quotes and questions (Mac version)

## Organization ##
• Search by keyword
• Create tags and #hashtags
• Star favorite entries
• Browse past entries by calendar, timeline, maps, and more

## Sync and Backup ##
• Sync entries across all your Mac devices with Dropbox or iCloud (iOS sync with purchase of iOS app)
• Backup/PDF export (with date range and tag filters) and Printing
• Automated local backups

## Sharing ##
• Tweet entries
• Check-in with Foursquare (iOS version)
• Email entries (PDF, HTML, or Plain Text)

"Day One Journal... using it every day now." —Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter and Square
"I love Day One diary software as well because it syncs across computers and reminds me politely to record my life in little snippets."—Felicia Day, Actress and Producer
"Day One is probably the most powerful app I have on my Mac and iOS devices..." —Federico Viticci, MacStories

From "how to" questions to technical inquiries, the Day One Support Center has the answers for you:


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What's New in Version 1.10.2

- Split View (Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11). You can now use Day One in Split View mode with another app. (For more information about how to use Split View, see:
- Updated Lato font for better international language support.
- Various El Capitan (Mac OS X 10.11) compatibility and performance improvements.


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Customer Reviews

Warning: Lost almost all journal entries

I liked this application and used it regularly for a couple of years, then got out of the habit of daily updates. During this time, I upgraded to El Capitan, and iCloud Drive (vs iCloud). When I tried to get back into the habit of entering daily updates I found that NONE of the previous entries had transferred. It was all gone. I was able to partially recover (maybe 40%) from the backups but here is an even bigger problem: Day One only allows you to keep 20 backups (max). Not sure what happens to the older ones. Worse, the backups (at least the 20 I had) seemed to be all the same - as if the data overwrites anyway. I tried Time Machine to recover - but no luck - all the backups were incomplete. As a result, I have lost at least 1 year of entries. Personally, this is a major problem as I was using the journal to keep track of certain activities and memories for which exact dates are needed.

This is inexcusable for an application that is all about archiving memories. So be warned.

From Journal to Newsletter

I have had the pleasure to use Day One for about a year. I was looking for something to help document my meeting notes. This is very useful and the pdf export produces a nice report that I have recieved nothing but positive comments on. My next step is to import the notes directly into a CMS and share those items that can be shared with the world. Presently, email is enough and paperless! I would highly recommend. The only change I would recommend is being able to easily set-up checklist so that I can use it to document my ToDo’s for the day.

Day One
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  • $11.99
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.10.2
  • Size: 12.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor

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