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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 1.10.1

- Text rendering in Read view fixed.
- Day One Sync performance improvements.
- Other minor improvements.


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Customer Reviews

One thing missing

I really enjoy this app. Nice design, easy to work with. The only thing missing for 5 stars is the possibility to had more then one picture in a page.

Journal and Blog deposit

My first thought on trying Day One was to experiment with a digital journal, and yes, it took me a while to transition from ink and paper to pixel and tablet. What I didn’t expect was how useful Day One would be for all sorts of things.

So far, it’s replaced almost every other writing program that I use. I keep notes, clippings and personal information in it. I still use Evernote and Dropbox for other things (including keeping a back up and sync’d copy of Day One) and I never feel the lack of a place for spontaneous writing that keeps a desk journal and a personal diary in one place!

Which translates into less desktop clutter, more effective memory jogging and a distraction free writing environment and, it’s surprisinlgly intimate for a piece of software!!

Replaced MacJournal - Fantastic App & Support

[Update July 4-2014]
I've been using this app for a few years now, and it is still my favourite writing app on both iOS and OSX. The support from these guys is top notch, and it has several syncing options, evening going so far to let you chose your own. And they're continually updating the app with bug fixes, etc. Love it.

[Original Review]
This and the accompanying iOS versions replaced my previous journaling app, MacJournal. While that doesn’t sound like much, I have used MacJournal for seven or eight years, was a beta tester for them, worked with their engineers to fix problems, but DayOne is just so smooth, syncs without issues, despite my weird data plan and my tendency turn cellular on and off.

And the best part is it looks/feels like a Mac App. I love the minamlistic UI for writing, the simplicity for browsing and I’ve had zero problems on the OSX side of things.

For people, like me, that write everyday, it’s invaluable.


Day One
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  • $11.99
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.10.1
  • Size: 14.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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