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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)
• Music playing (Displays music tracked in iOS app)

## 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 1.9.6

Maintenance Release:

- Fixed an issue that caused Day One to crash upon launch for some users.


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Customer Reviews

Great but as with everything improvements can be made

I have found this application very straight forward and enjoyable to use; having struggled to use other apps and the good old fashioned paper and pen method of keeping a journal in the past I have managed much better with Dayone so far. I have not been using it very long - less than a month but I feel very happy with it, of course time will tell and I will no doubt discover some improvements that could be made but so far very good. A minor gripe is that the Dayone reminders on my mac will insist on reminding me to write in my journal when I am already in the journal, not the end of the world I know and not a reason for reducing the rating. Dayone do own up to syncing issues with iCloud and Dayone on a iPhone, this appears to be an issue with Apple, I have found this issue too as I have both apps but to be honest I haven’t got all hissy about it at all, you can use other manual methods of doing it. So far great app and I’m sure as time goes by development will iron out the minor wrinkles and they are minor when put in context of what the app is about.

Good idea, but there are simple things missing.

I have been wanting some sort of Diary for a few months now to take over from my pen and book. Let me just say now, what I put in my diaries are private. That is one of the reasons why I went for this one. I can password protect my diary so that no one can read what I have written. As much as this is a easy app to use, I found out the hard way that when I put a password on my diary it does not cover everything. I have a iMac, iPhone and iPad. The iPad is something that everyone uses. So when someone saw a new app on my iPad they went to have a look. In doing so they could read everything that I had written! I have found that the password only covers the app that you are working on (in my case the iMac). So for those of you out there who want to protect what you write, please keep in mind that you have to set passwords for each of your devises. As this app uses the iCloud, why can it not use the same password and proctect to all of the devises that use it????
If this problem can be sorted out, then this would be a great app and a easy 5*. Until then, please remember that you diary will not be safe till you protect each devise you have.

Very therapeutic!

I started using this app after reading an article that suggested writing a journal was very therapeutic. I have no experience of other apps so can’t compare it with anything else but I have found this a joy to use so no need to look at any further. I use it to make quick observations or notes to self on my iPhone (great when traveling on the tube) and to make longer diary entries on my iPad or MacBook. It syncs seamlessly and instantly. I used it on holiday to capture particular moments using photographs (note: it would be nice to be able to include more than one at a time.) It can remain private or you can publish from it (note: it would be great to have a word count facility for when you want to publish on Twitter). It’s great to read back and be reminded of my thoughts about something and it’s useful to be able to check the date when I did something (tags are great for this). I’ve recommended it to friends and I recommend it to anyone reading this!

Day One
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  • £7.99
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.9.6
  • Size: 13.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7.4 or later, 64-bit processor

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