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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

Love it

This is a really beautiful app. It’s a pleasure to use - syncs between various devices seamlessly (uses iCloud). It is really easy to “share” photos to Day One to remind you to write something to go with the photo later. I love the way it gives you the choice to take over the location / date / weather from the photo so if you’re writing after the event you don’t have to wonder when it really took place. It prints out nicely too. I like the fact you can share individual posts if you want and any invites are post specific so if you invite one person to see one post they then can’t see other posts. I write a family blog too in Wordpress but I have to say I reach for this app first for private ramblings as it is just so easy and so lovely to view later. I wish I could share posts to Wordpress rather than just Tumblr / facebook etc. But I have a workaround - I just copy and paste the text. If you want to add extra pics you can if you use say a link from flickr within the body of the text. (Although if you the post this publicly it seems to then lose the photo but maybe I”m doing something wrong). I would love it if we could add extra photos too. All in all, it’s fabulous

Still the “Go to” app for Journaling

UPDATE: I get slightly irritated with reviews that scare-monger audiences over security without basis in fact. So here goes with the real issues. This is a highly polished jounral app that exceeds in so many ways. It offers good sync across all iDevices and allows you to add as many entries per day as you like. Photos, locations, ideas, just plain memory-joggers - Day One does it all cleanly, neatly and really easily. You can protect Day One from prying eyes using finger print on the iPad and iPhones as well as ensuring that you Mac has a password on its use as well. If you choose not to use these features, then that is up to you, but it is not a short coming in the app’s operation.

As with all journals, you should keep the journal (and the machines upon which you keep it) secure. A password on the Day One app is not enough if you want to be sure of security and it is good practice to keep all computers, iPads and iPhones protected anyway from prying eyes and sticky fingers. Remember to back up your data regularly. It is not an app author’s job or duty to keep your data secure - it is yours and yours alone.

Just what the doctor ordered

I wanted to start writing a diary to help me keep tracks of life’s events - and this is the perfect app to help me do so. It synchronises with my iPad and iPhone so I can access the entries on the go as well as contribute when I have a bit of spare time and not sat at my Mac. Also love the photo attachment which can add a little extra touch to each of the memories I have. It doesn’t dictate how you should write your entries, with me personally using it as a daily diary, but also adding the occasional seperate moments to entries all to themselves - if you want an app to help you start keeping track of memories past - this is the one to go for. It even adds geotagging and the weather in automatically for you if you so wish. The only criticism I would have so far is perhaps the shortcodes which make formatting a little difficult - would appreciate it if it could be a little more WYSIWYG, and less blog/code type formatting - but this is a minor niggle.

Day One
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  • £7.99
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.10.1
  • Size: 14.8 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:

Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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