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Day One

By Bloom Built Inc

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Now with Touch Bar support! Capture life as you live it. From once-in-a-lifetime events to everyday moments, Day One's elegant interface makes journaling about your life a simple pleasure.


With Day One 2.0, we're proud to provide Day One Sync — a fast, free, and secure service for syncing your data between all your devices. Day One Sync lays the foundation for many new features: a web app, an IFTTT channel, private-key encryption, and more. In tandem with Day One Sync, you can also use iCloud for backups.


“Day One, our favorite way to journal with your Apple devices, just got a huge update. Rebuilt from the ground up, the plethora of features that made Day One so great are still present.” — The Sweet Setup



- All-new user interface
- Multiple Photos per entry (up to ten inline photos)
- Multiple Journals (up to ten journals with unique colors and names)
- Day One Sync 2.0
- Photo View
- Custom Reminders
- Entry Management (select, move, tag, and delete multiple entries at a time)
- Timeline Filters (star, tags, location, year, activity, and music)
- Timezone Support
- Multiple Window support
- Single and Dual Pane Modes
- Redesigned PDF export
- Gesture support


“It's hard to make the best even better, but the sequel to Day One lives up to expectations—and then some.” — App Store Editor's Choice



- Automatic metadata (location, weather, motion activity, step count, and music)
- Search
- Tags and Stars
- Export to PDF with smart filters
- Share Extension
- Shortcut keys
- Markdown Editor


“The new Day One has a slicker design, a much bigger emphasis on photos, and a handful of new ways to filter your journal to see entries from a certain place or time or from a specific topic.” — Wired Magazine



Day One 2.0:
Day One Sync:


For technical assistance or other inquiries, email:

What's New in Version 2.1.3

Various Bug Fixes:
- Left and right margins missing in edit mode.
- Entries being automatically deleted when all entry content is deleted.
- Photo timeline appearing blank until scrolled.
- Synced images delayed or not appearing in entries in some cases.
- Various crash fixes and performance improvements.

New in 2.1.2 and later:
- Touch Bar support for new MacBook Pros.
- Improved Command Line Interface (CLI): Support for multiple photos, multiple journals, and lots more. For details, see:


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Customer Reviews

Excellent App

I’ve been using DayOne (and DayOne 2) for a couple of years. The desktop & mobile apps are very well written, and clean. I went through a time where I was journalling in Evernote (because everything else was going in EN), but ultimately decided to move back DayOne 2. The biggest reason for this is the ability to import an image into DayOne 2 and it pull the time, date, etc and adjust the journal entry for me. That one feature is so handy! The ability to back date a post easily is great too. I’ve been finding old notes and things the kids drew in early grade school, and back dating posts. Even though I didn’t write the entry at that time I love the fact that I can do it, and be reminded of it later. The “on this day” feature is really cool too. I look foward to seeing what crazy thing I wrote in the past. For me, DayOne 2 is my own personal (not social) media platform. I don’t like having my life displayed for the world to see on Facebag or other social media platforms. I do like some of the featuers of FB (timehop, 1 year ago, 2 years ago, etc). DayOne 2 is filling that need for me in a super easy to use, clean interface.

If you’re interested in journaling, this is one of the best if not THE best app to use. The mobile companion is awesome too.

Exceptional Good Well Balanced App.

I originally bought the app to use as a simple journaling tool that I could access through OS X and iOS, but what I found was that can be turned to a lot more uses. One example, not your everyday application but an important one, I’ve been house hunting, a task that can overwhelm you with too much information very quickly. I used DO to record interesting houses and their features using the picture capture and then adding notes as necessary. Now its not that you can’t do the same thing in many other applications but DO seems to have just the right balance of features and simplicity that make it a very efficient tool to use. For instance the use of Markdown provides a simple keyboard based approach to formatting and organization that doesn’t overwhelm but provides enough tools for the majorty of needs.
The application is well supported. Almost immediatley after I purchased I sent in question and the reply I rec’d showed that the responder was concerned about helping me, and future releases included a solution for my request.

Very buggy so far!

Just bought into Day One at version 2.1.3 Several issues; photo button does nothing but show blank tab or pane. Synch- Clicked on use Day One synch, but account information says that I am not using Day One synch, even though the iPad did sycnch my entries from the Mac app. Day one synch shows me with a 6 or 7 digit apparently random number as a user name. It seems that the support may be a bit slow (no automated response to a diagnostic report), but will see if they do respond. The website talks about several things that will be implimented soon, but these appear to have been promised for quitre awhile with no status updates or ETA. I hope my experience improves, as I want to like this app! The photos issue is big for me and is primarily the reason I sprang for this app. Even with a discount, the app is $30, not a pittance for an app of this type. At full retail, it comes close to Scribner and it doesn’t even come close to the versatility of that app. If it isn’t easy to use, then it better have some killer features. It is easy enough to start a journal, but so far seems pretty limited. This is my initial response, but I hope I will be able to add a more positive response to this software in the future.

Day One
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  • $39.99
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.1.3
  • Size: 32.2 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor

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