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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 2.1.7


- Crash when closing a main window on a Touch Bar MacBook Pro
- Crash when exporting a PDF
- Various other crash and bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

For the price I expected more.

I’ve been extremely hesitant in purchasing Day One. I should have continued waiting because I’m disappointed. Not only is this app extremely basic, hardly worthy of the price it commands, but I’m running into issues immediately. Lets start with the the first journal entry, the app quit unexpectedly during the first paragraph and when reopened only half of the title remained. Apparently because I had Day One classic in the distant past I already have an account. So I’m confused as to which account to use as they seem to be syncing the same information. This makes me nervous for the privacy of my information as I don’t like two accounts floating around with the same information. Attempting to contact support lands me on a page that says Day One cloud services are currently unavailable. Great! I love it when I spend money on an app that has no way to reach support. On that page it mentions a status page which hasn’t been updated in a month.

EDIT: The issues that occurred with syncing and Day One’s status page may have been due to Amazon’s S3 outage. I can’t confirm this, but they occurred at the exact same time. I don’t want my review to include issues that were beyond Day One’s control (other than them choosing to use an unreliable hosting service).

Best Journaling App Out There

I have been using Day One for over four years now. I have tried multiple journaling apps and stuck with this one because it is my favorite BY FAR. It is so easy and intuative and beautifully simple. I love that you can import pictures and star favorite entries for futher review. I also love that you can add entries for that past or the future. When I was cleaning out other journaling apps it was easy for me to back-date entires and copy and past them into Day One. I am currently creating my own “Daily Question” journal and I can create entries way in advance, and then simply update the weather and location the day I actually answer the question. When the new Day One came out I was thrilled that I could now add multiple pictures and keep muliple themed journals. And my favorite part was that the old app was (is) compatible with the new app. I updated my phone and iPad right away, but couldn’t quite afford the $40 for the Mac application at first, and I was able to use the main journal in all applications until I eventaully switched to the new app on my Mac. That was awesome!!! I love this app and can’t imagine using anything else to journal. Great job guys!!!

Works for me!

In the past, I kept a journal written in raw HTML and then tried Blogger for a while. Some time after getting an iPhone, Day One (Classic) popped up as a freebie at some point so I downloaded it to try. At first, I tried to use it like my previous journals but the single picture restriction and the pain of typing on the iPhone stymied that. I got used to it, however, and started making more entries - especially when I traveled. When 2.0 came out, I hesitated about getting it, but finally did. The multi-picture upgrade is what sold me. Finally, I switched to an iMac last year, and thought long and hard about buying the Mac app. I finally did, however, and I’m glad. Yes, there are issues and it’s not perfect, but Adam has always answered my questions in a timely fashion. I enjoy going back and reading my old journal and someday will import them into DayOne.

Day One
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  • $39.99
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.1.7
  • Size: 31.2 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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