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Day One

By Bloom Built Inc

Editors’ Choice

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From once-in-a-lifetime events to everyday moments, Day One’s elegant interface makes journaling about your life a simple pleasure. Capture life as you live it.

**App of the Year 2012 and Apple Design Award 2014**


“This superb journaling app remains pleasant to behold, easy to use, and a tough act for any rival to follow.” —Macworld


“Day One makes keeping a journal delightfully easy.” —Wired


“If you’re looking for a fantastic journaling app, or a great app for logging and recording various events and milestones of your life, then by far and away the best pick is Day One.” —The Sweet Setup


CREATE HABITS: Easily make journaling a part of your life:

- Reminders
- In-app and System Notifications
- Calendar

LIFE-ENRICHING BENEFITS: Reap the rewards of your consistency:

- On This Day flashbacks and Nearby entries
- On-the-spot memory enhancement
- Book printing

PRESERVE EVERY MOMENT: There’s no limit to the memories you can save in Day One:

- Unlimited photo storage (Premium only)
- Unlimited journals (Premium only)
- Social media with Day One's Activity Feed and IFTTT integration

SECURE YOUR MEMORIES: Day One Sync provides peace of mind:

- End-to-End Encryption
- Sync across all your devices (Premium only)
- Passcode and Touch ID lock

FOCUSED WRITING EXPERIENCE: Day One’s clean, distraction-free interface makes it easy to write down what’s important:

- Powerful text formatting with Markdown
- Templates
- Cross-platform support (mobile, desktop, and watch)

RECALL EVERY DETAIL: Metadata automatically records the finer points of life:

- Location
- Time and date
- Temperature and weather
- Activity—motion and step count
- Music playing

ORGANIZE YOUR ENTRIES: Finding any memory is fast and easy:

- Powerful search
- Multiple journals (Premium only)
- Tags
- Star favorite entries
- Browse by calendar, timeline, maps, or photos

SHARE YOUR MEMORIES: Our export options make it easy for you share your journals:

- Export to PDF, HTML, JSON
- Print your journals with Day One Book



- Unlimited Photo Storage
- Unlimited Journals
- Cloud sync to all Day One apps
- Unlimited encrypted cloud storage
- Automated Entries (IFTT integration)
- 25% Book Printing Discount
- Prioritized customer support

- New Users: $3.99/monthly and $34.99/yearly
- Existing Users: $2.99/monthly and $24.99/yearly

Day One Premium is an auto-renewing subscription. It is available for monthly or yearly periods. Your subscription is automatically renewed if it is not canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You're not allowed to cancel a subscription after it is activated. Subscriptions are managed in iTunes Account Settings.

Premium FAQ:


For technical assistance or other inquiries, email:

Terms of Use:

What's New in Version 2.5.4

- Fixed a delay in applying Premium subscriptions to your other devices
- Improved handling of pasted content from certain other apps.


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Customer Reviews

So Far, So Good

I’ve been using this app for less than a week, yet it makes it so easy for me to journal every single day! Better yet, I’m excited to journal. I grew up journaling every single day with a traditional notebook and pen, and something I’ve regretted as I’ve gotten older and busier is lacking the time to really reflect and journal every single day. But Day One has brought that back into my life, in a really clean and smooth way. Being able to integrate pictures and metadata has been amazing, because as a kid I always wanted to include things like the weather, my location, and the time. I had some qualms about switching from pen and paper to electronic, but Day One really has changed my mind. If anything, keeping it electronic will actually allow my memories to last longer!

Also, as a developer myself, I see all of the hard work and thought that was put into this app. I just a year subscription because I want to continue supporting the high quality work that I see. Good work, team!

I am very troubled about this app

First, the original “classic app” stopped working, unable to sync OR save. However, this new edition had no trouble somehow rediscovering my files. Except now there is no sync for dropbox or iCloud. This is troubling. The vendor did respond to my email query concerning the sync issue, but frankly I am less than satisfied with the transition. I want to like this app, but the extra cost and difficulties I’ve had with it leave a bitter taste in my mouth. And I suspect a trail of cluttered files both on my hard drives and my cloud services. I’d like to see the vendor publish an app enabling me to explore, backup, and remove all of this clutter. They sort of made a mess…

Update: Well, it appears Bloom has decided to primarily go the subscription route, which is just a shame. I am moving to 2 stars because at least they recognized that their long-term customers deserved consideration for, umm… paying for the app. That is more than most developers do; many stab the loyal customers who established their business directly in the back.

Fantastic App

I’ve tried journaling with many different apps and web based services, and Day One out performs them all. I have the premium service which includes Unlimited journals and unlimited photo storage, as well as syncing all this between my macs, iPhone and iPad. The interface is very aesthetically pleasing, which encourages me to write more often than I usually would. There’s also an apple watch app that you can dictate to, so if I’m in the car or biking and something pops into my head, I can get it down on paper (so to speak) without being distracted.

Bottom line, if you’re serious about journaling/writing, this is the app for you. I highly recommend it.

Day One
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  • Free
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.5.4
  • Size: 35.5 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor

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