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Day One

By Bloom Built Inc

Editors’ Choice

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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.

**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


Easily make journaling a part of your life:

- Reminders
- In-app and System Notifications
- Calendar

Reap the rewards of your consistency:

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

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

Day One Sync provides peace of mind:

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

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)

Metadata automatically records the finer points of life:

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

Finding any memory is fast and easy:

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

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

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


Also available from Day One:

- 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 2.3.5

- Disk usage during large sync operations is now greatly reduced
- App no longer shows data being constantly downloaded in rare cases


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Customer Reviews

Always improving, I use it every day

Developers give this app a lot of love. Regular updates, feature adds. Synch is rock solid across devices. They have avoided feature bloat and kept it clean. I journal each day with a Christian version of the Miracle Morning and each evening. I also pull in my tweets into a separate notebook. There are excellent export options, which is great and adequate (json, pdf, html, text), as well as automated backups (though in my first version of this review, I didn’t realize that because they are a bit too hidden). You get a ton as a Basic user and the roadmap for Premium is bright for power users. I’m especially looking forward to journal prompts—right now I use my own but it would be fun to have different prompts. Even though I don’t really need Premium at this time, I signed up anyway to make sure the company has my money and can keep the development coming!

I hardily recommend this application. Worth every penny of initial price and, if you choose, power user subscription. How many apps to you really use every single day? Go ahead and pay for quality.

Stil the Best

I use Day One on my Mac and iOS to keep track of films I’ve watched, how far and average pace of my runs, gratitude, quotes, and just a daily personal journal. Sync works great, and I’m looking forward to end to end encryption. The only reason I don’t give it five stars is that I find the UI of the new version to be slightly buggy. Every now and then the window just behaves oddly. However, it’s so few and far between that my enjoyment of the app is not at all impacted. It’s still fantastic, and I hope that Bloom Built keeps it around for a long, long time to come.

I’ve also started using it as a daily work journal, keeping track of everything I’m doing, what works and what doesn’t. Being able to quickly search for how I did something in the past is invaluble.

I subscribed to premium because I think the app is worth it, and because I want to do my part to make sure this company stays in business. I don’t really like the subscription models either, but if this helps keep an app that I use several times every day around, then I’m in.

The Ultimate Universal Journal

Day One is a great tool to capture and track all of your day to day thoughts from how much spent on groceries on Saturday to a snapshot of a gift you want to research for your daughter to what new ideas you want to implement at work. The ability to categorize your items with different color-coded journals is a great way to grab everything in just the right place very quickly.

I have tried using nice pen/paper journals (Moleskine, etc), but I am in front of a computer or my phone far more often and the pen and paper just isn’t ubiquitous enough for me. I like being able to add to and look up journal notes from any day of the year on my Mac, iPad or iPhone. No matter how organized I can get with indexing my hand written journals, nothing beats the instant grat of an electronic journal search. Type in a keyword, and there is the information you need.

Day One is an app I can't do without.

Day One
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  • Free
  • Category: Lifestyle
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  • Version: 2.3.5
  • Size: 32.3 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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