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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 2.1.8

- Drag-and-drop photos functionality for entries and Timeline in read mode.
- .txt, .text, and .md files can be dragged on Day One's Dock icon for importing.
- Calendar View: Tapping Calendar button again auto scrolls back to current date; clicking a date splits the view to display entries; use arrow keys to navigate the calendar.
- CMD-click to select multiple journals.

- Better timezone support.
- More frequent background saving of entries in edit mode (every 20-30 seconds).
- Long journal names truncated as needed.
- Faster display of results when searching for locations.
- Overall performance improvements.

- Multi-select view limited to 2 columns.
- Can't right-click on Journal Name.
- Timeline and Photos options in View menu are greyed-out.
- CMD-2 keyboard shortcut doesn’t work if the right pane has focus.
- Rendering problems of text in the Timeline.
- Changing an entry's journal switches the Timeline's selected journal
- Editing location doesn't update entry map until entry is re-opened
- Multi-select grid view: Broken CSS and clicking entries don't open entries
- Menu Bar Agent > "Open Journal" doesn't open closed window
- Deleting an entry scrolls the Timeline to top
- Sorting options don't work in Calendar view. (They are now greyed out to indicate they are disabled.)
- Clicking checkbox causes entry to scroll to the top.
- Sorting changing to 'Oldest First.'
- Added padding to left pane so last item is scrollable and visible with smaller window sizes.
- Quick entry goes off-screen sometimes.
- Various crashes.


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Customer Reviews

Useless Customer Service

The app might be okay but not customer service. When they do decide to answer, what they have to say is useless and doesn’t pertain to my questions. The app is limited to 10 journals. The app can be password protected but not the individual journals. If you want one locked, you have to lock them all.

• *still* no end-to-end encryption? really??

We really hope that the long-promised end-to-end encryption functionality eventually gets implemented, so we can return to using and recommending this software; rather than advising folks to avoid using it for now. Addition of Mac GUI standard features, and bug fixes _are_ appreciated, but Quality Assurance has been an ongoing isue. Security is merely an after-thought, if not completely the mere façade it appears to be. Even auto-lock hasn’t worked reliably or securely. Long-promised end-to-end encryption is nowhere to be seen. Deveoper rolled-their-own insecure sync “solution” on Amazon’s AWS servers -- and over a year later, it still doesn’t even work as reliably as iCloud sync did, before that feature was taken away. +1 star for finally implementing some previously-missing, standard Mac GUI features. +1 star for bug fixing efforts. +5 stars for previosly-implemented TouchBar support, -5 stars for to *still* no end-to-end encryption, which was promised over a year ago. Seriously? Do you care whether your private journal might ever potentially be subpoenaed, without your advance knowledge, by _any_ lawyer -- even without any pending charges or lawsuit? Legally, as records in posession of and acessible by another party, Day One jounals are currenly open books. [Previously: Hmm. Interesting. For some reason, informative, critical reviews by disappointed and upset, long-time customers (and there are a quite understanable, vocal number of them) currently seem to be being deleted and/or unapproved, while many uninforamative 5-star reviews remain. Educate yourself about the continuing lack of sync server encryption in this software, _where_ and _how_ the synch data is hosted, and the actual legal and privacy implications of that for private journals and diaries using this software. Until this developer follows through on promises from early [last] year, Apple’s own Notes application is far more secure than this — so that’s what we’re using instead now.]

Day One
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  • $39.99
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.1.8
  • Size: 31.6 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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