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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 2.4.2

Sync performance improvements and fixes.


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Customer Reviews

In three or four years I’ve found nothing better than DayOne

I do all my journaling and thinking in this app, synced reliably across an iPhone, an iPad, and three or four computers. It is solid, predictable, and flexible. I can import images freely and create as many special purpose diaries as I want. I am reasonably confident that my data is secure now that DayOne offers end-to-end encryption, an option I did not hesitate to choose.

I have some minor complaints. The app's navigation conventions are somewhat awkward and non-intuitive. I wish, for example, that I could keep all my diaries open at once, each in its own window, instead of having to close one to get to another. I don’t find it as easy as I think it could be correct metadata like entry dates and locations. The app’s use of markup codes for italics, boldface, and so on seems clunky and awkward. Something closer to seamless word-processor style editing would be highly desireable.

But never mind the quibbles. This is a very good journaling app. As I said in my title, I’ve seen none better.

Really helped turn journalling into a habit

For me this has always been about habits, accessibility, and longevity.

I have been an on and off journal writer for my whole life. I have like 10 physical journals with spurts of good journal writing and then nothing for months or years. I have always thought it was a good habit to get into but obviously never took it seriously. Dayone has really helped me develop that habit in the last couple months. The random reminders are super helpful and Doyone encourages you to record a simple moment. It doesn’t need to be full day recap. Just a moment or a single experience.

That leads to Dayone being so accessable. On my phone, on my computer, it’s awesome. Anytime or anywhere I can record a memory. That has been huge for me compared to phyiscal journal.

I also really like the fact that my journals are in the cloud and not in a phyical book that can be lost pretty easily.

Love Day One!

I’ve been using various incarnations of this app for years now. It is great, and I thoroughly enjoy it. It reminds me to journal. It gives me little memories of past events to enjoy. And, it allows me to search for things that occurred in the past. Great app!

Day One
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  • Free
  • Category: Lifestyle
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  • Version: 2.4.2
  • 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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