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2014 Apple Design Award Winner, 2012 Mac App of the Year, Award-winning journaling app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
Record life as you live it. From once-in-a-lifetime events to everyday moments, Day One's elegant interface makes journaling your life a simple pleasure.
"Makes journaling as easy as tweeting." —Cameron Moll, esteemed design and tech leader
"A simple and always accessible new kind of micro-journaling..." —The Verge
Capture all your favorite memories and photos with Day One.
Day One provides:
## Superior writing experience ##
• Clean, distraction-free interface
• Quick entry window in menu bar (Mac version)
• Multi-Markdown text formatting
• Full screen mode
• Privacy passcode lock
• Photographic entries
• Command-line interface for power users
## Context ##
Each Day One entry automatically tracks:
• Photo EXIF data
• Temperature and weather data
• Locations (GPS and Foursquare Places)
• Time and date
• Activity data - Motion and step count (iPhone 5s)
• Music playing (Displays music tracked in iOS app)
## Encouragement ##
• Customized writing reminders
• Inspirational quotes and questions (Mac version)
## Organization ##
• Search by keyword
• Create tags and #hashtags
• Star favorite entries
• Browse past entries by calendar, timeline, maps, and more
## Sync and Backup ##
• Sync entries across all your Mac devices with Dropbox or iCloud (iOS sync with purchase of iOS app)
• Backup/PDF export (with date range and tag filters) and Printing
• Automated local backups
## Sharing ##
• Tweet entries
• Check-in with Foursquare (iOS version)
• Email entries (PDF, HTML, or Plain Text)
"Day One Journal... using it every day now." —Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter and Square
"I love Day One diary software as well because it syncs across computers and reminds me politely to record my life in little snippets."—Felicia Day, Actress and Producer
"Day One is probably the most powerful app I have on my Mac and iOS devices..." —Federico Viticci, MacStories
From "how to" questions to technical inquiries, the Day One Support Center has the answers for you:
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What's New in Version 1.9.5
Day One Mac 1.9.5 Release Notes
- Fixed crash related to tags in entries introduced in 1.9.4.
- Fixed issue with multi-byte search.
- Fixed OS X Mission Control visual issue.
- Fixed issue where Tags popover could still be visible after editing an entry.
- Fixed "On Startup: Open Last View" option to support the Maps view.
Day One Mac 1.9.4 Release Notes
- Greatly improved search for multi-byte characters (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Emoji, etc.).
- Tags are now included in Momento text entry imports.
- Most recent entry location is shown by default in Map view.
- Header styles are more consistent between Mac and iOS.
- Markdown footnotes link properly.
- Day One icon no longer appears in Mac OS X Mission Control when Main Window is closed.
- Menu Bar Quick Entry icon is only shown when enabled in Day One Preferences.
- Improved rendering of Chinese character dates.
- PDFs can again be used as entry photos. (Only the first page of multi-page PDFs is used.)
- Improved accessibility support. (More improvements will come in future releases.)
- MacJournal import fixed.
- Mac OS X 10.7: Fixed issue with loading spinner.
- Various visual issues and crashes were fixed.
App Reviews: Due to popular request, we have modified our app review prompt so that it only appears once when you first install Day One. This prompt will no longer appear with updates of the app.
Please take some time to review our app—it helps others discover Day One!
Mac App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/day-one/id422304217
iTunes App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/day-one-journal-diary/id421706526
A clean simple but very effective Journal program
It’s healthy to take personal notes, sometimes therapeutic, so this program does a great job of it. To keep from prying eyes it has a great password feature that is sort of like that black leather door with a slot that opens up and says “what’s the password” only it doesn’t ask you, it just is expecting it. I like that in a way I can’t describe.
Doing this with Pages, or with MS Word isn’t the same, you don’t pay the developers of Day One for that, you pay them in the abiility to organize and it does it so much better than the other mentioned programs. So is the $10 worth it? Yes, it even has some scripting programs that have just reached the surface you can use, one is integrating Apple’s Reminders using the built in Automator program (if you haven’t tried Automator, you should it’s fun!) I’m sure more will follow.
My only gripe and it’s a small one..keep it simple, but add the ability to change background paper (for example old paper, different stock) as if you’re writing in an old journal.
The other gripe is paying $10 for use on my Mac, then another $5 for use on my Iphone/ipad. Though to be fair you do get mobility for example you’re out in the wild and want to take a quick note and picture come back and it’s already on your Mac at home. So well ok for $15 this isnt a bad deal.
I have now been using Day One for over 6 years. I didn’t start off with it on my Mac, I started with my iPhone. I love this app. I did try other journal/diary apps but Day One was the first that had iPhone, iPad and Mac verions that could sync together. Overall I am happy with it, very happy with it. Never thought I would actually keep up with keeping a journal, but here I am over 6 years later and as I look back to previous posts it points out some of the high’s and low’s of this thing we call life.
Having Day One on all my devices really means I can jot down a note in the journal as they happen. Everything is time stamped and if I want to use a picture I can. It’s really great. I can read or edit the notes on any device that is handy as well. I have Day One on my Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPad mini. Over the years many new features were added on all platforms and the app gets better with each new version. Keep up the good work and f you don’t already have it, get this app.
If you want a nice simple and well designed app to help you make a journal of your life this is the app to get.
It’s not bad but...
it’s badly missing a tag editor (at least). If you have 200 entries with a specific tag, and decide later to change that tag to something else, well, you’ll have to go through all the 200 entries and manually change the tags. How good is that!?
Other then this (somewhat) minor inconvenience, it’s not a bad app. Like that it sync with the universe so I can write on pretty much any device and can continue on another. Would be even nicer if it were a little more polished. Found some bugs (some minor, some major) which I’ve reported. So far they were not fixed - which is a tad of a disappointment. But I’m sure the guys are working on it.
I like the UI better on the Mac, not so much on the iPad. Some icons and the tag names show up way too small. I also like the markdown support.