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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.
"Five mice. A Mac app that's so nice, you'll actually maintain your journal." —Macworld
"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)
## 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 1.10.1
- Text rendering in Read view fixed.
- Day One Sync performance improvements.
- Other minor improvements.
Simple, Utilitarian, Private, Minimal.
I forced myself to get back into journaling a year ago. I enjoy the tacticle feel of books and bounded journals, but my handwriting is atrocious; ink and paper fades over time; it’s easy to physically lose a personal journal if you travel often; not to mention, physical journals are at risk of perminant degradation and distruction from the elements. Nonetheless, writing in a journal does offer that personal and creative touch of timeless value that cannot be replciated through a digital word processor. My tech-savy significant other has much prefers a physical journal over a digital one over the years for this very reason.
Having all of that said, I took the plunge with Day One for desktop. Like any app, it takes a little practice to adjust to this structured of journaling. It looks and feels great. The layout is easy on the eyes. It is a pleasure to type on, whether it be a few words or multiple paragraphs. And having it secured with a passcode with iCloud support is a fantastic plus. One of my few gripes: There should be an option to add more than one photo to an entry. Maybe a limit of like 5 or 10, but just one photo?? I take many pictures when I travel, and it would be nice to add a small batch of photos per entry.
Overall, this app is great to use for journaling and many other uses. It carries has a good deal of potential. It’s a bit like Evernote, but less bloated and much more straight forward with plenty of utility to boot.
mostly good stuff
There are many features I like. This is very quick to open and easy to use. It’s password protected. It syncs on all my Apple devices.
The pictures on the web site make the pages look very attractive and customizable, but I have not found that to be the case on either laptop or iPhone. Maybe that is an iPad view. For my laptop, font changes only work in certain views for example. There’s not much ability to highlight text in any normal way that would would be able to in, say, a Word document. I would also like more ways to differentiate text, with more fonts, bold, underlining, etc. I currently feel like it is good for putting information in, but it is not easy to find anything again. If I want to see patterns over time, for example, forget it. The Bold and Italics functions in Day One don’t even work (at least on my MacBook Pro). Usually bold ends up as italics if it works at all. Also, if I do try to highlight something as bold, in the view I’m in, it only puts asteriks by the text. That’s not helpful. I want it bold so that I can see it easily in the view I’m in, not just when I print, which I never do. So I’d like to be able to customize my view and make it more attractive than the boring view I currently have.
It would also be great to have a Week view, similar to when you put an iPhone on it’s side with iCal open.
Pleasant journal app with some limitations
I researched several of the journal apps available but I decided to invest in this one mainly because I found the design seems to work the best to encourage me to journal each day. I decided to use it on both my laptop and iPad mini. The laptop app is really expensive (!!!), but I look at it like investing in a beautiful paper journal. Also, I can type better on the laptop, which encourages me to write me. Some other functions are also easier on the laptop. The laptop version provides quotations to spark journal entries. But the iPad version makes it easier to integrate images and the calendar functions seems better there, too. I like the regular reminders on the iPad (altho I know they pop up on the laptop, too). It is easier to take photos & use them with the iPad version. The aesthetic design is very pleasing and makes this something I want to use, rather than struggling each time to overcome an ugly or distracting design. The limitations include one photo per journal entry. But numerous entries per day are allowed. So I have many photos per day, each an entry, and give a caption to each one. To improve, enable more than one photo per entry, lower the price on the laptop version by 75%, and change the entry headline default to optional. If you’re serious about journalling, Day One is a good option.