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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)
• 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 1.9.6
- Fixed an issue that caused Day One to crash upon launch for some users.
Full featured, yet easy to use
This is exactly what I look for in a journalling app. I know there are a lot of features just under the surface, but a lot of them are hidden in a unique and well-designed interface. When I open my journal, unless I have something specific to post there, like a picture, or a snippet of information, what I really want to do is just quickly and easily get what’s on my mind, out onto the paper, or in this case the screen. This app does exactly what it says on the tin, and I’m excited for future enhancements and tweaks! As a quick update, having used the app for a few weeks now, I’d like to see the ability to imbed multiple images, and possibly other features but, again, it does everything I’ve needed it to do so far. Primarily, keep a running journal! The “inspirational messages” (I think they’re called) are sometimes inspirational, and othertimes not. They should probably sort them into various categories, then you could check the categories off that you were interested in. I don’t want to be asked sad/depressing/overly philosophical things when I’m journaling. Positive quotes, statements and questions are what I’d be interested in. And rather than the socratic method, how about just give us inspirational quotes (or an option to turn just these on)? I don’t need to be prompted, and sometimes, a question at the top of the screen throws off my balance writing-wise. But, again, still an awesome app!
Ideal app for journaling
This is a great example of a well-designed, thoughtful application, and it’s perfect for journaling. I always struggled to keep a handwritten journal, mostly because it was left at home and by the time I got home at the end of the day, I was often too tired to actually sit down and write. The omnipresent nature of this app (being that it’s on all the devices I carry) really helps - I know it’s always there whenever I want to jot something down. I don’t have to remember to write at a set time each day, which is liberating. The app itself works well, is beautiful, and syncs flawlessly across my three devices. (I use Dropbox to sync). I would like to echo the comments made by some other posters, though, as far as future additions to the app are concerned: encryption is so important, and without that I find myself holding back on what I write. Social media pulls, i.e. Day One automatically pulling status updates from Facebook and Twitter, would also be a great way to really take a snapshot of my day. Similarly, calendar pulls, i.e. automatically inserting the day’s appointments (much like weather and location are automatially inserted) would also be helpful in recording the events of my day, espeically on those days when I don’t have a lot of time to write everything out in detail. Finally, the ability to add multiple photos per post would be great, as woul be a Today widget similar to the iOS version.
A Thoughtful App That Will Get You Writing More
Check out the average rating for all versions and it will be pretty clear that people actually use and love this app. The thing I have been most impressed with is Day One’s attention to thoughtful reminders and questions. Instead of the all-to-common “I am going to annoy the heck out of my users with notifications” some developers employ, Day One asks you questions that actually prompt a response. I’ve found myself reminiscing and writing a lot more, which Day One also shows me in some helpful graphs. It’s elegant, simple, and cool, and it is obvious that the time and polish that went in wasn’t just on the user interface, but also on getting people to write more and enjoy it. The experience between the Mac client and the iOS clients is superb as well, where no matter what device I am on, I jump right in and start jotting down a simple response or a multi-page entry, usually at the prompting of one of these thoughtful notifications. If you are looking to a quick way to jot down notes, Day One is a good fit. If you are looking to get in the habit of writing more, and writing about topics you wound not normally write about, Day One is the best app out there. You don’t need Evernote, you don’t need those other note and journaling apps, Day One just nails it.