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Day One

By Bloom Built, LLC

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** 2012 Mac App of the Year ** Award-winning journaling app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac: 2011 #1 Best Apps of Mac App Store, and Jan 2012 App Store App of the Week.

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 1.9.3

Numerous performance improvements and bug fixes, including:

- Improved timeline performance with smoother scrolling and better CPU usage.
- Changed the Main Window behavior so it doesn't automatically open when Day One is made active (e.g., when using Spaces or when another app quits).
- Improved Menu Bar entry design.
- Backup folder is not moved when upgrading from version 1.5.5 or earlier.
- Increased default number of backups.
- Improved performance and reliability of journal backups.
- Updated header styles.
- Fixed erratically refreshing entry count in timeline view.
- Fixed tags menu so that focus defaults to the empty tags field rather than the first item in the list.
- Removed rendering artifacts in read mode.
- Fixed various common crashes.


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Customer Reviews

Write. Write. Right.

Nothing has helped me write more than this app. It’s simple, elegant, and done right(ly).

Social networks lack the attention span for what I like to write. With Day One, I am gently encouraged to write and can write whatever I want with no worry that I won’t meet some standard of lameness required by FaceBook or Twitter.

I’m not a broadcaster. I journal for my kids and myself. Additionally, just by writing nearly daily with this app, it has reminded me of my passion for writing fiction, non-fiction, research, etc. For that alone, it was worth the investment - might work for you as well.

Features - excellent programming and integration with iPad and iPhone. It imports date and location info from photos so you can back-journal around a specific event. Plus, it has seamless synchronization between all of the clients (iPad, iPhone, OS X). Can’t be beat.

The only thing missing in my opinion is a post gallery - currently, you can only have one picture per post (or at least I can’t figure out how - still a 5 star app though). It also took me a while to figure out that I could directly import iPhoto photos by “importing from Finder” and choosing photos from the media section of the Finder sidebar. Just a note for others wondering how to do that.

Fantastic App!

Wonderful Journaling App

I absolutely love this app! Helps me log important moments in my life as they happen or later when I’ve got down time. It’s much easier and more convenient than using a social network or written journal. The coming Publish option is a really welcome feature and will make this my main social sharing app as well. Syncing with Dropbox has worked flawlessly with my rather large and photo intensive journal so I’ve really no complaints. I absolutely love the map view as well since I travel a lot. Being able to back date, tag and search for or use photo locations has been invaluable as I’m no longer in a rush to record things immediately. I can enjoy the moment and add it to my digital life later. This is the one app I own that I can truly say has improved my quality of life. Thanks to the Day One crew for the constant improvements and support! Well done!

P.S. To the guys wearing tin foil on their heads who think the NSA cares about your life, they don’t. Nowhere in the app description does it say it’s designed to keep top secret information safe from the aliens. If you want encryption then encrypt your Mac hard drive and back-up drives! I’m perfectly content with the security provided by my Mac and Dropbox.

Great but needs Reduced Margins when printing PDF

This looks like a great app which I now have on both my macbook and iPhone, but in the few hours that I've had it I can already see that when it comes time to print… the margins are way too wide! (and I'm sure many people plan on having hardcopies of their journals ultimately). Since the final product will most likely be going in a 3-ring binder which needs only about a .5" margin, please allow for that setting - or even better let the user decide what margin they want from 0" and up. Please, PLEASE get rid of what appears to be a 2" margin, which means we're only utilizing about half of each printed page, so the final journal will be twice as big as it needs to be. The line spacing looks ok but if the margins aren't narrowed then when it comes time to print I'll be copying and pasting a month worth of entries into a word processor program where I have more control, even though it won't look as pretty.

Other than that looks great though, kudos to the developer and I'm sure I'll be getting a lot of use from it. Five stars with that change.

Day One
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  • $9.99
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated: Feb 27, 2014
  • Version: 1.9.3
  • Size: 12.9 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Bloom Built, LLC

Compatibility: OS X 10.7.4 or later, 64-bit processor

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