Dyrii is an unusual journaling tool for life loggers, travelers, quantified self-enthusiasts, and practically anyone looking to record key moments of their life. It supports both active and passive (auto) journaling and is perfect for recording things retroactively.

With Dyrii, you can take rich text entries containing inline photos, audio, video, location geo-tags, health/mood tags, and weather information. You can even capture handwritten entries using Apple Pencil on iPad.

Here are some usage examples:
- Write privately instead of on social media.
- On busy days, capture photos, audio, video on the go.
- Automatically log all the places you visit in a day
- Keep notes on your health and mood.
- Effortlessly write using a library of templates specialized for dream notes, gratitude, annual resolutions, CBT, Health & wellness etc.

• Timeline for all your private posts and activities.
• Record rich text, photos, audio, video, sketches, handwritten notes.
• Advanced Editor with inline formatting and multiple attachments.
• Automatic Journal to keep a log of all the places you visit each day.
• Perspectives - provides various views into your data such as Time Travel, Map View, Places Visited etc.
• Sketch Library - gain full access to sketch backgrounds.
• Day/Week View to easily glimpse through your days.
• Tags for organizing and indexing your own way
• Health & Mood tracker - to keep notes about health incidents
• Creative Slate to sketch, doodle, or create handwritten notes with the Apple Pencil
• Sync your data across Mac, iPhone, and iPad
• Private Storage to securely store your data in your iCloud Account
• Offline Mode to store data locally on the device for additional privacy
• Other features such as Passcode & Touch ID, Reminders, Print to PDF, and import data from other apps

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What's New

Version 1.20

We have addressed following issue in this release:
- Bug Fix: Resolved an issue that caused location pins under "Track Places Visited" to not respond to taps.
- Bug Fix: Resolved an issue that caused time ago to be displayed incorrectly for recently created posts.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
32 Ratings
32 Ratings

Hands down the best journal app

I used Day One before it added encryption back in 2014; I had been devoted to MacJournal since and had to look for an alternative because MacJournal for iPad does not seem to work well syncing across platforms. I also tried Journey before Dyrii but ran into immediate road blocks because it only supports import from Day One. I was able to import into Dyrii flawlessly with years of journaling intact. In addition, I am able to use Dyrii on iPad, iPhone and Mac effortlessly! I am simply in love with Dyrii since it works syncing across platforms, easy portability from other journaling apps, geolocation, tagging, and Audio notes – all features that make this a powerful journaling app. I post way more with Dyrii! Thanks for creating such an awesome and superior product, I couldn’t wait to buy the Premium version!


Most Underrated App Ever

I really like this app. If I wasn’t looking for an app that I could use on my Mac and my phone, I would of missed it due to the plethora of apps on the iPhone and the fact that there aren’t that many reviews for this one.

This app is password protected, it has unlimited entries, sketching, add afterthoughts on entries, audio, pictures, mood tracker and it is all for free. No tricks or gimmicks. Automatic sync costs a subscription but if you chose to upload both on the iCloud it will sync for free also.

The UI Is simple, easy to navigate and start using. You just click on the + and you can enter a new entry and you can do multiple entries a day. If you want to click into a previous one, it shows the preview. It’s not cluttered, buggy, and it hasn’t crashed on me once. Every time I open the app after going out of it, it opens with a password. Which is perfect. I’m just really happy I came across it and gave it a chance. It is by far better than DayOne or anything else I’ve tried.

I wish it had an option to create different journals besides the one on the timeline. I would definitely pay the annual subscription if there was an option to create new journals and write entries in there.


Too much friction - not for me

Like so many others, I’ve been looking for a Day One Classic replacement.
There are a lot of things that I would like to see in such an app, but the first thing I want in a journal is the ability to easily write (or otherwise create) an entry. Dyrii doesn’t do that.
Compare creating an entry on Classic to creating an entry with Dyrii.
Day One classic.
Open the app.
Press +
Write entry (your first line is your title, which can be changed)

Open the app
Press +
Select from a screenful of icons representing, I think, a mixed bunch of entry methods and tags
Start writing (note that there is a separate title field)

Of you want to add a photo to a written entry, Classic: tap on the camera symbol at the bottom of the entry. Dyrii: ?, tho’ you can insert from the menu on the desktop version.

The extra steps are not terrible, but they create enough friction that I’m less likely to use it regularly. For people who sit down once a day to write, the features that this app offers might be compelling, but for me those features are meaningless because I won’t have enough entries to make them worthwhile.

A less important, but equally personal criticism: I really dislike the icon. The color seems muddy and the design is busy.

Sadly, deleting.

Developer Response

Thanks for your feedback! We will look into eliminating some of the friction you ran into.


Dyrii LLC
39.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2017 Dyrii LLC


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