Once is designed to inspire writing and focus on the essence of journal: all the moments, ideas, secrets, emotions and pictures - the nature of your life. It encourages you to record your inspirations, keep tracks of your stories, and easily share them with others.

Some of the features are:

• Exquisite experience of reading like a book
• Elegant themes and fonts
• Focused reading and immersive writing in full screen
• Rich text editing support
• Inserting multiple photos/images anywhere throughout the entries
• Auto set weather, temperature and location
• Books and Tags to filter entries
• Calendar as an overview
• Text searching
• Passcode protecting your privacy
• Export to PDF files
• Share journal as a beautiful picture on social networks
• Share plug-ins (support for Safari, memos, etc.): text sharing as a new diary (If the icon is not displayed, click more to activate)
• Syncing between devices via iCloud
• iPhone X support

If you have any problems or suggestions, please let us know:


What’s New

Version 2.6.1

- Minor UI improvements

If you like this app, please consider giving us a rating! This will help us a lot for the future development!
Or any suggestions/problems please use the "Send feedback" option (in the settings page of the app) to let us know :)

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings
20 Ratings
mochimochii ,

I’m very happy with this app!

This is a lovely app! The design is gorgeous, and it’s easy to use. The option to turn pages like a real book is a nice touch. I’d love to be able to delete books without having to manually delete each entry, but other than that, this app is perfect for journaling or note-taking!

Aandre48 ,

Best journal on iOS.

Allows different folders for different categories. Allows different themes and the user interface is AWESOME !!!

Developer Response ,

Great to hear, thanks!

P. A. Fons ,

Best journaling app I’ve found

Endless possibilities for using books. Easy to use. NEVER CRASHED ON ME.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for rating!


Shi Xu
75.8 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Shi Xu


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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