Day One Journal

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Capture life as you live it. From once-in-a-lifetime events to everyday moments, Day One's elegant interface makes journaling about your life a simple pleasure.

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“Day One, our favorite way to journal with your Apple devices, just got a huge update. Rebuilt from the ground up, the plethora of features that made Day One so great are still present.” — The Sweet Setup



- Multiple Photos per entry (up to ten inline photos)
- Multiple Journals (up to ten journals with unique colors and names)
- End-to-End Encryption (See to learn more.)
- Day One Sync 2.0 (See for more details.)
- Map View
- Custom Reminders
- Entry Management (select, move, tag, and delete multiple entries at a time)
- Timeline Filters (star, tags, location, year, activity, and music)
- Timezone Support
- 3D Touch
- Local, Exportable Backups


“It's hard to make the best even better, but the sequel to Day One lives up to expectations—and then some.” — App Store Editor's Choice



- Passcode Lock with Touch ID
- Automatic metadata (location, weather, motion activity, step count, and music)
- Apple Watch App
- Search
- Tags and Stars
- Export to PDF with smart filters
- Today Extension
- Share Extension
- Export to PDF and plain text
- Elegant Markdown Editor


“The new Day One has a slicker design, a much bigger emphasis on photos, and a handful of new ways to filter your journal to see entries from a certain place or time or from a specific topic.” — Wired Magazine



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Day One Sync:


For technical assistance or other inquiries, email: [email protected]

Day One Journal App Description & Overview

The applications Day One Journal was published in the category Lifestyle on 2016-02-04 and was developed by Bloom Built Inc. The file size is 157.51 MB. The current version is 2.2.2 and works well on 10.0 and high ios versions.

- Updated launch screen

- Photo metadata not included when using Camera within Day One
- Prompted to sign in to sync when sync is already enabled
- Crash when using sync in some cases

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Day One Journal Reviews


Makes journaling enjoyable  Ace060606  5 star

I have Evernote, and I'm sure there are other good journaling apps out there. But nothing makes me want to journal like Day One.


Almost Perfect!  Pantrymoth  4 star

I've used Day One for a few years and have enjoyed it and benefitted from it. I like some of the upgrades, in particular the ability to add multiple pictures to an entry. The only problem I'm having is that it hangs up constantly or shuts down altogether. Oh, and it blinks at me every time I click "done" as though it's choking up. I'm looking forward to an update to address these problems as I can see I'm one of many experiencing them. 6/24/17 Update: I'm bumping this up one star because the developers have exterminated some of the peskier bugs. I love this app and the commitment of the developers! I'll bump it up another star if they can fix it so it doesn't keep shutting down! 💛


No more Dropbox sync?  ikatya  2 star

Without the Dropbox sync, this app is now useless. I use a bunch of different devices that all sync smoothly - I'm not going to create a Day One account just to sync! Very disappointed

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Great app but no Pencil support  Vulgar demos  4 star

Really sleek app with great features. But no Pencil support which makes it less useful, especially since journaling is well suited to handwriting.


Great  Cec0572  4 star

Just what I was looking for. A simple daily diary that I could add pics if I wanted to. But took the place of my paper version. That way I could search for specific entires. It was crashing and not working all of the time. But several updates ago that went away. It's simple and very straightforward plus it has a desktop version as well. Not sure I would find a better solution for me.

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Love it!!  Black Jewelz  5 star

I love this app! Best journal app I've used yet, this updated version is awesome! Makes it super fun & easy to keep a journal and I just can't wait to get it printed into actual book format. I was such a struggling journalizer before, trying to hand write—hesitant to go digital—but this app makes is SO possible and adds some unparalleled features. Such as location, weather and especially [multiple] pictures! This app makes keeping a journal a fun, constant, adventure!


A Horrible Downgrade  Texana  1 star

If you have the premier app, do not upgrade and/or buy a new version. It's now so much more needlessly complex and irritating to use. Over used this app on a daily basis for over a year now. I'm close to just deleting it now. Simply, opening there list of all your journal entries is now more complicated. I'm so disappointed!


Quick update!  Theonelearner  5 star

They quickly updated the app to prevent a crashing problem.


Passcode removed after upgraded  Tim_Jin  1 star

Scroll is not as smooth as day1 easily noticeable


No iCloud, NO thanks  Verticaltakeoff  1 star

I will not use this app because I don't believe it's safe to have such personal data on the servers of the app developers. If they bring back iCloud I will use this app again. They say the data can be better encrypted on their servers but if you google "iCloud encryption" it clearly states that the data is encrypted in transit and on the server. So, why not give us the option to use iCloud? I used iCloud sync on the previous version with no issues at all. In fact I was better able to secure my private data as it was automatically copied to my Mac and backed up with Time Machine. I couldn’t have asked for a more secure, fault tolerant way to store my private data. I suspect they are not allowing iCloud so that once our journals are big and fat they will start charging for server space. Again, no thanks. I don't want to pay any more small monthly fees.


Always reliable  caleb.hermann  5 star

This app has been on my phone for years, never had a problem and I love all of the small features it has. I love that there is end to end encryption for Journals now.


*REVISED* *Still* No End-to-End Encryption  agiacalone  5 star

Every time that I see a Day One update in the App store, I think "Okay, this is it! The encryption update that we've been promised! I can finally start using the program." No dice. Bloom: it's been well over a year that you've promised us full encryption for our private journals. You have mentioned in comments for previous versions that it's in the works. I'm beginning to feel as if your promises are vaporware. *Update 12 Jun 2017* End-to-end encryption is finally here, so I'm revising my rating to reflect the app. Thank you for making good on the promise, Bloom! Time to start journaling.


End to End Encryption!!!  Vince1658  5 star

Finally, the end-to-end Encryption is here! DayOne is officially the best journal app!


Day One is now the compete journaling solution  CoolieRanx  5 star

Been a user of Day One for a long time, but was consistently disappointed that the app was missing end-to-end encryption, pretty much essential for having a secure online journal. Finally, end-to-end is here!! Day One is a pleasure to use, has very robust security, and is a really fantastic place to collect your life experiences. If you're at all interested in trying an app-based journal, give this program a shot! It's WELL worth the money!


Best journal app around.  Mike45216  5 star

Beautiful UI, easy to navigate and you can have your journals turned into beautiful books. I love everything about this app and wouldn't change a thing!

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Apple Pen  seattle efhstone  4 star

I love this product. I should give you FIVE STARS but I have one suggestion so I give you four stars. I would love it more if I can use my apple pen for this app. Can you make it happen? Thank you!


This made me enjoy Journaling  senorshaw  5 star

Simple to use, but as advanced in richness of features as one could desire. This app allows one to take beautiful notes, journals and logs of everyday life events.


Serves its purpose well.  bacuj  5 star

Great app. Serves its purpose very well as a daily journal. I like that the data is protected and that there are several features in addition to merely writing a journal entry. Nice work with this app.

Wahrheit Sucher

Through the eyes of one who has kept a daily journal for most of his life  Wahrheit Sucher  5 star

I have kept a hand written journal for years. Some of the most special experiences, memories, and thoughts I've had, are have written in my journal. I have been hesitant about converting to a digital journal however I don't regret it one bit. It's the best journal I've ever "purchased". I would spend $40+ every 6 months on a leather journal but never could I capture the pictures and memories like I can now. In all the right ways, this journal will change the way you record your life.


Fantastic!  Shardinger  5 star

I've been using this app for about three days now and I absolutely love it! It has some great features, is very easy to use. I'm going to be using it a lot myself and a lot with teachers and students!

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