Day One Journal

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From once-in-a-lifetime events to everyday moments, Day One’s elegant interface makes journaling about your life a simple pleasure.

**App of the Year 2012 and Apple Design Award 2014**

“Day One makes keeping a journal delightfully easy.” —Wired

CREATE HABITS: Make journaling a part of your life:

- Reminders
- In-app and System Notifications
- Calendar

LIFE-ENRICHING BENEFITS: Reap the rewards of your consistency:

- On This Day flashbacks and Nearby entries
- On-the-spot memory enhancement
- Book printing

PRESERVE EVERY MOMENT: There’s no limit to the memories you can save in Day One:

- Unlimited photo storage (Premium only)
- Unlimited journals (Premium only)
- Social media with Day One's Activity Feed and IFTTT integration

SECURE YOUR MEMORIES: Day One Sync provides peace of mind:

- End-to-End Encryption
- Sync across all your devices (Premium only)
- Passcode and Touch ID lock

FOCUSED WRITING EXPERIENCE: Day One’s clean, distraction-free interface makes it easy to write down what’s important:

- Powerful text formatting with Markdown
- Templates
- Cross-platform support (mobile, desktop, and watch)

RECALL EVERY DETAIL: Metadata automatically records the finer points of life:

- Location
- Time and date
- Temperature and weather
- Activity—motion and step count
- Music playing

ORGANIZE YOUR ENTRIES: Finding any memory is fast and easy:

- Powerful search
- Multiple journals (Premium only)
- Tags
- Star favorite entries
- Browse by calendar, timeline, maps, or photos

SHARE YOUR MEMORIES: Our export options make it easy for you share your journals:

- Export to PDF, HTML, JSON
- Print your journals with Day One Book


“This superb journaling app remains pleasant to behold, easy to use, and a tough act for any rival to follow.” —Macworld


“If you’re looking for a fantastic journaling app, or a great app for logging and recording various events and milestones of your life, then by far and away the best pick is Day One.” —The Sweet Setup



- Unlimited Photo Storage
- Unlimited Journals
- Cloud sync to all Day One apps
- Unlimited encrypted cloud storage
- Automated Entries (IFTT integration)
- 25% Book Printing Discount
- Prioritized customer support

Day One Premium is an auto-renewing subscription. It is available for monthly or yearly periods.

- New Users: $3.99/monthly and $34.99/yearly (US Dollars)
- Existing 2.0 Paid Users: $2.99/monthly and $24.99/yearly (US Dollars)


Price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel the subscription once activated. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase.


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

Terms of Use:

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 106.10 MB. The current version is 2.5.8 and works well on 11.0 and high ios versions.

- iPhone X improvements
- Minor bug fixes and performance improvements

Day One Journal App Tips, Tricks and Rules

Day One Journal Reviews


Problem with adding a picture.  01spacemonkey  4 star

When adding a picture on my iphone7, a screen pops up about wanting to use GPS location. Before I can type in yes or no, the keyboard pops back up, covering the GPS screen. On my iPad, I can turn to landscape mode and then remove the keyboard so I can answer the question about the GPS. Can’t do it on the iPhone. Is there any way to correct that?

Barack Orama

Syncing has been put behind a paywall  Barack Orama  2 star

Great app ruined by a terrible monetization model. Why should I have to pay to sync with my own cloud storage? To top it all off, this used to be free (the cloud backup that I can't import into day one now that I've redownloaded the app is proof of that). This is incredibly dissapointing.

Global Fire Ministries

AWESOME!  Global Fire Ministries  5 star

This is outstanding. I tremendously enjoy using this app.


Greed ruins another app  atomic9  1 star

This app used to be really nice, but no longer. The developers have stripped this app down to nothing in order to charge you a monthly fee. F**k you and your app. I will be finding another app to use.


Great app but expensive  Tomodorer  4 star

Please add better support for right-to-left languages, eg Persian, when adding a text note.


iPad split keyboard issue  dglindsey23  2 star

Hard to believe that this has never been addressed so either this is unique to me or the developer simply can’t fix it. When typing on the split keyboard on my iPad, the text slips up to the top of my screen and out of sight. Basically, I can’t see what I’m typing. Ridiculous that this has been a problem for as long as it has been. Time to move on and find another writing app.


Was a 5, but...  HeavenLiegh74  3 star

I usually used to speak to text option. Now it's transcribed by Google & I don't like that. It's not working anyway. Si I'm changing journal apps.


Love it  DeneGHS2005_wa  5 star

It’s a good app for journaling. Being able to add the pictures is a extra plus.

Justin E. Harris

📝 best daily journal tool. period.  Justin E. Harris  5 star

I've been using day one since day one. install it already. you won't regret it. iCloud / Day One snycing is the best. No matter which device you're on, you'll be able to journal.

Terra Matris

Wonderful way to document the joys in a day!  Terra Matris  5 star

...absolutely love the eade at which this app allows journaling!


Can’t choose own sync platform  Dune2014  1 star

I paid good money for this app a while ago, I synced it to Dropbox and it was good, so easy to switch devices. Now they got rid of most syncing options. The developers are GREEDY for forcing you to use their own services (or iCloud).


Problem with step count on iPhone X  Kennnnnnnneth  4 star

Update: It appears that there is now a problem with the step count on iPhone X running iOS 11.1 in which the steps walked is always shown as zero despite data existing in the Apple Health app. Hopefully this gets fixed speedily as was the case for the previous bug I highlighted, which I was very pleased with.


Helping hand  Zacho78  5 star

Without our this I would not have made an effort with keeping track of my progress and journaling, it reminds me each day and I always make a note, no matter how bad things are going, but it lets me vent and then reflect which gives me knowledge, and self awareness.. great app, THANKYOU


Keeps crashing 😩  Oliverggl  1 star

I am new to this version of the journal. I loved when I first got it in August, but a few weeks ago it started crashing every time I try to add a picture. I thought maybe there was some sort of bug with the ios11 system and it would soon be fixed so I continued to pay my subscription, however nothing has changed. Really disappointed because I was just getting into regular journaling 😢


The very best  DJH-93  5 star

I’ve been using Day One for years and in that time it’s just gotten better and better. And ever since the developers added end-to-end private-key encryption I’ve felt so much better about using this to record my life. Seriously, no other app out there can compete. Day One is the very best.


High quality  KINGKIDDO  5 star

Great app, have been using day one for years. Personally I think they’ve added some unnecessary features, but they don’t get in the way


Highway Robbery  Salmanazar  1 star

A great app with an unreasonable subscription cost and no third party syncing only unreliable proprietary syncing. A big disappointment.


Want too much  JazorCH  2 star

Been charged on different platforms and for different versions. And now we do subscription for even a sync between phone and Mac! So much for continuity haha! Well, I guess the app isn’t worth so much as what you are asking for after all. Goodbye day one, you are just not good enough.


AVOID!! You are locked into this product unless bug is fixed!!  Hiyosaki  1 star

I did a backup of my journal. Then I did a restore. Outcome: a journal with ZERO entries!! The Import/Export functionality does not preserve the entry IDs. So your inter-entry links will be screwed up if you do an import/export instead of backup/restore. I’ll avoid using this product until it is fixed because your information will be trapped in your device with no way of backing up. PLEASE FIX THIS!!!


Great for the memories  SueH18  5 star

I love this app. I bought it several years ago and didn’t quite get into it as I should as I was always posting on social media. Now that I am using social media less I love how I can look back and see what I’ve been up to. My friends and family also appreciate when I share on this day with them to show that I’m thinking of them. Thanks DayOne team.


Joel Comm joelcomm 3 star

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KY Science Center KYScience 3 star

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good  Insides inside 😡😖😫😤  5 star



For people with more dollars than sense.  LiquidBraino  1 star

The classic version was fine, and I used to use this daily. Making cloud sync a $35 annual fee is just ridiculous. Seriously - for about the same annual price you can have Evernote with more functionality and customization. Go fish.


This app helps me journal  [email protected]  5 star

Love this app it has given my the inspiration to capture my thoughts anywhere I might be. That for me is liberating.


I journal everything here.  tigrlily424  5 star

I torn about purchasing an app to keep a journal (I was doing just fine with my pen and pad). But I love the app because now I journal wherever I am. And I have several different journals for different things, and I may not have done that had I not buy this app. Whenever I want to add to one I just open it up and plug in. Is easy to use and I’ve used it regularly for the past four years. The update is great. Highly recommended!

Reneé K. Robinson

Flexible Journal  Reneé K. Robinson  5 star

I like this journal, because of the ease of use and the ability to place your journal entries into different formats.


Excellent app!  Ra4805  5 star

This app has been very beneficial for me. I’ve been encouraged to record everything I do when I am with my daughters. It has helped me become a more intentional father and since others will be reading what I record, I am able to attach pictures/videos for further proof of everything that I do. I recommend that everybody journal about their day, as it will help you become more intentional with your time, Day One is an absolutely perfect app to help.


Way better than social media  Rackna56  5 star

All the privacy and all the memories. Love this app!


Great App.. But  Loyalty74  5 star

Well Ive used this app for a long time. And decided to look and see what else they offered. I was willing to spend some money. So i will cut to the chase. I do not feel comfortable uploading personal information like this to the cloud. But i'd pay 34.99 ONCE, to have full features. And the ability to disable online services for it. Now its deemed unusable for me, because I refuse to subscribe. A game or nav yes, journal with personal info? NO


It WORKS!  Dancinghappy6  5 star

I love the reminders! I love that I have multiple books! I love that I've been able to write in a journal regularly for over the last year! Grateful that's it's always with me when I need it. Update: I still love this app!!! Best app on my phone.


My own private Facebook!  Moxietosh66  5 star

What I love about Dayone is that it acts just like a social media page, but it’s just for me. I can tag things to find easier when I need to, and record everything from special events to everyday reminders. I’ve always like the idea of writing in a Journal, but always worry that I’ll lose it and others will read it without my permission, but the privacy and security of this great.

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