Day One

Developer: Bloom Built Inc

Current Version: 2.1.7

Last Updated: 1 month ago

Download Size: 31.2 MB - Download


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Now with Touch Bar support! 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.


With Day One 2.0, we're proud to provide Day One Sync — a fast, free, and secure service for syncing your data between all your devices. Day One Sync lays the foundation for many new features: a web app, an IFTTT channel, private-key encryption, and more. In tandem with Day One Sync, you can also use iCloud for backups.


“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



- All-new user interface
- Multiple Photos per entry (up to ten inline photos)
- Multiple Journals (up to ten journals with unique colors and names)
- Day One Sync 2.0
- Photo 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
- Multiple Window support
- Single and Dual Pane Modes
- Redesigned PDF export
- Gesture support


“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



- Automatic metadata (location, weather, motion activity, step count, and music)
- Search
- Tags and Stars
- Export to PDF with smart filters
- Share Extension
- Shortcut keys
- 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



Day One 2.0:
Day One Sync:


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


Release Notes:


- Crash when closing a main window on a Touch Bar MacBook Pro
- Crash when exporting a PDF
- Various other crash and bug fixes


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.0.1
Review by El Lado

Customers need to get over the lack of icloud/dropbox syncing - Writing repetitive reviews complaining about the lack of 1 feature does not warrant a 1-2 star. I’ve been using Day One since the beginning, gladly paid for the 2.0 upgrade and love everything. Your data is no more secure in iCloud than it is with Day One. If you really want security, journal on paper and lock it up in a physical vault every night, but please stop the complaining and enjoy the app for what it is, a terrific improvement of an already great, award-wining app.

Found helpful by 24 out of 82 people
Version 2.0
Review by Gank!

Data Kept Privately? - I like Day One (v1) a LOT. It’s just a Great Jounal/Diary App. I don’t think there’s another app similar or even in the same catagory that’s as nice as this app is. Both the iOS and OS X version.. Version 1 allowed you to sync with iCloud. Version 2 syncs your personal diary and private stories, life —everything— is housed on their private servers. And from what I can gather, their developers can read it all. I know there’s a TON of apps that you have to grant permissions to your location, photos, contacts, etc.. But this is different. These are personal VERY private diary entries. And for whatever reason they thought it would be **Better** to use their own servers instead because of issues with duplicate entries, slowness, and crashes. All things I have yet to encounter once with this app. That’s why I’ve loved the app so much. It works. And this new version works great, too! But I just can’t, in good conscience, give this app more than one star due to teh privacy issue. In fact, I’ve already contacted the developers to get a refund for both the iOS and OS X version of "Day One 2”… Which is a shame because it’s such a great app. Bring back iCloud sync! The features being enabled because of iCloud Sync’s *Limitations* seem outlandish when so many other quality apps also exist and also use iCloud Sync. iCloud Sync doesn’t allow for multiple image uploads per entry?? Really? I’m calling shenanigans.

Found helpful by 160 out of 167 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.1.7
Review by Time Squire-in-Training

• *still* no end-to-end encryption? really?? - OK! Bug fixes _are_ appreciated, but Quality Assurance is an ongoing isue. Security is merely an after-thought, if not completely the mere façade it appears to be. Auto-lock hassn’t worked reliably or securely. Long-promised end-to-end encryption is nowhere to be seen. Deveoper rolled-their-own insecure sync “solution” on Amazon’s AWS servers -- and over a year later, it still doesn’t even work as reliably as iCloud sync did, before that feature was taken away. +1 star for bug fixing efforts. +6 stars for TouchBar support, -5 stars for to *still* no end-to-end encryption, which was promised over a year ago. Seriously? Do you care whether your private journal might ever potentially be subpoenaed, without your advance knowledge, by _any_ lawyer -- even without any pending charges or lawsuit? Legally, as records in posession of and acessible by another party, Day One jounals are currenly open books. [Previously: Hmm. Interesting. For some reason, informative, critical reviews by disappointed and upset, long-time customers (and there are a quite understanable, vocal number of them) currently seem to be being deleted and/or unapproved, while many uninforamative 5-star reviews remain. Educate yourself about the continuing lack of sync server encryption in this software, _where_ and _how_ the synch data is hosted, and the actual legal and privacy implications of that for private journals and diaries using this software. Until this developer follows through on promises from early [last] year, Apple’s own Notes application is far more secure than this — so that’s what we’re using instead now.]

Found helpful by 9 out of 10 people
Version 2.1.7
Review by cmh716

Insecure - They removed iCloud and Dropbox support in favor of their own, insecure cloud service. No 2-factor authentication and no encryption. Developer has claimed for over a year that encryption is coming.. All someone needs to download your journal is your password.

Found helpful by 8 out of 11 people
Version 2.1.7
Review by VisualSeed

No iCloud Sync. - Removing iCloud sync from this version has turned a very promising upgrade into a wasted $20 for for me. I don’t trust the developer’s cloud service to maintain my privacy and certainly don’t accept their excuses of technical limitations in not being able to support iCloud sync. The company expects us to sync our most intimate journal entries unencrypted to a hosted server maintied by a relativly small development company with no intenal oversight to prevent leaks, hacks or a sizable legal warchest to protect against abusive discovery requests from the goverment or third parties. ******** Update: New version still missing iCloud sync. No change of my original opinion and review. ******** Update2: New version still missing iCloud sync. No change of my original opinion and review. ******** Update3: New version still missing iCloud sync. No change of my original opinion and review.

Found helpful by 6 out of 8 people
Version 2.1.7
Review by Viiv

An improvment that makes the thing worse... - The Germans have a word for that (of course they do): Schlimmbesserung I have been in love with Day One. I’ve found it to be most superior app for journaling by far. My faith in the team behind the app started to waver when they allowed me to update my phone app without mentioning that my Mac app would no longer sync with the phone unless I paid $40 to update the Mac app. I was frustrated, but I went ahead and paid it in good faith. The next thing I noticed was that they had taken away Dropbox Sync. Who in the Day One team thinks they can do cloud better than Dropbox? Their worth to the Day One team should be reevaluated. APPLE cloud services can’t even do it as well as dropbox! How does Day One think they’re providing a better service??! I was very sure that as soon as Day One tried to do their own syncing, removing the Drop Box option, that the mac and ipone app would start having sync problems. And today they did, right on schedule. If this app doesn’t sync between the mac and the iphone, it’s virtually useless to me, which is why I’ve given one star. If this gets fixed, which could only really happen if Day One reintroduces Dropbox syncing, I will change this review.

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people
Version 2.1.7
Review by Ihavenids

Just paid $40 bucks to struggle with an unecessary dual pane switch. - Seriously, guys. Day One classic is amazing because of the clean and simple interface. I upgraded to version 2 and was scratching my head as I tried to understand why the dual pane switch is such a mess. The very reason why I loved Day one classic was because I had no distractions when composing a new entry. Just a big white screen and a little suggestion on top to get me going. Why add a layer of complexicity to something so simple? Now, instead of opening Day One and writing what’s on my mind, I have to toggle stuff, hide stuff and get all angry and upset because I just paid 40 dollars for a product that is actually making my life more complicated. Also, you guys removed Notewotrth, which was my favorite font :( — I hope you guys will realease an update soon, because I still think Day One is beautiful and a great journalling app.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people