Day One

Developer: Bloom Built Inc

Current Version: 2.5.7

Last Updated: 13 days ago

Download Size: 35.6 MB - Download


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

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


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


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


“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


CREATE HABITS: Easily 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



- 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

- New Users: $3.99/monthly and $34.99/yearly
- Existing Users: $2.99/monthly and $24.99/yearly

Day One Premium is an auto-renewing subscription. It is available for monthly or yearly periods. Your subscription is automatically renewed if it is not canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You're not allowed to cancel a subscription after it is activated. Subscriptions are managed in iTunes Account Settings.

Premium FAQ:


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

Terms of Use:


Release Notes:

- Fixed problems opening Day One on macOS 10.11
- Improved performance while syncing


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.5.1
Review by westclox

Five Years Deep, Still Five Stars - I instantly thought it was the best when the app was first released some five years ago. Five years later, it is still the reigning champ in the world of journaling. Flexible, powerful, uncluttered user experience, great customer service, reliable and constantly tweeked and improved to make it better- these are all the reasons this is worth your money. I definitely don’t prefer the subscription model that is emerging as the app industry-standard, but that’s not necessarily Day One’s problem. I get it- you’ve got to figure out a way to keep the lights on in a fiercly competitive industry, but still, I clearly realize that this is a way to make more money off of me for a longer amount of time. As a consumer I would much rather pay a one time fee and own the app and it’s features out-right without having to use a slice of my monthly disposable income on an ongoing subscription. But alas it appears that this is where the industry is headed and nobody really cares what a Joe Shmoe like me thinks. But I seriously love Day One- get it now! And if it doesn’t have a feature to address your super obscure need that literally no one else needs or wants, please don’t get all bent out of shape and leave them a one star review. Also, if you’re going to leave them a one star review at least have the class to punctuate your tasteless review. Nothing says intelligence like a paragraph without periods.

Found helpful by 46 out of 59 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 2.5.7
Review by Widgett

Whatever was in the last update, it’s broken now - I’ve lost two entries because they went to the great bit bucket in the sky instead of saving when I was done with them. Not trying this again until the next update.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 2.5.7
Review by Jokers Wild!

Great tool! - I have always struggled with keeping with the discipline of writing consistantly in a journal. The tools and reminders in this app have helped me improve my discipline. The app has evolved and has become even more of a tool for tracking my progress in maintaining focus and discipline in many aspects of my life.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.5.7
Review by Ptc22030

Excellent app in all it does - Hats off to Day One … I had been using Evernote for years to create daily journal notes, and found myself crafting macros and scripts to populate my entries with weather and other ancillary information. Then I read about Day One and gave it a try. It’s excellent for tracking daily thoughts, ideas, reading; and its integration with other apps means that I’m journaling and writing constantly throughout my day. Keep up the great work!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.5.7
Review by PogiNate

My Journal for years now - I’ve been using Day One for many years, and it’s become indespensible. The app keeps getting better, both on the desktop and iOS. It’s good to know that I always have my journal close to hand, and now my journals, plural, after they added multiple journals a few years ago. My Day One Journals have outlived several Macs, but they’re always where I want them when I move to a new comptuer. The interface is simple, using pure Markdown. I get in, I start writing, and little by little my life gets recorded. I love this app. I’m also loving the printed journals you can order. I printed the first few years of my journal and it’s nice to be able to flip back through them in book form, without having to look at my terrible handwriting. 😁

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.5.7
Review by Dramp

Take Care of Your Customers - I understand making money and if you totally redesigned your product and took on costs, I agree in paying a little for a much more indepth product… That being said-for a customer that has been with you a long time (was still using 1.10.6 until I looked into being able to have some font options other than Bold and Italic and found a new day one on App Store) charging $49.99 for your top of the line product doesn’t seem like taking care of long time customers. Yes, I didn’t pay $50 for it, can’t remember without looking back in iTunes but come on. Don’t even offer some update functionality update, bug fix or anything. I might have to look into other journals, even though i’ve used and purchased this well over 2 years ago because it was top notch at the time. Options please

Found helpful by 0 out of 1 people