Day One

Developer: Bloom Built Inc

Current Version: 2.1.9

Last Updated: 26 days ago

Download Size: 31.6 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:

- Asian language typing improvements
- Sync improvements
- Crash when using new photo timeline drag-n-drop functionality in macOS 10.11


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 2.1.9
Review by JenJenMI

Love This App, Hate the Price of the Mac App - I absolutely love Day One. I've been using it for over a year, and I love being reminded of entries 'on this day' in previous years. I started using the app when my husband bought the app awhile back so I had it on iPhone/iPad via family sharing. He was frustrated when the latest version (Day One 2) came out days later and he had to rebuy it. The cost of this app on Mac seems kind of high IMO, but I'm glad I paid it. I love updating entries on all devices, though iPad and Mac most of all.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 2.1.9
Review by CttWAppsUser

Sync doesn - So I had hoped to use this application on my mac along with Google Assistant when trying to create short "log" style entries. However, I created a new journal and a simple text test entry in the mac app and toggled on sync yet logging into the dashboard says "You're not using Day One Sync" and "You haven't published any entries". But if I go to the applications control panel and hit "sync now" still nothing (and yes, I selected thr correct account from the options). Seems to me the most basic and highly touted feature doesn't even function out of the box. I was willing to forget the year long end-to-end encryption wait but this was a waste of money... from "end-to-end".

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people
Version 2.1.9
Review by JennyYo

1875 Days of Day One - I’ve been loving the Day One experience since 2012, and the app continues to improve with time. The updates are thoughtful, and I’m currently loving the feature of ‘On this day, one year ago’, etc. Also adding geo-tagged photos and maps is really great for travel journaling. My only hiccup with the app has been synching between devices, and some issues with Apple ID. I think I’ve ironed it out with a re-install, but the Apple ID issues will need tech support. Despite these issues, I have not experienced data loss with the seperated out back up process being pretty easily accessible for storage on Dropbox.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.1.9
Review by williambayne

Fantastic Product - I’ve used Day One since about 2011. I would consider myself a power Day One user. It is a fantastic product. I personally have worked it into my business life, personal life, and religious life. I have a rare brain disorder and love the ability to create a seperate journal inside the app to log what is going on with my brain for the doctors. I love it’s simplicity and the ability to add pictures. It is a wonderful product and I could not more highly recommend it. Recently Day One came out with the ability to print your Journals. I printed my 2016 journal and just received the product last week. It is great. If I could recommend anything to the company it would be to allow for the ability to import PDF’s into a post. Often I will go to a meeting and there will be some PDF’s that we are reviewing and it would be handier to be able to add them to my post than to cite a link. Hardly a deal killer, and maybe more functionality than it is worth, but that feature would be my only improvement. Thanks for a great product.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 2.1.9
Review by Megison

Awsome app - Great app. I love how it connects to the computer, your phone, and the cloud. Easy to use, great for a diary, notes, journal, etc.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people