Day One

Developer: Bloom Built Inc

Current Version: 4.14

Last Updated: 11 days ago

Download Size: 33.4 MB - Download


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

Award Winning: Apple App of the Year and Apple Design Award

Over 10 million downloads

#1 rated app for journaling

“It feels almost sacred: A completely private digital space.” —The New York Times

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

Keeping a journal is an act of love. It makes you aware of your surroundings, cognizant of your actions, and open to adapting to all the changes around you.

Day One is the journal that redefines journaling. Discover how Day One lets you to capture life as you live it.

What you’ll love about Day One:

Focus on your writing with a layout that has everything you need and nothing you don’t.

Use *On This Day* to take a trip back in time. No time machine needed.

Add photos, videos, drawings, or audio recordings to bring your journal entries to life.

Protect your journal with biometric security, end-to-end encryption, and automatic backups with the ability to export your data anytime.

Download for free on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch.

Follow us on Instagram for tips, prompts, and beautiful photography to help you get the most from your journal.

Download now for FREE, or learn more at:

Day One is FREE to use with unlimited entries. Additional features are available with a Day One Premium membership.

Privacy Policy:
Terms of Use:
For technical assistance or other inquiries, email: [email protected]


Release Notes:

Our palindrome update is officially here. To celebrate, we’ve used some “race car” language throughout the release notes.

• We got under the hood to give sync a tune up, boosting reliability, performance, and speed.
• Dragging and dropping attachments onto the app icon shouldn’t be a drag so we improved the experience.

• These bugs aren’t going to squash themselves, so we performed our usual round of extermination. Specifically, we found and resolved a bug in the touch bar that was causing performance issue. We also cleaned up the UI a bit.


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 4.14
Review by claire0118

pretty great! - I love the style on my mac! One thing though, I wish some of the premium features were free -- like, you would think synced devices would be a given free thing. otherwise though, love it!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 4.14
Review by reyesk9

easy to maintain - If you're a premium member (a nominal cost considering the benefits), devices are synced. You can write notes and journal from wherever using whichever device you have handy. Love the ability to upload photo into the writing page. Easy to use interface.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 4.14
Review by @meldhoy

Excelente herramienta - Disfruto mucho escribir diariamente. Esta aplicación ha resultado ser una herramienta útil por el hecho de que funge como una especie de agenda. Me ayuda a mantener mis escritos en un solo lugar.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 4.14
Review by ElmiraTea

Eight Years Deep, Still Five Stars - This app has saved me a lot of time getting work done and reminding me of things I have to do. It has helprd me to get started on my novel. Almost done. Great app.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 4.14
Review by RiHi17

Best Journaling App on All Platforms - I've been using Day One for a decade now. Have gone through several major interations with it, still loving the app and its all around functionality on both iOS and Mac.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people