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.

Connect to HealthKit to share "Mindful Minutes" to log the time spent writing in your journal.

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.

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What’s New

Version 5.9.1

• Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.9K Ratings

3.9K Ratings

Editors' Notes

It’s hard to make the best even better, but the sequel to Day One lives up to expectations—and then some. The app smartly keeps its interface streamlined but adds a wealth of new features that we’ve found immensely valuable. Your journal entries contain all sorts of information—you can geolocate them, add tons of photos to each entry, and even see your day’s fitness activity. You can switch over to a beautiful new photo view when you’re ready to see your world at a glance.

Direwolf Brenda ,

Pretty much only limited by your imagination

I tried this app out as a digital bullet journal alternative, and boy can I say, I’ve only had it for just under a week and I will be definitely keeping my premium status after the trial (though I changed it from yearly to monthly). I love that you can make different journals for different things, a few I have are: planner (to do lists and stuff), habits, dream journal and a budgeting section.

I will say I was a bit confused at first, but you really just need to dive in and try things out. This app is exactly what I wanted and more, I think the one thing that would make it better would be a calendar planner section where you can add appointments and things ahead of time, without it clogging up the top of the main journal page you put it in, but it would only show up a set amount of time in advance (you could set it to a few days, a week, a month).

I highly recommend this app to anyone looking for a good diary, notebook, to-do list, planner, or digital bullet journal.

Megz@87 ,


After my father recently passing away from cancer. I had become depressed, resentful to my family and enter a dark place. It has been 5 months and I was watching a self help documentary. In this doco they recommended journaling everyday to help with my emotions. So I searched through loads of apps. I read current user reviews and thought to myself why not, this one sounds great. I’m not one to pay for apps but this was worth every scent. I have used this app for 4 consecutive days now. I know short, but I have created multiple entries. You can create more then one ‘journal’ at a time. I’m currently journal about ‘my life at 30’ and new business ideas for a project I’m working on. You can also create books from this app. How amazing, it’s absolutely changed my life and my vision to life. I can now express myself in words in total secret or I can chose to share through social media. Hope you enjoy and support this amazing app as much as me. I would love to see what else they can add in the near future. 5 stars!!!

App Privacy

The developer, Bloom Built Inc, indicated that the app's privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


Bloom Built Inc
108.9 MB

Requires iOS 13.1 and watchOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese

Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
In-App Purchases
  1. Day One Premium $55.99
  2. Premium Monthly $5.99
  3. Day One Premium $56.99


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