New Feature: Journal via SMS!

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 6.0.3

• Text Message Reminders!
Connect your phone number to get a daily reminder text message, replies go directly to your journal (Photos are included, US Only)
• Calendar includes photos from that day (Disable in Settings > Appearance)
• Default journal templates - New entries automatically apply template selected in journal settings
• Entry Merging - Timeline multi-select menu now includes a merge button to combine entries into a single entry

• Entry content and text edit buttons now present menus instead of replacing the keyboard
• Redesigned photo viewer to give you easier access to photo information and actions
• Rotate a photo by long pressing on the photo, and tapping “Rotate Left”
• Updated the app icon quick actions to include opening up to the Today view or Search
• Redesigned entry date picker
• Long-press tab bar icons for shortcut options
• Added a download indicator to media that still needs to be downloaded
• Media will only be downloaded over cellular after tapping on media

• Media picker scroll position should be more reliable when opening from dates in the past
• Startup and overall performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
4.7K Ratings

4.7K 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.

laurenlionspeak ,

Love this app but too expensive!

I love this app but I don't know if I will ever subscribe because $50/year is very pricey!

rdwill75 ,

What's with the price?

I bought this app before and it was fine. But now im sippose to pay $5 a month just to sync back the old entries i made and keep paying forever? Seriously?! I hope the app dies a slow horrible death.

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


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