Notes, photos, voice recording

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.

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What’s New

Version 6.5

• New drawer toggle button in the toolbar to show/hide journal list
• Added progress indicator to images and videos when downloading full resolution files
• Added progress indicator when importing a journal from a JSON file
• Timeline group headers for “Pinned” and “Recent” for journals sorted by edit date

• Fixed download indicator for images and videos

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Sarie. ,

The best writing app for my needs!

I have this app synced across my laptop, ipad, and phone, and it works flawlessly. I’ve been using it for a couple years now. I have tested the other similar writing apps, and for me this one wins out & is so enjoyable to use. No entries have ever been lost for me, even though I accidentally made two logins when initially setting up, and had entries and journals on both. Online instructions helped a ton in merging the accounts, and tech support is fast, friendly, and very helpful. Could not be happier!

SanityFox ,

Not Real Markdown

I actually understand the subscription pricing, and I get why they need it. They are continually making updates and squashing bugs. Servers cost money, and they want to be able to sustain the application over the long term. I want that too. However, they neutered Markdown, and this weird hybrid is annoying as hell. I don't understand why they don't just stick to having actual full markdown as an option, and just make it a toggle. Make line breaks behave properly for those us who actually use Markdown, and don't burden everyone else with the half butted application.

I thought after waiting nearly two years for End-to-End encryption I could finally move my 700+ journal entries over to DayOne 2 and enjoy multiple journals and multiple pictures. Their proprietary syncing option is much faster than the previous version and with end-to-end, you can at least trust they're not snopping on you.

I understand why they removed 3rd party sync - iCloud is a pain to program complex files for, and adding end-to-end encryption through someone else's sync is a daunting, if not impossible task.

HOWEVER - they changed how they handle markdown, and my 700+ entries formatting is all screwed up. I thought it was a bug, so I sent in a note. I was told:

"Thanks for contacting us and sorry for the troubles you're experiencing. I'll do my best to help you. We changed Markdown editors and web views in Day One 2.0 and that probably caused the issue. Unfortunately I do not have an adequate solution. "

They changed the fundamental behaviour of line breaks, (something which drastically changes how your paragraphs are displayed), with zero mention of it. I now have over 700 entries that need reformatting. That's thousands of paragraphs that need fixing. The explanation I was given:

"It is a development and design choice."

That's a really big change to toss at your users with no method for an easy fix, with no actual explanation for why. And it's that lack of rationale that leaves me in the difficult position of having to recommend users stay away from DayOne. If I can't trust that my journals aren't going to be safe going forward, that "design & development" choices are going to unecessarily create work for me, then I can't trust the developer. Period.

I need to be able to trust that my journals are going to be readable down the line, and not going to require maintenance everytime there's an update. The goodwilll from the original DayOne has run out.

Duncan Cameron ,

Powerful because it gets out of the way

Day One is so helpful because it enables me to record my thoughts in the moment without worrying about extra details. I always know where to find my entries, regardless of what device I am using. Adding photos, videos, recordings, is effortless. Formatting is simple and clear without all the complications of Pages or Word documents.

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:

  • 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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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