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

**App of the Year and Apple Design Award winner**


“This superb journaling app remains pleasant to behold, easy to use, and a tough act for any rival to follow.”


“Day One makes keeping a journal delightfully easy.”


“If you’re looking for a fantastic journaling app, or a great app for logging and recording various events and milestones of your life, then by far and away the best pick is Day One.”
—The Sweet Setup


CREATE HABITS: Easily make journaling a part of your life:

- Reminders
- In-app and System Notifications
- Calendar

LIFE-ENRICHING BENEFITS: Reap the rewards of your consistency:

- On This Day flashbacks and Nearby entries
- On-the-spot memory enhancement
- Book printing

PRESERVE EVERY MOMENT: There’s no limit to the memories you can save in Day One:

- Unlimited photo storage (Premium only)
- Unlimited journals (Premium only)
- Social media with Day One's Activity Feed and IFTTT integration

SECURE YOUR MEMORIES: Day One Sync provides peace of mind:

- End-to-End Encryption
- Sync across all your devices (Premium only)
- Passcode and Touch ID lock

FOCUSED WRITING EXPERIENCE: Day One’s clean, distraction-free interface makes it easy to write down what’s important:

- Powerful text formatting with Markdown
- Templates
- Cross-platform support (mobile, desktop, and watch)

RECALL EVERY DETAIL: Metadata automatically records the finer points of life:

- Location
- Time and date
- Temperature and weather
- Activity—motion and step count
- Music playing

ORGANIZE YOUR ENTRIES: Finding any memory is fast and easy:

- Powerful search
- Multiple journals (Premium only)
- Tags
- Star favorite entries
- Browse by calendar, timeline, maps, or photos

SHARE YOUR MEMORIES: Our export options make it easy for you share your journals:

- Export to PDF, HTML, JSON
- Print your journals with Day One Book


• Unlimited photo, video, audio
• Unlimited journals
• Unlimited cloud storage (end-to-end encrypted)
• Sync to all Day One apps: iPhone, iPad, Mac
• Audio Recording
• Drawing
• Email an entry
• Additional Journal Colors
• 25% Book Printing Discount
• IFTTT integration (Automated Entries)
• Prioritized customer support

Day One Premium is an auto-renewing subscription.

Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel the subscription once activated. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase.

For technical assistance or other inquiries, email:

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What’s New

Version 4.2

• End-to-end encryption is now enabled for every user - Key securely stored and synced using iCloud

• Click on Entry Date header to open Date Editor menu

• Thumbnail being delayed when adding video
• Menu Bar shortcut in full screen opens in proper position

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
532 Ratings

532 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!

Quest4Sanity ,

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.

Kate the Tatter ,


I’ve been using this app for years but over the last yeat - ever since they went to v2.0 - I’ve had nothing but problems. I run it on a new MacBook Pro, an iPhone 6 and an iPad 4. Entries take forever to sync when I write them on the iPad, but I put it down to the old hardware. But lately, I’ve entered text in the desktop version, clicked DONE and watched my text disappear. Sometimes it comes back, but lately it hasn’t.

And it seems to be getting worse - the disappearing text trick happened yesterday and then again today! I’ve contacted the Support team more than once and gotten absolutely nowhere.

I shall be migrating all my data (5 years worth!) to another app.


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30.8 MB

macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor


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

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
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