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.

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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
6.9K Ratings

6.9K 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.

JudasI ,

Alas Poor v2

Compared to DOv3, v2 was pretty much perfect. I’ll gloss over the buggy release of v3, but I can’t ignore the new and “improved” editor and it’s UI. Select an entry, and it’s now immediately in edit mode. Now that might seem a good idea, right until an inadvertent swipe of the screen either removes or drastically changes an entry. Quick access to location and the photo picker has been removed, those options are now hidden away behind a file attachment icon, of all things. It does appear that swiping up on the map provides access to some functions, but neither method is as obvious or quick as it was. The new editor also handles markdown differently. It attempts to convert any markdown to rich text, at which point it can’t be changed ( I’ll gladly be corrected, if this isn’t the case ). I appreciate this might only impact a small percentage of users, but it’s aggravating all the same. I can only hope the devs relent, and add proper markdown back in. The clunky UI I can get used to, but not the loss of real Markdown support.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. We'd be happy to forward it to the team. you can also provide feedback directly at

teddi_jess ,

A medium for personal growth

Many people chose journals to just record their lives and such, but I chose to download this app to help me cope with the world around me. I have had a life that has been harder than most and I found my self without any coping mechanisms when my boyfriend left me. Though things for my boyfriend and I aren’t truly over and we’re working on things, I’m glad I found this app. It’s beautifully organised and is so wonderful in allowing your thoughts to flow out in a healthy fashion. I’m grateful this app was created and though it will cost money when the trial is over, I will still pay it since peace of mind is priceless. I thank you for making this app and I thank you for the security it possesses as well as its quirks in location pinpointing pictures so you can write an entry regarding that picture. Honestly I wish I’d found this app a long time ago, but now that I have it I will never go back.

Thank you, truly.

App Privacy

The developer, Bloom Built Inc, has 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 based on, for example, 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

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This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
In-App Purchases
  1. Day One Premium £32.99
  2. Premium Monthly £3.49
  3. Day One Premium £33.99


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