Notes, photos, voice recording

Apple’s App of the Year with over 15 million downloads and 50,000 5-star reviews globally. From once-in-a-lifetime events to everyday moments, Day One’s elegant interface makes journaling about your life a simple pleasure.

New York Times: “It feels almost sacred: A completely private digital space.”

Wired: “Day One makes keeping a journal delightfully easy.”

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

Sweet Setup: “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.”

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:

* Beautiful, award-winning design
* Unlimited text entries for free
* Powerful rich text formatting with markdown
* Different journals for every aspect of your life (Premium)

* Automatic backups to our private servers (Premium)
* Privacy protected with industry leading end-to-end encryption
* Secured with passcode or biometrics
* Export options to ensure your entries always stay yours

* Unlimited photos and videos (Premium, limited for free)
* Auto-importer for your Instagram posts (Premium)
* Handwritten entries or drawings (Premium)
* Voice recording and transcription (Premium)

* In your pocket or on your wrist with iPhone and Apple Watch
* Mac or iPad for long-form writing
* Text message or email straight to your journal
* Safari browser extension to save websites in a click

* On This Day highlights past memories
* Tags, favorites, and search filters
* Map view to plot your travel
* High quality printed books to flip through
* Integrates with the Health app to track mindfulness minutes

* Time, date, weather, step count, added to every entry
* Customizable templates
* IFTTT applets to automatically import from Spotify, YouTube, Strava, Fitbit, Facebook, Twitter, and more.
* Siri Shortcuts to automate more of your journaling
* Share from Apple Photos, Safari, and other apps

* Reminders through text message or system notification
* Daily journal prompts
* Streaks and calendar view to keep your momentum going
* Today summary to see where you’ve been and what you’ve done
* Instagram, podcast, blog, and Facebook community for inspiration

Download now for free, or learn more at:

Day One is FREE to use with unlimited entries. Additional features, including unlimited photos, videos, and audio recordings, are available with a Day One Premium membership.

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What’s New

Version 6.9.1

• Journal via WhatsApp messaging!
Connect your phone number to get a daily reminder WhatsApp message; replies go directly to your journal (Photos included, Canada Only)
• Hashtags are hyperlinked and update entry tags when edited
• Re-enabled HealthKit for tracking mindfulness minutes while writing in your journal
• Bug fixes and sync performance enhancements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K 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.

Kaustubhlal ,

iOS 13.1.3 which supposed to update without my personal intervention.

I am Premium subscriber of DayOne , I just found my app was not updated for how long I am not sure. And despite I should be able to Apple Pencil for writing or drawing unfortunately the expensive payment is not enough to avail all features. My address is recorded wrong though I tried many times to correct it by without success, weather data is something I avail from other app .
Definitely the application is really excellent and that why I pay subscription for Premium but, I actually thought it will be provided but now I am given up my iPad Pro version 13.1.3 I have not been able to use Apple Pencil.

Developer Response ,

There are settings in your device settings to enable automatic downloads of updates. Please contact our support team and we will work with you on this issue. Thanks.

Sahitanand ,

A great app. But it’s holding itself back.

So I’ve been using the app for the last 5 years. I’ve been through it all. I’ve religiously written every single day for an entire year only to loose all of it when some glitch happened when Day One introduced it’s own sync. Nevertheless I stuck with it. I love writing on it. But it seems to be missing a few key evolutionary features. One that I miss the most is a Dark Mode. I’m sure there are a lot of people like me who write in the night. It’s the last thing I do before I go to bed. A dark more would be awesome. Also I use my iPad Pro to write a lot. It would be nice if I could just swipe away the elements on the left so that all I’m seeing is the typing window. It’s there on the Mac. Sadly missing on the iPad app. Hopefully they fix this. Especially considering Bear has all of these and more.

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 based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


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