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.

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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 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

4.7 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K 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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