Day One Journal: Private Diary 4+

Notes, photos, voice recording

Bloom Built Inc

    • 4.8 • 1.2K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Apple’s App of the Year with over 15 million downloads and 200,000 5-star ratings globally, Day One has reinvented journaling, letting you record your life as you live it. Securely save audio, video, photos, notes, and more wherever you are, whenever you want.

“Day One creates something so rare it feels almost sacred: A completely private digital space.” – New York Times

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


Day One is the original digital journal app. A decade of updates and feature additions make it the most private, trusted, and easiest-to-use journaling app in the world.

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

• Automatic backups keep your journal entries safe
• End-to-end encryption, which is a fancy way of saying your entries are 100% private
• Journal entries stay secure with passcode, TouchID, or FaceID
• Export options (pdf, plain text, etc.) ensure your entries always stay yours

• Streaks and calendar view help keep your momentum going
• Programmable reminders through text message or phone notifications
• Unique, daily journal prompts help eliminate writer’s cramp
• Customizable templates save time and add organization to entries
• Today view provides a summary of where you’ve been and what you’ve done
• Integrates with the Health app to track mindfulness minutes

• Unlimited photos and video*
• Auto-importer for your Instagram posts*
• Handwritten entries or drawings*
• Voice recording and transcription*

• Cross-platform apps available on iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac
• The ability to text or email entries straight to your journal

• On This Day feature allows you to revisit past memories
• Tags, favorites, and search filters make it easy to find what you’re looking for
• Map view quickly shows all the places you’ve journaled from
• Print capabilities turn your digital journal into a premium physical book

• Time, date, weather, moon phase, and more are automatically added to every entry
• IFTTT applets allow importing data from Spotify, YouTube, Strava, Fitbit, Facebook, Twitter, and more
• Siri Shortcuts provides a powerful way to automate more of your journaling
• Share sheet allows you to add content from other apps, like Apple Photos and Safari

*Day One is FREE to use forever 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 7.17

• The "Move to Trash" confirmation alert will now be shown only once per device now that trashed entries can be easily restored
• When there is only one journal, the "All Journals / Current Journal" switcher won't be shown in the tag picker
• The Today View will no longer hide the Photos or Places sections when they're empty
• When adding media to an entry, the media's timestamp and location will automatically be applied to the entry if the media was created less than 20 minutes from the entry's current timestamp (was previously 1 hour)

• Fixed a bug that could happen when running a Shortcut while the Day One side menu is open
• Fixed a bug where adding a link in list item would remove the list style
• Fixed several bugs related to showing media thumbnails in the Calendar tab

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K 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 keeps its interface streamlined but adds a wealth of new valuable features. 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. Switch over to the beautiful new photo view when you’re ready to see your world at a glance.

Binsentsu ,

One Amazing Journal

I have been using this app since 2016. Having been able to export a PDF file was one of the best feature it has and it has the cover page and all photos are captured per entry made. However, after the major update when I exported a PDF file dated August 20th I noticed there was no cover page and a lot of photos was lost with only the text entries were captured on the exported file. Though I know there is a PDF settings but still the a few of the photos was lost compared to previous exported files where it is complte in terms of cover page, text entires and photos.

I am hoping that the developers can take a look at this. Please. Thank you.

ReyCarl ,

Great app for journaling!

I just love how this app works and I have a great time journaling. I was hoping to try premium but then one time payment is a bit heavy on my finances since I am still a student. I hope the developers offer an option wherein one can a monthly subscription, or even a one time premium that’s lifetime. Since I am still a student, I prefer the former option since I am able to budget my finances with this payment scheme.

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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