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

* 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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Terms of Use:
For technical assistance or other inquiries:

What’s New

Version 6.9

• 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

4.7 out of 5
426 Ratings

426 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.

RogiPo ,

One Day Premium

worth paying subscription. for the modest yearly value the subscriber supports developping team.
sound recording up to 90 minutes really helps when on meetings and seminars. Very well integrated Apple Watch application, handy and usefull, perfect sync between devices including audio recordings and puctures. higly recommended,
I would appratiate text enhancements one day

Running owl ,

Not secure and expensive

From support: "All of your data is stored locally. The passcode can be set to prevent access to viewing your data in the app itself.

The files and folders can be accessed without the app, yes. That is how the data is currently stored. We recommend using different user profiles if sharing a computer. You can also enable FireVault to encrypt all of your data."

The same is true for iOS, presumably, although would require jailbreaking to gain access (easily and commonly done). Consider if you feel it's OK that your entries, including photos and audio, are stored in plain sight before subscribing.

I give the app a star for being a pleasure to use and another for the responsive support. I take one each away for storing entries as plain text, the high price and the lack of some basic features that should be present by now, especially for the price such as video. I'm looking forward to all these things being worked on and being able to give it two more stars.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review. Your local data is encrypted by iOS. We also provide full end-to-end encryption as an option for your data synced to Day One Sync. Please see here:

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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