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From once-in-a-lifetime events to everyday moments, Day One’s elegant interface makes journaling about your life a simple pleasure.

Award Winning: App of the Year and Apple Design Award

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

Create Habits: Make journaling a part of your life:

  • Reminders
  • In-app and System Notifications
  • Calendar

Life-Enriching Benefits: Reap the rewards of your consistency:

  • On This Day flashbacks and Nearby entries
  • On-the-spot memory enhancement
  • Book printing

Preserve Every Moment: There’s no limit to the memories you can save in Day One:

  • Unlimited photo storage (Premium only)
  • Unlimited journals (Premium only)
  • Unlimited audio recordings, with dictation and transcription
  • Social media with Day One’s Activity Feed and IFTTT integration

Secure Your Memories: Day One Sync provides peace of mind:

  • End-to-End Encryption
  • Sync across all your devices (Premium only)
  • Passcode and Touch ID lock

Quickly Capture: Multiple ways to capture a moment

  • Share extension from Photos, Safari, and more
  • Siri Shortcuts make voice commands to trigger audio or photo capture
  • Dictate, record audio or check-in from Apple Watch
  • Activity Feed provides a historical view of your location and photo history to make it easy to catch up on your past week

Apple Watch: Always listening and tracking

  • Dictate an entry voice to text
  • Check-in at to insert a placeholder entry that includes the name of the current place
  • Record audio for up to 6 hours per recording

Focused Writing Experience: Day One’s clean, distraction-free interface makes it easy to write down what’s important:

  • Powerful rich text formatting with Markdown
  • Templates
  • Cross-platform support (mobile, desktop, and watch)
  • Draw with Apple Pencil or your finger to illustrate an idea or moment, or write your entry by hand.

Recall Every Detail: Metadata automatically records the finer points of life:

  • Location & historical visits
  • Time and date
  • Temperature, weather, moon phase, altitude
  • Activity—motion and step count
  • Music playing

Organize Your Entries: Finding any memory is fast and easy:

  • Powerful search
  • Multiple journals (Premium only)
  • Tags
  • Favorite entries
  • Browse by calendar, timeline, maps, or photos

Share Your Memories: Our export options make it easy for you share your journals:

  • Export to PDF, HTML, JSON
  • Print your journals with Day One Book

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

“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.” —The Sweet Setup

Day One Premium Includes:

  • Unlimited photos
  • Unlimited journals
  • Unlimited cloud storage (end-to-end encrypted)
  • Sync to all Day One apps, iPad, Mac
  • Audio Recording
  • Drawing
  • Dark Mode
  • Additional Journal Colors
  • 25% Book Printing Discount
  • IFTTT integration (Automated Entries)
  • Prioritized customer support

Day One Premium is an auto-renewing subscription. It is available for monthly or yearly periods. $24.99/yearly (USD)

Price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel the subscription once activated. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase.

Day One is a journaling app for the iPhone, iPad and Mac. Record life as you live it. From once-in-a-lifetime events to everyday moments, Day One’s elegant interface makes journaling your life a simple pleasure.

To learn more about Day One, see these two excellent reviews:

Day One Products

iPhone and iPad

Journal on-the-go using your iOS devices. Never lose the context of “when, where, and what” with automatic date, time, location, weather, and motion activity metadata. Learn more.


This award-winning app is packed with powerful features, including a map view, quick entry menu bar, and timeline filters. Learn more.

Apple Watch

Day One Apple Watch is the fastest and easiest way to capture moments in life. Features include voice dictation and location check-in.

Secure Sync

With Day One Sync, you can easily switch between your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices and always have your journal with you. With end-to-end encryption, rest assured your data remains safe, and private. Learn more.


Handpick individual entries for posting to a beautiful webpage, then share them via email, texting, and social media. Learn more.


Date Milestone
2011-03-09 Day One 1.0 for Mac Released
2011-03-09 Day One 1.0 for iPhone Released
2011-12-12 Andy Ihnatko’s Pick of the Week
2011-03-28 Mac App Store “Editors Choice
2011-12-13 Mac App Store “Best Apps of 2011” #1 Spot
2012-01-28 iPad App Store – App of the Week
2012-01-28 iPhone App Store – App of the Week
2012-08-03 The Verge Review
2012-11-07 Jack Dorsey endorsement
2012-12-14 Mac App Store “App of the Year
2013-07-09 Apple’s App Store Fifth Anniversary Feature App
2014-01-01 Apple’s Mac Thirtieth Anniversary Feature App
2014-03-11 Day One Publish (publishing and sharing service)
2014-06-02 Apple Design Award winner
2014-06-02 App Store App of the Week
2015-04-24 Day One for Apple Watch
2015-05-15 Day One Sync
2016-02-03 Launched Day One Version 2.0
2016-02-04 App Store Editors’ Choice (Mac and iOS)
2016-03-17 Day One IFTTT Channel
2016-09-15 Activity Feed
2016-12-07 2016 Best of the App Store
2017-04-24 Book Printing
2017-06-09 Day One Web App (Read Only Beta)
2017-06-12 End-to-end Encryption
2017-06-28 Day One Premium Subscriptions
2017-08-01 Day One Browser Extensions (Safari and Chrome)
2017-09-22 Day One Android App on the Play Store
2018-03-30 Day One Podcast
2018-08-01 Day One Version 3 New Editor, Audio Recoding, Drawing, New Watch app

For media coverage and press, download the Press Kit and contact


Paul Mayne @paulmayne
BJ Homer @bjhomer
Josh Orr
Spencer Transier @spencertransier
Adam Daly
Murphy Randle @splodingsocks
Brad Forsyth
Michelle Tessier @annemtessier
Josh Robertson @hossman333
Komal Gundavarapu
Lakshmi Praveena Yechuri
Johnny Hicks
Ryan Irvine
Cameron Milliken
Brett Nord @brettnord
June Crane
Tyler Rife


Day One In Depth by Shawn Blanc and Others
A comprehensive guide to Day One, the best journaling app for iOS and Mac.
Starting from Day One by Bakari Chavanu
Using the Day One Journaling App to Record and Enrich Your Life.

Integrated Apps

Launch Center Pro

“Makes journaling as easy as tweeting.”

Cameron Moll, esteemed design and tech leader

“A simple and always accessible new kind of micro-journaling…”

The Verge

Superior writing experience

  • Clean, distraction-free interface
  • Quick entry window in menu bar (Mac version)
  • Multi-Markdown text formatting
  • Full screen mode
  • Privacy passcode lock
  • Photographic entries
  • Command-line interface for power users


Each Day One entry automatically tracks:

  • Photo EXIF data
  • Temperature and weather data
  • Locations (GPS and Foursquare Places)
  • Time and date
  • Activity data – Motion and step count (iPhone 5s)
  • Music playing


  • Customized writing reminders
  • Inspirational quotes and questions (Mac version)


  • Search by keyword
  • Create tags and #hashtags
  • Star favorite entries
  • Browse past entries by calendar, timeline, maps, and more

Archive and Backup

  • Sync entries across all your Mac devices with Dropbox or iCloud (iOS sync with purchase of iOS app)
  • PDF export (with date range and tag filters) and Printing
  • Automated local backups


  • Tweet entries
  • Check-in with Foursquare (iOS version)
  • Email entries (PDF, HTML, or Plain Text)

“Day One Journal… using it every day now.”

Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter and Square

“I love Day One diary software as well because it syncs across computers and reminds me politely to record my life in little snippets.”

Felicia Day, Actress and Producer

Special Thanks

Dallas Petersen @dallaspetersen
Alan Wessman @alanwessman
Jason Webb @bigjasonwebb
Josh Ginter @joshuaginter
Shelley Martin @shelmart
Bakari Chavanu @bakarichavanu
Ben Dolman @bdolman
Brett Terpstra @ttscoff
Shawn Blanc @shawnblanc

All our awesome beta testers!

Feel free to Contact Us.

“Day One is probably the most powerful app I have on my Mac and iOS devices…”

Federico Viticci, MacStories