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The Way I Journal: Kendra Wright

Blogger Kendra Wright doesn’t want life to whizz by

Who are you and what do you do?

Kendra Wright. I’m a writer at HeyKendra.com, a speaker and creator of The Year of Fear Project. I specialize in helping others break through uncertainty, take consistent action, and embrace the rebel they were… » Read More: The Way I Journal: Kendra Wright

Day One Encryption

(Repost from Medium)

When Day One launched in 2011, I knew that privacy would be an essential part of a great journaling app. We pour our deepest thoughts and feelings into this app, it should give us the assurance these remain private and secure.

In 2015, we launched Day One Sync as a replacement for iCloud and Dropbox sync, knowing we wanted to eventually offer web services (IFTTT, API, etc.) and… » Read More: Day One Encryption

The Way I Journal: Amit Gupta

Traveler and entreprenuer Amit Gupta doesn’t want to miss a moment

Photo Credit: Helena Price

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Amit Gupta. I’m a designer, entrepreneur, and occasional investor. I’ve worked on a lot of different things — started a couple companies, helped start a non-profit, wrote

Why Multiple Journals Are Better

A few weeks ago, I talked about how creating multiple journals was an essential tip to developing a journal habit.

The premise was pretty simple: If you have multiple journals, it’s easier to to know what is and what is not a journal entry. In my experience, with one journal, it’s easier to forego completing a journal entry in the sake of… » Read More: Why Multiple Journals Are Better

Journaling Can Jumpstart Your Creativity

Journaling Can Jumpstart Your Creativity

Practicing creativity can be difficult, but keeping a journal is a great way to make creativity a daily habit.

Creativity.

As a writer and graphic designer, it’s a skill I consider integral to my work. Every day, I’m asked to create something that will inspire others to take action. If I’m not creating something, I’m not accomplishing… » Read More: Journaling Can Jumpstart Your Creativity

The Way I Journal: Kelly Hodgkins

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Kelly Hodgkins. I am a journalist covering the outdoors sector and cutting edge technology for Digital Trends. I also work part-time as the Program Coordinator for the Western Foothills Land Trust.

When and why did you start journaling?

I started journaling a year ago when I started the Maine Master Naturalist program. This year-long… » Read More: The Way I Journal: Kelly Hodgkins

Journaling and Self Care

April 30th.

For Canadian accountants, it’s the worst day of the year. Every chicken comes home to roost. Every project is due. Every phone call is a must-answer. And, in all likelihood, the weather is beautiful outside.

For the most part, the eight weeks leading up to April 30th are no vacation either. Twelve to fifteen hour days are normal. You often walk into the office before the sun has risen and… » Read More: Journaling and Self Care

Day One Encryption Internal Beta

Last year we started work in earnest on end-to-end encryption. Since then we have dedicated significant resources to its design and implementation. It has been some time since the last published update and for that I apologize. However today we are pleased to announce that we have reached internal beta stage for encryption. To give some context for where this puts us in relation to a release, the typical… » Read More: Day One Encryption Internal Beta

Five Ways to Use Day One as a Travel Journal

Blooming cherry blossoms in the spring can only mean one thing: travel season is just around the corner.

I would chalk up the travel bug as a cyclical symptom of too much snow, too little heat, and too heavy a workload. And as it stands, I’m not the only one who thinks this way: many Americans do their traveling during the summer and all Canadian high school trips I’ve heard… » Read More: Five Ways to Use Day One as a Travel Journal

Some Tips for Developing a Journal Habit

I was talking to a friend recently who expressed a desire to start a journal. He mentioned how he always finds a way to start a journal, but has never developed the ability to keep a journal.

This is, undoubtedly, a common phenomenon. While starting a journaling habit is easy, maintaining the habit through the grind is difficult.

Getting through that grind is rewarding and healthy. And, it turns out, has a… » Read More: Some Tips for Developing a Journal Habit

Five Ways to Automate Your Day One Journal with TextExpander

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If you’re anything like me, you have a compulsive need to maintain consistency and uniformity in your everyday life. Be it perfect punctuation and Markdown formatting when jotting down quick notes or having consistent filenames in Finder, I am constantly striving for some sort of organizational utopia within my Mac.

This couldn’t be more true for my personal journal. If I start a… » Read More: Five Ways to Automate Your Day One Journal with TextExpander

10 Questions to Capture the Year in Your Journal

Click to create an entry in Day One:
New Year’s Questions

There’s always a certain degree of anticipation—an excitement in the air—for the turn of the calendar at the end of the year. It’s impossible to look at January 1st and not think… » Read More: 10 Questions to Capture the Year in Your Journal

Tip: To Do Lists

Watch this video to learn how to create “to do” checklists in your Day One journal entries.

For more video tips like this one, visit Day One’s Tips and Tutorials YouTube Playlist

Tip: Using the Calendar View

Learn how the Day One Calendar View can help you relive past memories and improve your journaling habit:

For more tips, see: Day One’s Tips and Tutorials Playlist

The Way I Journal: Aymeric Marlange

[Day One] Who are you and what do you do?

[Aymeric] I am Aymeric Marlange @aymericmarlange, co-founder of AirJin, a combined app & smart box solution to assess indoor and outdoor air quality and to deliver specific information or recommendations on pollution eviction and prevention behaviors. I also co-founded a co-working place in France.

When and why did you start journaling?

I journal because I need to remember what… » Read More: The Way I Journal: Aymeric Marlange

Tip: iOS Photo Entries

Adding photos to entries in Day One is a great way to keep your memories alive and vivid. Check out our latest tutorial video about adding photos to your iOS journal entries… » Read More: Tip: iOS Photo Entries

Reminders & Templates

Learn how Day One’s reminders and templates can help you make a habit of journaling… » Read More: Reminders & Templates

Encryption Update

“Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.” —John D. Rockefeller

It’s been a couple of months since our previous encryption blog post, so we wanted to give you another update.

TL;DR

We’re making great progress. It takes time to do it right. We don’t have a release date to announce right now.

Goals

We’ve been sweating the details of… » Read More: Encryption Update

The Way I Journal: Asatuurs Keim & Dennis Le Prevost

[Day One] Who are you and what do you do?

Asatuurs Keim: I am a filmmaker from Brighton, England where my studio From the Sky is based.

Dennis Le Prevost: I recently retired as an IT manager for a bank and I am now traveling on my motorbike with Asatuurs through 30 European countries making a documentary film about our journey.

When and why did you start journaling?

Asatuurs: I use… » Read More: The Way I Journal: Asatuurs Keim & Dennis Le Prevost

Day Evaluations

Journaling. I never had a journal in my life. I never wrote down anything from my ‘childhood’ days nor did I really keep anything. Perhaps I was too engrossed in the present moment to care about writing things down about my life and experiences, perhaps I was just lazy and didn’t want to spend time on that. I don’t really regret not having written anything as there is no reason… » Read More: Day Evaluations

Day One Tips & Tutorials Now on YouTube

Since Fall 2015, you may have noticed that we’ve been on a bit of a hiatus from adding content to the Day One Blog. Around that time, we were deeply head’s down as a team, focused on delivering Day One 2.0. We’re now ready to dust off the cobwebs and get crackin’ on some new blog content.

We’ve added a new video to our YouTube channel and created a… » Read More: Day One Tips & Tutorials Now on YouTube

End-to-End Encryption for Day One Sync

From the time that we started designing end-to-end encryption for Day One Sync, we’ve planned to publish the technical details of our implementation. Recently, we were inspired by a similar disclosure by OmniFocus (see it here). Now, with our design reaching stability and implementation well underway, we’re ready to do the same.

We’ll start by explaining what we’re trying to accomplish with end-to-end encryption. Then we’ll briefly review the current… » Read More: End-to-End Encryption for Day One Sync

Day One + IFTTT

Day One adds an IFTTT Channel!

Connect here: https://ifttt.com/day_one/
View all Day One’s IFTTT Recipes: https://ifttt.com/day_one/recipes

Animated image of all the IFTTT services with Day One

If you’re not familiar with IFTTT (If This Then That), it’s a free web-based service that allows users to create chains of simple conditional statements, called “recipes”, which are triggered based on changes to other web services. IFTTT is a… » Read More: Day One + IFTTT

Introducing Day One 2

Introducing Day One 2

Day One 2 Showcase

The Road So Far…

When Day One 1.0 launched nearly five years ago on March 9th, 2011, I had a hunch it could become something great. Fortunately, that hunch has paid off. Since Day One’s debut, users have caught the vision and seen Day One’s value as a simple way to capture life as you live it—a personal journal app for your… » Read More: Introducing Day One 2

The Way I Journal: Chris Handy

[Day One] Who are you and what do you do?

[Chris] I’m Chris Handy (@chrishandy), a board game designer and publisher. You can learn about my games at www.perplext.com and my latest game project—Pack O Game—a collection of gum-pack-sized card games. I also write and record music for children.

When and why did you start journaling?

I started using Day One on November 28, 2011. I have created… » Read More: The Way I Journal: Chris Handy

macOS’s Share Extension and Day One Mac

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One of the great new features in Mac OS X Yosemite is support for share extensions. With share extensions, any app supporting the OS X system share menu can be used to share content with apps that created a share extension. In Day One Mac 1.10, you can use OS X’s share menu to post content to Day One from Finder, Photos, Safari, and… » Read More: macOS's Share Extension and Day One Mac

Introducing Day One Sync

Day One Sync

The Bloom Built team is pleased to announce the public release of our official sync platform, Day One Sync. This free service joins Dropbox and iCloud as an option for syncing your Day One journal data.

Beyond syncing, Day One Sync is vital to the future of the Day One platform. It lays the foundation for numerous future features, including multiple journals, a web client, shared… » Read More: Introducing Day One Sync

The Way I Journal: Sam C. Perry

[Day One] Who are you and what do you do?

[Sam] My name is Sam C. Perry (@samcperry), and I’m a Senior Menswear Buyer for an e-commerce company in New York City. I am also the Creative Brand Director and Editor for samcperry.com. Aside from the professional titles, I am a creative individual from a small town in New Jersey, the only child of wonderful parents… » Read More: The Way I Journal: Sam C. Perry