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Day One Update for iOS 8

With iOS 8, Apple is releasing numerous, significant changes to their mobile operating system. The latest version of Day One iOS supports the following new features:

  • Today Extension (Widget)—Get inspired with flashbacks of past entries.
    • Graphs of recent entry counts, daily word counts, photo counts
    • Photo from a year(s) ago on this day (+ random photos)
  • Share Extensions—Now you can easily

Macworld Reviews Day One

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In its recent review of Day One, Macworld has this to say:

I’ve kept paper journals in the past, but never stuck with them. Filling those blank pages felt too much like a chore. Bloom Built’s superb Day One makes keeping a journal easier than ever, thanks to smart features and a beautiful, welcoming interface. —Nathan Alderman, Macworld

Check out the rest of Macworld’s review

Day One Sponsors First Annual 30-Day Digital Journaling Challenge

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Day One is proud to support EasyJournaling.com’s first annual 30-Day Digital Journaling Challenge. Sign-up now to receive journaling reminders, tips, and encouragement when the challenge begins on October 1st… » Read More: Day One Sponsors First Annual 30-Day Digital Journaling Challenge

Day One Uses: Dream Journal

Over the years we’ve seen people transform Day One into the most varied, incredible tools. From recording work progress to documenting the first months of a baby’s life, we are constantly amazed by the versatility of Day One. This series tries to help you find new things to journal about and enhance your life-recording experience with Day One.

Today we continue with an unexpected use for Day One: Dream

The Way I Journal: Alan Bailward

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

[Alan] My name is Alan Bailward (@alanbailward), and I’m the senior technologist at a web startup just out of Vancouver, BC. By day I do everything from programming architecture to fixing printers, while evenings and weekends I am a portrait and wedding photographer. I’ve been everything from tech support to a programmer to a system admin (and back… » Read More: The Way I Journal: Alan Bailward

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Writing the little daily journal is fun. I have set my usual two pages of writing as the day’s work. I don’t know if I can keep this up from the beginning, but I will try.

-John Steinbeck (Working Days: The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath, 1938-1941)… » Read More:

Swarm (Foursquare) Check-In using Day One

If you want a simple check-in method, Day One’s Publish feature for iOS is a great way to do this.

  1. Create a new entry. Add text and photo, if desired.
  2. Tap the Publish icon.
  3. Tap Foursquare, then choose your nearby “Place.”
  4. Tap Publish.

A native Foursquare / Swarm check-in is created with your entry text and photo. With Day One and… » Read More: Swarm (Foursquare) Check-In using Day One

The Way I Journal: Ross Lockwood

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

[Ross] My name is Ross Lockwood (@rosslockwood), I’m a PhD student and simulated Martian. I’m working towards my PhD in Condensed Matter Physics, and participating as a crew member in the 120-day long Hawaii Space Exploration Analog & Simulation (HI-SEAS.org, a NASA-funded study).

When and why did you start journaling?

I’ve been journaling on and off my entire life… » Read More: The Way I Journal: Ross Lockwood

Day One T-Shirts

By popular demand, we’re selling Day One T-shirts. For the next two weeks until August 1st we’ll be taking orders. Shirts will ship around the end of August. Check them out.

Day One T-Shirt and Sticker Giveaway Results

The response to the Day One T-Shirt and Sticker Giveaway was amazing. Your comments about how you use Day One and the new features you want in Day One have inspired us. Thank you to everyone who entered and shared your thoughts!

Here’s the Facebook page for the contest: https://www.facebook.com/dayoneapp/posts/666352360101653:0

How do you use Day One?

Here are a few verbatim comments about how Day One has been used:

“I use Day… » Read More: Day One T-Shirt and Sticker Giveaway Results

Day One iOS Update with Tumblr Support

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We’ve just released the latest version of Day One iOS, 1.14.1. One feature not to miss—Publish now supports sharing entries on Tumblr.

Here are the complete release notes:

New:

  • Tumblr sharing now supported in Publish.
  • Train/metro icon for motion activity.

Fixed:

  • Improved search for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other multi-byte characters.
  • Deleted entries don’t reappear in timeline when sync is disabled.
  • Eliminated several crashes related to the timeline and Publish.
  • Photos

The Way I Journal: Sven Fechner

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

[Sven] I am Sven Fechner and work as a Senior Manager for Cisco Systems across Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Russia. However, I might be more known online for the blogging I do at SimplicityBliss.com and, as of recently, I am a co-host at the bi-weekly German tech podcast “Der Übercast“.

Stuttgart, Germany—known for all the beautiful, well-engineered… » Read More: The Way I Journal: Sven Fechner

The Way I Journal: Christine Chan

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

[Christine] I am Christine Chan (@christyxcore), a writer and editor over at AppAdvice.com. I go hands-on with tons of apps and cover everything about them to let our readers know if something is worth checking out or not in my in-depth reviews.

When and why did you start journaling?

I started journaling when I was really young. I always… » Read More: The Way I Journal: Christine Chan

Day One Tip: Overcoming Lapses in Journaling

Day One has helped journaling become a natural habit for me, and that habit has paid off. The tremendous time, effort, and dedication has helped create something of immense value to me.

It isn’t without its occasional hiccups though. There are still times when I just can’t journal—no matter what I try to write—things just don’t flow. Some personal journalers might deem that a bad thing, or assume their journaling days… » Read More: Day One Tip: Overcoming Lapses in Journaling

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One advantage in keeping a diary is that you become aware with reassuring clarity of the changes which you constantly suffer and which in a general way are naturally believed, surmised and admitted by you, but which you’ll unconsciously deny when it comes to the point of gaining hope or peace from such an admission.

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The journal is a vehicle for my sense of selfhood. It represents me as emotionally and spiritually independent. Therefore (alas) it does not simply record my actual, daily life but rather — in many cases — offers an alternative to it.
—Susan Sontag

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The nicest part of having a journal is being able to write down all my thoughts and feelings; otherwise, I might suffocate.
- Anne Frank

Day One T-Shirt and Sticker Giveaway

We have a fresh batch of t-shirts and stickers that we’d like to give away to you, the beloved users of Day One.

To enter, visit our Facebook page.

Note: If you don’t have a Facebook account, feel free to email info@dayoneapp.com with your responses to these questions: “How do you use Day One?” and “What new feature

Apple Design Awards 2014 Winner: Day One

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Yesterday, Day One was awarded an Apple Design Award at the 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference. We venerate Apple as a design and technology leader, and to be given this recognition is tremendously gratifying. We wish to thank all of Day One’s customers—your stories about Day One inspire and encourage us! » Read More: Apple Design Awards 2014 Winner: Day One

Day One Mac 1.9.4 now available

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New:
- Greatly improved search for multi-byte characters (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Emoji, etc.).
- Tags are now included in Momento text entry imports.
- Most recent entry location is shown by default in Map view.

Fixed:
- Header styles are more consistent between Mac and iOS.
- Markdown footnotes link properly.
- Day One icon no longer appears in Mac OS X Mission Control when Main Window is… » Read More: Day One Mac 1.9.4 now available

Tip: Using Markdown Tables in Day One

While the bread and butter of Day One will always be helping you commit your thoughts to words, it doesn’t mean we haven’t packed some extra features for those who want to go beyond that. Day One has a built-in MultiMarkdown syntax parser, so there is the possibility of adding tables to your journal entries.

Why would you want tables in your journal, you ask? Well, what… » Read More: Tip: Using Markdown Tables in Day One

Day One Uses: A Book Journal

Over the years we’ve seen people transform Day One into the most varied, incredible tools. From recording work progress to documenting the first months of a baby’s life, we are constantly amazed by how varied the use of Day One Journal has become. This weekly series tries to help you find new things to journal about and enhance your life recording experience with Day One.

Today we start with… » Read More: Day One Uses: A Book Journal

The Way I Journal: Cameron Moll

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

[Cameron] I’m Cameron Moll (@cameronmoll), a designer, speaker, and author living in Sarasota, Florida with my wife and four sons. I’m the founder of Authentic Jobs (@authenticjobs) and Type Structures (@typestructures), an endeavor to print letterpress posters that reimagine buildings as if created in type.

When and why did you start journaling?

I didn’t start journaling seriously… » Read More: The Way I Journal: Cameron Moll

Tutorial: Remembering the Past with Day One

One of the big advantages of having a digital journal like Day One is that, at any point, you can search through your entries effortlessly. All your thoughts, ideas, and memories are always one simple search away. It is easy to remember your past with Day One’s powerful search tools.

Not sure how? Let us show you then!

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Day One has a powerful keyword search that allows you… » Read More: Tutorial: Remembering the Past with Day One

Tutorial: Tracking your daily movement with Day One

If you own Apple devices with the M7 co-processor (iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and new iPad Mini), Day One is a great way to track your daily movement. Besides containing your memories and ideas, Day One can now track all your activity throughout the day, with very little effort on your part and a minor effect on battery life.

Not sure how to do it? Let us show you how it

The Way I Journal: Chris Bowler

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

[Chris] I’m Chris Bowler and I’m a bit like the other folks you’ve interviewed to date; what I do differs from moment to moment. By day, I’m a member of the amazing support team at Campaign Monitor. I also write for my own site and tinker away on design and educational projects for my

Three Years

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Day One launched 3-years-ago today and it’s been an amazing ride. From our small team of detected builders, we thank you for all the support and love that’s made it possible for us to get this far.

Here’s to many more as we continue to make Day One the tool to capture and retain your life’s memories.

See Paul’s Publish entry about the

The Way I Journal: Matt Alexander

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

[Matt] My name is Matt Alexander and I’m the founder of Need, a refined retailer and lifestyle magazine for men. I’m also the co-host of Bionic with Myke Hurley on 5by5.

When and why did you start journaling?

If we’re truly looking back, I suppose I was really rather young.

As you’d expect, I never wrote consistently, nor… » Read More: The Way I Journal: Matt Alexander