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Version 3.4: Drawing, Fonts, and Photo Layout

iOS version 3.4 is now available and adds several new features and a long list of updates. See the comprehensive Release Notes page for all the details.

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Drawing has been the top feature request for a long time. We’ve been able to create a simple first version of drawing inside Day One to make it easy and fun to write words and draw using… » Read More: Version 3.4: Drawing, Fonts, and Photo Layout

National Novel Writing Month and Day One

by Kathryn Marshall

So November is almost over (I know! Wasn’t yesterday July 10???) which means…National Novel Writing Month is almost over too! (Imagine a scream emoji here because that’s how I’m feeling right now).

 

1. What is National Novel Writing Month?

2. What does this have to do with Day One, a journaling app?

3. Does anyone want fries after this?
(Question 3 is a lie, everyone always wants fries after this).

 

First begun in… » Read More: National Novel Writing Month and Day One

Give the Gift of Day One

Gift certificates are now available for purchase.

A Day One Premium membership is a great gift for anyone in your life. Share the clearer thinking, deeper gratitude, and calmer soul that come from journaling.

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Purchase Gifts

Each membership is $25 for 1-year of premium access to all of Day One. You will receive an email with a PDF and a redemption code, to make it… » Read More: Give the Gift of Day One

Version 3

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We are proud to introduce the latest iteration of the Day One journaling application. Version 3 is a major update to the foundation of the app text editor with redesigned shortcut menus for text formatting and adding content like photos and tags. Accompanying this update are two new Premium features, Dark Mode and Audio Recording.
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The Way I Journal: Gilles Vautier

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Gilles Vautier. I am a professional photographer and I am french. I am (a little) bit famous for my work : Be Myself, people will love you.


When and why did you start journaling?
I started journaling in 2012. My first entry was written after a circus show. I included a nice photo – according to me – and

The Way I Journal: Zach Weismann

Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Zach Weismann and I’m a Partner at Connective Impact. Additionally, I am the Co-Founder of a healthcare startup called CancerQ.

When and why did you start journaling?
I started journaling in September of 2014 after losing my mom to only a 4 month battle with pancreatic cancer. It was an extremely difficult and challenging time for my family and me… » Read More: The Way I Journal: Zach Weismann

Day One on Android

Download on the Play Store.

We’ve expanded Day One to the Android platform with a solid initial release. It was over a year in development to get all necessary features required to be on par with the iOS app. If you have an Android device, give it a shot.

Our roadmap for updates include: End-to-end encryption support (currently end-to-end journals will not sync to Android), Rich Editor, Tablet / Chromebook

Five Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal

I used to think keeping a gratitude journal was easy.

I had this little workflow setup through Launch Center Pro on my iPhone which asked me different questions at the end of each day. My answers were then sent to Day One and saved there forever.Those answers always ended up being repetitive and monotonous. I’d rarely dive into descriptive thoughts or feelings, instead opting to just finish the end-of-day quiz and… » Read More: Five Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal

10 Journal Ideas to Revitalize Your Summer Journaling

How to make sure a summer to remember ends up in your journal

With the sun shining, the waves crashing, and the grass growing, it can be hard to keep a growing journal. It’s the reality of the beautiful summer season — inspiration may be at an all-time high, but finding the time to record in your journal can be difficult.

On the other hand, inspiration could… » Read More: 10 Journal Ideas to Revitalize Your Summer Journaling

The Way I Journal: Daniel J. Olsen

Here’s how Day One helps a soldier track his life

Who are and you and what do you do?

My name is Daniel J. Olson, and I am a US Army Soldier, full-time dad, and college student. I also journal a lot, play guitar, take pictures, do artwork, and do family history work. I am a Latter-day Saint. I have been married for almost seven years now to my amazing wife… » Read More: The Way I Journal: Daniel J. Olsen

Day One Goes Premium

 

Day One is evolving. We’re transitioning to a more stable subscription business model to ensure this app and these services always stick around.

This week we’re releasing the Day One Premium subscription service. It includes the ability to create more than ten journals and access all future premium features.

If you have already purchased Day One (version 2.0 and later), the

Day One Book: Two Months Later

The new way for Day One users to preserve their memories.

Nearly two months ago, we launched Day One Book as a new way to preserve the moments captured in Day One. Since then, our users have printed thousands of entries with Day One Book, and the response has been amazing.

@dayoneapp it finally arrived and I love it. And yes, this will inspire me… » Read More: Day One Book: Two Months Later

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 born to be.

When

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.

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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