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Apple Celebrates 5 Years of the App Store

We are happy to announce we’ve been invited to be a part of Apple’s 5 Years of the App Store celebration. Day One was selected a one of 5 paid apps made free for the week of the celebration (July 8th – 14th). At the end of this week, the price will return to $4.99 US, while the Mac app companion remains $9.99 US.

1.7.3 Mac Update

We’re happy to announce that Tags are now supported in the Day One Mac app version 1.7.3.

This is a minor improvement as we’re working hard on a major update for Day One Mac with many fantastic upgrades and features.

The next update will include PDF Exporting, Printing, Location and Weather for Mac.

Enjoy tagging your entries and keep writing!… » Read More: 1.7.3 Mac Update

iOS Update 1.10: PDF Export

We are happy to announce PDF Exporting, a great enhancement to your Day One journal. With the release of version 1.10 on iPhone and iPad, you now have the ability to export your entire journal, selected filtered entries or a single entry to a beautifully formatted PDF file.

Day One PDF Export

You can send the PDF directly to cloud services, email or even print directly to AirPrint… » Read More: iOS Update 1.10: PDF Export

App of the Year!

We’re so honored to have Day One awarded with the Mac App Store 2012 Mac App of the Year.

As we approach the two year anniversary of launching Day One, I’m excited to report that the success of Day One has allowed us to continue improving these apps for the foreseeable future. I cannot wait to roll out the many great features we’ve been working on that will enhance your… » Read More: App of the Year!

Introducing Search and Tags on iPhone and iPad

Day One 1.9 is now available for download on the iPhone and iPad App Stores.

The new features in 1.9 are Search and Tags, two items that have been a long time coming. It wasn’t due to lack of users requesting these items, we’ve got a fair share of those, rather we felt that improving the core functionality of sync, stability and ease of input needed to be better established… » Read More: Introducing Search and Tags on iPhone and iPad

We’ve come a long way

Jack Dorsey, the creator, co-founder, and Chairman of Twitter, Inc. And the founder / CEO of Square tweeted a nice endorsement for Day One today.

Day One Journal has come a very long way. Using it every day now.

— Jack Dorsey (@jack) November 7, 2012

Paul Interviewed on the Verge

Ellis Hamburger reporting from the popular tech news website, The Verge recently interviewed Paul for the ‘5 Minutes on the Verge‘ section.

People have been creating digital journals for years, but Day One feels different. What’s the most important thing that contributes to its success?

I think the idea of micro-blogging or short status updates based on popular social media sites, Twitter and Facebook, allows users to easily… » Read More: Paul Interviewed on the Verge

Day One 1.8.1 Update for iPhone and iPad

It’s been six weeks since the major update that added Photos, Locations and Weather, which have been very well received. Today we’ve released a minor update to address several nagging bugs and issues as well as a good handful of cool enhancements including auto embed support for Vimeo and YouTube videos.

Day One 1.8.1 Video Embed

This makes… » Read More: Day One 1.8.1 Update for iPhone and iPad

Day One Mac 1.7.1

We pushed a quick update on the Mac to resolve several unexpected issues with the Dropbox migration and Sandboxing.

Download Day One Mac 1.7.1

  • Temperature scale setting (defaults to Celsius outside of US)
  • Fixed Menu Bar app issues
  • Fixed multiple “Lost access” dialogs on 10.7.4
  • Fixed issues with custom Dropbox folders
  • Fixed issues with non-English Dropbox languages
  • Fixed bug with keyboard shortcut

Sorry if you were affected by any of these issues… » Read More: Day One Mac 1.7.1

Reviews from the New Updates

I’m happy to report the new update has been a success and users are happy to be adding photos and locations with weather to their entries now. There have been several reports of users going back into the past and adding several photos to previous entries. Myself included.

I’d like to share some of the excellent reviews and coverage of Day One in the media:

The Verge, Day One: journal app

Day One Update with Photos

Day One released major updates today for the journaling software applications on Mac and the iPhone / iPad universal application.

Day One Mac 1.7
Day One iOS (iPhone and iPad)


Day One Mac, iPhone and iPad apps now fully support adding a photo to an entry. On the iOS platform we have integrated with the Camera+ app for editing, cropping and styling the entry photos. Which can be applied when… » Read More: Day One Update with Photos

Day One 1.8 Sneak Peek

View: Full-screen with photo and location expanded.

The iOS app in in Beta right now while we complete the update to the Mac app. Both apps need to be released together, so we’re still a couple weeks away from release.

Day One 1.8 Sneak Peek

Quick Update

A quick update on how things are going for the next release. We’ve been working super hard to get photo support working, and syncing well with iCloud and Dropbox. It’s been a major undertaking to do it correctly, but we’re happy to report it’s working very well. I think you will really enjoy these new features.

In addition to Photos, the next update (version Day One 1.8 for Mac, iPhone and… » Read More: Quick Update

App of the Week

Day One is honored to be named App of the Week on both the iPhone and iPad App Stores for the week of January 19-26 2012. Plus a showcase banner on the Mac App Store for the second week in a row!

All the hard work that went into integrating iCloud has paid off in seeing so many new users try and love the app. … » Read More: App of the Week

Day One 1.5

Version 1.5 for Mac and iPhone / iPad has been available for a couple weeks now and very well received. This update brings the Mac app and the iOS apps together on the same version number as they both add a major new feature, iCloud. 

Day One 1.5 Collage

iCloud becomes an alternative sync option to Dropbox. Since… » Read More: Day One 1.5

Top Ten Paid iPhone Apps of 2011

Day One is honored to be selected in the App Advice: Top 10 Best Paid iPhone Apps of 2011

What better way to start the new year off right than to keep up with a personal journal? You won’t find a more beautiful, and easy to use, journaling interface on the iPhone than Day One… » Read More: Top Ten Paid iPhone Apps of 2011

Best of Mac App Store 2011

Day One for Mac is extremely honored to be selected as the #1 spot under “Best Apps of 2011” in the Mac App Store! I’m thrilled to continually hear from people making great use of Day One to write about their lives in a way they never were able to before. 

Andy Ihnatko’s Pick of the Week – Day One!

It’s almost like it’s a word processor that is designed around the idea of writing something every day, or writing something according to a calendar. Because the central user interface is indeed what looks like a hipper version of iCal.

See this segment of MacBreak Weekly episode #274

Macgasm Interview: Make it yourself

A great piece written by Jared Erondu on Macgasm after a recent interview with me. Make it yourself! A talk with Paul Mayne, creator of Day One.

Day One is by far the best journal app on both App Stores (iTunes and Mac App Store). Its interface is beautiful and it’s obvious that the creator has a thing for design. Not only is the app on the iPhone, iPad, and… » Read More: Macgasm Interview: Make it yourself

Importance of Keeping a Journal

Those of you who have kept a regular journal already know how great the benefits of writing about your own life can be, no matter how insignificant it may seem.

I really enjoyed this post by Robin Chung titled The Importance of keeping a journal

There’s no golden rule and you must do what ticks your boxes, however, I like to include at least the following: what happened? How did it make me feel? What does this… » Read More: Importance of Keeping a Journal

Mac version 1.2 Update

We’ve been working hard on version 1.2 for Mac and it’s looking to be available as a free update in the Mac App Store in July. This update includes a new Calendar View, Password, Export and several other great features. 

We are also planning to add support on all platforms for the new iCloud announced yesterday by Apple at WWDC. … » Read More: Mac version 1.2 Update

Day One 1.2 for Mac

Day One 1.2 for Mac is now available for Download Mac App Store link

I’m very happy to release this update that adds Password options to the Mac, which I know many of you have been waiting for. 

Day One Mac 1.2 Calendar

Release Notes:

  • Password Protection
  • Calendar View (with great hover previews)
  • OS X Lion Compatibility (Look at those scrollbars
  • Export

Day One 1.2 iOS Now Universal with iPad

Day One 1.2 (iOS universal with iPad) is now live on the iTunes App Store.

Journaling Format

This blog entry was a big inspiration in the creation of Day One.

Alex Payne’s Journaling vs. Blogging vs. Twittering

I’ve begun to keep a private journal/diary/logbook. The format I’ve adopted is simple: one entry per day consisting of two paragraphs. The first paragraph has a sentence for everything noteworthy I’ve done that day. The second paragraph consists of what I’ve been thinking about. Activities and thoughts… » Read More: Journaling Format

A message to Day One users

Dear Day One User, 

Thank you for finding and purchasing Day One. This is a project I’ve been wanting to create for several years as I struggled to find an application that suited my needs in keeping a regular journal.

Things came together over the past 4 months in a special way that I was able to commit time, energy and money to the creation of this application for the Mac and… » Read More: A message to Day One users

Mac App Store Showcase Feature

What an honor to see that Day One has been featured as a top showcase rotating graphic this week in the Mac App Store!

Day One showcased on Mac App Store!

Cameron Moll on Day One

This is a really simple journaling app by a good friend, Paul Mayne. It syncs with Dropbox and makes journaling as easy as tweeting. Consequently, on a day like today — Japan, the first day of SXSW, etc — it seems an appropriate time to start using Day One. (Mac, iPad, iPhone)

Cameron Moll on Day One

dayone cameron moll

Currently available and featured as #1 today… » Read More: Cameron Moll on Day One

Day One 1.0 Now Available on Mac and iPhone

Introducing a new journaling app built for the Mac desktop and available on the Mac App Store. It syncs via Dropbox to a simple iPhone companion app.

Day One Version 1.0 Graphics

Day One Version 1.0 Entry
Simple, plain-text entry.

Day One Version 1.0 MenuBar
Easily enter thoughts and ideas without losing focus or leaving what you are doing.

Day One Version 1.0 Reminders
Programmable… » Read More: Day One 1.0 Now Available on Mac and iPhone