We’re excited to announce the release of one of our most highly anticipated features: Day One on the web, now available in beta for any device with a web browser. Day One on the web is designed to make it even easier to capture and organize your memories and thoughts—anytime, anywhere—from any device that’s connected to the internet. This new way to access your Day One journal means you can now journal from your favorite web browser, including Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.
To log in to Day One on the web, visit https://dayone.me
Access your Day One Journal From Any Device with Day One on the Web
Whether you’re at home or on the go, you’ll never miss a chance to record your thoughts and memories in your Day One journal. Easily add new entries, format your text, and even upload a photo. With the Day One web app, reading, browsing, writing, and editing your journal entries can now happen on any device with access to the internet, including your PC or Windows desktop.
Say Goodbye to Distractions and Hello to a More Productive Journaling Session
Day One on the web is designed to minimize distractions so you can have a more productive journaling session. Day One on the web was created with a focus on simplicity and a clutter-free environment, allowing you to focus solely on their writing and journaling experience. The minimalist design of the web editor ensures you not distracted by extraneous features and can fully immerse yourself in the creative process.
Introducing Focus Mode, an Exclusive Web Feature
Find your flow and eliminate distractions with the journal entry editor’s new Focus Mode. Designed to enhance your writing experience, this mode allows you to concentrate on your thoughts and ideas without any interruptions. With a minimalist interface and a calming color palette, Focus Mode creates a peaceful environment for your words or photos to take center stage.
Automatically Sync Journal Entries Across Devices
Capture your thoughts, no matter where you are. With automatic syncing across devices, your journal entries are always within reach. What you write in the Day One web app will automatically sync to any device that’s using the Day One iOS, Android, or Mac app logged into your account. Write on your phone during your morning commute, continue on your tablet at the office, and finish on your laptop at home—all without missing a beat.
While we’re still in beta, free users can sync their journal entries between Day One on the web and one other device with the Day One app installed. To get started, log in now with your Day One account.
Customize Your Writing Experience with Dark or Light Theme
Discover the power of expression in a journal that caters to your every mood. The Day One journal entry composer offers two distinct themes—Light and Dark—each designed to complement your writing experience. Whether you prefer the mysterious aura of a dark theme or the brilliance of a light one, your journal provides a canvas for your thoughts to unfold and take shape. Find your perfect writing atmosphere, and immerse yourself in the art of journaling with ease.
Security & Encryption, Baked In
Your journal entries deserve the utmost protection. That’s why we’ve baked privacy, security, and encryption into the very foundation of Day One (you can read our Privacy Pledge here). Day One on the web offers military-grade encryption and no one can access your data without your encryption key. Rest assured that your journal is safe and secure, with privacy, security, and encryption at the forefront of our design.
Free to Use For a Limited Time
While we’re still in beta, Day One on the web is available to everyone and won’t count against your device limit if you are a free user.
Give Day One on the Web a Try
Day One on the web is designed to make journaling simple and enjoyable. We’re excited to bring this powerful new tool to you and we can’t wait to see how it will enhance your journaling experience.
Whether you’re on your laptop, tablet, or phone, your journal is always within reach. With the ability to add entries, photos, and memories from anywhere, you’ll never miss an opportunity to capture a moment. Write freely, without constraints, and enjoy the power of journaling on the go, with Day One, now available on the web.
What is the Day One on the web?
The Day One web app is a new way to use your Day One journal inside your favorite browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Edge). You just need access to the internet to log in to the web app.
How do I get started with Day One on the web?
In the Getting Started with Day One on the Web Help Guide, we cover the basics of getting started, including logging in, adding your encryption key, syncing/downloading your journal entries, composing a new journal entry, and more.
Is Day One on the web still in beta?
Yes, the Day one web app is still considered in beta, so we recommend backing up your journals before using it. In general, we recommend making regular backups of your journals from a desktop or mobile device once a month. Just note that backups aren’t yet available from inside the Day One web app, so you’ll need to use the iOS, Mac, or Android app to make a back or export of your journals
Does Day One on the web have the same features and functionality as the app for iOS, Android, and Mac?
We have tried to deliver as much of the core functionality as possible for v1 of the web app (like reading, browsing, writing, and editing your journal entries). Not all features and functionality are available on the web app yet, such as audio transcription, template creation, entry duration, and a calendar view of entries, but more features will come with time.
How secure is Day One on the web?
The Day One web app supports end-to-end encryption for all your journals and journal entries. (Just note that, currently, the mobile Day One app or Mac app is required to set up encryption for a user.)
Keep in mind that some browsers and browser extensions can compromise security in a number of ways. Chrome extensions could read anything you view on the web (although most don’t). For users who are extra concerned about security, we recommend using the Day One web app in “incognito mode” which often disables all extensions unless you explicitly enable them.
In addition, please be cautious when installing browser extensions and only install those from reputable sources that are well-reviewed by other users. Also, it’s important to keep your browser and all extensions updated to the latest version to mitigate potential security vulnerabilities.
Browser extension security is especially relevant if you are using a shared or public computer.
If using a shared computer, we always recommend using a private browsing session, In addition, please remember to log out on shared/public computer after each session. This will remove all Day One web app data from the computer.
Are my journals still encrypted? Where do I find my encryption key?
Yes, the Day One web app supports end-to-end encryption for all your journals and journal entries. (Just note that, currently, the mobile Day One app or Mac app is required to set up encryption for a user.)
To find your encryption key, please open the Day One app on your Apple or Android device. Verify the encryption key is present in Settings > Sync. Make sure your encryption key is backed up using one of the available methods or stored in a trusted password manager, then copy the key from the app and paste it to the web app (Note that we don’t yet support a QR code reader). At the moment, the mobile Day One app is required to set up encryption for a user.)
Does using Day One on the web count against my device limit?
For a limited time, the Day One web app won’t count against your device limit. In the future, syncing between the web app and mobile apps will be a Premium feature.
Is Day One on the web free for anyone to use?
Yes! We’re celebrating the launch with free syncing between web and native apps for all users regardless of subscription status. In the future, however, syncing between the web and other devices will be a Premium feature.
Are there any known issues with Day One on the web?
We’re already aware of a few bugs and feature requests, so to save you some time, we’ve put together this doc of known issues for the Day one web app.
Do I need an account to use Day One on the web?
Yes, you will need an account to login to the Day One web app. If you’re new to Day One (or you don’t have Day One installed on any other devices), you can create an account and start journaling with just the web app. Just note that we don’t yet have the ability to create an end-to-end encryption key from the web app, so you’ll need to have the Day One app installed on your iOS or Android device to generate a key.
If you have Day One installed on your iPhone, Android, or Mac, it’s a great idea to confirm that you have an account linked to the Day One app on your mobile device. You can do so by visiting the Settings page inside the app. Here’s more on creating a Day One account and Day One account management.
How do I report problems?
When you run into a problem, please report it to us using the “Report a problem” link in the top left corner of the main sidebar. But before you do that, it might be a good idea to read the list of our caveats and known issues linked here.
About the Author
Paul Mayne founded Day One in 2011. He’s passionate about tech, sustainable software products, user experience, and the combination of creative arts with emerging tech.