A Journal You Can Text

April 6, 2021 by Juice Lake

A Journal You Can Text

These days, you text with just about everyone. Your mom, your cousin Vinny, your best friend Deb. Heck, even the Amazon courier. So, why not your journal? Your journal already meets the criteria of a good friend: you confide it in, share your favorite photos with it, and ramble on to it about tacos and tv shows. The only thing your journal lacks is a phone number you can text. Until now.

With the launch of Day One 6.0, you can now text your journal. The feature is currently limited to the United States, but we hope to expand to more countries in the future. Adding text functionality is part of our mission of making journaling simpler and more readily accessible from wherever you are. For most people, the Messages app is the most used app on their Apple devices. It’s opened and closed dozens, if not hundreds of times a day. Now when you open it up to text someone, you’re already in the right place to create a quick journal entry. Quick, bite-sized messages can make for great journal entries:

“The person in front of me at the coffee shop paid for my drink, so I paid for the person behind me.”

“I got a workout in before work.”

“I’ve decided I really don’t like pickles on burgers.”

“Got a surprise text from Corey today, so fun to hear from her.”

“11th straight day of rain here in Seattle.”

“I feel peaceful today.”

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The other key feature we built into Text Messaging are Daily Text Reminders. Simply choose the time of day you want to receive a reminder, and you’ll receive a text that you can quickly respond to. If you have a hard time remembering to journal or have a journaling streak going, you’ll love the Daily Text Reminder. Text Messaging is part of the Day One Premium membership, with subscribers receiving an SMS balance of 500 messages per year upon their renewal. Additional messages can be purchased at any time from within the app. Text Messaging supports both text and photos. The team has worked incredibly hard on implementing this new functionality into Day One and we’re excited for you to use it. For information on adding your phone number to your journal, check out the Text Messaging Help Document.

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