Introducing 50+ New Journal Templates for Day One on the Web

The Day One web app just released a fresh collection of 50+ new journal templates to ignite your creativity, inspire introspection, and supercharge your journaling journey. Journal templates are a great way to add structure and consistency to your entries, especially for similar journal entries you create on a regular basis.

The new journal template gallery is available today in beta in Day One for the web, and coming soon to Day One for iPhone and iPad. To log in to Day One on the web, visit

New Journal Templates Now Available

Each new journal template has been organized into twelve helpful categories, including:

  • Getting Started: Kickstart your journaling journey with templates tailored for beginners.
  • 🌟 Reflections: Dive deep into introspection with thought-provoking prompts.
  • 🙏 Gratitude: Cultivate a grateful heart with prompts that inspire thankfulness.
  • 📝 Check-Ins: Stay connected with yourself and track your progress.
  • 🌼 Short and Sweet: Perfect for those on the go, quick, yet meaningful journaling.
  • 🚀 Productivity: Boost your efficiency and goal-setting with these templates.
  • 🌿 Health and Wellness: Prioritize self-care and well-being with specialized prompts.
  • 🎯 Goals: Set and conquer your aspirations with structured goal-setting templates.
  • 🧘 Spiritual: Explore your spiritual side with mindful and contemplative prompts.
  • ✈️ Travel: Chronicle your adventures and travel stories with ease.
  • 🎨 Creative: Fuel your creativity with imaginative journaling templates.
  • 🌸 Seasonal: Embrace the changing seasons with themed prompts and inspiration.

Getting Started with Journal Templates: Exploring the Gallery

Here are a few quick steps for getting started with the new template gallery in Day One on the web.

  1. After logging into Day One on the web, you’ll see a new “template” icon in the top right toolbar. Click this icon.
  2. You’ll now see the new template gallery. Scroll through the list on the left side of the window to see all the new template options.
  3. Preview a template by clicking on the name.
  4. When you find a template you want to use, click the “Use now” button. This will load the template into your new journal entry.

Creating a Custom Journal Template

The new template gallery also supports creating your own custom templates.

Before getting started with a custom journal template, make sure to get your encryption key.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. After logging into Day One on the web, use the “template” icon.
  2. You’ll now see the new template gallery.
  3. Click the “My templates” tab.
  4. From here, you may be asked to add your encryption key, so be sure to add it to unlock custom templates.
  5. Clack the “New Template” icon. Customize your template’s contents, then click “Save.”
  6. Your new custom template will appear in the list.
  7. When creating a new entry, you can then select your custom template or one from the gallery.

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 new gallery of templates 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.


Can I access these journal templates on my iOS, Mac, or Android device?

Not yet, but they’ll be available soon for iOS. We’ll be working on support for journal templates for Android in the future. Right now, you can access the new templates when you log in to Day One on the web. Any template you use or edit inside from the web app will be available on your other devices.

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.

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.

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.

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