Updates on Day One

We’ve been a bit quiet over the past year since we joined Automattic as we’ve been heads-down working on fundamental improvements to unlock our future roadmap. Security and privacy have always been our core beliefs for Day One, and over the past year, we’ve delivered several updates related to data protection. Assuring your precious data is backed up, private, and safe. 

Basic Cloud Storage

Occasionally we would hear stories from users who had lost their phone or upgraded to a new phone without a backup and lost their journal. To solve this, in February 2022, we launched Basic Cloud Storage, which allows every user of Day One to securely back up their journal to the Day One server without opting into the paid Premium plan. Now free users can use a single device with Day One Sync and the ability to switch the device once per month.

Trash Can

Deleting an entry has always been a permanent action that sometimes feels uncomfortable when there’s no option to undo it if you make a mistake or change your mind. In May 2022, we launched the Trash Can feature where all delete actions are now a move-to-trash action where they can be restored or deleted permanently. 

Day One Trash Can on iPhone

Version History

Day One has always been offline-first, designed to work fully when away from an internet connection and then sync up when an internet connection is available. Entry conflicts can happen when an entry has been modified before an existing update has synced from another device. To help solve this, in June 2022, we launched Version History, allowing users to view previous edits and easily roll back to an earlier version of the entry when needed. 

Day One Entry Restore on iPhone


We have a team dedicated to the Android platform, and we’ve made great strides towards feature parity with the Apple apps. We added encryption support in February 2022. Now we’re working on a new rich-text editor fully compatible with the features on iOS and Mac. 

New Day One Editor on Android

And, coming soon…the web app

We also have a development team entirely focused on a new Web-based app to allow Day One to work in a web browser in an optimized way while remaining secure and encrypted. A web app will unlock Day One on Windows machines, Chromebooks, and more!

We value your business, and we’re here to continue improving Day One and innovating what it means to “keep a journal.”

Journal from here, there, everywhere.

Download the Day One journal app for free on iPhone, Android, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch.

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