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So Long 2021

If our journal entries are any indication, this year did not turn out how we thought it would. Of course, that can probably be said for most years. But this year especially threw most of the world a proverbial curveball. We don’t know what was written in the Day One journals of users across the […]

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Developing Habits and Skills to Become a Better Writer

Becoming a better writer, whether at a personal level or for work, takes consistent effort in many areas; it is not enough simply to practice, as writing is a multifaceted skill. The process of writing well can only come about by developing habits and certain skills that you consciously work on. It’s important to look […]

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Concealed Journals

Keep your content safe from wandering eyes. We’ve said it before and we’re going to keep saying it: when it comes to journaling, privacy is paramount. In order to ensure that what you put in Day One stays private, we’ve included end-to-end encryption and biometric security. End-to-end encryption means when your content is synced with […]

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The Next Chapter of Day One at Automattic

Today, I’m thrilled to announce that Day One is being acquired by Automattic. This is incredibly exciting news. For the past 10 years since I started Day One, I’ve worked to not only create the best digital journaling experience in the world, but one that will last. By joining Automattic, I’m now more confident than […]

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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 […]

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Saying so long to 2020

Go ahead and open up the Day One app on your device and do a search for words such as “pandemic,” “unprecedented,” “social distancing,” and “coronavirus.” Our guess is that prior to February or March of 2020, this unique vocabulary was all but nonexistent. But if you’ve been journaling regularly this year, these words may […]

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Introducing Widgets

We’ve created four unique widgets to bring some of your favorite Day One features right to your home screen. Add one or all of them, and choose the size that works best for you. On This Day – Revisit photos from past years with the On This Day preview. Daily Prompt – See the Daily […]

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September #PhotoADay Challenge

Your phone is a phone, sure. But if it has Day One installed, it’s actually a journal. And a camera. And it’s with you every day, ready to capture your life. Which is why we’ve decided to launch the #PhotoADay challenge. It’s simple and you definitely don’t need to be a photographer to participate. Starting […]

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Day One Version 5.0

In a year where news has been predominantly negative, we wanted to announce a bit of positive news from our corner of the world: Day One 5.0 is here and with it comes a number of new features and refinements that make journaling even better. A full number release is a rare event for us, […]

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Day One is Your Personal Microjournaling Platform

When Twitter rolled into Austin for South by Southwest in 2007, it was an infant with tempered hopes of one day becoming a toddler. After winning “best startup” of the show, the company used the momentum to officially launch, and the rest is history. Twitter introduced the world to a relatively new idea of “statuses.” […]

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Trying to Establish a New Routine? Try Habit Stacking.

This year has not been kind to the habits, patterns, and routines you had previously established for yourself. Instead of waking up and going to the gym, you now do yoga in the front room. Rather than meet a friend for coffee at a shop around the corner, you brew your own batch in the […]

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Wondering What to Write? There’s a Prompt For That.

When we launched Templates last year, we did so hoping an in-app framework for repeated journal responses would help facilitate daily journaling. Many journalers like to log the same type of response each day, and Templates make this easy to do. Our Templates library includes Day Summary, 5 Minute PM, Meals, Ideas and more. Users […]

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Thankful For Our Day One Users

When we released Version 1.0 of Day One 8 1/2 years ago, we never could have imagined what Day One would become. It was just a simple journaling app in a big, crowded app store. We didn’t know if success would come, but we knew we had to try. Over the years, we’ve added new […]

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Giving Thanks All Month Long

Turkey and pie, football and family. If you live in the United States, you know the day we’re talking about is Thanksgiving. This joyous autumn holiday is celebrated each year on the 4th Thursday of November. It’s a day where friends and family gather to feast, enjoy one another’s company, and express gratitude. It’s that […]

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Turn Your Journal Into a Personal Highlight Reel

When ESPN’s SportsCenter Top 10 comes on, you watch. For avid sports fans, these 10 video clips are the best of the best from the past 24 hours. Diving catches, buzzer beaters, and game winning goals. It’s hard to not love highlights. When we added video recording to Day One, this is what we had […]

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It’s Time For Templates

The blank page is a powerful thing, especially when that blank page is in your own, private journal. It’s a canvas of opportunity, full of infinite possibilities. But often times a blank page isn’t what you need. Sometimes you want a little structure and direction to guide you. Which is why we’re thrilled to announce that […]

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Version 4: Video and Day One, Together at Last

It was 1888 when French inventor Louis Le Prince created Roundhay Garden Scene, the first motion picture ever created. To say that motion pictures have completely changed the world is an understatement. Now days, video is everywhere on every screen size. We watch them on giant screens in theaters, small screens on our wrists, and […]

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Day One version 3 for macOS

Day One Mac has been redesigned to feel more at home on macOS. With a great improvement in performance and long term maintainability. Toolbar – Journal pane toggle, Timeline filter, Journal picker, Search, Timeline view tab bar, and New entry button. All now cleaned up and available from the Main app toolbar. Timeline Cells – […]

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Welcome to Day One

Downloading the Day One Journal app could very well be one of the most powerful decisions of your life. Keeping a journal is very much an act of love. The act of keeping a journal makes you aware of your surroundings, cognizant of your actions, and open to adapting to all the changes around you. […]

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Version 3.4: Drawing, Fonts, and Photo Layout

iOS version 3.4 is now available and adds several new features and a long list of updates. See the comprehensive Release Notes page for all the details. Drawing has been the top feature request for a long time. We’ve been able to create a simple first version of drawing inside Day One to make it […]

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National Novel Writing Month and Day One

November is almost over (I know! Wasn’t yesterday July 10???) which means…National Novel Writing Month is almost over too! (Imagine a scream emoji here because that’s how I’m feeling right now). What is National Novel Writing Month? What does this have to do with Day One, a journaling app? Does anyone want fries after this? […]

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Give the Gift of Day One

Gift certificates are now available for purchase. A Day One Premium membership is a great gift for anyone in your life. Share the clearer thinking, deeper gratitude, and calmer soul that come from journaling. Purchase Gifts Each membership is $35 for 1-year of premium access to all of Day One. You will receive an email […]

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Version 3

We are proud to introduce the latest iteration of the Day One journaling application. Version 3 is a major update to the foundation of the app text editor with redesigned shortcut menus for text formatting and adding content like photos and tags. Accompanying this update are two new Premium features, Dark Mode and Audio Recording. […]

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The Way I Journal: Gilles Vautier

Who are you and what do you do? My name is Gilles Vautier. I am a professional photographer and I am french. I am (a little) bit famous for my work: Be Myself, people will love you. When and why did you start journaling? I started journaling in 2012. My first entry was written after […]

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The Day One Podcast

Welcome to “Day One” of our podcast! Today we talk about what we intend the podcast to be, a little history of Day One, roadmap info, recent issues, and a tip to help users get the most out of Day One. Adam Daly is the Lead Customer Support and Social Media Manager at Day One. […]

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The Way I Journal: Zach Weismann

Who are you and what do you do? My name is Zach Weismann and I’m a Partner at Connective Impact. Additionally, I am the Co-Founder of a healthcare startup called CancerQ. When and why did you start journaling? I started journaling in September of 2014 after losing my mom to only a 4 month battle […]

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Day One on Android

Download on the Play Store. We’ve expanded Day One to the Android platform with a solid initial release. It was over a year in development to get all necessary features required to be on par with the iOS app. If you have an Android device, give it a shot. Our roadmap for updates include: End-to-end […]

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Five Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal

I used to think keeping a gratitude journal was easy. I had this little workflow setup through Launch Center Pro on my iPhone which asked me different questions at the end of each day. My answers were then sent to Day One and saved there forever.Those answers always ended up being repetitive and monotonous. I’d […]

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10 Journal Ideas to Revitalize Your Summer Journaling

How to make sure a summer to remember ends up in your journal With the sun shining, the waves crashing, and the grass growing, it can be hard to keep a growing journal. It’s the reality of the beautiful summer season — inspiration may be at an all-time high, but finding the time to record […]

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The Way I Journal: Daniel J. Olsen

Here’s how Day One helps a soldier track his life Who are and you and what do you do? My name is Daniel J. Olson, and I am a US Army Soldier, full-time dad, and college student. I also journal a lot, play guitar, take pictures, do artwork, and do family history work. I am […]

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Day One Goes Premium

Day One is evolving. We’re transitioning to a more stable subscription business model to ensure this app and these services always stick around. This week we’re releasing the Day One Premium subscription service. It includes the ability to create more than ten journals and access all future premium features. If you have already purchased Day […]

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Day One Book: Two Months Later

The new way for Day One users to preserve their memories. Nearly two months ago, we launched Day One Book as a new way to preserve the moments captured in Day One. Since then, our users have printed thousands of entries with Day One Book, and the response has been amazing. @dayoneapp it finally arrived […]

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The Way I Journal: Kendra Wright

Blogger Kendra Wright doesn’t want life to whizz by Who are you and what do you do? Kendra Wright. I’m a writer at HeyKendra.com, a speaker and creator of The Year of Fear Project. I specialize in helping others break through uncertainty, take consistent action, and embrace the rebel they were born to be. When […]

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Day One Encryption

(Repost from Medium) When Day One launched in 2011, I knew that privacy would be an essential part of a great journaling app. We pour our deepest thoughts and feelings into this app, it should give us the assurance these remain private and secure. In 2015, we launched Day One Sync as a replacement for […]

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The Way I Journal: Amit Gupta

Photo Credit: Helena Price Traveler and entreprenuer Amit Gupta doesn’t want to miss a moment Who are you and what do you do? My name is Amit Gupta. I’m a designer, entrepreneur, and occasional investor. I’ve worked on a lot of different things — started a couple companies, helped start a non-profit, wrote and contributed […]

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Why Multiple Journals Are Better

A few weeks ago, I talked about how creating multiple journals was an essential tip to developing a journal habit. The premise was pretty simple: If you have multiple journals, it’s easier to to know what is and what is not a journal entry. In my experience, with one journal, it’s easier to forego completing […]

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Journaling Can Jumpstart Your Creativity

Journaling Can Jumpstart Your Creativity Practicing creativity can be difficult, but keeping a journal is a great way to make creativity a daily habit. Creativity. As a writer and graphic designer, it’s a skill I consider integral to my work. Every day, I’m asked to create something that will inspire others to take action. If […]

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The Way I Journal: Kelly Hodgkins

Who are you and what do you do? My name is Kelly Hodgkins. I am a journalist covering the outdoors sector and cutting edge technology for Digital Trends. I also work part-time as the Program Coordinator for the Western Foothills Land Trust. When and why did you start journaling? I started journaling a year ago […]

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Journaling and Self Care

April 30th. For Canadian accountants, it’s the worst day of the year. Every chicken comes home to roost. Every project is due. Every phone call is a must-answer. And, in all likelihood, the weather is beautiful outside. For the most part, the eight weeks leading up to April 30th are no vacation either. Twelve to […]

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Day One Encryption Internal Beta

Last year we started work in earnest on end-to-end encryption. Since then we have dedicated significant resources to its design and implementation. It has been some time since the last published update and for that I apologize. However today we are pleased to announce that we have reached internal beta stage for encryption. To give […]

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Five Ways to Use Day One as a Travel Journal

Blooming cherry blossoms in the spring can only mean one thing: travel season is just around the corner. I would chalk up the travel bug as a cyclical symptom of too much snow, too little heat, and too heavy a workload. And as it stands, I’m not the only one who thinks this way: many […]

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Some Tips for Developing a Journal Habit

I was talking to a friend recently who expressed a desire to start a journal. He mentioned how he always finds a way to start a journal, but has never developed the ability to keep a journal. This is, undoubtedly, a common phenomenon. While starting a journaling habit is easy, maintaining the habit through the […]

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Five Ways to Automate Your Day One Journal with TextExpander

Update: October, 2020: Day One no longer natively supports Text Expander in the iOS app. You can still use the Text Expander Keyboard inside Day One, however there’s a limitation with this when using an external keyboard. At this time we recommend using Day One Templates, and Apple Shortcuts app to insert templated content on-demand […]

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10 Questions to Capture the Year in Your Journal

Click to create an entry in Day One: New Year’s Questions There’s always a certain degree of anticipation—an excitement in the air—for the turn of the calendar at the end of the year. It’s impossible to look at January 1st and not think about the chance for a fresh start. By the same token, December […]

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Tip: To Do Lists

Watch this video to learn how to create “to do” checklists in your Day One journal entries. For more video tips like this one, visit Day One’s Tips and Tutorials YouTube Playlist.

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Tip: Using the Calendar View

Learn how the Day One Calendar View can help you relive past memories and improve your journaling habit. For more tips, see: Day One’s Tips and Tutorials Playlist

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The Way I Journal: Aymeric Marlange

[Day One] Who are you and what do you do? [Aymeric] I am Aymeric Marlange @aymericmarlange, co-founder of AirJin, a combined app & smart box solution to assess indoor and outdoor air quality and to deliver specific information or recommendations on pollution eviction and prevention behaviors. I also co-founded a co-working place in France. When […]

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Tip: iOS Photo Entries

Adding photos to entries in Day One is a great way to keep your memories alive and vivid. Check out our latest tutorial video about adding photos to your iOS journal entries.

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Reminders & Templates

Learn how Day One’s reminders and templates can help you make a habit of journaling.

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Encryption Update

“Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.” —John D. Rockefeller It’s been a couple of months since our previous encryption blog post, so we wanted to give you another update. TL;DR We’re making great progress. It takes time to do it […]

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The Way I Journal: Asatuurs Keim & Dennis Le Prevost

[Day One] Who are you and what do you do? Asatuurs Keim: I am a filmmaker from Brighton, England where my studio From the Sky is based. Dennis Le Prevost: I recently retired as an IT manager for a bank and I am now traveling on my motorbike with Asatuurs through 30 European countries making […]

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Day Evaluations

Journaling. I never had a journal in my life. I never wrote down anything from my ‘childhood’ days nor did I really keep anything. Perhaps I was too engrossed in the present moment to care about writing things down about my life and experiences, perhaps I was just lazy and didn’t want to spend time […]

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Day One Tips & Tutorials Now on YouTube

Since Fall 2015, you may have noticed that we’ve been on a bit of a hiatus from adding content to the Day One Blog. Around that time, we were deeply head’s down as a team, focused on delivering Day One 2.0. We’re now ready to dust off the cobwebs and get crackin’ on some new […]

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End-to-End Encryption for Day One Sync

From the time that we started designing end-to-end encryption for Day One Sync, we’ve planned to publish the technical details of our implementation. Recently, we were inspired by a similar disclosure by OmniFocus (see it here). Now, with our design reaching stability and implementation well underway, we’re ready to do the same. We’ll start by […]

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Day One + IFTTT

Day One adds an IFTTT Channel! Connect here: https://ifttt.com/day_one/ View all Day One’s IFTTT Recipes: https://ifttt.com/day_one/recipes If you’re not familiar with IFTTT (If This Then That), it’s a free web-based service that allows users to create chains of simple conditional statements, called “recipes”, which are triggered based on changes to other web services. IFTTT is […]

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Introducing Day One 2

The Road So Far… When Day One 1.0 launched nearly five years ago on March 9th, 2011, I had a hunch it could become something great. Fortunately, that hunch has paid off. Since Day One’s debut, users have caught the vision and seen Day One’s value as a simple way to capture life as you […]

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The Way I Journal: Chris Handy

[Day One] Who are you and what do you do? [Chris] I’m Chris Handy (@chrishandy), a board game designer and publisher. You can learn about my games at www.perplext.com and my latest game project—Pack O Game—a collection of gum-pack-sized card games. I also write and record music for children. When and why did you start […]

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macOS’s Share Extension and Day One Mac

One of the great new features in Mac OS X Yosemite is support for share extensions. With share extensions, any app supporting the OS X system share menu can be used to share content with apps that created a share extension. In Day One Mac 1.10, you can use OS X’s share menu to post […]

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Introducing Day One Sync

The Bloom Built team is pleased to announce the public release of our official sync platform, Day One Sync. This free service joins Dropbox and iCloud as an option for syncing your Day One journal data. Beyond syncing, Day One Sync is vital to the future of the Day One platform. It lays the foundation […]

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The Way I Journal: Sam C. Perry

[Day One] Who are you and what do you do? [Sam] My name is Sam C. Perry (@samcperry), and I’m a Senior Menswear Buyer for an e-commerce company in New York City. I am also the Creative Brand Director and Editor for samcperry.com. Aside from the professional titles, I am a creative individual from a […]

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Use Share Extensions to Enhance Your Day One Photo Entries

Apple brought a lot of great improvements with iOS 8. This tip focuses on one feature of iOS 8—the share extension—and how it can help you enhance your photographic entries in Day One using collages, filters, and typography. Layout from Instagram There are many apps that can help you create a photographic collage for Day […]

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The Way I Journal: Valerie Elkins

[Day One] Who are you and what do you do? [Valerie] Hi, I am Valerie Elkins (@elkinsvalerie), and I am a professional genealogist, family history researcher, presenter, and writer. I am passionate about helping others find their stories and leave a recorded legacy. I recently wrote an ebook, “30 Days to Becoming Unforgettable” (free download […]

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Using Day One to Record and Enrich Your Life

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 7 of Starting From Day One by Bakari Chavanu. Another useful way to use your journal is to regularly revisit past journal entries. If we are diligent journal keepers–constantly writing and reflecting on the challenges we face in life–we get to reread our journal entries months and years […]

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Family and Personal History with Day One

The majority of the time I use Day One, it follows a scenario kind of like this: I’m out with my family and something memorable happens. I pull out my iPhone and snap a photo. Then, at the end of the day, I create a few entries with selected photos. (Day One’s use of photo […]

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The Way I Journal: Bakari Chavanu

[Day One] Who are you and what do you do? [Bakari] My name is Bakari Chavanu @Bakari45, and I’m a freelance writer, blogger, author, and staff writer for MakeUseOf.com. I sometimes wear a few other hats, including a professional meeting facilitator. I’m happy to announce that I recently published my first iBook, Starting From Day […]

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Starbucks’ “Pick of the Week”

Day One was selected as Starbucks’ Worldwide App “Pick of the Week.” For those of you who were lucky enough to get a code for a free copy of Day One during this promotional period, the code is redeemable from February 3, 2015 to April 28, 2015. (Note: If you had the Starbucks app installed […]

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Day One on 9.11% of Home Screens

It’s fun to take a peek into what apps others are finding useful enough to place on their Home Screen. And we’re happy to report that a whopping 9.11% of Homescreen.is users have Day One there! Top Apps on #Homescreen Day One on #Homescreen

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App Store Features

Day One is honored to be selected as an App Store “Essential” on both the Mac and iOS App Stores alongside so many other fantastic apps. This month Day One was invited to part of this great limited time group of apps discounted to $.99. As we prepare for the new year, 2015, Day One […]

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The Way I Journal: Cecily Walker

[Day One] Who are you and what do you do? [Cecily] My name is Cecily Walker @skeskali, and I’m a public librarian and emerging front-end developer based in Vancouver, BC. I’ve also worked as a user experience professional. I’m also on the editorial board of In The Library with the Lead Pipe, a peer-reviewed, open-access […]

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Day One Update for iOS 8

With iOS 8, Apple is releasing numerous, significant changes to their mobile operating system. The latest version of Day One iOS supports the following new features: Today Extension (Widget)—Get inspired with flashbacks of past entries. Graphs of recent entry counts, daily word counts, photo counts Photo from a year(s) ago on this day (+ random […]

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Day One Uses: Dream Journal

Over the years we’ve seen people transform Day One into the most varied, incredible tools. From recording work progress to documenting the first months of a baby’s life, we are constantly amazed by the versatility of Day One. This series tries to help you find new things to journal about and enhance your life-recording experience […]

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The Way I Journal: Alan Bailward

[Day One] Who are you and what do you do? [Alan] My name is Alan Bailward (@alanbailward), and I’m the senior technologist at a web startup just out of Vancouver, BC. By day I do everything from programming architecture to fixing printers, while evenings and weekends I am a portrait and wedding photographer. I’ve been […]

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Swarm (Foursquare) Check-In using Day One

If you want a simple check-in method, Day One’s Publish feature for iOS is a great way to do this. Create a new entry. Add text and photo, if desired. Tap the Publish icon. Tap Foursquare, then choose your nearby “Place.” Tap Publish. A native Foursquare / Swarm check-in is created with your entry text […]

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The Way I Journal: Ross Lockwood

[Day One] Who are you and what do you do? [Ross] My name is Ross Lockwood (@rosslockwood), I’m a PhD student and simulated Martian. I’m working towards my PhD in Condensed Matter Physics, and participating as a crew member in the 120-day long Hawaii Space Exploration Analog & Simulation (HI-SEAS.org, a NASA-funded study). When and […]

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Day One T-Shirt and Sticker Giveaway Results

The response to the Day One T-Shirt and Sticker Giveaway was amazing. Your comments about how you use Day One and the new features you want in Day One have inspired us. Thank you to everyone who entered and shared your thoughts! Here’s the Facebook page for the contest: http://on.fb.me/1zPVKI5 How do you use Day […]

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Day One iOS Update with Tumblr Support

We’ve just released the latest version of Day One iOS, 1.14.1. One feature not to miss—Publish now supports sharing entries on Tumblr. Here are the complete release notes: New: Tumblr sharing now supported in Publish. Train/metro icon for motion activity. Fixed: Improved search for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other multi-byte characters. Deleted entries don’t reappear […]

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The Way I Journal: Sven Fechner

[Day One] Who are you and what do you do? [Sven] I am Sven Fechner and work as a Senior Manager for Cisco Systems across Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Russia. However, I might be more known online for the blogging I do at SimplicityBliss.com and, as of recently, I am a co-host at the […]

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The Way I Journal: Christine Chan

[Day One] Who are you and what do you do? [Christine] I am Christine Chan (@christyxcore), a writer and editor over at AppAdvice.com. I go hands-on with tons of apps and cover everything about them to let our readers know if something is worth checking out or not in my in-depth reviews. When and why […]

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Day One Tip: Overcoming Lapses in Journaling

Day One has helped journaling become a natural habit for me, and that habit has paid off. The tremendous time, effort, and dedication has helped create something of immense value to me. It isn’t without its occasional hiccups though. There are still times when I just can’t journal—no matter what I try to write—things just […]

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Day One T-Shirt and Sticker Giveaway

We have a fresh batch of t-shirts and stickers that we’d like to give away to you, the beloved users of Day One. To enter, visit our Facebook page. Note: If you don’t have a Facebook account, feel free to email info@dayoneapp.com with your responses to these questions: “How do you use Day One?” and […]

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Apple Design Awards 2014 Winner: Day One

Yesterday, Day One was awarded an Apple Design Award at the 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference. We venerate Apple as a design and technology leader, and to be given this recognition is tremendously gratifying. We wish to thank all of Day One’s customers—your stories about Day One inspire and encourage us! Lastly, congratulations to all of […]

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Day One Mac 1.9.4 now available

Mac App Store New: Greatly improved search for multi-byte characters (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Emoji, etc.). – Tags are now included in Momento text entry imports. Most recent entry location is shown by default in Map view. Fixed: Header styles are more consistent between Mac and iOS. Markdown footnotes link properly. Day One icon no longer […]

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Tip: Using Markdown Tables in Day One

While the bread and butter of Day One will always be helping you commit your thoughts to words, it doesn’t mean we haven’t packed some extra features for those who want to go beyond that. Day One has a built-in MultiMarkdown syntax parser, so there is the possibility of adding tables to your journal entries. […]

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Day One Uses: A Book Journal

Over the years we’ve seen people transform Day One into the most varied, incredible tools. From recording work progress to documenting the first months of a baby’s life, we are constantly amazed by how varied the use of Day One Journal has become. This weekly series tries to help you find new things to journal […]

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The Way I Journal: Cameron Moll

[Day One] Who are you and what do you do? [Cameron] I’m Cameron Moll (@cameronmoll), a designer, speaker, and author living in Sarasota, Florida with my wife and four sons. I’m the founder of Authentic Jobs (@authenticjobs) and Type Structures (@typestructures), an endeavor to print letterpress posters that reimagine buildings as if created in type. […]

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Tutorial: Remembering the Past with Day One

One of the big advantages of having a digital journal like Day One is that, at any point, you can search through your entries effortlessly. All your thoughts, ideas, and memories are always one simple search away. It is easy to remember your past with Day One’s powerful search tools. Not sure how? Let us […]

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Tutorial: Tracking your daily movement with Day One

If you own Apple devices with the M7 co-processor (iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and new iPad Mini), Day One is a great way to track your daily movement. Besides containing your memories and ideas, Day One can now track all your activity throughout the day, with very little effort on your part and a minor […]

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The Way I Journal: Chris Bowler

[Day One] Who are you and what do you do? [Chris] I’m Chris Bowler and I’m a bit like the other folks you’ve interviewed to date; what I do differs from moment to moment. By day, I’m a member of the amazing support team at Campaign Monitor. I also write for my own site and […]

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Three Years

Day One launched 3-years-ago today and it’s been an amazing ride. From our small team of detected builders, we thank you for all the support and love that’s made it possible for us to get this far. Here’s to many more as we continue to make Day One the tool to capture and retain your […]

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The Way I Journal: Matt Alexander

[Day One] Who are you and what do you do? [Matt] My name is Matt Alexander and I’m the founder of Need, a refined retailer and lifestyle magazine for men. I’m also the co-host of Bionic with Myke Hurley on 5by5. When and why did you start journaling? If we’re truly looking back, I suppose […]

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Day One Mac 1.9.3 now available

Mac App Store Numerous performance improvements and bug fixes, including: Improved timeline performance with smoother scrolling and better CPU usage. Changed the Main Window behavior so it doesn’t automatically open when Day One is made active (e.g., when using Spaces or when another app quits). Improved Menu Bar entry design. Backup folder is not moved […]

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Day One Templates Using Launch Center Pro

Day One Templates Using Launch Center Pro > Day One is a great system for journaling and note-taking. One of things I use it for is to keep track of the different coffees I buy and brew. Since this is something I track regularly, I’ve developed a method to pre-populate a Day One entry with […]

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The Way I Journal: John Carey

[Day One] Who are you and what do you do? [John] My name is John Carey and what I do can be a bit unpredictable. To some, I am a live audio engineer. Audio engineering is an industry I grew up around and takes up most of my time. To many others, I am a […]

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The Way I Journal: Shawn Blanc

[Day One] Who are you and what do you do? [Shawn] I’m Shawn Blanc, I run three websites: shawnblanc.net, toolsandtoys.net, and thesweetsetup.com, the newest one. I work from home–for myself–managing these websites, doing some writing and editorial direction on them. All of it is focused on software and cool stuff like that. When and why […]

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Day One Mac 1.9.1 now available

Mac App Store Lots of great improvements and enhancements in this release. Thank you for the overwhelmingly positive feedback for Day One, it keeps us fired up to continue improving. New Menu Bar entries now include location and weather Star Toggle added to Day and Timeline View Step count and motion activity icons displayed with […]

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Day One iOS 7 Redesign

We are happy to release a great update to Day One for iPhone and iPad version 1.12, a complete redesign to match the new style and feel of Apple’s beautiful iOS 7. Since its launch in Spring 2011, distraction-free journaling has been a guiding principle in Day One’s user interface. With Apple’s release of iOS […]

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Maps

Today we are very proud to release an big update for Day One on Mac OS X. Taking advantage of the new Mapping features of Mavericks, we’ve added some incredible new ways to rediscover your history. Enjoy! Full release notes here: Day One Mac 1.9 App Store: Day One Mac 1.9 Full release notes here: […]

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Updated over 4 weeks ago

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 […]

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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 […]

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Updated over 4 weeks ago

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. You can send the PDF directly to […]

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Updated over 4 weeks ago

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. This makes it really […]

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Updated over 4 weeks ago

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 […]

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Updated over 4 weeks ago

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 […]

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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) Photos Day One Mac, iPhone and iPad apps now fully support adding a photo to an entry. On the iOS platform we have integrated with […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. iCloud becomes an alternative sync option to Dropbox. Since it’s […]

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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. The Day One iPad […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. Release Notes: Password Protection Calendar View (with great hover previews) OS X Lion Compatibility (Look at those […]

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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. New features include: Universal to include iPad Reminders system Redesigned list view Entries By Year view TextExpander snippet support Pull down to Sync Several optimizations Bug Fix: Change date locks up scrolling. Bug Fix: Email Entry includes line breaks. Bug […]

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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 […]

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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. Simple, plain-text entry. Easily enter thoughts and ideas without losing focus or leaving what you are doing. Programmable reminder system to alert you via the Menu Bar entry. […]

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Day One Icon Sketch

The final sketch for the new Day One desktop application icon.

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Journal from here, there, everywhere.

Download for free on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch.

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A Day One companion app is available for Android on the Google Play store.