Day One Classic release notes

Release notes for Day One Classic (version 1) for iOS and macOS

Both iOS and macOS release notes for Day One Classic are included in this guide. 


1.17.9 (March 30, 2016)


  • Fixed: Issue where photos or entries might disappear.

1.17.8 (March 11, 2016)


  • Fixed: Crash related to Dropbox sync.

1.17.7 (March 2, 2016)


  • Fixed: Duplicate entries caused by Dropbox syncing should be removed from your journal and put into a separate folder where your data is stored.
  • Fixed: Future duplicates should not be created using Dropbox Sync.

1.17.6 (January 29, 2016)


  • Fixed: iPad crash when creating a reminder.
  • Fixed: iPad keyboard shortcut for switching languages.
  • Various other bug fixes and performance improvements.

1.17.5 (October 29, 2015)


  • Various minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

1.17.4 (October 11, 2015)


  • Updated Apple Watch App for watchOS 2 with simpler design, faster performance, and better dictating experience.
  • 3D Touch Menu with New Entry, New Photo Entry, and Last Photo Taken (iPhone 6s/6s Plus only).
  • Published entries now use standard iOS share sheet for Facebook and Twitter.
  • Various iOS 9 compatibility improvements.

1.17.3 (August 23, 2015)


  • Fixed: Some users of iCloud Sync were unable to move beyond the “Preparing Journal” screen.

1.17.2 (August 10, 2015)


  • Fixed: Duplicate entries are no longer created when using the Apple Watch app. (If you have duplicate entries in the Timeline view, they will be automatically removed.)
  • Fixed: Deleted entries can now be restored when using Dropbox sync.
  • Fixed: Resolved a few issues when switching from other sync methods to Day One Sync.
  • Fixed: Day One no longer crashes when using 1Password in horizontal orientation on an iPad.
  • Updated: Upgraded Lato font for better international language support.

1.17.1 (June 17, 2015)


  • Added support for using 1Password when logging into a Day One account.
  • Fixed issue with “Last Photo Taken” option when adding a photo to an entry.
  • Fixed issue where some international regions with 12-hour time wouldn’t use photo metadata when setting an entry’s date/time to photo’s date/time.
  • Day One Sync performance improvements.
  • Other minor improvements.

1.17 (May 14, 2015)


  • NEW: Day One Sync—An alternative service for syncing your Day One journal. (To learn more visit:
  • FIXED: Various Apple Watch bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • IMPROVED: Diagnostics email includes additional information.
  • NEW: Added two new fonts—”Open Sans” and “Roboto.”

1.16.2 (April 19, 2015)


  • Fixed: Freezing and black screen showing on iPad at app launch.

1.16.1 (April 18, 2015)


  • New app icon
  • Fixed: Crash with devices running iOS versions prior to 8.2.

1.16 (April 16, 2015)

New: Day One for Apple Watch—The newest addition to the Day One platform is the quickest way to capture your life.

Features include:

  • Location check-in
  • Voice dictation
  • Customizable quick-entry (including tags and activity data)
  • Last photo taken
  • View recent entries


  • Changed PDF export to be an “AND” filter. With this change only entries containing all selected tags will be exported.
  • Improved performance

1.15.2 (December 2, 2014)


  • Crashes and hanging related to iCloud syncing.
  • Crash when setting up Dropbox syncing with Passcode/Touch ID enabled.
  • Various Passcode and Touch ID improvements.
  • Black screen in Day One after tapping “Create New Entry” button in the Today Extension.
  • Crash when adding photos from a shared photo album.
  • Incorrect date label above photos in Today Extension.
  • Crash related to share options when exporting PDFs.

1.15.1 (October 10, 2014)

» Today Extension (Widget)

  • NEW: On/off toggle for options in Day One > Settings.
  • NEW: “New Entry” button.
  • FIXED: Performance enhancements.

» Share Extensions

  • NEW: URLs appended to the end of shared Safari webpages.
  • FIXED: Performance improvements.

» Touch ID

  • FIXED: User interface improvements.

» Reminders

  • FIXED: Day One missing in iOS Notifications.

» Other Changes

  • NEW: iPhone 6 and 6 Plus visual improvements.
  • FIXED: Photo metadata preserved when adding edited photos within Day One
  • (Other bugs related to photo metadata and the share extension await fixing in a future update to iOS.)

1.15 (September 17, 2014)


» 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 photos)

» Share Extensions—Now you can easily send data to Day One without having to open the app!

  • Send a photo with description to Day One from photo apps (Photos, Camera Roll, and more)
  • Send text, links, and other data to Day One

» Touch ID—Unlock your journal with your fingerprint.

» iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus Support—Optimized for the new larger displays.

(Note: This release, and all future releases, will be for iOS 8 and later.)

1.14.2 (July 14, 2014)


  • Fixed an issue that caused Day One to crash upon launch for some users.
  • Fixed a crash on iPad when tapping off of action sheets.

1.14.1 (June 24, 2014)


  • Tumblr sharing now supported in Publish.
  • Train/metro icon for motion activity.


  • Eliminated crash when trying to use Publish features.
  • Deleted entries don’t reappear in timeline when sync is disabled. (Note: There will still be some cases where deleted entries might reappear when using syncing, but this is by design to avoid accidental data loss.)
  • Improved search for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other multi-byte characters.
  • Fixed timeline crashes.
  • Photos don’t hide in landscape mode.
  • Performance improvements.


  • We won an Apple Design Award at the 2014 WWDC!

1.14 (April 1, 2014)


  • Publish now available on iPad.
  • Added ability to insert copied photos via “Paste from Clipboard” into photo entries.
  • Added “Learn More” link in Publish action sheet.


  • Improved deletion of entries in Timeline.
  • Fixed Foursquare Place being replaced with GPS location.
  • Fixed error when clicking Facebook share of a published entry.
  • Fixed unresponsive Wrong Password dialog.
  • Fixed error when authorizing sync via Dropbox’s web client.
  • Fixed bugs with deleting shares for a published entry.
  • Fixed Publish authorizing via Twitter web client.
  • Fixed app freezes related to “on startup” preferences.
  • Modified header styles.
  • Fixed various UI bugs.

1.13 (March 11, 2014)

  • Introducing Publish!
  • Improved app responsiveness and speed
  • Updated TextExpander support
  • Tap “new entry” button in read mode to create a photo or text entry
  • Implemented iRate prompt (only prompts once)
  • Stability improvements
  • Various bug fixes

1.12 (November 13, 2013)

  • New iOS 7 Design
  • Automated activity data tracking for iPhone 5s
  • Daily Step Counting (M7 coprocessor required)
  • Speed improvements and optimizations
  • Additional weather source:
  • Add currently playing music track info to entry
  • Fix issues with iPhone 5s panoramas
  • 64-bit

1.11.4 (October 10, 2013)

  • Fix TextExpander issues
  • Fix Camera+ issues
  • Fix grayscale image bug
  • Updated the app icon for iOS 7

1.11.3 (September 2, 2013)

  • iOS 7 Compatible
  • Fix Camera+ rotation bug
  • Fix issue with deleted entries reappearing on iPad
  • Fix some miscellaneous iCloud bugs
  • Fix rare recurring newsletter prompt issue

1.11.2 (August 15, 2013)

  • Fixed photos not preserving edits made in the Photos app.
  • Fixed location at times incorrectly being in the Atlantic ocean.

1.11.1 (July 20, 2013)

  • Fixed crash on adding photo from library

1.11 (July 12, 2013)

  • Open Locations in Google or Apple Maps
  • Add / Import .md and .txt files to entries via “Open in…”
  • Add image files via “Open in…”
  • Use “Last Photo Taken” to quickly add a photo
  • Fixed: Reminders getting removed
  • Dropped support for iOS 5

1.10 (Feb 28, 2013)

PDF Export and Printing
– Custom date range
– Tag filtering
– Send PDF to iBooks, Dropbox and other apps
– Export will run in background
– Quick single entry export via Send menu

– Historical weather increased from 3 days to 30 days
– New reminder sound
– Added Sanchez font option
– Improved header and HTML styling

– Faster startup time
– Improved Dropbox sync for large journals
– Sound effects refactored and improved
– Re-organized Settings

1.9.2 (December 21, 2012)

  • Stability Improvements

1.9.1 (November 22, 2012)

  • Bug Fixes

1.9 (November 15, 2012)

Your historical record is now searchable in a great way!

Tags and #hashtags
Hashtags auto generate native tags on save (unless changed in Settings > Tags).
Hashtag scanner for existing hashtags in Settings > Tags
Tags may be added to existing entries via the Timeline view by swiping an entry.

MultiMarkdown footnotes support
Markdown Headers (H1, H2, H3) now with differential styling / sizes.
Auto hyphenation improvements – tabbing and tab levels.
Built-in web browser for external links (with option to disable it)

– Fix: iPhone 5 display issues
– Slowed down the annoying loader arrow blinking.
– Fix: Bug fixes, stability improvements and increased UI speed.

1.8.1 (September 19, 2012)

  • iPhone 5 and iOS 6 support
  • Auto-embed YouTube and Vimeo links
  • Auto-link Twitter screen names
  • Email photo
  • Save photo to Camera Roll
  • Reduced app file size
  • Smartypants support (when Markdown is enabled)
  • Improved Markdown support

Bug Fixes:

  • Foursquare crash fix
  • Rotation fixes
  • Markdown crash fix
  • Fix for photo not loading when Location Services turned off
  • Fix for extended Unicode chars in URL scheme (fixes apps like Drafts)
  • Loading bar fixes
  • Dropbox sync issues
  • Auto-bold fix

1.8 (August 2, 2012)

  • Photos
  • Improved iCloud and Dropbox sync speed and reliability
  • Location / GPS Data with Foursquare Places
  • Foursquare Checkin
  • Weather Data and Temperature
  • Photo Grid View
  • Multiple Edit bar icons in pages available by swipe
  • Markdown buttons in Edit Bar
  • Word and Character count in Edit Bar
  • Dropbox sync access switched to a single “App” folder
  • Set entry location from Photo GPS
  • Set entry Date / Time from Photo
  • Swipe List item to reveal options
  • Uploading / Downloading Status bar

Minor update items:

  • Main Menu UI updates with Camera Button
  • All Entries renamed “Timeline”
  • List view time design reformat
  • List view Starred items show date number in blue, no more star graphic shown
  • List view Location shown below entry
  • List view shows square thumbnail preview for photo
  • Allow 24 Hour time in any locale


  • Requires iOS 5.1 to allow improved and faster development, to make use of the iCloud improvements.
  • Single photo per entry.
  • Photo view, starred items are double size.
  • Get location data from photo (auto applied to new photo entry from Library)
  • Update enter with date / time of photo (auto prompt on photo adding)
  • Default font for:Mac: Avenir 15 (10.8) / Helvetica Neue 15 (10.7)iPhone: Helvetica Neue 16iPad: Helvetica Neue 17

1.5.7 (March 15, 2012)

  • iPad Retina display graphics and fixes.

1.5.5 (March 8, 2012)

  • Push / Pull from Entry view to Navigate Previous / Next entry
  • New Menu Screen design
  • iCloud Improvements
  • Font Style Options
  • Bold Title shown in List View
  • New App Icon
  • New Sounds
  • Improved 24-hour support for additional Region Formats
  • Open URLs – Link directly to Day One app

1.5.3 (Jan 23, 2012)

  • Fixed App Crash on 4.3.5
  • Improved iCloud Speed – No longer scan for Journal directory
  • Removed blank entry creation on entry delete – Auto selects previous entry
  • Main Screen counts update on entry sync, creation, deletions

1.5.2 (Jan 16, 2012)

  • Fixed bug that stalled load on Blank Entries

1.5.1 (Jan 11, 2012)

  • Greatly Improved iCloud sync
  • Enabled iCloud HUD – UI Blocker / Loader for initial load
  • Bug Fix that removes All Entries from the UI
  • Restore Lost Entries Button

1.5 (Jan 10, 2012)

  • iCloud
  • Custom List UI
  • Read Mode Pull to Reveal Background
  • Prev / Next Navigation Animation with bounce
  • Auto Bold First Line Titles

1.4.2 (November 16, 2011)

  • Improved Typing Speed
  • Improved Interface Speed
  • Updated iPad interface

1.4 (October 2011)

  • iCloud sync
  • Calendar View
  • Full screen Edit and Read modes.
  • Setting: Startup Page Choice
  • Allow Japanese era calendars
  • Fixed: Cell selection after back
  • Fixed: Passcode entry delay
  • Date Editor includes Year
  • Email entry with Markdown rendered HTML
  • Improved interface design
  • Character and word counts
  • Interface Sounds

1.3.1 (July 19, 2011)

  • Fixed missing keyboard bug

1.3 (July 15, 2011)

  • New Home Screen with Usage Stats (iPhone)
  • Custom Font Size Settings
  • Markdown / Rich Text support
  • Improved Typing Speed
  • Other bug fixes and improvements
  • Logo animation on Passcode screen

1.2 (May 31, 2011)

  • Universal application to include iPad
  • Reminder system
  • Updated list view design (to include day-of-week)
  • Pull to refresh (Sync)
  • Fixed: Passcode bug
  • 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 Fix: Passcode hack if app is Quit.
  • Bug Fix: No entries Cocoa error. (when you delete the only entry)

1.1 (March 30, 2011)

  • Passcode Lock
  • Landscape Mode
  • Tap to Edit
  • Manual Sync button

1.0.1 (March 15, 2011)

  • Dropbox sync improvements

1.0 (March 9, 2011)

  • Initial Release
  • Create, Edit, View entries
  • Dropbox Sync



1.10.5 (March 21, 2016)


  • Fixed: Issue where photos might temporarily disappear from entries.

1.10.4 (March 14, 2016)


  • Fixes for duplicate detection.

1.10.3 (February 3, 2016)


  • Changed name to “Day One Classic” in preparation for the Day One (2.0) release.
  • Modified fullscreen mode.
  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements.

1.10.2 (November 10, 2015)


  • Improved: Split-screen support.
  • FIXED: Various bug fixes and performance improvements.

1.10.1 (June 12, 2015)


  • FIXED: Text rendering in Read view.
  • FIXED: Day One Sync performance improvements.
  • FIXED: Other minor improvements.

1.10 (May 14, 2015)


  • NEW: Day One Sync—An alternative service for syncing your Day One journal. (To learn more, visit:
  • NEW: OS X Photos app support.
  • NEW: Mac OS X Share Extensions—Create entries using the OS X system share menu. (To learn more, visit:
  • NEW: Added white menu bar icon to support dark menu mode.
  • NEW: Added two new fonts—”Open Sans” and “Roboto.”
  • NEW: Added Diagnostics tab to Preferences for troubleshooting issues.
  • FIXED: Improved import functionality.

1.9.6 (July 28, 2014)

Maintenance Release:

  • Fixed an issue that caused Day One to crash upon launch for some users.

1.9.5 (July 8, 2014)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed crash related to tags in entries introduced in 1.9.4.
  • Fixed issue with multi-byte search.
  • Fixed OS X Mission Control visual issue.
  • Fixed issue where Tags popover could still be visible after editing an entry.
  • Fixed “On Startup: Open Last View” option to support the Maps view.

1.9.4 (May 20, 2014)


  • 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.


  • Header styles are more consistent between Mac and iOS.
  • Markdown footnotes link properly.
  • Day One icon no longer appears in Mac OS X Mission Control when Main Window is closed.
  • Menu Bar Quick Entry icon is only shown when enabled in Day One Preferences.
  • Improved rendering of Chinese character dates.
  • PDFs can again be used as entry photos. (Only the first page of multi-page PDFs is used.)
  • Improved accessibility support. (More improvements will come in future releases.)
  • MacJournal import fixes.
  • Mac OS X 10.7: Fixed issue with loading spinner.
  • Various visual issues and crashes were fixed.

1.9.3 (February 27, 2014)

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).
  • Backup folder is not moved when upgrading from version 1.5.5 or earlier.
  • Increased default number of backups.
  • Improved performance and reliability of journal backups.
  • Updated header styles.
  • Fixed erratically refreshing entry count in timeline view.
  • Fixed tags menu so that focus defaults to the empty tags field rather than the first item in the list.
  • Removed rendering artifacts in read mode.
  • Fixed various common crashes.

1.9.2 (January 20, 2014)

  • Fixes crashes on Lion and Mountain Lion that were introduced in 1.9.1.

1.9.1 (January 17, 2014)


  • Menu Bar entries now include location and weather
  • Star Toggle added to Day and Timeline View
  • Step count and motion activity icons displayed with entries
  • Drag Photos out of entries and have entry date as filename
  • Double-clicking dots in Maps view will zoom to that location
  • CMD + T keyboard shortcut for toggling tags on/off and CMD-L for toggling the location menu
  • Sorting menu in the Calendar view
  • Repair location button added to Map view list of entries
  • Spacebar to open photos in quick view
  • Blank entries collapsed in timeline view
  • Option to disable analytics
  • Support for ocean and lake names in entry locations
  • Speed improvements

Bug Fixes: 

  • Removed additional alerts about location services.
  • Higher res images with Drag and drop from Lightroom.
  • Spacebar keyboard shortcut works when clicking text in read mode.
  • Addresses now changeable by moving the pin.
  • Arrow navigation fixed in read mode.
  • Video embeds are now rendered in 1.9.
  • “New Day One Entry With Selection” in Services Menu fixed.
  • Various crashes fixed.

1.9 (October 22, 2013)

EXCLUSIVE Features for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

  • Map View — Browse entries by location
  • Location Editor — Add and edit entry locations with Apple Maps and Foursquare Places data

NEW Features

  • Timeline Filters — Dynamically filter entries by tags, starred status, and years
  • Timeline Headers — View month and year
  • Take Pictures — Use computer camera or external webcam
  • Filter-based Exports — Formats include PDF, Markdown, and plain text
  • Menus — Image selection, tag, and delete entry menus
  • Inspirational Inserts — Add inspirational messages and questions to your entries. 100′s of new questions and messages added.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts — CMD-E/CMD-Enter for edit mode, arrow keys for entry and day navigation, and more
  • Open PDF — Quickly view PDFs of single entries, days, or timeline
  • Weather Data — Include detailed weather information for entries


  • Search Menu — Easy popover menu and CMD-F shortcut
  • Navigation Icons — Refreshed icons for app navigation
  • Tagging Interface — Improved tag menu
  • Speed Improvements — Faster timeline view, scrolling, loading and saving
  • Printed page numbers
  • Sort order in calendar view
  • Resized fullscreen views
  • Overall performance and stability

1.8 (July 9, 2013)

  • Printing
  • PDF Export
  • Add Current Location (Maps, Foursquare, Custom locations coming soon)
  • Use Photo Date / Time when adding to entry
  • Use Photo Location
  • Weather
  • Drag Photo to App Icon to create new Photo Entry
  • Increased Photo Resolution to 2100 pixels
  • Retain Photo Exif data inside image file
  • Hashtag Autocompletion
  • Open in Marked App
  • Default to show “All” entries in Timeline
  • Show Backups in Finder Button
  • Auto-Hyphenation with indentations
  • Increased Backup Limit
  • Convert All Hashtags Button (Advanced Settings)
  • Support unicode input in URL handler

1.7.3 (April 11, 2013)

  • Tags
  • Header CSS Updates
  • Bug Fixes

1.7.2 (September 25, 2012)


  • Calendar view now uses the system’s first day of week setting
  • Redesigned Dropbox setup
  • Auto-embed YouTube links
  • Auto-link Twitter screenames
  • Improved layout support for embedded images and videos
  • Smartypants support (when Markdown is enabled)
  • Integrated crash reporting
  • Additional Markdown support:StrikethroughAutolinkLax HTML blocksSuperscriptFenced codeSpace headersTables


  • Fix for Avenir Heavy font issue
  • Fix duplicate Notification Center reminders
  • Fixes for Momento and MacJournal imports
  • Fix cursor moving to end of text when app becomes active
  • Fix text button hover state
  • Update licenses in Legal window
  • Retina graphics in About window
  • Fixes for Calendar view not showing some days
  • Remove Helvetica Neue Light style (was causing unresolvable issues)

1.7 (August 2, 2012)

  • Photos
  • Retina Ready
  • Mountain Lion Compatible
  • New Font Styles
  • Improved Dropbox Sync
  • Improved iCloud Sync
  • Sandbox Compliant
  • Full Screen (improvements)
  • Sharing (OS X 10.8)
  • Notification Center (OS X 10.8)
  • Improved Markdown (Auto single line returns, auto hyphenated lists)
  • Various Bug Fixes

1.5.5 (February 19, 2012)

  • iCloud Improvements (fixed sync stall in 10.7.3)
  • Import (from MacJournal and Momento)
  • Sort order toggle for Days and Calendar view
  • Days view shows Auto Bold titles
  • Fixed ironic ‘grammar’ typo
  • Auto save and sync time reduced

1.5 (January 11, 2012)

  • iCloud
  • Auto Save
  • Auto Backup
  • Markdown / MultiMarkdown (in Read and Edit Modes)
  • Lion Full Screen mode
  • Back-end Scructure to enable Photos (coming soon)Entries as Packages (optional)
  • Font Size preference
  • Edit and Read Styles (Sans, Serif, Monospaced)
  • Auto Bold First Lines (Titles)
  • UI Transitions
  • Improved Day / Read layouts
  • Entry preview on hover (Days View)
  • Live sync UI updates
  • Command S to Save
  • Improved Export Format (with Markdown)
  • Improved Dropbox sync
  • Printing
  • On Startup Preference
  • Journal Merging
  • Settings cog on Main Menu
  • Spelling and Grammar Preferences

1.2 (August 1, 2011)

  • Password Protection
  • Calendar View
  • OS X Lion Compatibility
  • Export to text file
  • 24-Hour & System Date / Time Support
  • Custom Scrollbars (10.6)
  • Additional inspirational quotes
  • Several improvements

1.1 (April 12, 2011)

  • Feature: Search (live, multiple string, well optimized)
  • Feature: Global hot-key to open quick entry (⇧⌘D)
  • Enhancement: Read View design update
  • Enhancement: Read View chronologically sorted by timestamp
  • Enhancement: Read View edit buttons shows on hover
  • Added contextual menu to listings with: View, Edit, Show in Finder
  • Bug Fix: Year drop-down incorrect in some languages
  • Inspirational Quotes: better vertical alignment
  • Reminder slider now shows exact value on drag
  • Help in Menu Bar now links to Help Page
  • Entry will auto save upon application quit
  • Command line import function?
  • Entries are auto saved on Application Quit.

1.0 (March 9, 2011)

  • Initial release for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Optimized for Mac App Store

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