Day One on the web gives you a web-based version of Day One to use in your favorite browser, including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge. With the Day One web app, reading, browsing, writing, and editing your journal entries can now happen on any device with access to the internet, including your PC or Windows desktop.
Logging In to the Web
To get started with Day One on the web, log in with your Day One account at:
If you’re new to Day One, please Create an Account. If you have issues logging in, try the Forgot your password? link. For more information, check out the Account Management guide.
Adding Your Encryption Key
The first time you login, the web app will need to do a bit of syncing. In the sidebar, you’ll see a message showing the your hidden journals. Click to unlock journals with key to add your encryption key.
Note: Unlimited journals is a Day One Premium feature. Upgrade now to add even more journals!
1. To locate your encryption key, you’ll need to open up the Day One app on your phone or Mac. Inside the app, open Settings.
2. From the Settings page, navigate to Sync.
4. Click View Encryption Key. Tap the Backup Manually option. Double-check to confirm your encryption key is backed up to iCloud or Google Drive.
5. From the Backup Manually options, choose your preferred method for saving your encryption key (send to email address, download PDF, Print, or Copy).
6. Navigate back to dayone.me in your web browser. Paste your encryption key into the field.
Syncing/Downloading Your Journal Entries
Once you’ve added your encryption key, select a journal to sync its entries. You should see your entries start populating within a few seconds.
Here’s a short video that shows how the process of adding your encryption key and then downloading your journal entries will look.
Composing a New Journal Entry
Compose a new entry by using the using the + button in the top left of the journal entry editor.
Easily format the text of your journal entry by using the formatting menu toolbar. From the toolbar, you can bold, italicize, highlight, add a code block, add headings, bulleted or numbered lists, or checklists.
We know you may have a few questions about Day One on the web, so we’ve put together a few Day One on the Web FAQs.
What is the Day One on the web?
The Day One web app is a new way to use your Day One journal inside your favorite browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Edge). You just need access to the internet to log in to the web app.
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.
Are my journals still encrypted? Where do I find my encryption key?
Yes, 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.)
To find your encryption key, please open the Day One app on your Apple or Android device. Verify the encryption key is present in Settings > Sync. Make sure your encryption key is backed up using one of the available methods or stored in a trusted password manager, then copy the key from the app and paste it to the web app (Note that we don’t yet support a QR code reader). At the moment, the mobile Day One app is required to set up encryption for a user.)
Does using Day One on the web count against my device limit?
For a limited time, the Day One web app won’t count against your device limit. In the future, syncing between the web app and mobile apps will be a Premium feature.
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.
Are there any known issues with Day One on the web?
We’re already aware of a few bugs and feature requests, so to save you some time, we’ve put together this doc of known issues for the Day one web app.
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.
How do I report problems?
When you run into a problem, please report it to us using the “Report a problem” link in the top left corner of the main sidebar. But before you do that, it might be a good idea to read the list of our caveats and known issues linked here.
More Guides for Day One on the Web
Learn more about using Day One on the web with these additional Help Guides for Settings and the Editor (coming soon).