Day One Journal

Day One Journal

By Bloom Built Inc

  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Release Date: 2016-02-04
  • Current Version: 3.5.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 107.17 MB
  • Developer: Bloom Built Inc
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 34,013 Ratings


From once-in-a-lifetime events to everyday moments, Day One’s elegant interface makes journaling about your life a simple pleasure. Award Winning: App of the Year and Apple Design Award “Day One makes keeping a journal delightfully easy.” —Wired CREATE HABITS: Make journaling a part of your life: • Reminders • In-app and System Notifications • Calendar LIFE-ENRICHING BENEFITS: Reap the rewards of your consistency: • On This Day flashbacks and Nearby entries • On-the-spot memory enhancement • Book printing PRESERVE EVERY MOMENT: There’s no limit to the memories you can save in Day One: • Unlimited photo storage (Premium only) • Unlimited journals (Premium only) • Unlimited audio recordings, with dictation and transcription • Social media with Day One's Activity Feed and IFTTT integration SECURE YOUR MEMORIES: Day One Sync provides peace of mind: • End-to-End Encryption • Sync across all your devices (Premium only) • Passcode and Touch ID lock QUICKLY CAPTURE: Multiple ways to capture a moment • Share extension from Photos, Safari, and more • Siri Shortcuts make voice commands to trigger audio or photo capture • Dictate, record audio or check-in from Apple Watch • Activity Feed provides a historical view of your location and photo history to make it easy to catch up on your past week APPLE WATCH: Always listening and tracking • Dictate an entry voice to text • Check-in at to insert a placeholder entry that includes the name of the current place • Record audio for up to 6 hours per recording • Watch app works independently from the iPhone FOCUSED WRITING EXPERIENCE: Day One’s clean, distraction-free interface makes it easy to write down what’s important: • Powerful rich text formatting with Markdown • Templates • Cross-platform support (mobile, desktop, and watch) • Draw with Apple Pencil or your finger to illustrate an idea or moment, or write your entry by hand. RECALL EVERY DETAIL: Metadata automatically records the finer points of life: • Location & historical visits • Time and date • Temperature, weather, moon phase, altitude • Activity—motion and step count • Music playing ORGANIZE YOUR ENTRIES: Finding any memory is fast and easy: • Powerful search • Multiple journals (Premium only) • Tags • Favorite entries • Browse by calendar, timeline, maps, or photos SHARE YOUR MEMORIES: Our export options make it easy for you share your journals: • Export to PDF, HTML, JSON • Print your journals with Day One Book “This superb journaling app remains pleasant to behold, easy to use, and a tough act for any rival to follow.” —Macworld “If you’re looking for a fantastic journaling app, or a great app for logging and recording various events and milestones of your life, then by far and away the best pick is Day One.” —The Sweet Setup DAY ONE PREMIUM INCLUDES: • Unlimited photos • Unlimited journals • Unlimited cloud storage (end-to-end encrypted) • Sync to all Day One apps, iPad, Mac • Audio Recording • Drawing • Dark Mode • Additional Journal Colors • 25% Book Printing Discount • IFTTT integration (Automated Entries) • Prioritized customer support Day One Premium is an auto-renewing subscription. It is available for monthly or yearly periods. $24.99/yearly (USD) Price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel the subscription once activated. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase. For technical assistance or other inquiries, email: Privacy Policy: Terms of Use:



  • Best journal app available and great support

    By Johnny Boy ***
    I have journaled for years from hand written, to a word doc, to several apps. I have used Day One for 3 years and fall more in love with every day. -I use it across iPad, Mac, phone, and watch, it’s everywhere I want to be, thus making journaling easy and fun. -I print a hardcover book(s) for every year. They are an easy to create, and great looking way to preserve a physical copy. -Adding pictures and location data enhances the experience and makes looking back so much more fun. -Customer Supprt has been quick, effective, and they do more than expected. I had an issue with a book printing incorrectly and I can’t say enough about how having real, live, responsive support is, it is so refreshing. They took a little annoyance and turned it into a huge positive interaction with Day One Journal. -The premium price is less than the discount when I print my book at years end. Bottom line this is the best journal app with the best feature and the best support available!
  • Not user friendly

    By Cybervet
    Hard to login then difficult to learn how to make entries-Not user-friendly I should’ve run it would be trouble when it was difficult to figure out whether I already had an account or should login using my Apple ID, need to make a new account? Trying to figure all of that out I somehow got my Apple ID linked to two separate journaling accounts. Decided to go ahead and give it a try anyways and to be honest could not even figure out how to make my first entry ! Perhaps this is because I am using an iPad as my first device but I didn’t see or read anything indicating I should have a problem with my iPad. I’m going to cancel my subscription before it kicks in and look elsewhere for a journaling app.
  • Apple pen

    By BreannaJanay1991
    I have use this app Off and on for a couple years. I redownloaded it because it states that it supports apple pen. It does not, only for drawling I have a Procreate for that, I would love for it to support the apple pen for writing so until this app adapts to that I would Have to remove it.
  • R.I.P. Day One

    By changxyu
    This software is worth only one star now. A lot of synchronization problems made me decide to find alternatives.
  • Great app... but fallible

    By SusanElliott
    I got the basic or classic Day One a few years ago, which I used intermittently, and this year decided to go Premium and switch over from handwritten diaries/journals to Day One. My handwriting has become increasingly illegible, and I like the speed of typing, the ability to include photos and audio with my entries, and above all the ability to search entries. Weather, activity, and location are all automatically included, which is cool. Being able to access the Journal on my phone, my laptop, and my iPad are all pluses. Overall I am really enjoying Day One. But a couple weeks ago I spent over an hour writing an entry on my iPad, notes that I also needed for work. I noticed when I got to my office and checked my laptop that the entry hadn’t synced, and when I got home and checked the iPad, the entry was just—gone. This occurred at the same time there was some sort of syncing glitch (according to the help desk person). I sent info as requested to that person, who was going to forward it to an engineering person, but I never heard back. I’m guessing because they weren’t able to discover what happened. So: it’s good app. But not infallible. My Moleskine entries never disappeared on me! It’s unfortunate that it was THAT particular entry that was lost, since it was a detailed account about a work issue that I really didn’t want to revisit and therefore did not recreate, but am very sorry not to have as a record. I’m uneasy, now, about relying on Day One. Probably this won’t happen again, but the fact that it CAN happen, and the customer service/software engineers can’t figure out why, is unfortunate. I’ll see if it’s worth renewing my Premium subscription next year.
  • Nothing but trouble👎👎

    By ol'jesusfreak
    Although I invested substantial time & effort into creating 3 Journals with a number of entries & also threw away $24.99 to purchase a 1 year subscription, I had to cancel the subscription, (with no money back, of course), & delete the app. My iPad and iPhone would not sync after a month of usage. I’m tech-savvy & am no newbie to iOS apps. After investigating on the net, and on the Day One journal website, etc.… a lot MORE of my time & effort was wasted by trying all of the possible ‘fixes’ but with no success.
  • Where's keyboard?

    By May1209
    I want to write a journal, but the keyboard does not come up. I can't do anything!
  • Worst Sync Service or Close 2nd

    By S*M*P
    They are constantly moving backwards. Happy to pay if they could move forward not backwards. If they can’t provide a secure and reliable sync they should use a provider that can.
  • I Like This!

    By Zach37473772
    I really love this! I had been using day one classic, and decided to make the jump to this. Despite the price jump, it was worth it. If you can, use the day one sync service instead of iCloud, since I found with iCloud, it will try to save space, so not everything will want to sync on my Mac. I also love the draw feature, which makes it fun to do little sketches with my entires. It also supports the newer iPad pros, which was another reason I switched. I do wish it was cheaper, $25 a year is a tad bit more than what I want, but you do get the organization of all these features, and it works well.
  • Amazing app, few suggestion

    By AntonioValencia
    I want to start by saying this app has changed my life. I wish the developers would improve the “draw” function of the app. I journaled before I have always preferred writing it. Please “Bloom Built” make the “draw” function more robust just like some of the drawing and writing app. I don’t expect it to function like “notability” but at least improve the UI so my writing look decent. Lol. Thank You for developing this beautiful App.... Looking for forward to future update.