Day One Journal by Bloom Built Inc (Universal)
Released: Feb 4, 2016
Version: 3.5
Size: 107 MB
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Ranking - Health-Fitness (iPhone)

Ranking - Health-Fitness (iPad)

Day One Journal

Bloom Built Inc
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

• 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:

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What's new in version 3.5
Happy New Year! There’s no better time to realize the benefits of a journaling habit.

• Watch App now fully functional without a connection to the iPhone. Create entries, record audio, check-in, all data will transfer to iPhone once the connection is re-established. (Number of entries to transfer is displayed on the main Watch app screen.)

• Activity Feed now auto-inserts place name in the new entry title.
• Option to re-enable the App Icon Badge (red dot). Note: Enabling this will clear all notifications from the Notification Center upon App Open.
• Timeline scroll position restored when re-opening app from background
• Siri Shortcuts now open the app directly without a prompt.
• Copy-Paste Day One Drawing will retain all metadata and edibility.
• External Keyboard controls. Several updates to navigation with arrow keys, and keyboard shortcuts.
• In-app Entry URLs will open on top of Entry. Rather than replace current entry.

Audio Improvements:
• New Audio embed design. Bigger play button, more metadata, and a contextual menu.
• iPhone will remain awake while recording audio with dictation. (As dictation recording will end after 1 minute if device is asleep).
• Audio Player now shows time-of-day for the audio timecode, if available (ie. 4:35 PM).

• Audio recording with AirPods.
• Fixed: Auto-corrected text will retain auto-title formatting.
• Bug with sharing audio file from Day One.
• Fixed: Dark Mode time ticker text.
• iPad New entry action not opening the entry.
• Fixed: iPad in-app camera screen thumbnails.

We’re working on a big Day One macOS update for version 3.0!
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • + Day One Journal is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • + The app is free.
  • + Day One Journal is currently ranked #97 in free Health-Fitness apps for iPhone, as well as #13 in free Health-Fitness apps for iPad.
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