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A simple journal application for the Mac, iPhone, and iPad. AboutTo learn more about Day One, see these two excellent reviews . PublishPublish is not available in Day One 2.

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    I live in Day One

    I have been using Day One since it was in beta. I am a writer and digital content specialist so I do a lot of writing. Day One has grown in capability and beauty since its inception -- I use it more and more everyday.

    To be frank, I tried to use EverNote but found to cumbersome and a bit much. For my mind, Day One provided the perfect palelette for me to sit down and write anything -- the tag it, or easily move it to another journal. It allows up to 10 journals, one of which I have synced to my Instagram, as I like to keep a record of what I post there.

    If you are writing daily, doing Morning Pages, if you blog and need a place to work on drafts, Day One's set up is so easy. It syncs over the cloud to your phone (I'm on Apple products, recognizes voice to text smoothly and allows images to be easily drag and dropped.

    The interface with tagging could be slightly more intuitive but the team is constantly doing updates and I am sure that will be worked out soon.

    I love it and recommend it to anyone writing.

    👍 Pros:    Intuitive|Beautiful search experience|Instagram|Easy user interface|Inexpensive|Great for writers|Great value for the money
    👎 Cons:    Tagging needs to be made easier

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Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Day One and what they use it for.
  • Suggestions for journalling app or program
    Day One Journal Day One has all of these. It does need a subscription for advanced features and syncing. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Logseq journals as a commonplace book
    I use Day One for my commonplace book. Just wanted to mention it as another option for you to consider, especially since you mentioned liking the chronological ordering of things. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • How do you keep track of the products and techniques used for your hair successes and failures?
    I use the Day One app! HanzCurls on Instgram/Youtube also has a physical curly hair journal for sale if that's more your thing. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • is the same company?
    Was going to login in here to see if it's a version of the web app, but I noticed the main site is and wanted to make sure this wasn't some phishing site. anyone know? - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • LPT: If you think of a good idea, write it down. Your brain will try to trick you into thinking you will remember it later, but it's a liar! Therefore: Write it down!
    I use this app (no affiliation) - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Finally bit the bullet and purchased my first Macbook!
    DayOne - if you like journaling, this is the be-all and end-all app for that! - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Anonymous online journal for documenting?
    Why is gmail out of the question? Seems like your idea would work just fine. Just make sure you have two factor authentication turned on and use a strong password. Another option- I have used DayOne in the past. Hopefully it has the security you need! Https:// - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Mac Power Users 652: Where Does the iPad Fit?
    Freewrite: Distraction-Free Writing ToolsDraftsWriter – iAiPad Keyboards - AppleEnter text with Scribble on iPad - Apple SupportConnected #301: We Should Be Developers - Relay FMGrammarlyDEVONthink To GoPDF Viewer - Annotation Expert on the App StoreLiquidText on the App StoreMac Power Users #550: The World of RSS - Relay FMReadwiseGoodLinksDay One - Your Journal for... - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Apps for maintaining an online journal?
    If you want convenience and can pay for stuff the use , the paid option has e2e encryption and its constantly in apples editors list for their great design and ux. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Captain’s Log, like in Star Trek?
    Honestly, Day One is a fantastic journal app that lets you do voice, video, photo, and text journals from almost any device it's on (macOS, iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, Android, browsers). They also have a sizable list of Shortcut actions, too! - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • How I finally get daily journaling done with a workflow on my iPhone
    Maybe which is popular on Apple platforms. - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • Bad intermediate/long-term memory - looking for some kind of visual diary app
    Oh, thank you! I had only checked their website where they only mention iOS and Mac, it should exist for Android and Windows/browser. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • My 10 favorite Mac apps I use every day. What are yours?
    DayOne - my day-to-day journal - couldn't live without it! - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Ways to get out of your head, stress, and their control
    Apple peeps. Awesome suggestion for a journaling app from someone who contacted me: - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Alternative to Day One?
    Hi, I've been doing a bunch of research to try and find an alternative to Day One, but nothing quite seems to fit. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • I started Journaling and it has helped a lot to convey my thoughts. Have you tried it?
    I have a daily habit. Every morning I review my task list then open a template I created in DayOne (there are others but this one works for me with prompt/reminders, templates and other features). I go through my intentions for the day and reflect on the previous day. If inspiration sparks I will create multiple entries in a day. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Any Craft users here know what Craft is good for? Users of something usually should know basic things like this
    I use a daily notes feature to capture thoughts / journal and I've found that this has replaced my journalling in DayOne. Given that all my notes go into Craft, it has also replaced my previously confused mix of Apple Notes and Drafts - all notes straight to the Craft inbox now. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Timelined Notes
    DayOne is the grand-daddy of journaling apps for Mac/iOS. It is designed specifically for diary writing. If you want an app JUST for journaling, this is your best bet. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Storybook
    I have been a long-advocate for having a meaningful connection through self-reflection. Having a digital journaling app to log events, places, moods, and self-reflections from different points of view would fulfill my personal pursuits of journaling experience. While some journal apps I have seen simply record special memories and events, some focus more on mental health, mindfulness and self-care. I have decided... - Source: / almost 2 years ago
  • [Need Advice]I Found A Behavior Trend. Now What?
    Use a journal for five minutes, every morning. I use the free Day One app (on your phone is easiest). - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Diary/journaling app with bookprinting service in Europe?
    Https:// has all the features I'm looking for, but with the printshop in USA it makes it extra timeconsuming and pricey to order a hardcopy. So something along the lines of this but with the option to print in Europe would be golden. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Day One

The 8 best journal apps of 2022
Perhaps Day One's best feature is the ability to customize multiple reminders. Most other journal apps only send you one reminder during the day. But with Day One, you can get prompted to write, say, when you start the day, at lunchtime, and then at the end of your workday to keep track of your activities and thoughts throughout the day.
5 Best Apps That Make Journaling Super Convenient In 2022
For a journaling app with a beautiful design and basic features, the Day One journal is an excellent option. This digital journaling app is easy to use but doesn’t scrimp when it comes to useful tools that make journaling fun and easy.
Day One Alternatives: 7 Best Journal Apps You Can Use
Day One Journal has adopted the subscription model for its pricing and it has made many of its users angry. I can live with a subscription model for apps like Day One which I use on a daily basis, however, I do think that the subscription is a bit over priced. If you were looking for its alternatives, we have covered the best ones available in the market today. Do tell us if you going to switch or not in the...

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