Day One Apps free for iPhone/iPad
Day One Apps free for iPhone/iPad

Day One Apps free for iPhone/iPad

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$39.99 Free 2017-06-29 06:59:17
$29.99 $39.99 2016-12-26 12:00:00
$39.99 $29.99 2016-12-22 12:00:00
$29.99 $39.99 2016-09-06 09:00:00
$19.99 $29.99 2016-02-20 02:00:00
$29.99 $19.99 2016-02-16 02:00:00
$19.99 $29.99 2016-02-15 02:00:00
First Tracked $19.99 2016-02-04 02:00:00

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Description

**25% off for a Limited Time!** Capture life as you live it. From once-in-a-lifetime events to everyday moments, Day One's elegant interface makes journaling about your life a simple pleasure.

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With Day One 2.0, we're proud to provide Day One Sync — a fast, free, and secure service for syncing your data between all your devices. Day One Sync lays the foundation for many new features: a web app, an IFTTT channel, private-key encryption, and more. In tandem with Day One Sync, you can also use iCloud for backups.

PLEASE NOTE: iCloud and Dropbox syncing *are not* supported in Day One 2.0. If using iCloud or Dropbox syncing is essential to you, use Day One Classic.
For more information, see: dayoneapp.com/faq2

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“Day One, our favorite way to journal with your Apple devices, just got a huge update. Rebuilt from the ground up, the plethora of features that made Day One so great are still present.” — The Sweet Setup

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WHAT'S NEW:

- All-new user interface
- Multiple Photos per entry (up to ten inline photos)
- Multiple Journals (up to ten journals with unique colors and names)
- Day One Sync 2.0
- Photo View
- Custom Reminders
- Entry Management (select, move, tag, and delete multiple entries at a time)
- Timeline Filters (star, tags, location, year, activity, and music)
- Timezone Support
- Multiple Window support
- Single and Dual Pane Modes
- Redesigned PDF export
- Gesture support

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“It's hard to make the best even better, but the sequel to Day One lives up to expectations—and then some.” — App Store Editor's Choice

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OTHER FEATURES:

- Automatic metadata (location, weather, motion activity, step count, and music)
- Search
- Tags and Stars
- Export to PDF with smart filters
- Share Extension
- Shortcut keys

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“The new Day One has a slicker design, a much bigger emphasis on photos, and a handful of new ways to filter your journal to see entries from a certain place or time or from a specific topic.” — Wired Magazine

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LEARN MORE:

Day One 2.0: dayoneapp.com/faq2
Day One Sync: dayoneapp.com/sync-faq

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For technical assistance or other inquiries, email: [email protected]

Day One Apps ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Current Version:
Varies with device
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30.11 MB
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Reviews

A completley wonderful evolution of an App that I use every day Posted by

UPDATE: 2.1.7 - DayOne is a must have App and lately I have been using the the feature that tell you “on this day” except for past years. There are so many things that have happened which I recorded in my DayOne that I forgot about until it reminds me. Some allowed me to relive the exicitment of the moment and in a few cases my heart sank for something sad or disappointing. This is something you can only experince by recording _your_ history. I have found my time in iOS or macOS with DayOne to be a great way to clear my mind as well. Somethign that feels like a big deal becomes smaller when you write about it. DayOne has no equal and I wish I had something like it decades ago since I know there is more history that is lost since it was not captured. With DayOne I get the complete picture inlcuding pictures, weather, and location fused together by words and thoughts. Tags add a 5th dimention to the way you describe your life. Really great and well thought out. Each revision delivered by DayOne is useful and meaningful. UPDATE: 2.1.1 - This continues to be an excellent and solid application. I have used it for years now and continue to recommend it a a standard app for all iOS and macOS users. It is just clean, easy to use, full of aweome features, and support Markdown which is brilliant. I can add things fast as well and each entry has tons of information many details that the app provides. Coolest is the location and weather which really helps tell teh story. UPDATE: 2.0.9 - I keep discovering new and cool features. I love this product. ALL Mac users should get it. I have 0 issues and faults and have many many entries in the thousands. UPDATE: 2.0.7 - I like the new feature that tells you what happened this day in the past. I continue to use the App daily. UPDATE: 2.0.6 - This is another solid release for one of best made apps on the app store. UPDATE: 2.0.4 - I am confused. I have been using Day One for a long time now. I have thousands of entries with pictures/tags/location/… details created with markdown syntax and 0 issues of any kind SYNC works since I use this on iOS as well. I haven’t had a single problem and continue to love this App. Based on my volume of data, frequency of use, and push of cool features; I would suspect that I would have found a problem by now. But I haven’t. Nothing. I say this because I see some odd reviews that do not line up with my experience. DropBox is not well supported but the cloud sync provided by Day One works flawlessly so Drop Box is just not needed. I continue to be extrememly happy. Although this release is a small evolution it shows the Day One team wants to continue to evolve this product. UPDATE: 2.0.3 - Such a cool list of new power features. Day One 2 continues to rock in all ways possible. Now I can export in JSON formats which is really cool and will allow for export and transformation. I continue to find no fault in this modern and well thought out application. It continues to be used by me daily and I think ALL people should use it as well. It is inexpensive and very productiity driven. UPDATE: For those of you who have NOT upgraded from the Classic Day One to “2” version, you are seriously missing out. I find myself adding more entries through-out the day due to the thoughful improvements made to the “quick entry” widget in the notifications area. The old one worked nice but the new version is a night-day impovement and acts as a “mini Day One” app. I continue to feel extremely happy with this release and truly understand the need to upgrade. I have had zero issues of any kind, not even petty stuff running on a mid-2010 Macbook Pro. UPDATE: IF you work with the Photos app and Day One, this new version lets you use the new “side by side” feature in OS X. I love it because I can ealy drag/drop picture into a journal entry. This continues to show the excellent usability of this app. It continues to be my favorite and most consistently used app. It has not let me down and is an excellent evolution in the successful history of this product. Syncing works perfectly. I use Day One’s sync service which has worked without any issues on iOS and OSX. Be sure to look at the keyboard shortcuts. There are many and they are very handy to increase productivity. 0% issues 100% awesome. UPDATE: I keep finding all this cool stuff. Like now you can pop a new journal entry into a separate window and there are a lot more quick and easy options. An already beautiflul and wondeful update keeps getting more beatutiful and more wonderful. I installed this the day it was released on both iOS and OSX. The install and migration of entries from the Classic version to this version was easy. An easy to follow wizard walks you through the steps. Be aware that the initial sync may impact the performance of the app initially on older systems (like I have) but that goes away after the sync is complete (5 minutes tops) I love the new interface. The common things are where you expect them to be but the look and feel has been massively refreshed. Everything is even easier to use. My favorite change is the new widget in the notification area. You can now tag and fully manage entries quickly without having to launch and touch-up details in the fully app. Sync with iOS works perfectly and I have had no issues of any kinds. For those of you on the fence on upgrading, just do it. This evolution is well worth the upgrade price and the benefits overshadow the cost. This continues to be my favorite App I use and I am extremely happy for the development team who delivered such a fine and useful product.

A completley wonderful evolution of an App that I use every day Posted by

UPDATE: 2.1.1 - This continues to be an excellent and solid application. I have used it for years now and continue to recommend it a a standard app for all iOS and macOS users. It is just clean, easy to use, full of aweome features, and support Markdown which is brilliant. I can add things fast as well and each entry has tons of information many details that the app provides. Coolest is the location and weather which really helps tell teh story. UPDATE: 2.0.9 - I keep discovering new and cool features. I love this product. ALL Mac users should get it. I have 0 issues and faults and have many many entries in the thousands. UPDATE: 2.0.7 - I like the new feature that tells you what happened this day in the past. I continue to use the App daily. UPDATE: 2.0.6 - This is another solid release for one of best made apps on the app store. UPDATE: 2.0.4 - I am confused. I have been using Day One for a long time now. I have thousands of entries with pictures/tags/location/… details created with markdown syntax and 0 issues of any kind SYNC works since I use this on iOS as well. I haven’t had a single problem and continue to love this App. Based on my volume of data, frequency of use, and push of cool features; I would suspect that I would have found a problem by now. But I haven’t. Nothing. I say this because I see some odd reviews that do not line up with my experience. DropBox is not well supported but the cloud sync provided by Day One works flawlessly so Drop Box is just not needed. I continue to be extrememly happy. Although this release is a small evolution it shows the Day One team wants to continue to evolve this product. UPDATE: 2.0.3 - Such a cool list of new power features. Day One 2 continues to rock in all ways possible. Now I can export in JSON formats which is really cool and will allow for export and transformation. I continue to find no fault in this modern and well thought out application. It continues to be used by me daily and I think ALL people should use it as well. It is inexpensive and very productiity driven. UPDATE: For those of you who have NOT upgraded from the Classic Day One to “2” version, you are seriously missing out. I find myself adding more entries through-out the day due to the thoughful improvements made to the “quick entry” widget in the notifications area. The old one worked nice but the new version is a night-day impovement and acts as a “mini Day One” app. I continue to feel extremely happy with this release and truly understand the need to upgrade. I have had zero issues of any kind, not even petty stuff running on a mid-2010 Macbook Pro. UPDATE: IF you work with the Photos app and Day One, this new version lets you use the new “side by side” feature in OS X. I love it because I can ealy drag/drop picture into a journal entry. This continues to show the excellent usability of this app. It continues to be my favorite and most consistently used app. It has not let me down and is an excellent evolution in the successful history of this product. Syncing works perfectly. I use Day One’s sync service which has worked without any issues on iOS and OSX. Be sure to look at the keyboard shortcuts. There are many and they are very handy to increase productivity. 0% issues 100% awesome. UPDATE: I keep finding all this cool stuff. Like now you can pop a new journal entry into a separate window and there are a lot more quick and easy options. An already beautiflul and wondeful update keeps getting more beatutiful and more wonderful. I installed this the day it was released on both iOS and OSX. The install and migration of entries from the Classic version to this version was easy. An easy to follow wizard walks you through the steps. Be aware that the initial sync may impact the performance of the app initially on older systems (like I have) but that goes away after the sync is complete (5 minutes tops) I love the new interface. The common things are where you expect them to be but the look and feel has been massively refreshed. Everything is even easier to use. My favorite change is the new widget in the notification area. You can now tag and fully manage entries quickly without having to launch and touch-up details in the fully app. Sync with iOS works perfectly and I have had no issues of any kinds. For those of you on the fence on upgrading, just do it. This evolution is well worth the upgrade price and the benefits overshadow the cost. This continues to be my favorite App I use and I am extremely happy for the development team who delivered such a fine and useful product.

A completley wonderful evolution of an App that I use every day Posted by

UPDATE: 2.0.9 - I keep discovering new and cool features. I love this product. ALL Mac users should get it. I have 0 issues and faults and have many many entries in the thousands. UPDATE: 2.0.7 - I like the new feature that tells you what happened this day in the past. I continue to use the App daily. UPDATE: 2.0.6 - This is another solid release for one of best made apps on the app store. UPDATE: 2.0.4 - I am confused. I have been using Day One for a long time now. I have thousands of entries with pictures/tags/location/… details created with markdown syntax and 0 issues of any kind SYNC works since I use this on iOS as well. I haven’t had a single problem and continue to love this App. Based on my volume of data, frequency of use, and push of cool features; I would suspect that I would have found a problem by now. But I haven’t. Nothing. I say this because I see some odd reviews that do not line up with my experience. DropBox is not well supported but the cloud sync provided by Day One works flawlessly so Drop Box is just not needed. I continue to be extrememly happy. Although this release is a small evolution it shows the Day One team wants to continue to evolve this product. UPDATE: 2.0.3 - Such a cool list of new power features. Day One 2 continues to rock in all ways possible. Now I can export in JSON formats which is really cool and will allow for export and transformation. I continue to find no fault in this modern and well thought out application. It continues to be used by me daily and I think ALL people should use it as well. It is inexpensive and very productiity driven. UPDATE: For those of you who have NOT upgraded from the Classic Day One to “2” version, you are seriously missing out. I find myself adding more entries through-out the day due to the thoughful improvements made to the “quick entry” widget in the notifications area. The old one worked nice but the new version is a night-day impovement and acts as a “mini Day One” app. I continue to feel extremely happy with this release and truly understand the need to upgrade. I have had zero issues of any kind, not even petty stuff running on a mid-2010 Macbook Pro. UPDATE: IF you work with the Photos app and Day One, this new version lets you use the new “side by side” feature in OS X. I love it because I can ealy drag/drop picture into a journal entry. This continues to show the excellent usability of this app. It continues to be my favorite and most consistently used app. It has not let me down and is an excellent evolution in the successful history of this product. Syncing works perfectly. I use Day One’s sync service which has worked without any issues on iOS and OSX. Be sure to look at the keyboard shortcuts. There are many and they are very handy to increase productivity. 0% issues 100% awesome. UPDATE: I keep finding all this cool stuff. Like now you can pop a new journal entry into a separate window and there are a lot more quick and easy options. An already beautiflul and wondeful update keeps getting more beatutiful and more wonderful. I installed this the day it was released on both iOS and OSX. The install and migration of entries from the Classic version to this version was easy. An easy to follow wizard walks you through the steps. Be aware that the initial sync may impact the performance of the app initially on older systems (like I have) but that goes away after the sync is complete (5 minutes tops) I love the new interface. The common things are where you expect them to be but the look and feel has been massively refreshed. Everything is even easier to use. My favorite change is the new widget in the notification area. You can now tag and fully manage entries quickly without having to launch and touch-up details in the fully app. Sync with iOS works perfectly and I have had no issues of any kinds. For those of you on the fence on upgrading, just do it. This evolution is well worth the upgrade price and the benefits overshadow the cost. This continues to be my favorite App I use and I am extremely happy for the development team who delivered such a fine and useful product.

Thrilled and Worried Posted by

I’ve used Day One every day for half a year now. I’ve spent considerable time importing three years worth of Google Doc journal entries into Day One. I had all my information saved into Day One Classic and synced to iCloud - was very happy with Day One. Initial Reaction I like the new interface. It’s a little weird especially when you can see the text you type on the left, but I’m getting used to it. I like the new font and the overall look. It was effortless to move my 551 entries from Day One Classic to Day One 2.0. Was a little worried when I saw sync servers offline for a few hours but wasn’t long before they were back up. What do I like about the new version? Multiple photos! Not only that but I can now copy/paste photos from Google Photos via a Chrome Browser directly into my journal entries and Day One handles everything. Love the new font and look as it is very readable and pleasant on the eyes. The multiple windowed view is a little strange at first but I’m warming up to it a lot faster than I thought I would. I thought I’d use multiple journals but I prefer just one journal with tags to help organize. I love that Day One is using SQL to store data locally (brought my 27MB of text+photos to a 7MB SQL Lite DB). Can’t wait till this is encrypted with a key I choose. What do I not like? The fact that everything is now stored on Day One’s servers has me very uncomfortable. This means all my information is viewable by anyone who has the encryption key (Day One employees). Yes, we’re told that 2.1 will have a personal encryption key. But when? Now that we can attach multiple photos I imagine many people, myself included, will be attaching photos left and right. Take current Day One user databases and triple or quadruple storage requirement. Will we eventually have to pay a monthly fee to sync our data? How Day One can be profitable and provide EVERY SINGLE user with free cloud storage? Not even Google offers cloud storage for free (past 15GB). But... Absolutely love the ability to export my entries to PDF - absolutely amazing PDF results!!!! This feature alone is keeping me from uninstalling Day One 2.0 due to being forced to use Day One servers. But why, why, why remove iCloud, Dropbox support? I was really hoping for Google Drive support. There are no alternatives to Day One and I’m not ready or willing to go back to Google Docs. Please Please hurry with the private encryption key. Please consider allowing iCloud, Dropbox, (adding) Google Drive syncing - it’ll save you AWS fees and yes, I’ll gladly give up web access to be able to sync to my Google Drive account. Either way, keep up the great work! I’m a proud Day One paid user on iOS and Mac :). Please Fix When Able I don’t have the ability to specify a backup folder or manually initiate a backup. Even if it’s just the SQL DB, I’d love to back that up off site to my Google Drive. When exporting to PDF, doing a shift click highlight for a month and exporting worked perfectly. However, the next shift click + export resulted in no response from Day One no matter what. I had to restart the app for export to work a second time. Thanks!

Day One 2 Works Just Fine Posted by

I have used Day One -- now called Day One Classic -- since version 1. While it certainly deserved its rating as the most popular journaling app, last year I decided to replace it with Evernote (Premium) which I had also been using since ... well, day one. When Day One 2 came out, I was interested in revisiting this application. In short, I am back to using Day One (2) as my default long-form writing journal, leaving more quotidian journaling to Evernote. (I also use Microsoft's OneNote for academic research, and note-taking.) Day One 2 works just fine. I was initially concerned about the complaints -- not really complaints, but apprehensions -- about the lack of iCloud and Dropbox support. As an Evernote user, this rings a little hollow. Evernote does not use iCloud or Dropbox. It provides its own servers. As a matter of fact, viewed in the wider picture, Apple software in general relies on its own servers, as does Microsoft. Why shouldn't Bloom Built? The important issue is network security and reliability, not whether it is "third party" or not. Bloom Built uses Amazon's S3 servers. Given my experience with Amazon, they are perfectly reliable. I've had more downtime from Google's Nest thermostats than I have from Amazon -- or Bloom Built. The issue of security is certainly pertinent, but really: I'm not confessing crimes here, and I would be overjoyed if someone thought what I had to say was worth stealing. Nor am I disclosing vital personal information. Ultimately, security is as much a user problem as it is a software problem. There's no advantage for software makers to be frivolous with their customer's data. Regarding playing for an upgrade ... Meh. Lots of successful, well thought-out applications eventually ask to be compensated for their work. Acorn's graphics app comes to mind. If you're really interested in Bloom Built providing reliable synchronization, and future free upgrades, throw a few dollars their way every half decade or so. Free software eventually goes the way of free anything: down the drain, suffocated by amateurish bug-riddled simulacrums. I do have at least one complaint -- hence, four stars rather than five: the UX. In Day One Classic, setting up synchronization is elegant, and consequently easy. Even in applications like Notability that only provide one choice, it's a matter of clicking an "On" or "Off" option button. In Day One 2, it required a lot of fussing around with creating usernames and passwords, responding to emails, etc. I suppose for security's sake, this is useful, but I would have appreciated a friendlier interface. Similarly, while I appreciate being able to use my thumbprint as my Day One 2 password, that interface was less than straight-forward, as were a few other things on the Preferences menu. I have had good experience with Bloom Built's service over the years, and expect these rough spots will be improved. In another half decade, I'll pay for the next major upgrade.

Have been using Day One for over five years - great app Posted by

I have been using Day One since 2010, and I love it. The user interface, overall, is clean, uncluttered and intuitive. Their implementation of Markdown is very reliable and easy to use. It is easy and enjoyable to create journal entries, and so I use it almost every day. Usually, I have 3 or 4 entries per day. I have tried several other journal solutions, including just Microsoft Word, or a collection of raw markdown files, but those solutions all have multiple problems. Day One simply works. My use of Day One in particular, and other online journals, may be non-typical because for my *serious* journalling, I use pen and paper. If I’m sitting down for an hour to really write about my life, I don’t want the computer to be involved. For second drafts, computers are fantastic, but for the raw writing experience — the real creative part — they are a distraction. So one thing I love about Day One 2.0 is the ability to have multiple photos per entry. Frequently I use that to include scans of one to three pages of longhand text, which would be a typical bit of journalling for me. If it’s anything important, I will type a brief summary into the Day One entry, and perhaps add some keyword tags. However, the pen and paper journal is only half the story. When I want to take a snapshot of my granddaughter’s school project, or grandson’s birthday party, it is so easy to use Day One. Typically, I’ll take the photo with my iPhone, write just a few words (I hate typing on my phone), and then write a paragraph or two about the entry when I’m back at my Macbook. Because the entries sync automatically, it is easy to switch between Macbook and iPhone/iPad. And because time and dates are added automatically, I don’t have to remember when something happened if I’m writing about it a few days later. One feature I appreciate in Day One 2.0 is the ability to have multiple journals. My current set is: * Journal (the good stuff) * Health (what the doctor said, when my symptom started, etc.) * Workouts (what I did at the gym) * Technical (software notes and shortcuts) * Business (e.g., my phone call with Customer Service). It is extremely simple to move an entry, if you decide later that it should have been in a different journal. When I decided to start using Day One, there was one point that was critically important to me: Will I be *locked into* Day One, and not be able to access my jounals if they go out of business, or if I find a better journalling software solution? What sold me was that it is easy to export your journal. You can export a single entry, a filtered range of journal entries, or the whole journal. You can export to PDF (which I do frequently), and also export to raw Markdown text, which could be imported into any number of other programs. That capability made Day One seem like an extremely *low risk* tool — easy to put the entries in, and just as easy to take them out.

Almost Perfect Posted by

I love this app with all my heart! I’ve been an avid user for years (with the first version, then the new version). This app has revolutionized my journaling. The photos, the date, time, weather, location, the ability to back-date with those elements— I could go on and on! The thing that needs updating: It’s really strange and cumbersome how bolding, italicizing, etc. is really weird. Why can’t we just bold, italicize, underline, and such like we do in Word, Pages, or even Evernote? This issue exists on both the Mac version and the iOS version of the app. I don’t like how the text doesn’t just change to what I want right in the entry as I edit. Instead, when I try to edit text, I get certain asterisks— which mean nothing to me until after I’m finished. This makes it really hard to visualize what I’m doing while I edit/write an entry. And it’s hard to delete or undo bolding, italicizing, etc., because if you hit the keyboard commands (like you would to undo bolding, italicizing, underlining in Word), it just adds another asterisk. You actually have to delete the asterisks to get the text changes to go away. Now, I don’t know much about computer programming (and this post may make that evident), but I don’t see the need to have such a complicated way to alter text (?). If other programs like Word, Pages, Evernote, etc. can do it so seamlessly, why can’t Day One? This may sound silly, but it almost makes me feel like I’m writing HTML (which I know is nothing like this)— but it feels almost just as cumbersome than just hitting “Command+B” and seeing the text I’ve highlighted change to bold. The same cumbersome process (or at least a similar one) exists for making bulleted lists. Maybe a toolbar could be added that has the standard text-editing features on it (Bold, Italicize, Underline, Bulleted/Numbered List, etc.). I know a floating one pops up when you hit the text editing shortcuts, but it seems to only futher complicate the matter rather than make it simpler. Fix these small issues, and this is the best app in the app store! I would even possibly scrap Evernote and use Day One for all my note-taking needs. But, for now, it’s strictly a personal journal because of the cumbersome text editing. Make this change, and it’s easily a 5 star app. Also, don’t let this one thing make you hesitate buying it. It’s excellent! I’m just hoping the developers will look at this and make some adjustments in the program.

Easy to Use Daily Journal Posted by

Day One (Journal) makes keeping a daily diary easy. It’s as easy as setting a reminder and then hitting the plus sign and typing away about your day. You can quickly add a sentence or two or more about your day and illustrate it with photos by dragging and dropping from folders or directly from the mails or photos or whatever app you use to handle photos. It has an enlarged capability to process up to ten photos per entry. You can use different fonts and create a headline by hitting the carriage return after the first sentence. It has an intuitive sync function that uploads a backup version to Bloom’s servers and will sync across your different platforms to maintain a ready reference across PC, MAC, phones and iPads. There are other editting features but these simple ones are the ones that I am used to using and use most of the time. You have the ability to add keywords, geotags and other reference materials to your posts. Another feature incorporates information from certain workout applications about your run, etc. It will ask if you want to use the date, time and location from the photo or use the default information from the entry. There are a number of publishinig features, allowing you to upload your entry to social media locations or simply publish it into a pdf book of entries if you which by selecting various days. I don’t often use this feature unless I am travelling because I use the app mostly as a private journal, not really subtible for publication! Overall, it is a great update from an already good “classic” app. There is also a feature that permits different “journals” so I have a main journal and several special journals that are only for one particular topic, such as my “Life of Pets” journal. You can combine them for searching or view only one of the journals at a time. Combined with the reminder feature I have created a daily snapshot of what was important to me about each day, things that I noticed, or special events or feelings that I had each day. I now look forward to the few moments of each day that I use to capture the essence of the day and find myself composiing my entries in my head before the reminder pops up. Intuitive, powerful and easy to use. This is a well thought out app that contains exactly what you need and nothing you don’t. Well done, Bloom et al.

Very Helpful and Easy to Use Posted by

I first started using day one several years ago but was not really serious about journaling at that time. I got into it journaling more seriously about a year ago with a manual journal and when that ran out I decided to start using day one again. Right after that they had the big upgrade. I love the way it synchronizes effectively across all my devices. I usually do it on my iMac but occasionally I access it through my iPhone or my iPad. I used to keep a separate dream log but now each morning I record my dreams and then go on and talk about what happened the day before. I especially love that I can easily move pictures into the entry. The iPhone application is especially nice because sometimes I want to record my dreams when I first wake up. I can begin a new entry quickly and use the dictation feature of the iPhone to record the important details before I forget them. Later in the morning I get on my iMac, select edit and by the default setting, it maintains the original time and date of the first entry. That’s another feature I like. I can edit entries without altering the original time and date. There have been a few minor issues that have usually been resolved by updates and whenever I have contacted support they always get back to me in a reasonable amount of time. For some reason my location changed from my exact address to a range of addresses. When I look at the source, my apartment complex is not listed. I don’t know what’s up with that but I have brought it to their attention. I also had questions about the weather entry because the weather conditions sometimes did not match what I was seeing outside. Again, that’s a minor issue and I usually comment upon the weather anyway. I wish I did not have to use their servers to synchronize across all my devices but I understand their reasoning and again that is not a major issue for me. I keep forgetting to look into whether or not I can make independent backups on my own computer. That is one advantage a manual journal has over a digital journal although even an old-fashioned journal can be lost or destroyed in a catastrophe. Overall this app is well worth the cost and I will keep using it.

Fantastic Update to an Incredible App Posted by

I’ve been using both the iOS and Mac versions of Day One, for over two years now and love it. This new version, adds some exciting new features and is a major upgrade, in my opinion. It’s beautiful to look at, allows you to have multiple journals, with different names and colors and also adds the ability, to have up to ten photographs, in each journal entry. My journal is quite large and I didn't have any issues with syncing it, from the now classic version. It took less than a minute and after looking through the journal, everything was there, just like the original. I didn’t think I’d have a problem, because I've been using their sync service, since they released it, back in May, of 2015. I too, use iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive as well as a few others, but I can honestly say, after switching to the Day One sync service, i haven't had a single issue. I don’t understand why all the negative reviews, for dropping other sync services or having to pay, for the new version. I trust them with my journal and I’m not concerned about security issues, any more than I am, with another service. As far as having to pay for the new version, Bloom Built, released 40 updates to the original version, in the last 5 years and never once, charged you for it. I think you got your money’s worth. Has everyone forgotten how we used to get our software. It came on physical media and when a company, put out an update, we had to pay for it, every time. People nowadays, have gotten greedy and want something for nothing. They think if they buy software, they are entitled to free updates, for life and that’s not how it works. What if you were in their shoes and the company you worked for, gave your product away, for free. You wouldn’t get paid, couldn’t feed your family and your company wouldn’t be in business, very long. So stop complaining, Day One 2 is an incredible update, to an already top notch app and I would recommend it to everyone. It’s worth every penny, is a joy to use and the sync service works great. I also already bought the iOS version.

A terrific journaling app Posted by

As someone new to Day One with version 2.0, I find it an excellent journaling application so far. The "nag" feature -- reminding you to write every day -- has so far worked flawlessly (or at least, annoying in the right way). I'd hesitated buying this, thinking that Ulysses or another writing app I already own could do exactly the same thing; to a degree, this is true. But what Day One offers is automatic calendar-based organization. I don't want to be managing dozens and then hundreds of little text files, even in Ulysses's group/sheet metaphor. Day One's approach makes perfect sense. I'm aware that syncing options from the past have been removed, but on a practical level, what I care about is whether the syncing system *works,* not about the back end mechanics. So far Day One's syncing system has worked quickly and flawlessly. As near as I can tell (and according tot their website), Day One's data is stored locally and replicated on each device. While it's true that currently the encryption they're using is server side and a Day One employee could theoretically decode it, well, that was also true for Dropbox and, to the best of my knowledge, iCloud. There are features I'd like to see added in Day One, but honestly, not many. I'd like client-side encryption (which I don't believe version 1.x had, either, and is supposed to be coming to 2.x). I'd like the editing view to show italics and bold when entering Markdown the way Ulysses shows it. (So do a lot of other Markdown apps.) And I'd really like to have one-click favorite locations, at least on the Mac, because the location data that is always added to my entries is incorrect, showing as an office building next to my apartment building. But these aren't enough to make me dislike the app. In fact, I've gone ahead and bought the iOS version as well.

Great Tool Posted by

I am just a simple user of applications. I usually try many applications until I find one that does what I need it to do. This was the first journal application I tried ans I stopped looking. It simply works. No hoops to jump through to set it up and adding a new entry is very easy. Gave it 4 stars for a few reasons. The first being that I typically never give a 100% rating mainly because there is always room for improvement as nothing is perfect. However the application does have two issues that I wish were corrected. The first being that in the entry window, one can use the operating system’s tools to change the size, color, and the font used when making the entry. However as soon as the entry is saved all the chances to the font are cleared and one is left with flat text. Why alow for changes when they are going to be wiped out. I am one who likes to change the font in size and color, however within the tool one can only add bold, italic, or both to the genrally flat black text. The seecond item is how the calendar works when it is visible in the window. The days count uo from the top left moving to the right for the seven days as one would expect. Thst is to say that within the month the first day of that month is at the top and the last day is at the bottom. The months they go the opisit way so Janyary is below Februay. This makes the days flow very strange. One follows the dates form left to right and dropping down one row every week but at the end of the month one needs to jump up past the current month to the top of the next month only to start at its top row and start it all ofer again. It is this jumping that could be corrected by allowing Janyary to be above February then everything would from from left to right and top to bottom with out the need to jump. For a simple jourmal for keeping track of yoiur thoughts, this application is great.

The Perfect Journaling App Posted by

BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front): If you like clean-functional design, geotagging, and seamless syncing, this is the app for you; read on for more information. For a couple of years I was using Mariner’s MacJournal, as it seemed very feature-rich and overall well-developed. Although I was satisfied with MacJournal, its interface was not as aesthetically pleasing as it could be and left much to desire; additionally, its mobile app and sync abilities were subpar. I was not actively looking for an alternative, as I had already paid for the desktop and mobile apps, but somehow Day One crossed my path and even though I was skeptical about spending more money for an application, I liked it and purchased the mobile Day One App to get a sense of the company and its interface. Well, needless to say that less than 24 hours later I had purchased the desktop version as well and imported all of my entries from MacJournal (About two years). Both the mobile and desktop interfaces are extremely clean as well as functional and this is coming from a graphic designer, who is extremely demanding about practical design. Syncing between both apps seems seamless and the only difference I could find was the comfort of a full keyboard (desktop) v. the iPhone keyboard. The ability to add tags is always a plus, but being able to geotag entries and even add your steps-count from your activity app was an added bonus, dare say a deal breaker. You can lock the app on your mobile device (unlock with Touch ID and/or password). You can also add photos by dragging and dropping (desktop) or taking a picture at the time of your entry (mobile). Your journal entries display as a time line and the search option is robust so I was able to find entries within seconds (two years of entries). I think I have found the perfect journaling app to fit my needs in Day One.

Great journaling app Posted by

This has been my favorite journaling app since they launched. I mostly loved the classic version but Day One 2.0 revamped a few things that I find useful. The app is simple and still intuitive. Adding multiple pictures and backdating entries are great features. I’m less thrilled with the $40 pricetag for the mac version...The ipad and iphone apps synced great with dropbox and icloud before but now DayOne’s own sync is required to get things working among my smartphones, tablets and the mac. I understand the motivation to preclude duplication and data loss issues by introducing day one sync but I was happy with the previously supported icloud and dropbox options and I wish they were still supported options over the requirement to use Day One sync. For the price I expected more. The updates over the classic version aren’t really worth the price. The ability to have multiple journals, multiple images and map view are fun add ons over the classic version but not enough to motivate me to happily fork over $40 I think a better discount for owners of the classic version would have been more palatable. For a limited time they offered the mac app at $19.99 a deal that i wish I had taken advantage of when. Also the huge price disparity between the ios version at $9.99 vs the mac version at $39.99 deterred me from updating the mac app. Yes, the features are the same but again, not quite worth the price. I thought to use classic on my mac and update the ipad and iPhone but working out the syncing kinks was more of a headache…especially since I had to change from icloud syncing to day one sync. Once I got it all sorted out, it worked well…so it’s more of a rant over a minor hiccup. Overall, I love the app and the new features. I will continue to use it but I’m still a little bitter over the price tag.

First I said no way, then I said yes way! Posted by

I have also used Day One since it first appeared and thought it was perfect app. Easy to use on iPhone, iPad, and especially Mac with the menubar dropdown. I used it exclusively as a personal journal/diary - something to write short notes recording my thoughts/feelings at any give time during the day. It is a very special app to me for that reason. When the new version came out I was excited. Then I saw the prices and I was turned off. I was prepared to stick with the old version forever but then I was afraid the company would stop supporting it and I would be stuck. I don’t like that feeling. When you buy something it should last as long as you “take care of it”. With Apps that is not always so and sometimes I say to myself just stop relying on Apps and then I say “yeah right”. Anyway, I decided to buy the new version. First came the iPhone (cheaper), then I took the plunge for the Mac update. (not cheap). But after a few days of using both, I must say I am very glad I purchased the new versions. Why? First, the app is even more attractive then before - it is easier to write in which will encourage longer entries, it is bright and colorful, and the multiple journals is very nice. At first, I did not want to keep track of multiple journals but then I realized I could now use this app for work to record what I was working on, thinking about, or planning to do rather than keeping all those thoughts in my head. My recommendation is this - if you never used this app then by all means go ahead and buy it - you will love it. Journaling is good for your piece of mind. If you have the old version and are on the fence like I was - maybe try the iPhone version for $4.99 (hurry!) and see if you are intruiged. Then come up with good rationalization why you need it for work.

It was already the best - and they keep improving it!!! Posted by

I am a big fan of version 1. So far I like version 2 a lot, and I bought the upgrade because I think it is good to support this company. The new layout and feaures are nice, overall. Yes, as a lot of users stated, the biggest problem is no iCloud support and no other options than to use their server. This just doesn’t fly in the age of having many, many options. Hopefully this is something that they will address in the months ahead. My only other complaint so far is that the lack of formatting options bothers me. When you highlight text, a formatting menu appears, but it isn’t loaded. I wish there was somehting built in where you could change the formatting before typing. I think there is markdown support, but you have to write in another app and install plugins? Not sure exactly, but nonetheless it would be nicer if they just add a small toolbar at the bottorm or top. Once they fix these things, I will definitely rate this app higher. ***Updated February 25th, 2017. I have been using the newer version for some time now - they have improved a lot and added features. This is still the number one online app for journaling. I have started multiple journals, and have tried my best to keep updating all of them. I find more and more that I enjoy doing it. One feature that would be really awesome would be to sync location tracking across devices. I sometimes get notifcations from my phone that Day One recorded the locations I went to during the day. However, I have to write in that app to keep them. I would like to be able to open up Day One for Mac (which is the one I always use) and be able to bring up the locations and write about them. It is much easier to type on a keyboard than on a touch screen. Hopefully that will be in a future update.

Two steps forward, two steps back, but shows promise by ChipX86 2016-02-05

This is the update I was waiting for. Multiple photos have been a long time coming, and I've badly needed multiple journals to separate out work vs. personal vs. project entries. I've been wondering for a couple years when this would come, and almost gave up hope, but here it is! I went to upgrade and noticed the price. Ouch, $20. Oh, but half off! Oh, that means it's normally $40. Okay, so I like Day One and I want to support software I like, and the pricing of iOS apps have spoiled us all. $20 is okay, I'd pay it. Not $40, sorry, there are too many other solutions in this space now, and the original Day One is mostly good enough by itself. But $20, okay. I felt the iOS app at $10 (full price) is a bit much, too, compared to other solutions. Then I noticed the requirement to use Day One's own sync platform. This looked far too familiar to me. I've used apps in the past that probably had very good reasons to write their own syncing solution, but being a developer myself and having gone down that route, it frightens me any time I hear someone talk about rolling their own syncing service. I haven't experienced the data loss issues the Day One team wrote about, and I think I'd feel most comfortable if I could continue to sync to Dropbox or iCloud in *some* form. Especially considering I have both private and professional thoughts in here. Not too thrilled about this. Started playing around, writing a post for the day. The editor, it seems, no longer shows any rich formatting as you type. No more color coding of "## header", or italics for "_text_". This is a MAJOR loss for me, and I thought I must have been doing something wrong. I hope this is a bug and that they bring syntax highlighting of Markdown back. Pretty please. For now, I've moved to writing in another app and pasting into Day One. :( I like the multiple journals, but it seems I can't actually make use of them from the dayone command line app, or from other tools like jrnl. So really, they're currently useless to me. The main journal still works, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to interact with the others. There's other small issues that I'm sure will be fixed: * Long journal names cause the counts to be cut off in the sidebar. * Some icons (like in the edit window) lack tooltips, and I had to play with them to be sure of what they did. * The tag list has horizontal scrollbars that mess things up if your MacOS prefs are to keep the scrollbar on-screen at all times. * Hit boxes on some icons (like the "..." on the titlebar) are very small, and I keep missing them. * There's a disconnect now between the locations of the icon for changing date/time, and the resulting popup. The icon's at the bottom of the window, the popup at the top. Drop Box 1 did a better job here by far. (Actually, I much prefer the icons at the top rather than the bottom, but maybe I'll get used to it.) * Strange vertical alignment issues between the caret and the text. I'm using Avenir 16pts. * Hit a couple crashes. Not quite sure what I did yet. So overall, really excited about multiple photos and journals, but this is feeling like a pre-release right now. Looking forward to seeing the polish I come to expect return to the product. I'll happily bump this up to 5 stars then. I also really hope the developers manage to stay on top by keeping this product priced in the range it really needs to be in. Price hikes and a move to a custom sync engine is actually why I moved to Day One from another app in the first place.

over two years, and this is it?!?!?! ** DO NOT DOWNLOAD ** (yet) by Clowiebear 2016-03-11

For some background, I’ve written a dayone entry every single day since 2013, meaning I have over 800 entries/photos. (so, yes, my relationship with my diary is borderline obsessive). I own and use both the Mac and iPhone version. Here are some of the issues I’d had with the previous dayone version. 1. CANNOT SEARCH WITHIN ENTRIES. Say you wanted to remove a tag or find a particular word within a paragraph, well… get ready to scrolllll. sometimes i’d copy and paste my entry into Microsoft Word, and then ctrl+f within that—primitive really. 2. DELETING HASHTAGS. say you mistyped a tag, you go back to the entry (good luck finding it btw, see #1) and after scrolling forever, you delete it. ah! you would think now dayone would remove this tag from the entry. but you would be wrong. an extra step is required: you must now clear all entries. this is VERY frustrating if you’re constantly cutting and pasting into different entries, like I happen to do. Many of my entries are incorrectly tagged, because I forgot to clear all tags. 3. Doesn’t accept formatting of Microsoft Word, or really anything else not using MarkDown syntax. Now I understand how MarkDown works, still, this can be frustrating when trying to copy and paste in an entry written anywhere else other than Day One. 4. I have issues with Markdown syntax. They require certain specific spacings to format numbered lists and bullets etc. Also, sometimes with a large amount of text, the italics/bolding crumbles and you have to add extra spaces so it looks right. NONE OF THESE ISSUES HAVE BEEN FIXED. i repeat… NONE OF MY ORIGINAL ISSUES HAVE BEEN FIXED. instead, here’s some new problems added: 1. I used to sync with Dropbox. Somehow when I imported over, 10 new entries were also added over (that had been deleted a month ago). I had to go through, find and delete them afresh. In other words, not super confident about the accuracy of the importation from the old app. (New app didn’t even import my layout preferences like font style/reminders/whether or not to recognize @twitter handles etc. etc.) 2. The split layout has great potential — unfortunately, it’s not very user friendly. For example, if you have the map view up, and you’re searching how to make it go away, the only way is by clicking View at the top, and then map. This took me 10 minutes to find, and I consider myself very tech-savvy. 3. The mobile version is already starting to crash with simple searches, literally after I’d been using it for less than ten minutes. **update** same with the desktop version… Dissapointing!! In sum, you’ll be paying another $25 for what??? 1. multiple journals. irrelevant for me, but i guess great if you’d use it. 2. side panel views that can easily just make the previously minimalistic dayone editing screen become bulky, clunky and annoying. 3. not being able to backup using dropbox or sync with icloud anymore; rather, being forced to use dayone’s internal servers. if you care about privacy, hope dayone’s security is satisfactory... 4. multiple tag/location/filter editing — perhaps the only useful thing about the new version (the only reason this review is 2 stars, not 1) After paying $30 to update both my phone and computer, I’m sad to say that i’ll still be using the old version until DayOne can at least clean up the UI of its new release.

Untrustworthy/Overpriced/Buggy/Bad Support by LadyClio324 2016-04-30

I loved Day One Classic (still do, and will continue to use it until the company stops its support—which will probably be sooner rather than later) and was pleased to hear the the update contained some long-clamored for features (multiple photo entry and more than one journal). But this “upgrade” is terrible. There is not a single thing that is truly an improvment over the original or worth the steep price. My primary issue, like most reviewers, is the loss of Dropbox/iCloud sync. I’m sorry, DayOne, but you have not sufficiently earned the trust of your users to ask them to entust their thoughts to your own system. Everyday this becomes a more glaring flaw, as DayOne’s inabilty to resolve user problems (or lack of interest in doing so) becomes more and more clear. I’ve been watching for any indication that the company is rethinking this. From what I can tell—after two months of a buggy rollout and angry users—they’re just ignoring it, and pointing to completley unsubstantiated claims that the majority of their users had problems with the old system and love the new one. NOT a way to gain or retain customer trust. I also have a real problem with the steep pricetag. I don’t mind paying for quality and the original app was a very fine product. But what exactly are users paying $29+ for? The ability to have multiple journals and add more than one photo? The price is made even more offensive by the fact that so many DayOne users use the app across mutiple devices, and have to pay for each and every one. Let me repeat, I do not mind paying for a product, and I’ll pay well for a quality one, but this is just a rip off. Like others, I have also experienced a lot of bugs in the new version (I have since abandoned it entirely). The syncing is weird, when it works, and entries go missing with alarming regularity. This leads me to my last point, DayOne’s ineffective, and possibly thoroughly indifferent, user support. A few weeks after I upgraded, two very lengthy entries just disappeared from my journal. As per the online FAQ, I waited two days to see if the journal had synced and the entries were backed up somewhere. Nope. I emailed user support, which promises to respond within a couple business days. Nearly two weeks later, I finally heard something. The tech guy was very polite, but his advice consisted in walking me through the steps I’d already followed from the FAQ. Still no results. FInally he told me to backup everything (had already done so) and delete the journal. Already thoroughly leery of this process, I moved everything to PDFs before doing so. I was right to do so. EVERYTHING disappeared. My conclusions from all of this: At best, DayOne 2.0 is not ready for prime time and Bloom is clearly entirely out of its depth. The long user support wait time, which others have commented on as well, and the basic advice given, suggest to me that Bloom didn’t at all anticipate this, and for whatever reason, released the new version before it was thorougly tested and ready. To do all of this (or rather, not do it), and simultaneously ask users to trust their servers? That’s a joke, right?

So many bugs by VirtualStash 2016-02-06

Have been waiting for an upgrade for so long and bought it immediately, hoping it would make a great program better. Had no problem paying for an upgrade. But it does not feel like an upgrade. The previous version was so, so smooth. This version has so, so many bugs and uncomfortable user-interface decisions. Many center around the Dual-Pane mode, which has many bugs. Hard to understand how these bugs slipped through testing before release. I would not have bought this version had I been allowed to try it before purchasing. * Day One does not honor the standard El Capitan behavior for OPTION-CLICK on the green zoom circle in windows. * The Toggle Dual-Pane command randomly cuts off text when Day One is used in non full-screen mode. I have screenshots. * The Toggle Dual-Pane command often crashes the application. * When starting a new entry in Dual-Pane mode, typing in the Main Entry pane updates the text in the Timeline pane at the same time, which is distracting and annoying. * The Markdown implementation seems flawed. For example, enter two items numbered 1 and 2. Drag in a picture. Enter two items numbered 3 and 4. As soon as you stop editing, Day One will renumber 3 and 4 to 1 and 2. Unlike the previous version, there is no mention or toggle for Markdown in the preferences. * The Escape key used to bring up the wonderful built-in Apple automatic word completion. Now it exits Edit mode. A major loss in productivity. * The Toggle Dual-Pane mode changes the window size if used when editing an entry. Why? * The developer made the unfortunate decision to eliminate iCloud and Dropbox synching, stating they were unreliable. But immediately had problems with their service upon release of the new version. > Creating our own sync solution was based on a long list of critical reasons, but the two most important are reliability and security. Though not the majority of user experience, we just had too many cases of data loss and duplication. We realize how important and precious this data is—it’s imperative this data is never lost and always backed up securely. > In its current state, Day One Sync is comparable security-wise with iCloud and Dropbox, but we have grander plans—private-key encryption. Our 2.1 update will include this advanced form of privacy and protection. * There is not a manual for Day One 2. The Help Menu has many, many entries, but none of them lead to serious documentation on how to use the program. * The Timeline view in the previous version was beautiful and usable. Day names were bolded. Month names were colored, so that you were oriented when scrolling. Not so in the new version. * Editing a journal entry. In the old version, all of the operative buttons were at the top right. Easy to find and use. In the new version, some are at the top, some are at the bottom. And they are smaller and harder to click on. Read another review that said that the new version feels like a cross between Evernote and XCode. That’s an exaggeration obviously, but it succinctly points out what’s wrong with the new interface.

With this update, Bloom Built might have just destroyed their own company. by madly deeply 2016-02-14

I wish I had read more closely before I purchased this app. I use this App every day and love Day One, usually, even though it has always had some annoyances - such as limited text markup abilities. But I lived with them. This new update takes away the ability to sync with iCloud or Dropbox, pushing you instead to use their own service Day One which looks like it has subscription fees on TOP of the price of the app. I don’t know for sure since I didn’t want to sign up after reading their “Terms of Use” - listen to how this is worded: "Subject to any applicable account settings that you select, you grant the Company a fully paid, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right (including any moral rights) and license to use, license, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform, and publicly display, Your Content (in whole or in part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, for the purposes of operating and providing the Company Properties to you and to our other Users.” I know they are referring to content you choose to publish and share your posts, but wow anyway! And keep in mind, they now FORCE you to store your data on THEIR systems and yet they say “Unless expressly agreed to by the Company in writing elsewhere, the Company has no obligation to store any of Your Content that you Make Available on the Company Properties. The Company has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or accuracy of any Content, including Your Content; the failure to store, transmit or receive transmission of Content; or the security, privacy, storage, or transmission of other communications originating with or involving use of the Company Properties.” Again I THINK they are talking about perhaps the items you choose to publish, but even still, if you are publishing to share out with people shouldn’t you have some control of that site not suddenly disappearing? If anyone from Bloom Built is reading this please listen: you are moving in a direction of increased Publishing and Sharing with every update. If I wanted to do either of those things, I would just maintain a blog. Day One is my PRIVATE space to record PRIVATE thoughts, and the app is my best way to do it electronically. I only sync so that it shows up across all my devices for my convenience. That’s all I want or need. I want to know that my private thoughts are being kept safe, that they aren’t being read, that they aren’t somehow your property. Even if you claim all of these things are true, the way you’ve gone about communicating this update makes me not believe you - and it makes me not trust that you won’t change things on me in some future update. It’s really too bad. I liked Day One. I don’t know what will fill the gap, but for now I’m going to ask for a refund and stick with Day One Classic until something better pops up or they resolve this. Really unbelievable.

Bugs, Clutter, Clunkiness by JeffX7 2016-05-12

I’m really sad to write this. I loved the first version (now dubbed “Day One Classic”). It was simple and beautiful and worked great. The badness of version 2.0 has caught me by total surprise. I bought this new version without thinking about it, despite the unusually high price. I regret it. The problem isn’t just the cluttered appearance — that’s to be expected when you add functionality, I guess (maybe?). And I really do like the concept of some of the added functionality. Dual pane mode, saved places, cross-linking, etc. The problem is in the execution. Here’s a sampling of my grievances. Most things seem tossed into context menu lists, which are tightly packed with random items, like a junk drawer. When you click the “…” button, you get a very long list, and when you click the date of an entry you get mostly the same options, but you also get a “view” option which appears to do nothing (probably because you’re already viewing the entry). I suppose this carries over from the menu you get by right-clicking on entries in the timeline. Anyway, the “…” button seems entirely superfluous, and every time I try to drag the window I end up clicking on the date and getting the context menu instead. It’s no longer clear how to add date/time and location info from a photo to an entry. Clicking the clock icon only lets you use the current time or set one manually. I assume this is because there are now multiple photos allowed per entry, so it won’t know which to pull data from. Journal selection pointlessly has two methods: the sidebar and the dropdown. I really wish they’d gone with one or the other; not both. Switching from dual pane to single pane and back is an exercise in frustration. You never know exactly what size of window you’ll get; the only guarantee is that the result will be an awful monstrosity and you’ll have to resize it by hand. Sometimes clicking somewhere moves the window randomly. And one time I switched from full screen to windowed mode (single pane) and tried to drag the window to move it and it had some kind of seizure, jumping all over the screen. Sync reliability has been less than acceptable. Basic animations are sometimes jerky on my 15” MacBook Pro. The list of available fonts is inexplicably different from the iOS version. When viewing an entry, you can no longer scroll down and see all the entries made on that same day. I really liked v1’s ability to view a certain day as a whole, in chronological order (instead of reverse chronological). And the typography of the date and time at the top of an entry has been downgraded. Day One (Classic) has become essential to my workflow in so many ways, and I was really excited about version 2. I think I’ll go back to version 1 for now and keep an eye out for alternatives. I really hope the team figures out how to recapture the old glory. Soon if possible. Please. *Edited for clarity, and to take out sarcastic comments. Didn’t intend to sound so mean about it.

Just barely ready for prime time; some strategic design errors by moseallisonlives 2016-02-16

I have downgraded my rating from 3 stars to 1 star. My original review is below. I will only add, by way of explanation, that the company is apparently besieged with support issues to address. The specific one I asked for help with got me a reply after six days (with profuse apologies) that instructed me with a set of steps to take for further diagnosis by them—steps that had one error in them, and so it took a while to figure out what I was supposed to do. It also seemed to address an aspect of a syncing error that I was not interest in solving. I got syncing errors with v.2 when it opened—the syncing errors were with Bloom Software’s own servers, the only ones that can be used for syncing with the new version. Further, in the course of trying to find the utlity I was instructed to use (titled “Diagnostics,” which is in the new version (v.2.x) but not the one now called Classic, which I was instructed to use) I opened “Classic” which proceeded to sync itself with the database I keep in Dropbox (which can no longer be used with v.2—are you following this?) and in the process of syncing, decided to duplicate every entry posted prior to the introduction of v.2, which, when I first installed it, asked if I wanted to download my posts from Version 1.x (now called Classic) and so I did. I can only conclude that in their need to convert all users to their own servers for syncing purposes and offline storage, Bloom have created problems still unsolved for all users, of either version. As a result, and as I have informed their support staff (who are very nice and very hard working, it’s clear—and also clearly taxed to the limits of their resources), I am ceasing the use of Day One in any version. It’s too bad, it was a great 5-star program that I used regularly for three years. [original review below] Been using Day One v.1 since mid-2012 on 3 computers and 3 iOS devices, with never a problem. Champion of a product. Day One 2, not so much. Glitches on installation in both OS X (El Capitan) and iOS (9.3), and continuing sync errors. I’m undecided as to whether I can make productive use of all new features (I didn’t peruse the feature set before “upgrading”). Most of all, at this stage, I think dropping sync with third party cloud storage vendors, especially DropBox, is a big mistake. The Bloom cloud service is less secure, less private, and exclusive. I think I prefer having a choice and a more limited feature set. I don’t need all the integrated (and planned integrated) social media features. With three stars, I’m being generous. It’s sentimental persuasion because of my continuing attachment to the original version, which was a winner from the get-go. This version, alas, is not. Bloom have already documented some significant bugs that will apparently require correction over “the next few releases…” (and that’s what they said.

Just barely ready for prime time; some strategic design errors by moseallisonforever 2016-02-16

I have downgraded my rating from 3 stars to 1 star. My original review is below. I will only add, by way of explanation, that the company is apparently besieged with support issues to address. The specific one I asked for help with got me a reply after six days (with profuse apologies) that instructed me with a set of steps to take for further diagnosis by them—steps that had one error in them, and so it took a while to figure out what I was supposed to do. It also seemed to address an aspect of a syncing error that I was not interest in solving. I got syncing errors with v.2 when it opened—the syncing errors were with Bloom Software’s own servers, the only ones that can be used for syncing with the new version. Further, in the course of trying to find the utlity I was instructed to use (titled “Diagnostics,” which is in the new version (v.2.x) but not the one now called Classic, which I was instructed to use) I opened “Classic” which proceeded to sync itself with the database I keep in Dropbox (which can no longer be used with v.2—are you following this?) and in the process of syncing, decided to duplicate every entry posted prior to the introduction of v.2, which, when I first installed it, asked if I wanted to download my posts from Version 1.x (now called Classic) and so I did. I can only conclude that in their need to convert all users to their own servers for syncing purposes and offline storage, Bloom have created problems still unsolved for all users, of either version. As a result, and as I have informed their support staff (who are very nice and very hard working, it’s clear—and also clearly taxed to the limits of their resources), I am ceasing the use of Day One in any version. It’s too bad, it was a great 5-star program that I used regularly for three years. [original review below] Been using Day One v.1 since mid-2012 on 3 computers and 3 iOS devices, with never a problem. Champion of a product. Day One 2, not so much. Glitches on installation in both OS X (El Capitan) and iOS (9.3), and continuing sync errors. I’m undecided as to whether I can make productive use of all new features (I didn’t peruse the feature set before “upgrading”). Most of all, at this stage, I think dropping sync with third party cloud storage vendors, especially DropBox, is a big mistake. The Bloom cloud service is less secure, less private, and exclusive. I think I prefer having a choice and a more limited feature set. I don’t need all the integrated (and planned integrated) social media features. With three stars, I’m being generous. It’s sentimental persuasion because of my continuing attachment to the original version, which was a winner from the get-go. This version, alas, is not. Bloom have already documented some significant bugs that will apparently require correction over “the next few releases…” (and that’s what they said.

Update focused on the wrong areas… by saxgod 2016-02-09

Just like a lot of other people, I don't believe even one second that multiple images per entry (or other new features) was impossible without a custom sync service. I'm not too bothered by it, but if they ever decide to turn this into a subscription service ("we're really sorry but that's the only way we can provide the best experience for our users" kind of BS), I'll be out and never look back. If they want to get rid off multiple sync options, then they need at the very least to add an automatic backup/export option so I can keep a duplicate in the cloud somewhere. This is very important data and I can't rely on a company that has NO track record for data reliability… I'm going to have to manually create that backup once a week or so… Not an improvement. Multiple journals is a mistake in my opinion. Day One is supposed to be the best Journaling app. Not a One Note or Evernote competitor. This addition makes me wonder if the devs lost their touch and/or understand their users. For the first time, I'm worried about the future of an app I invested a lot of time (and decent amout of money) in. The UX became much more complicated througout in order to add an entire new hierarchy level for a feature that I will never use. The journal switcher is the *most* prominent UI element in this redesign, highlighted in blue because… Why? A lot of the decisions seem pretty arbitrary, some of the icons cryptic and/or unclear. On the other hand, some pretty basic refinements I've been patiently waiting for are nowhere in sight… Tag batch editing? C/F temperature preferences? Favorite locations (to quicly assign to entries instead of having to search for it every single time because the geolocation never picks up the correct address in my hood), etc. etc. I don't have a problem paying for updates, but this really feels like a lot of the changes were motivated by something like "what flashy feature can we add to justify a major update version number?" instead of "How can we improve our users daily interaction with our app even further?" I relunctantly payed $25 to update (including iOS, since it makes little sense to update one without the other), but considering the direction the app is taking, I would not have spent $50 at the "regular" price. Day One is at a critical path for me right now. If they keep on going into the bloatware direction they've taken with v.2 instead of focused refinement, I'll have to look for something else…

Drops critical sync services and doubles the price by kepardue 2016-02-21

Instead of improving on a classic, the 2.0 release reorganizes the interface a bit and drops iCloud and Dropbox sync in favor of a Bloom Built in-house sync service. Although the Day One team dismisses customers upset by dropping iCloud and Dropbox sync as being a "fraction of a percentage" of users, it's actually a huge deal for those who desire to have choice in their sync solution. Instead of listening to customer requests that it be added back, the team has become increasingly defensive with their customer feedback, promising vaporware features coming in the next few months that they say couldn't be done with iCloud--services that I neither need or want--and teasing future "premium" subscription options. They say that greater-than-iCloud level encryption is one of the things that's coming, but with a company the size of Bloom Built it's hard to imagine they'd wind up doing anything but folding over if the government does come calling, much like secure email company Silent Circle. The real nerve isn't even that this is a thinly veiled move into becoming a "software as a service" company, but that the Day One team doubled the price of the software as well. If you want me to buy your subscription service, that's one thing, but then to charge me a premium price on the app that for the same price I could get professional quality photo and vector illustration apps (that support iCloud)? It's really a stretch.  At this point, it's hard to see this 2.0 app as anything but a money-grab ahead of the introduction of premium features that could, in fact, be supported with existing sync services. But instead of being limited only by my existing iCloud storage space to store images and (presumably in the future) videos, I'll have to pay Bloom Built AGAIN to have the privilege of incorporating videos in my journal. It wouldn't tax Bloom Built's servers (or their Money Bin) at all to just allow external sync options for that sort of thing. I bought this software on both the Mac and iOS expecting the quality care of a team I've supported since 2011, but instead, I feel like I'm setting myself up for a bait and switch. I cannot recommend anyone purchase this app until iCloud/Dropbox service is restored for the combined $50 price (along with a commitment for features they reasonably CAN support). It's unfortunate that the team over there seems to have lost their way after spending two years in development.

Similar app… HUGE price.ZERO STARS by Queenb4three 2016-02-22

I never write reviews, but this is unjust and WRONG!!!! I loved the old Day One and happily paid to upgrade to 2.0 expecting a even more amazing product I was sucked in with false advertising for 1/2 off. It’s actually not 1/2 off the price shown, It’s 1/2 off of the price of 39.99. When I was sucked into their 1/2 off promotional email, I thought half off of 19.99 is still pricy but OK, Especially since their original application was 9.99. This 2.0 is now 4X the price of the original. I was charged 19.99 (not half off of 19.99) and now see they are offering it for 25% off and show the price of 29.99. That makes this app a 39.99 app at full price for the desk top version and 9.99 for the iPhone app. Seeing that I paid for the original application for both iPhone and Mac for the first version and now upgraded to the new 2.0 this price is a complete RIP OFF! I paid 9.99 for the original desk top version and 1.99 for the iPhone app in Late 2014 and thought that was expensive but a fair price for what I got from the app and was happy in the end. The new application is pretty much the same as the last app for 4X the price. The big difference is you can add several pictures to one entry, add your daily step count, or have more than one journal, and a few other kindergarten intelligence time stamps of the days happenings. But you can’t sync with icloud & drop box, the multiple panes are annoying and take energy to toggle or minimize and it crashes all the time, AND you pay 4X for basically the same product you were already chargd for in the original app. Shame on you Day One for Charging a rediculous amount of money for the basicaly the same product. Your charging us a lot of money for this app and expecting us to blindly trust private information on your servers. What next, should we expect future high priced charges holding our personal information hostage to continue to sync and back up with the Day One servers? Don’t get me started on concerns of lost privacy…. Or the loss of our information on your servers when you decide to do 3.0 and charge everyone to upgrade again! Basically, I just spent a bunch of money to add my private information and a few extra pictures to a server that somone else manages. Save $40 bucks and stick with the old app.

Disappointed by FutureMrsBrady 2016-02-06

As a preface, I don’t typically leave many reviews unless I feel really strongly about an app. And this falls into that category… I absolutely fell in love with Day One. For the first time in my adult life, I finally had a convenient and well-put-together app that basically negated any excuse not to journal. Version 1.0 was slightly lacking in my view - I thought adding only 1 photo per entry was annoying and I really wanted to selectively incorporate social media (tweets, certain Facebook posts, etc) in my entries since they are a large part of my daily life. And they have been teasing an update since I first bought the 1.0 app 7 or 8 months ago. Well, now we have said update, and unlike almost every other app I have ever paid for, we are forced to purchase it all over again... and for a higher price! Still, that wasn’t a deal-breaker for me, but I was admittedly annoyed. Nonetheless, I was willing to pay to get all of the “new amazing features.” And now that I have purchaed it at the “incredible discount price” of $15 (combined for iOS and my Macbook) I’m really not impressed at all with any of the new features, nor do I find these features particularly innovative. - First and foremost, I am really disappointed that I can no logner choose where to back-up and sync my journal. I’m sure DayOne does their due dilligence in keeping my data safe. But I would really prefer to be in the driver’s seat and be able to make that decision for myself - They excitedly now offer the ability to make multiple journals. I have zero interest in multiple journals. I want one. I have Evernote to keep me organized/allow me to file photos and important lists, etc. I want to use this app to journal. Period. - It still doesn’t offer a feature that allows for me to incorporate social media (without manually putting in a screenshot) - The new dual pain confuses me. I am not sure why seeing snapshots of previous entries while I am writing a current one has relevance. Overall, this app is still great. If you never spent the money on DayOne 1.0, I’d recommend getting this. However, if you are like me and just want to do simple journaling, don’t waste your money on 2.0.

Security and listening to your customers. by chuston 2016-04-11

First, Bloom is either ignorant of the difficulty and cost of securing user data or insincere in their commitment to do it. Second, they’re ignoring the serious and legitimate concerns of their user base - there is no acknowledgement on their “top requested features” and support site that their user base is incensed over the DayOne Sync service. Online security is hard. I’ve done security projects for banks and wire transfer companies. The sophistication of attacks is staggering. The notion that Bloom is going to provide a FREE sync service that is secure is pure fiction. It takes full time staff - expensive staff with expensive intrusion detection systems - at a minimum. The costs just keep rising from there. Apple and DropBox have EVERY reason to spend mountains of money on security. Bloom doesn’t have the money to spend and the business incentives are purely about marketing optics. The notion that “public key encryption” might be added at some later date is silly on two fronts: 1) it isn't there now leaving all current user data vulnerable and 2) private key management is the weakness of Bloom’s encryption plans. Bloom wants to provide web access to your journal - which means Bloom has must have access to the private keys - which means hackers can have access to the private keys and it’s all for naught. Yes, you can use a password to obsfucate the private key but now you’re playing a game with the customers: pretending your providing “public key encryption” when really your still dealing with passwords. All Bloom could really claim is that they’ve made it more difficult for a hacker to steal ALL of the journals at once. It wouldn’t do much to protect an YOUR individual journal unless only you have the keys. But if only you have the keys, the web access to the journal is impractical and again it’s all for naught. Time to find some other journaling tool. This time, I’ll need one that uses some kind of open format - since it seems any given tool is only good for a few years either because of platform changes, company longevity or unsavory decision making as displayed by Bloom.

Good, but…sync is a kluge and a step backwards by Dan in Denver 2016-04-01

Simply as a journaling app this is probably the best out there. That said, I’m going to need to pile on with others who are frustrated with their new, home-grown sync process. If sync’ing across devices and Macs is not something you need then you can ignore my comments. But a primary reason for me using Day One in the first place was that I could use either of my two Macs as well as my iPad and iPhone to capture thoughts, events, whatever. Now every other multi-platform syncing app that I use (and I have a bunch) automatically syncs when I open it if not in the background. Day One Classic did this just fine - it was great. Apparently not with Day One 2 for Mac. With Day One 2 for Mac, every time you start the app on your Mac you (apparently) need to go into preferences and sign in again. And this isn’t only across reboots of your Mac. Every time I close and then re-open Day One 2 on my Mac I need to go into Preferences and sign in - again. If I don’t forget to do this then any entries I make will not be sync’d until at some later point I remember to reopen the app and re-sync. So let’s imagine that it is first thing in the morning I am sitting at my personal Mac at home and I have a brainstorm of a new idea for work. I quickly open Day One 2 and capture my thoughts/ideas. Then I head off to work where I open my Mac at work or my iPad where I expect to find all the ideas I captured that morning. Oh no. I forgot to go into the Preferences dialogue and Sign In so it didn’t sync. Really?! Apps that use iCloud sync. automatically. Dropbox syncs automatically. OneNote syncs automatically. Evernote syncs automatically. 2DO syncs automatically. And just to be sure, each of these had a manual sync button readily avaiable should you feel the need to be sure something sync’d. IF syncing matters to use, this is a real pain and, IMHO, something that the Day One folks messed up. They had something that worked well. They added the ability to do multiple journals which is great and the only reason I have giving them stars. But they took a major step backwards with their sync stuff. Boo.

Meh and no DropBox by Procat 2016-02-11

The Mac version is not as bad as the ios version - that’s the best thing I can think of to say. The Mac version may even be as good as the Classic Mac version. But the lost of DropBox sync is creepy. If I had known 4 years ago that I was going to have to store my journal on some strange server about which no one knows anything with unknown security, unknown physical location and unknown vulnerabilities and no option to encrypt using your own encryption key and not a word about 256 bit encryption, then I would have used it differently. Now if I move to the new version, I have to go through thousands of entries to check for PID of various types. Why do they want my data? Are they going to start data mining and text mining and selling their findings to make more money? while supposedly making it “aggregated.” Having worked with personally identifiable data and having analyzed “aggregatted” data that is supposedly not personally identifiable, I am aware that semantics makes a massive difference. It’s not that I have the next prize winning algorithm hidden away. But it’s my data, and I will keep it stored however I choose, not how someone else chooses. If DayOne wanted my data, then they would have had to tell me years ago when I would have decided what I want to share with them. To let me create years of content and PID, then make a move to take my data onto their servers to do whatever data analytics they want is bullsh*t. At this point I’m so irritated that I don’t even care if they decide to use 256 bit encryption that is HIPAA compliant on US servers with custom keys that allow unencryptable data. And they have not made such a claim. They have silently made zero information available about security. I suppose I could dig through some terms gibberish to try to figure out their plans as far as data mining, but why should I have to work that hard considering that I can simply choose another method, another app or simply go analog. If DayOne does add DropBox backup option or any of the 256 bit with personal encryption, then I would probably give this app, the Mac version only, 5 stars.

New Version Has Major Issue by musiccity1 2016-06-14

I really want to love this product because the potential for a much improved platform exists. I was a user of the 1.X version of this software on both OS and iOS. I upgraded and gladly paid the new fees recognizing that this is a major new release. I wasn’t thrilled with the removal of syncing via DropBox and iCloud as these methods were working flawlessly for me. OTOH, the addition of multiple journals and photographs was a real benefit. With this version you must use Day One’s sync service. (I was and am also concerned this will become an additional income stream for the company down the road.) Currently, it is free but for me it doesn’t work! When I write posts on my Mac I can no longer open, read or edit these on my iPad. Candidly, haven’t tried on my iPhone but I don’t use Day One on this platform (except to capture pictures occassionally and post them via one of my other devices). Like all issues, it is easier to troubleshoot and diagnose if it consistenly fails, unfortunately, the sync errors don’t seem to follow an easily identifiable pattern. Regardless, this is a function which should “just work.” This is serious limitiation and inconvenience which I never experienced using DropBox or iCloud. I am concerned that I may lose posts at some point when the sync process attempts to resolve itself If I do, I would consider this an unusaable platform. There are a couple of other more minor ommisions from this release, some of which the company claims will be added in future incremental upgrades. However, this issue is enough to only give the product two stars (and one if data is ever lost). I am all for company’s providing improved performance and stability even at the expense of individual preference, but taking away backup and sync options which worked perfectly well for myself and many other users only to provide a less stable environment for what many consider important personal data is certainly not worth the price of two upgrades (OS and iOS).

New Version as Buggy as a Windshield in Alabama by evatar2 2016-12-01

UPDATE: 1.3 dot releases later and STILL NO ENCRYPTION? What is going on over at Bloom Built? You cough up Touch Bar support but not the long promised end to end encryption for security of your diary? And they still won’t re-install Dropbox or iCloud support? Man, I really need to get off this journal. I truly regret committing to it years ago. MY ORIGINAL v2 REVIEW: Ugh. I hate to write this but this new version is soooooo buggy. Worse, the UI is incredibly confusing and poorly laid out. It’s laughably unintuitive how to switch between the timeline/photos/maps views, the new journal function is incredibly limited and ONLY useful if you’re starting fresh (you can’t drag anything into it), the photo gallery isn’t sticky and changes window sizes constantly as you bounce from dual pane to single pane… It really is an entirely unpleasant experience to use Day One now. The elegance and simplicity seems to have been stripped and now it feels like You Have To Know How To Use It. Ugh. And don’t even get me started on their decision to kill iCloud or Dropbox syncing. This is a HUGE deal and smells of a company that’s going to be charging for their service down the road. There is absolutely NO LEGITIMATE REASON that Day One cannot continue to offer the same options for syncing as before. And every ‘excuse’ I read just reeks of BS. It does have some good points: You can add up to ten photos in a journal entry… but then ALL of those photos show up individually in Photo View, which makes for a very messy gallery. You know what? I’m being kind with a two star rating. This thing is a mess now. *sigh* Listen, I feel betrayed by this app. I’ve been using Day One for two years and it’s probably my #1 app. Well, ‘was.’ Unless they fix the UI and restore iCoud and Dropbox services I’ll be looking for a new app when Day One Classic inevitably starts coughing and sputtering down the road. It’s such a shame. It really was the best of the best. Not anymore.