Day One
Day One
4.14

2.0

Day One free download for Mac

Day One4.14

24 May 2020

Maintain a daily journal.

Overview

Day One is an easy, great-looking way to use a journal / diary / text-logging application. Day One is well designed and extremely focused to encourage you to write more through quick Menu Bar entry, a Reminder system, and inspirational messages. Support for Dropbox syncing allows easy backup and syncing with the Day One iPhone application.

Features:
  • Customizable reminder system
  • Quick-entry via the menu bar
  • Inspirational messages to encourage writing
  • iPhone application sync (via Dropbox)
  • Starred entries list

Note: While the software is classified as free, it offers in-App Purchases.

Premium $34.99
Premium $3.99
Day One Plus $49.99

What's new in Day One

Version 4.14:
Updated/Improved:
  • We got under the hood to give sync a tune up, boosting reliability, performance, and speed.
  • Dragging and dropping attachments onto the app icon shouldn’t be a drag so we improved the experience.
Fixed:
  • These bugs aren’t going to squash themselves, so we performed our usual round of extermination. Specifically, we found and resolved a bug in the touch bar that was causing performance issue. We also cleaned up the UI a bit.

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How would you rate Day One app?

57 Reviews of Day One

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100%MacSince1990
10 April 2019
Version: 3.0.4

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This could be a great app, but it is missing an essential (to me) feature that was in the original DayOne app but which was removed by the developers. v1 allowed for setting a "Repeating Reminder" ranging from a selectable period from every 15 minutes to once a week. This feature was incredibly handy. The current v3 of the app, has a reminder feature, but there is no way to have it reapeat. Not only that, but the ability to customize a reminder in v3 is crippled by the inablity to duplicate it, so that each custom reminder has to be setup manually. If you want to see the Repeatable Reminder feature back (and the ability to duplicate a Reminder) please write to the developer using the Contact Support item in the Help menu.
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Scott-C-H-
29 April 2020
Version: 4.12
I just found out by accident that Dyrii, a Day One competitor, became an abandonware due to "unforeseen circumstances." It makes me wonder who is next. I have abandoned this type of app altogether a while ago and never looked back. My diary workflow is simple and has no app dependency. Day One's business model might or might not be good enough to sustain for the foreseeable future. But, if someone asked me whether I would trust Day One enough to use it, my answer would be a big red "NO." The app keeps your data inside a proprietary database that is transmitted through a proprietary sync server that an indie developer runs. They have had some major security issues in which your data got mixed up with other people's data. I have used Day One for a while, and I ditched it after experiencing numerous sync issues in which embedded images would disappear, and some entries refused to sync. I can do all the things Day One does with a combination of generic tools that are also easily swappable. Swiss Army Knife style tools like this will never be as good as a collection of single-purpose tools, each doing one thing exceptionally well. Besides, not everything needs to be automated and recorded. I find a manual workflow helps me to be more aware of each day as I reflect on it. If everything is automated, you will likely overlook and forget.
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Derekcurrie
22 February 2020
Version: 4.8
NOTES about Day One: There is a PREMIUM version for a subscription price of $2.92/mth, billed annually, IOW $35.04 yearly. The comparison chart is here: https://dayoneapp.com/pricing/ - What you add with Premium is: • Unlimited journals (vs just one) • Unlimited secure cloud backup • Sync across all your devices (vs just one) • Unlimited photos (vs 1 per entry) • Unlimited videos • Unlimited audio recordings • Unlimited voice-to-text transcription • Unlimited drawings • Instagram Importer • Auto importing using IFTTT • Send email to your journal • PDF Embed • Scan documents to PDF (using the in=app camera) • Dark mode • 25% book printing discount • Bonus journal colors • End-to-end encryption for privacy <- ONLY with Premium! - - The fact that it has a companion iOS app is excellent. I'd point you to MacJournal 7, a free alternative. Except the MacJournal developer is not going to update the already buggy iOS version. That puts Day One into the lead as the best option.
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Gazman
10 August 2019
Version: 4.1
MacUpdate admins - the note at the end of your description says "Day One is not encrypted or password protected on this version. If this is an issue for you, please do not purchase this app yet". Day One has offered end-to-end encryption for quite some time now (from memory v3.1, it's now up to v4.1). From there website: "Privacy protected with industry leading end-to-end encryption."
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100%MacSince1990
10 April 2019
Version: 3.0.4
This could be a great app, but it is missing an essential (to me) feature that was in the original DayOne app but which was removed by the developers. v1 allowed for setting a "Repeating Reminder" ranging from a selectable period from every 15 minutes to once a week. This feature was incredibly handy. The current v3 of the app, has a reminder feature, but there is no way to have it reapeat. Not only that, but the ability to customize a reminder in v3 is crippled by the inablity to duplicate it, so that each custom reminder has to be setup manually. If you want to see the Repeatable Reminder feature back (and the ability to duplicate a Reminder) please write to the developer using the Contact Support item in the Help menu.
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Kitmos
14 December 2018
Version: 2.9.2
I like Day One, however it crashes upon launch and repeated emails to the developer go unanswered. Is this abondonware now?
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Scott-C-H-
14 May 2018
Version: 2.6.4
Buyers, be aware; they just had a massive sync issues between May 7th ~ 10th, 2018, and the details of how it happened should scare you. http://help.dayoneapp.com/day-one-sync/may-2018-day-one-outage-postmortem In short, some unintended sharing of personal diary data took place due to some design flaws on the server side. There have been 106 users whose data was inadvertently exposed to another account. It should never happen. I can't believe they didn't catch what I would consider being an elementary level mistake with the way they designed the Day One sync service. Just imagine some of your intimate private thoughts are shared with random strangers, and you get locked out of your account due to account ID mismatch. It is not assuring at all considering that I have had some sync issues with entries with photos way before the May outage. I normally steer clear of this type of "bucket apps." But, last year, I decided to make an exception, embrace Day One and gave a glaring review last year. Never again. I am putting everything back on my encrypted disk image as a folder full of Markdown files and accompanying media files.
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Sonnendeck
20 December 2017
Version: 2.5.5
Still the best journaling app, but I hate subscription...!
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rw49
11 November 2017
Version: 2.5.3
The team are always trying to make this app better and succeeding too. With encryption now it's even better. Syncs perfectly between OS and iOS.
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Grug
04 October 2017
Version: 2.5.1
Day One Classic, was a good and pretty little app, Day One 2 a good proprietary app, Day One 2.5 a good racketeering app. To be honest it could be a good solution if you want multiple diary & picture storage, but if you just want to write your personal diary, try something else.
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YellowSubmarine
10 September 2017
Version: 2.4.1
Sorry, don't like subscriptions. Will stay with my previously purchased Mac/iOs versions until I find a better replacement for it ( or they revert back to offering perpetual upgradeable versions )

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