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Day One free download for Mac

Day One

Version 7.10

Maintain a daily journal.

Free
In-app purchases

Day One 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

What’s new in version 7.10

Updated on Jun 28 2022

  • Performance improvements when creating and editing entries.

Information

License

Free

Size

36.6 MB

Developer’s website

https://dayoneapp.com/

Downloads

35361

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.15.1 or later
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Scott-C-H-
Scott-C-H-
Feb 12 2021
5.9.1
5.0
Feb 12 2021
5.0
Version: 5.9.1
It's the best journaling app that is more than just writing. It reduces the friction of developing a good journaling habit. Its UX and UI are pleasant, and it helped me stick to journaling.
Kitmos
Kitmos
Dec 2 2020
5.7
3.0
Dec 2 2020
3.0
Version: 5.7
Good app but support from the devolopers is awful. I've emailed them 3 times over the last 6 months about syncing and still haven't heard back.
yaelism
yaelism
Jul 20 2020
4.15.3
5.0
Jul 20 2020
5.0
Version: 4.15.3
Awesome, simply.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Feb 22 2020
4.8
0.0
Feb 22 2020
0.0
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.
Gazman
Gazman
Aug 10 2019
4.1
1.5
Aug 10 2019
1.5
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."
100%MacSince1990
100%MacSince1990
Apr 10 2019
3.0.4
3.0
Apr 10 2019
3.0
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.
Kitmos
Kitmos
Dec 14 2018
2.9.2
3.0
Dec 14 2018
3.0
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?
Sonnendeck
Sonnendeck
Dec 20 2017
2.5.5
0.0
Dec 20 2017
0.0
Version: 2.5.5
Still the best journaling app, but I hate subscription...!
rw49
rw49
Nov 11 2017
2.5.3
4.5
Nov 11 2017
4.5
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.
Grug
Grug
Oct 4 2017
2.5.1
0.5
Oct 4 2017
0.5
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.
YellowSubmarine
YellowSubmarine
Sep 10 2017
2.4.1
0.0
Sep 10 2017
0.0
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 )

Markoh
Markoh
Aug 30 2017
2.4
0.0
Aug 30 2017
0.0
Version: 2.4
Day One is now subscription based. No thanks. Humanity has managed to live without subscription based software. However, greed has become uncontrollable.
GymW
GymW
Jul 6 2017
2.3.3
0.0
Jul 6 2017
0.0
Version: 2.3.3
If the limited free version will totally meet your needs; now, and in the future, this may be an ok product, but the full featured version is subscription based and currently cost $35/yr and you have to pay for it every year for as long as you use it. Do the math; in 10 years, not an unreasonable time to journalist, that is at least $350, assuming, that the price does not increase.

Thanks, but I think I will continue to use Apple Notes, setting up a journaling folder in it, and using a "Word Services" app to enter in todays date with a single keystroke.
Funjoy
Funjoy
Jul 3 2017
2.3.2
4.5
Jul 3 2017
4.5
Version: 2.3.2
Bloom announced encryption, and then they announced $25/year discount subscriptions for current owners of Day One. I'd owned the updated iOS app (I think it was free for a while) but I stuck to the Classic apps so I could continue to use the Classic Mac app (since the updated Mac app cost $40). So, I bought the premium subscription. $25/year for updated iOS *and* Mac apps, synced and encrypted, is fair. (If they made me pay the $50/year price for new users I'd never have done it.) So far, so good.
Funjoy
Funjoy
Jun 13 2017
2.2
4.5
Jun 13 2017
4.5
Version: 2.2
I'm still using the older 'Classic' version of the iOS and Mac apps, primarily because I like iCloud syncing (which works perfectly) and I distrust the removal of that in favor of a proprietary sync service. That service is currently free, but what happens if/when they decide to charge for it? Currently you can only migrate Classic journal entries to the new format, but not back, so you're stuck. Give me Dropbox/iCloud syn again and I'll happily upgrade to the new version.
bobembry
bobembry
May 4 2017
2.1.9
5.0
May 4 2017
5.0
Version: 2.1.9
As a journaling app, Day One has all the features I currently think I need and I haven't had any problems with it. I have a daily template that is still evolving. It contains sections that enforce a form of discipline: Sleep, exercise, food, TV, mood, stress, places, news titles and summaries, things I worked on, things to remember ... Basically I'm a satisfied customer
Gazman
Gazman
Feb 16 2017
2.1.7
1.5
Feb 16 2017
1.5
Version: 2.1.7
Broken promises about encryption, expensive upgrade from version 1, Mac app that still looks and feels like a ported iPad app instead of a native Mac app. I'm looking elsewhere for my diary needs now.
Gazman
Gazman
Nov 18 2016
2.1.3
1.5
Nov 18 2016
1.5
Version: 2.1.3
Still waiting for encryption. When Bloom announced version 2 of Day One they said that it would support encryption. Then they said encryption was coming in 2.1. Now we're up to 2.1.3 and still no encryption and no word of it on their blog since August when they said it was 'coming soon'. One of the main reasons I forked out for version 2 (a lot more expensive than version 1, now called 'Classic') was for the promised encryption.
rw49
rw49
Mar 19 2016
2.0.3
4.5
Mar 19 2016
4.5
Version: 2.0.3
This app just gets better and better with instant syncing between iOS and OSx. The developers are making every effort and I believe them when they say that encryption will come and, when it does, I'm sure it will be good.
Gazman
Gazman
Mar 7 2016
2.0.1
1.5
Mar 7 2016
1.5
Version: 2.0.1
I've used Day One classic for years, but am put off upgrading to Day One 2 because of the hefty upgrade price - even now, while it's still on 'sale', it costs many times more what the original Day One did. Any upgraders out there want to comment on the benefits or downsides to upgrading? Is it worth the cost?
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