Day One
Day One
4.3.1

3.0

Day One free download for Mac

Day One

4.3.1
05 December 2019

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

What's new in Day One

Version 4.3.1:

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

  • Fixed a bug that was preventing some users from purchasing premium properly
  • Fixed a scrolling issue when typing a long entry Version 4.3New:
  • PDF Support: Add PDF Attachments through the content menu, drag and drop or the Share Extension
  • Templates: Use templates created on iOS in the Mac Editor and connect templates to reminders (Template editing/managing coming soon to Mac)
  • Added advanced sync preferences to disable sync and remove encryption key
  • More detailed sync status Fixed:
  • Visual glitches when editing entries
  • Highlighting text keeps focus on the editor
  • Embedded YouTube videos now display correctly
  • Improved reliability of Day One Classic import
  • Other improvements for speed and reliability

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55 Day One Reviews

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100%MacSince1990
10 April 2019

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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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Version 3.0.4
Gazman
10 August 2019
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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Version 4.1
100%MacSince1990
10 April 2019
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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Version 3.0.4
Kitmos
14 December 2018
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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Version 2.9.2
Scott-C-H-
14 May 2018
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.
Like (2)
Version 2.6.4
3 answer(s)
Funjoy
Funjoy
02 June 2018
Good thing they offer end-to-end encryption. Too bad those users didn't turn it on. OTOH, I have several journals and only encrypted my personal daily journal. If a bug let others see my cooking journal or my journal of pics of concert tickets I'm okay with that, lol.
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Odysseus
Odysseus
27 August 2018
Perhaps consider Agenda if it meets your needs? It uses iCloud (very successfully, I might add!).
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cig0
cig0
27 August 2018
+1 for Agenda.

Day One is awesome and if you enable E2E encryption all should be good, but the take on minimalism and agility that Agenda brings for note-taking finally won me.

From Day One & OmniFocus to Agenda & Things 3 -- quite a change, but couldn't be more happier.
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Sonnendeck
20 December 2017
Still the best journaling app, but I hate subscription...!
Like (3)
Version 2.5.5
3 answer(s)
JohnnyFave
JohnnyFave
20 December 2017
Agreed - will NOT upgrade / buy because of subscription model.
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Frodo-life
Frodo-life
20 December 2017
same here user sinve V1 but will not upgrade to subscription model
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476429
476429
24 September 2018
MacJournal has been rock solid for me for years. No problems at all.
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rw49
11 November 2017
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.
Like (2)
Version 2.5.3
2 answer(s)
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
11 November 2017
Did you see the Note, above?
"Note: 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."
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rw49
rw49
11 November 2017
Yes, but the premium version to which I've subscribed has end to end encryption.
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Grug
04 October 2017
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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Version 2.5.1
1 answer(s)
Ptk3
Ptk3
15 November 2017
So true ! I loved Day One classic, and be thankfull to the devs to maintain it after Day One 2 was out; but now it seems that it's time to go to another app before the subscription get your datas prisoners of the app. That's what I've done, using now Mweb which allow me to journal, blog, organise all my stuff written in Markdown, with all my datas saved both on my mac and on iCloud and/or Dropbox (and so syncronised with the iOS app). So long, Day One, I used to love you…
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YellowSubmarine
10 September 2017
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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Version 2.4.1
Markoh
30 August 2017
Day One is now subscription based. No thanks. Humanity has managed to live without subscription based software. However, greed has become uncontrollable.
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Version 2.4
Jimw
06 July 2017
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.
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Version 2.3.3