Day One Journal: Private Diary

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About this app

Day One is the journaling app that reinvented journaling. Completely private, cross-platform, and designed to never fill up, it’s designed to let you capture your life as you live it. Use Day One as a daily diary, note taking app, travel log, or gratitude journal.

“Day One creates something so rare it feels almost sacred: A completely private digital space.” – New York Times

“Day One makes keeping a journal delightfully easy.” – Wired

“It’s perfect! Does what it says on the box. I was able to import my stuff from another (pricey) journal so that I didn’t lose those entries. It’s easy to add multiple entries to a day and to keep pictures. And it’s lockable, keeping private thoughts protected. I will happily use Day One for years.” – Day One user


- Unlimited text entries
- Unlimited photos*
- Different journals for every aspect of your life*
- IFTTT shortcuts allow importing data from Spotify, YouTube, Strava, Fitbit, Facebook, Twitter, and more

- Automatic backups keep your journal entries safe
- End-to-end encryption, which is a fancy way of saying your entries are 100% private
- Journal entries stay secure with passcode or Fingerprint lock
- Export options (PDF, JSON) ensure your entries always stay yours
- Seamless sync across multiple devices

- Programmable journaling reminders
- Unique, daily journal prompts help eliminate writer’s cramp

- Beautiful, award-winning design
- Powerful rich text formatting
- Ability to star favorite entries to revisit quickly

- Time, date, and weather are automatically added to every entry
- On This Day feature allows you to revisit past memories
- Tags, favorites, and search filters make it easy to find what you’re looking for
- Map view quickly shows all the places you’ve journaled from

* Day One is FREE to use forever with unlimited entries. To get more out of Day One, try Premium free for 1 month.

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Updated on
Nov 12, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
9.27K reviews
Aurora Dawn Benton
November 20, 2022
Photo upload stopped working (turns photos into a little black square and removes the image) and it will no longer pull the location from the photo which was one of the best features. I hadn't used this regularly for a few months but wanted to catch up on journaling recent trips so I'm not sure how long these have been broken. Happy to update rating when all is fixed. Update: this error also occurs if you try to take a photo from the app (photos turn to little boxes and the image disappears).
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Robert Holton
November 26, 2022
I really like the flexability of the app. I can go back and forth using my laptop to my cell phone. I am dissappoint the app is designed with Apple devices only in mind. I wanted to use the templates feature. But, I have a Pixel 7. I feel as that I am paying a premium prices to parts that are not available to me.
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Rowan May
September 2, 2022
I must say I am rarely impressed with application developers, and their bug finding practices/speed, but this has just blown me out of the water! Put in a complaint yesterday about syncing issues with android and mac, and the today a whole new android version (3.1.2) is released with the bug removed…what the hell! Amazing Works perfectly now, Will definitely be hanging on to my subscription, beats the others I have played with hands down. and is instant and smooth with sync. Great App
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Automattic, Inc
September 12, 2022
Awesome! Thank you so much for letting us know!

What's new

• Improvements to sync reliability