Day One Journal: Private Diary

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9.92K reviews
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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
Feb 3, 2023

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
9.92K reviews
Raven Elise
January 21, 2023
I never used this kind of app so I can't compare. I've needed this kind of thing for a long time, though, and I'm instantly addicted. I document everything & now I can use voice clips, videos, photos, tags, map locations even, all in one spot throughout my day, organized, easy to get to via a calendar view. Awesome, so much fun, my ADHD can't stop me now! But the formatting is way too basic and not aesthetically pleasing. Background is white or black, can't adjust or drag photos, color font, etc
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Automattic, Inc
January 24, 2023
Thanks for your feedback. We’d like to know the details of your suggestions for improvement. Please send the details to We'll pass it along to our development team and see if there is any way we can improve it.
Afia Asamoah
February 1, 2023
So first off, let me give a positive review. I've been using this app for three-four years now, and I'm a fan. This is my journal, and I love it. With that said, it's been glitching a lot lately. The font changes when I'm typing (and when I change the font back, it ignores me) and now my autocorrect isn't working properly and words are stacking on top of each other. Kind of cumbersome really. App is good tho otherwise, just would love to have those bugs fixed :)
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Gabby Brooklyn
January 24, 2023
I have used this app since 2014 and have always loved it's easy platform. Recently over 200 of my entries were deleted by accident when changing phones from Apple to Android. I was devastated. I contacted the support help and within 24 hours, they had restored everything. So not only is the app amazing, but the tech support is phenomenal. I'd give it more stars if I could.
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What's new

• In the entry editor, there is now a unified editing view instead of separate read/editing views

• Improved the localization on several screens

• Fixed a crash when restoring purchases
• Fixed a bug that could prevent sync from working