Was a 5, but... 3/5
I usually used to speak to text option. Now it's transcribed by Google & I don't like that. It's not working anyway. Si I'm changing journal apps.
Love it 5/5
It’s a good app for journaling. Being able to add the pictures is a extra plus.
📝 best daily journal tool. period. 5/5
By Justin E. Harris
I've been using day one since day one. install it already. you won't regret it. iCloud / Day One snycing is the best. No matter which device you're on, you'll be able to journal.
Wonderful way to document the joys in a day! 5/5
By Terra Matris
...absolutely love the eade at which this app allows journaling!
Very Grateful 5/5
I have thoroughly enjoyed using DayOne to journal for my three little boys over the past 7 months or so. It has made it so easy to keep a record of our fun and special moments, milestones, etc. This app has been a lifesaver. It is functional with helpful features and an elegant interface. Love the option to print journals, as well. Haven’t done that yet, but looking forward to trying it.
Then, somehow I recently lost all of my journals! But the support team went above and beyond to help me restore them. Very grateful for their help and glad to be able to journal with confidence again!
Previous version was better. 2/5
1.) No silly monthly cost
2.) Allowed the use of iCloud for syncing
3.) No silly monthly cost
Product is tops, but the service is even better!!! 5/5
I reached o it to the company with a problem. Turns out my problem was not even app related. But they showed me how to solve it. And they responded quickly and so even I could understand the instructions. They are good!!!
I am so grateful I choice this app for my journaling. Not only is the product top notch, but your service is way above any possible expectations and hopes. Buy it.
Luv it 5/5
By Pangooli Shadowclaw
It’s got me addicted to making an entry everyday without notifications😉. I absolutely think everyone should have this app, I’ve tried other journal writing apps and it’s just annoying but this is simple, easy and fun. I am a true recommender of this, if you want a simple snazzy journal to write your thoughts you need Day One!
Simple and great! 5/5
Love it. I’ve been doing my clinical experience journal here.
Angry about new subscription requirement 1/5
When 2.0 rolled out we were told we could continue using the older ‘classic ‘ version we previously paid for. Now I have a new phone and I can’t use the app unless I want to fork out $35 a year. I know the cost is about 67 cents a day but it angers me when I paid to have something (with syncing between devices), used it for 3 years, thousands of journal entries later, and then it’s taken away. I will now have to waste time finding out how to import my entries into another program because the whole idea was to have all my entries accessible and in one place. Or maybe I need to give up on technology and go back to paper and pen, bc this is not the first time an app developer has moved to this model and took away the functionality of the app I liked.
Issues in current build 3/5
Currently having an issue where iPhone X freezes if you scroll up while editing a post. Then it’s likely that you loose at least some of what you have changed. Frustrating.
Struggles with Apple Watch entries 3/5
By j kay
I love this app. It’s the best journaling app I have found. It used to work with my Apple Watch w/lte but now it doesn’t write my entries from my Apple Watch. Wish it would work since I find it a useful tool to use on my Watch at work for quick entries. But now I’m sad because it’s not working ☹️
Not simple anymore 1/5
I used to love opening up the day one app and letting my thoughts pour out onto the simple blank canvas.
Recent updates have made the app a clumsy mess. Too many things move when scrolling, too many menus, too much irrelevant text bolded.
I’d appreciate a little more focus on the few features that matter.
Glad to see the app utilizing end-to-end encryption now, that’s a must for me.
I like having a journal, it helps me gather my thoughts, my goals, and my needs.
This might sound odd, but I also talk with God.
My thoughts are directed to my creator.
I like this.
Thoughtful and useful 5/5
I've tried other diary type apps but either buggy or boring. Try this. You'll like it.
My opinion 3/5
It’s a great amazing app but you have you have to join premium for many certain things like you cant add two photos in one journal entry and much more.
Grateful for this Jornal 5/5
Since I started using the journal, I’ve enjoyed it. I’ve wanted to start a journal for years but due to a medical diagnosis my hands get tired very easily when writing. I wanted to start a Gratitude journal, making note of 3 things I’m grateful for each day. So far I’ve been successful and have not missed a day! In addition to making journal entries, I can capture moments by adding pictures and the location! Such an amazing app! Very easy to use and has helped me follow through with my plans.
Part of Daily Routine 5/5
By Echo Delta
I use day one to manage my day and keep track of my thoughts.
App ok so far 3/5
Just began using it so no complaints. It has a lot of features I like. However, is it $3.99 ONE TIME PURCHASE or monthly subscription fee? Please let me know. Thanks
No iCloud Support - Forced Use of Proprietary Cloud 1/5
I’ve been using the original Day One app since it came out and I periodically check in every 6 months to a year to see if it supports iCloud backup and sync like the original, but to no avail. I’m officially giving up since it’s been multiple years since I’ve been waiting. I’m now going to export my original 3000 diary entries and find another app. I recommend that you do the same if you’re concerned about the lack of iCloud support. I know the devs need to be paid, but the Day One sync should have been offered as an alternative not as a forced solution. I’m a high salaried software engineer working specifically as an iOS app lead, so believe me - I get it. But, I also feel incredibly disappointed. I don’t trust your servers and never will and will never be interested in being forced into this “premium” experience rather than provided the option. Goodbye, Day One. You can add iCloud support later for those who still care but I’m never checking again. I’m out.
(Post Developer Response)
Beware readers that while this response echoes some truth, they’re using early iCloud issues from years back as reasoning to justify forcing you to pay for backup on their servers. If you don’t support this and wish for a native iCloud backup option (much better, more reliable and safer even when compared to their end-to-end encryption), they won’t add it unless more users complain. Vote with your reviews and wallet. I moved away from this app and stand by my thoughts above.
Back to what it was! 5/5
Happy they fixed the notification bug. This app is great with a lot of options to recall moments and keep a journal.
I have been using this as a diary for a couple or three years. loved it. Now all my entires are only available on my iPhone 6+ and my new iPad no longer syncs life my older iPad did. I have to view and enter entries only on my smaller screened phone. This company has terrible support and is only interest in $ and upgrades to premium service, more $. I’m about ready to quit journaling due to the disappointment with this app and it’s extremely poor service. Save yourself the heartbreak.
Usually don’t journal...until now! 5/5
This app is amazing!!!
Wish there was a better option for pictures 4/5
Great app and easy to use. I’m more of a person that tells a story with pictures, not words. I would love a printing options where one days pictures could stay on one page.
Honestly I know i don’t make use of all the tools available on this app but what I do use is great.
Slowing down 3/5
I’ve been using DayOne now for almost 2 years, journaling with photos several times per day. Everything was great, but now at over 2000 entries and over 3500 photos, the app is unbearably slow. I’m worried it is slowly going to become unusable.
Good bye day one 1/5
By Urban Cowgill
I echo the frustrations and concerns of others with the latest version. Their lack of support to the classic version also speaks negatively of their business. iCloud sync always worked perfectly for me and it was pennies compared to the outrageous “premium” (and only) sync that day one offers at $35 /year.
I’ll go back to pen and ink before I’ll use day one again.
I get a reminder when I need it and I can speak to entries...
I can even order a hard copy if I want too!!!(
A joy to use 5/5
The latest upgrade of the tool plays so nicely with multitasking on the iPad. Just drag and drop images from Photos right into a new entry.
Crashes and didn’t save the entry 1/5
It is very frustrating when one takes a lot of time to write and the app crashes.
Normally lovely 5/5
I love this app and plan on printing a few books in the future. Recently on my iPhone X I noticed that if I type beyond where the keyboard sits, the page doesn’t automatically shift down to continue to show me what I’m typing but jumps back to the top of the screen. When I scroll back down it doesn’t show any of what I just typed. It’s frustrating. When I click done it will show my full entry but if I try to edit it, I cannot move very far down the page. I only noticed this after the most recent update.
I’ll update my review if this is fixed.
Thanks for making a great app
Update: I changed my review from 3 to 5 stars. The update that was pushed out recently fixed my problem. Thanks so much!
Great app 5/5
I have seen some amazing things recently this is one of them. The whole concept is simplicity. It works.
Lost two years of memories 1/5
After uograding to a new iPhone, I lost all my entries. Would rather do my journals as private updates on Facebook. Can't trust small app developers these days.
Been using for years 2/5
I would give it 5 stars but for some reason for months now when i type - it lags sooooo much it pisses me off no other app lags on my phone so i have to blame day one. Its beyond frustrating.
I also hate that when i open the app, my last entry opens. I don't need my last entry. 99% i need to write a new one and i have to close that one then open a diff journal then click new. That's just so annoying to me. I wish it would just go to the home screen every time.
I also just found out they changed it to an annual subscription. I feel very betrayed because I bought this about 4 years ago and paid full price to have it on all devices. Then they released a new version and increases the price by like 500%. Then on top of that they changed it to a subscription $50 a year. This just pure greed. I hate subscriptions and have like 2,000 journal entries. So of course i feel forced to now pay their stupid subscription. Ridiculous.
Two words: Pencil Support 1/5
Hello why does this not have this feature! Such a good app but needs Apple Pencil support now!
Avoid this app 2/5
Don’t buy into the hype. Day One has a ton of stellar reviews, but it’s all a scam (ever hear of fake reviews, Day One buys them in bulk.)
If you’re going to use Day One just on your phone, it’s a *decent* journaling app, but not the best. However, if you’re looking to sync with other devices, look elsewhere. This is where Day One completely falls apart.
Day One has built a terrible syncing service. For starters, I just tried creating an account and the app became unresponsive every step of the way. The only way I knew anything was happening was because I was getting emails to let me know something happened. But as for the app, I had to keep force closing it just to go forward or back.
So then I tried logging in at their website, and most pages I try to access just load blank pages. No content. No data. No setting. Nothing. Just a blank page. There’s no way I’m subscribing to this experience for close to $50/year.
Main point: Trying to use this app is not worth the frustration. I’ll be trying other apps that “just work” across iCloud instead.
Reduced rating for bugs in latest version 3/5
Until this latest version my rating would have bee 5*, but I am so frustrated I am almost ready to find an alternative journaling app. I have been writing ‘Morning Pages’ for years. Until 2 or 3 years ago I used composition physical notebooks, since I do everything else on my iPad, decided to try journaling on iPad, too. Tried a number of things before using Day One.
However this latest version has me throwing up my hands in despair. The problem is the way they have programmed the keyboard. I would like the option of changing the font and font size - not available. Ok, it hasn’t been available before. I can live with that -BUT they added (or maybe they changed) the undo feature. It is where I mis-hit the button whenever I am using the number keyboard. As a result I lose sentences, paragraphs, or even the whole document. While there is probably a way to retrieve what I lost, I haven’t found it. Usually, I just lose more. Please, please, please remove the button - or move it to less frequented location - or, best of all, go to the current keyboard where letters and numbers are on one keyboard with the shift key determining if I get numbers or letters.
Sorry to pan what has been a great app, but the new current version has made life more difficult, not easier.
Wish there was Drawing feature for iOS users 4/5
So far I love how easy it is to use the Day One journal app on my iPad. Drawing tools would make it perfect. I have used other note taking apps for journaling and sketching, but a drawing feature would give me an all-in-one place journal app.
Used to be my go-to app 1/5
Used to be my go-to app for journaling. iPhone X update has a bug that limits word count. I see others have also reported this bug. Please fix asap!
Great app 5/5
Not much to be frustrated with! Change font, size, great options for styles ... it’s an amazing journaling app for your phone!
Battery drain 1/5
This app is the absolute worse battery drain I’ve ever seen in 7 years of owning iPhones. I can literally watch the battery tick away. A 2 or 3 minute session will cost me 10-20% battery. I can’t use the app unless plugged in because I often use it for 5-10 minutes. Using it throughout the day is absolutely out of the question.
Needs flashback feature 3/5
Ok app but would be great to have a flashback feature to see what you did on this day last year or 2,3,4 years ago like Timehop but for journal entries.
Interface is nice 4/5
I paid for the premium version, that should be enough of a review.
Don’t ever ask me to rate it again.
By Insides inside 😡😖😫😤
For people with more dollars than sense. 1/5
The classic version was fine, and I used to use this daily. Making cloud sync a $35 annual fee is just ridiculous. Seriously - for about the same annual price you can have Evernote with more functionality and customization.
This app helps me journal 5/5
Love this app it has given my the inspiration to capture my thoughts anywhere I might be. That for me is liberating.
I journal everything here. 5/5
I torn about purchasing an app to keep a journal (I was doing just fine with my pen and pad). But I love the app because now I journal wherever I am. And I have several different journals for different things, and I may not have done that had I not buy this app. Whenever I want to add to one I just open it up and plug in.
Is easy to use and I’ve used it regularly for the past four years. The update is great. Highly recommended!
Flexible Journal 5/5
By Reneé K. Robinson
I like this journal, because of the ease of use and the ability to place your journal entries into different formats.
Excellent app! 5/5
This app has been very beneficial for me. I’ve been encouraged to record everything I do when I am with my daughters. It has helped me become a more intentional father and since others will be reading what I record, I am able to attach pictures/videos for further proof of everything that I do. I recommend that everybody journal about their day, as it will help you become more intentional with your time, Day One is an absolutely perfect app to help.