Love it 5/5
I never had a habit of journaling until I used this app. I’ve been journaling pretty consistently for years now. The interface is perfect, and I feel like every detail has been meticulously thought of. One of the best apps on the store.
Probably the most important app on my phone 5/5
I’ve been using Day One since 2012 and it is the most important apps on my phone. I always look back and think about how proud I am that I’ve kept up with it for so long. But I have been getting lag issues here lately. It’s either when I paste in a link or post too many pictures, I haven’t figured out which yet. But I just updated to iOS 11 so maybe that bug will be fixed now. Regardless, fantastic app.
Syncing options 3/5
Can we have the choice of backing up our data to Dropbox or google drive?
So far I love it and only have been using it a short time. 4/5
By Siobi-Wan Kenobi
UPDATE: The kind folks at Day One reached out to me regarding my issue with the short trial period for the Premium Version & provided excellent assistance to me (as I mention below, I have health issues that flare up unexpectedly and when that happens I’m unable to do anything for days, making it possible I’d sign up for the trial then not get to use it.) I’m also pleased that the Day One Developer I was in touch with is going to discuss with the other members of the company the possibility of increasing the trial length. Overall, I got a quick and very helpful response to my concern in my original review, I was genuinely heard, and everyone at Day One is friendly, helpful, and appreciative of all feedback.
*** Unlike what I said below, I don’t believe the number of stars will go down. I suspect I will be back to add that last star, once I have used it a few more days and delved into all this app’s features.
I have been only using it for about a day, but it’s motivated me to journal twice in less than 24 hours. This is serious for me, because I enjoy journaling, am supposed to do so in conjunction with some medical care I am receiving, but my handwriting isn’t legible anymore and this is the first app that really piqued my interest. I like the features of adding pix, tying in certain feeds, like your Twitter acct and your calendar, I like that it adds certain info like weather etc (as a person with an history degree, automatically adding that data seems important to me. If my journal ever has historical value (lol) I like that what is on my mind is set to the background of my local and environment.)
So far, I am giving it four stars because I haven’t used it long. This could go up or down I suppose. There is one way it could go down:
MY BIG THING IS THIS: I’m considering seriously trying the pro-version. However, since it’s a yearly purchase (a yearly subscription correct?) a three-day trial seems inadequate. Even if I journal more than once a day over three days, I’m not sure I’d know if I want to subscribe. Also, that’s a tight timeline for someone coping with several illnesses. Including migraine. One bad migraine during a three day trial and I will have not used the trial at all, and I’ll be out the yearly subscription. CONSIDER EXTENDING THE TIME OF THE FREE TRIAL TO A MONTH A LEAST, and I will seriously consider it. It seems the Pro/Paid version has a lot to offer.
I’ve never subscribed to any app before, never considered it. But I can’t consider a yearly subscription after only a three day trial.
Great Journal, but... 4/5
I really like Day One. Very intuitive and easy to use. I can quickly open the app and start typing before whatever thought I wanted to express escapes me. The one thing I wish Day One had was video journaling from within the app. As it is now I have to record a video entry using my phone’s camera app, and then go back into Day One and attach the video. I have a car mount and like to record thoughts while I’m driving. I just wish I could do that from within the Day One app.
Not what is used to be 1/5
They have gotten greedy with steep subscription pricing and forcing users to use their servers. Right now other apps have stepped up that are comparable, better and more secure.
Best app on the App Store 5/5
I am so thankful for this app. Been using it for several years and it’s an essential part of my daily app use. GET IT! So worth it!
Great App 5/5
This is I think the best journaling app I’ve ever seen. You can do a lot with this and it integrates from MacBook to iPhone pretty easy
Great app. Love it
Good app 4/5
By Dirt in the skirt
Really enjoying this app especially now that I’ve subscribed and can include photos.
I only have one wish for this app right now and it’s that the original date stamp wouldn’t change if you go back to add photos.
Frequent crashes 3/5
This is a great app although recently having upgrade to a iPhone 8+ I have frequent blank screen when I try to open the app. So that’s where I have to delete the app and restore after reinstalling. I have it synced to my iCloud and also use my iPad to add entry’s and they are just fine no problems there.
Other than that it’s good for entry and keeping up with my journal.
Service Restored 5/5
Edit: I rated this app pretty badly previously, and at the time, I felt that it was very warranted. A new “major” release had come out and much of the now called “Plus” features were not available to purchasers of the 2.0 app.
These issues have been resolved for some time. I am boosting my rating back up to 5 stars. Also, the developers have been releasing steady fixes for the past few months and I have felt much better resuming use of Day One’s services. I still miss the Dropbox support from the old 1.0 version, but the new sync has been working well and having auto-backups is a nice reassurance that my data won’t be lost.
Day One Journal 1/5
Worked nicely for about 10 days but now it’s stuck on 3/13/18 @ 03:03 and I can not get it to go back to next journal entry no matter what I do. WT F is wrong with this app?
Crashes and crashes after n my iPad Air 1/5
By Andy Duncan
It use to be so good, now it is unreliable. It crash she’s and crashes in my iPad Air
Pretty good, but some annoying bugs 3/5
I really enjoy being able to write my journal everyday for free. I don’t mind the few restrictions since they don’t force you to subscribe to the app. Unfortunately the app has some annoying bugs which kinda ruin it... someone’s when I’m done editing my journal the whole freezes. I can’t click or do anything unless I force restart it. Constantly if I pull to refresh the menu gets weirdly distorted and glitchy looking.
Updated Version 5/5
I love this newer version. I love everything about it. Transfer notes from one journal to another. Color coded, yes. The fact that it’s right there where my phone is. Thank you
BEWARE! Great App, but be prepared to be blind sided! 1/5
For 6 months I had the ability to sync my journals from my iPhone and my Mac. I had the grandfathered “Plus” on both devices. This inexplicably disappeared and the people at Day One had no response as to why and wouldn’t do anything to fix it.
Additionally, I have had years worth of journals gone missing only to have the people at Day One shrug their shoulders and blame it on Apple.
I use to tell everyone about this app. I would recommend it to everyone and all, but I won’t any longer. Since the subscription model has been introduced it has gone down hill and suspect that it will continue to do so.
If you want to be blind sided by missing journal entries and being locked out of your account, this app is for you.
I like classic so much better 3/5
By lady foxtrot
While this app will probably be fantastic for a new user, I miss a lot of features from classic.
The ability to pull down to get to the next entry, tags in alphabetical order, a quick way to tap back to previous years, photos at the top of an entry, and much more.
Now it feels like Day One takes more steps to get to the same things. Kind of like the new confusing Snapchat app :-/ When you click on a calendar date it has a pop-up to choose from a few things because of date. This could be better if the year selection was at the top like it used to be. I bought the $25 premium, but I'm really unimpressed and am looking for another place to store my memories...
Please add stylus capability 4/5
I love this app. After years of trying I find it easy to pause, a minute, and make some entries, upload a photo. I use the Apple stylus a lot and would give it 5 stars if I didn’t have to screen shot and import my handwriting.
Now I have to pay? 1/5
Now I have to pay to sync? Good bye!
One day 5/5
This app is perfect!
Love it 5/5
Absolutely love this journal app. Have used it on 5 trips. Can write about our day and add pictures to remember what you did. Also have had a couple journals printed after trips. They are good, but wish paper quality and color was better.
I don’t like being nagged for reviews 1/5
You want a review real bad? You’ll get it real bad! Also, I know you sell books, and that I can purchase a hard copy of my journal through Day One. I don’t need to be reminded of that either. The thing is, I don’t want a hard copy of what I am writing laying around the house. If I did, I would probably be using a physical journal instead of Day One. All of these nagging reminders and up sales get in the way of me getting my thoughts out of my head and into a journal. Which is time consuming enough already. You are supposed to make this process easier, not harder.
Have to end task to get it to open properly 1/5
Since the last update, it freezes at a white screen every time I open the app. I have to kill the task and reopen it before it will work. Virtually every update introduces more bugs than it fixes.
Simple, but Full Featured 5/5
I love Day One.
Good little app 5/5
I’ve discovered this is a great app to jot things down you want to remember and document.
Play Music/Autoplay Music 4/5
By Lady Farquhar
Would like to see the play music/autoplay music feature. When I look back on a journal entry, play music/autoplay music would help me remember what mood I was in on that particular day or at that particular time. It would be nice to see this app pull music streams in from Apple Music, Spotify, and the music catalog
Great way to record life’s journey. 5/5
After using the free app. for a couple years I tried the pro version free trial and plan on keeping it at the low yearly cost, great benefits. Try it your like it.
Needs audio recording 4/5
This app is great, but something it’s really lacking is the ability to do audio recording. Sometimes it’s easier to talk than to type, and I want to be able to talk to my journal. The ability to record audio isn’t the only thing important, the ability to import audio from other sources (such as Voice Memos on iOS) should really be incorporated as well. Please make this happen, developers!
Day one 3/5
I like the concept and most of the time it works well but several times a week I get nothing but a white screen. Once I even had to uninstall it.
Awesome Journaling App! 5/5
By App does not work on iOS8 :(
I love this app! Journaling can be time consuming when written by hand and trying to sketch out an idea or image can be difficult but with this app I can easily insert photos into my journal which I love being able to do! IDEA for an update: It would be nice if you could set a password to keep your journal from prying eyes or from accidentally being opened by others if you share your device.
Scam Artist Developer 1/5
By Strip Records
Seriously this is bull. I paid for the original day one. And now if I don’t want to be charged 24$ a year I have to pay another $48 dollars to unlock a grandfathered plan. It’s utter rubbish. I love when a developer thinks they have such an amazing product that they charge an absorbent amount for just a slight upgrade.
LOVE Day One 5/5
By Bruma MaBru
My husband and I love journaling and up till 2018, we did it the “old fashion way” - hand wrote it! Doing it this way was time consuming and honestly not as enjoyable! We both love this app and have encouraged our good friends to use it! It’s so easy and quite fun! We both have the app on our phones so we each can document that days events! We are also loving putting pictures in our journal! We cannot wait to print our journal and make a book!!
Would highly recommend this app!
No longer works on 6 plus 2/5
No longer works on an iPhone 6 Plus. I understand it’s not a new phone but come on. When the app doesn’t crash it takes literal minutes to prepare a photo, usually takes two to three independent touchID screens to unlock, I mean it’s just horrible. I guess I’m done with the app now after waiting for fixes for months and trying over and over. Used to be a great app!
Nice app, greedy developers 3/5
This is probably the best journaling app out there. It’s got a bunch of useful information and it’s relatively compact and easy to use. My problem is: why does there need to be a subscription attached to it? I have no problem paying for an app but I think it’s ridiculous to pay in perpetuity via subscription.
Days Of Our Lives 4/5
Super easy to use, but way too much syncing! 1/5
So, I have been using the app for a few months when I realized today that anyone who has my Apple ID as the primary on their device can view my journal. That would include my husband and 80 year old mom. Not a great feature to be able to log in AND turn on sync that way. I exported a pdf, deleted my journal, canceled my subscription, and then deleted the app right away tonight.
Slowed down 1/5
By Curtis Stanford
Since I updated, the app takes around a minute to advance to the password screen, if it does at all. Then it doesn’t automatically prompt me for my finger print. Then it is laggy and unresponsive for a while still. Please fix. iPhone 6. Battery is fine.
Best App Ever 5/5
I have used this app for years and it is one of the best apps I have ever used. I start any entry on my iPhone then often finish it up on my MacBook Pro or iPad Pro. Syncing between platforms is seamless.
Easy-to-use for my daily log 5/5
By Mpls native
I use Day One as my daily log. It is easy to use, with simple ways of categorizing entries for finding them later. The automatic synchronizing between my iPhone, iPad, and Mac guarantee that all three platforms are consistently up-to-date. I definitely recommend it for this use.
Just one request 5/5
I believe this app has won me over to digital journaling. I love how easy and simple it is to create entries, and how clean and functional everything is. I just love how I can put everything into this app and its automatically organized for me to look back on in the future. It’s beautiful, and I’m only using the free version. The only request though, could you guys introduce a dark mode for the nighttime? And please don’t make it premium-exclusive.
Almost a perfect app. Almost. 4/5
I would give this app five stars if they could fix one very frustrating problem:
When in editing mode, the app defaults to scroll to the bottom of the screen. This can cause serious annoyance when trying to edit earlier parts of an entry.
With frustrating regularity, when I try to edit an earlier part of an entry, the app refuses and forces me to write at the bottom of the entry. I have to scroll to the point I want to edit and tap the screen furiously for it to register, otherwise it automatically scrolls to the bottom again.
A fav 4/5
By Jedi Master C-Los
One of my favorite apps. I use very regularly. I also bullet journal and found that uploading photos in a different category I call “bullet journal “ as a way to increase my productivity and not have to carry my journal around until I get home. I also keep notes on it and check things off as I’m done then update my physical journal when I’m ready.
A few issues:
1) crashes whenever I try to upload >20 photos at a time. My solution has been uploading a single photo and the uploading a few more at a time from the same batch. But wish this wasn’t an issue (iPhone X with iOS updated to most recent)
2) when I try to rearrange the the categories around it won’t stay put. Not sure why.
That’s all great product otherwise !
Also using in my MacBook Pro.
Love this app 5/5
I have used this app for years. It’s good to be able to write down what happened during your day. The way people treat you or what they say. It’s therapy. To be able to see it all in writing. To justify your actions or see what you did wrong. It really helps.
Five stars 5/5
Amazing app! I love it! Highly recommended!
Very Good App 4/5
By JC Oakland
This helps me keep track of important days, thoughts, and moments that I want to recall.
Not good 1/5
This is the first journal app I’m trying to use. I don’t understand the positive comments. This app has a lot of glitches and a wierd design. I have never seen journal entries done backwards. You can’t change the design. You have to look very closely for the date, as they are in tiny print, and the only large part of the date is the day - 05. 05 of what? Just made an entry on March 2, it doesnt show up at the top, I made another one. Then found both amidst the entries made in February, before February 3d, because there was no entry made on 02 February, the designers desided let’s stick 02 March entry in there. I want to clearly see the full date the entry was made on or have an option to change the design - if someone wants to only see the day of the month, let them have it, but I want to see the month and the year, and have it run chronologically forward. For some reason the designers think that the time and place where it’s made is more important. Hello most entries by most peope are made at home, the same location every time.
Why half the screen is taken by a plus sign and a camera? Why one of the lines tells me how many entries I made and pictures taken? Does it matter to anyone who keeps a journal? Also has glitches with fonts and formatting.
Nice concept, poor support 2/5
So, I had purchased the original Day One years ago and decided to continue journaling using their product. I wanted to check out their new version and found out that Day One 1 owners could receive a deal if they upgrade.
I contacted their support and they ended up providing a dead link to the discount. According to them, that’s the only way to receive the discount and just left it at that. Just an FYI to their support, you can use the promo feature to offer discounts. I’m an iOS dev and do this frequently to my users.
Luckily, I was able to find another journal app that had more than enough useful features I was looking for. Guess not getting the upgrade was a blessing in disguise.
Upload issues with multiple devices 2/5
I think the layout and the format is fine but the device needs to work on how it handles uploads. I’ll use an example of an issue: I begin an entry on my iPhone but then I go to finish it on my Mac. Should be no problem with cloud storage.
What’s happening is the app will often re-recognize uploads from other devices as your working on editing an entry and will completely overwrite your work with the previous upload. So in my example, if I’m picking it back up on my Mac. After 10 mins of typing my uploads will resync and it wipe all my work I was doing. And this is a very frustrating issue. The only way I’ve prevented this is by closing all other instances of Day One when working on another device. But this could be fixed by having user prompts for conflicting iCloud uploads for similar entries. I have seen other apps simply have a message pop up saying they detected multiple instances of the same thing and asking for me to choose which one to continue working on or delete. Why is it so hard to utilize that kind of feature? Anyways that’s a big issue for me. Especially when your typing something that’s a journal replacing pen and paper thats subscription based.
Simple app, used for years 5/5
I’ve been using day one for quite some time, couple years now on and off and it doesn’t get easier. Simple way to track your day and adventures with text, photos locations with weather and places them neatly in a well organized place. I dig it