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Day One is hassle-free journaling

Day One for the Mac, iPhone and iPad is the easiest-to-use journal, diary and text-logging application

Posted February 28, 2012 by Shawn "Doc Rock" Boyd

Day One is a simple and easy journal, note taker, dairy, text logger that takes the burden out of daily writing. It is totally cross device compatible via the Day One universal iOS application complete with iCloud and Dropbox syncing.

The application has a very nice feature set, but is so easy to use anybody can use it right way thanks to a very intuitive UI/UX (user interface / user experience) design. Functional and pretty at the same time.

Day One Journal/Diary for the Mac is $9.99 in the Mac App Store and Day One Universal is $1.99 and works on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.


  1. joonkim
    Posted February 28, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Cool app and nice review Doc! I like how easily it synchronizes with Dropbox/iCloud. Really like the Text Expander Support! 

  2. Jerome Koehler
    Posted February 29, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I picked up this app also…love it so far.  Anything I do at work or at home gets dropped into Day One so I have an easy way to go back in time in case I need to reference information.  Thanks for the recommendation Doc.

  3. juicycocktail
    Posted March 2, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Hi, I’m Rafael, one of the owners of Juicy Cocktail. We make a journaling app for OS X that offers better media integration than Day One for about the same price. Memories ( has an easy to use interface while you can add images & other media to your entries in Memories. With Day One you are limited to text, but it’s sometimes really nice to add a picture of your or a place you recently visited. Furthermore we offer true encryption. Day One is password protected, but it is very easy to see the plain text of your entries when you go to the folder in the Finder where your journal is stored. Memories uses AES encryption and your entries are really unreadable for prying eyes. I can’t say it often enough how important it is to keep your very personal entries protected.I think that our export and import functionality is also superior. You can export and import entries in over five formats and choose between exporting a single entry or the whole diary.

  4. Jerome Koehler
    Posted March 2, 2012 at 3:54 pm

     @joonkim Hmm, forgot about the TextExpander support!

About Shawn "Doc Rock" Boyd

Raised on the East Coast, Doc came to Hawaii soon after graduating high school. Doc has been involved in technology since getting his first set of tools as a Christmas present at age 5. Since climbing out from behind the Genius Bar at Apple you now will most likely find Doc waxing rhapsodically on the virtues of saké, good food, soccer, super-cars and camera gear.

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