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Day One for Mac

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 19, 2014

Day One is a journaling app for OS X that allows you to write entries, add photos, tag locations, and categorize your entries.


Beautiful, streamlined design: Day One is extremely intuitive from the start, with an interface that is crisp and modern. Writing an entry is similar to posting on Web services like Tumblr and WordPress. The sidebar icons are clear and scale well for Retina displays, and aside from a couple action items, Day One makes most writing options color-neutral to keep you focused on writing.

Cross-platform support: iPhone and iPad owners can also buy and use Day One with more or less the same interface and layout. The design works for both mobile and desktop form factors. Day One also supports entry syncing via iCloud.


Price: It's not a low price, and for the sporadic writer, Day One may not be cost-effective. But frequent journalers will find $10 a small price to pay for such a premium writing experience.

Bottom Line

Day One solves the two biggest obstacles to journal writing: distractions and lack of motivation. The $10 price might deter casual users, but for the more invested, it's one of the best tools available for recording priceless thoughts and memories.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.0.1

Journal Descriptions. Add an optional summary to a journal to be displayed on the Journal summary page. (Coming soon to the iOS Timeline)
Entry count popup shown when hovering the Day View button on Timeline. .


Release February 26, 2019
Date Added February 26, 2019
Version 3.0.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra


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Developer's Description

Day One is designed and focused to encourage you to write more. Using the Menu Bar quick entry, Reminder system, Calendar view and inspirational messages your memories and thoughts will be preserved. iCloud or Dropbox sync allows easy backup and syncing with the Day One iPhone and iPad applications.
Day One 2.0, we're proud to provide Day One Sync -- a fast, free, and secure service for syncing your data between all your devices. Day One Sync lays the foundation for many new features: a web app, an IFTTT channel, private-key encryption, and more. In tandem with Day One Sync, you can also use iCloud for backups.

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