If you use a Mac and keep any sort of journal this is an app to look at. If you are a Windows user this is one more reason to make the switch.
I have been a user of Day One version 1 for several months, and it is an excellent tool for journaling. They pay attention to detail in both the design and the features. It has a clean and beautiful interface, and it’s super-easy to use. The MAC and IOS apps play nicely together, and sync is easy to setup and just works!
Day One recently released a new version with the somewhat confusing name of Day One 2.0. I have been using this version for about 2 weeks now. Here’s my review.
There are two big new features:
- Firstly support for multiple journals. This is perfect for me because I can now store my personal and work entries in the same place, but in separate journals.
- Secondly, in the previous version you could only have a single photo per entry. Now you can have multiple photos. At first I wasn’t really interest in this feature, but I find that I am using it more and more – especially for documenting my travels.
Should you upgrade?
Well that depends on your needs? To upgrade both the Mac and IOS versions will set you back $49.98 (at the moment you can grab the Mac app for $29.99 and the IOS app for $4.99). If you do a lot of journaling, want multiple photos per entry and support for multiple journals then yes it is an excellent application and worth the price.
But if you are happy with a single journal, then aside from a mildly slicker interface you are not going to gain too much additional value.
Of course if you are not yet a user and are looking for a journaling app, this is one to check out.
While the app is great, there are a few things that I think would make it amazing:
- Basic customisation of the styling in the posts using my choice of fonts and colours
- Ability to export entries for a date range, and for the PDF export to show the images full-width, and to be able to select the fonts and colours
- Applescript support would be amazing
But it’s a great app. It is easy to use, and makes keeping an electronic journal really easy.
Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary review copy from Day One