Day One

A few months ago, I decided that I wanted to start journaling, not just for myself but for future family, after all I’m a firm believer that we all have a story to tell. I’ve always heard that the Day One app for iOS and Mac was the way to go so I decided to give it a try. It didn’t disappoint!

Day One automatically keeps all of my iOS devices in sync with my journal and automatically captures the locations where I’m writing from, the music I’m listening to while I’m writing and if I’m writing on my iPhone (which typically I write on my iPad) my activity for the day such as how many steps that I have taken that particular day. Day One makes it ridiculously easy to attach photos to entries as well.

The app also has support for IFTTT recipes so you can automate entries. For instance, I have recipes setup to add all of my Facebook and Twitter posts as journal entries.

The feature that I’m most excited about however, is one that I have yet to use, Book Printing. You can either have your whole journal printed professionally or select specific entries that you would like printed up to 400 pages. I think my strategy is going to be that every time I reach 400 pages, have a physical copy printed and tuck it away somewhere.

When I first started with Day One, it costed $4.99 for the mobile version and $49.99 for the Mac version. Since then, they controversially switched to the subscription pricing model with it being priced at $34.99 per year for new users and $24.99 per year for existing users. They aren’t forcing people to switch to the subscription but I immediately signed up and paid the $25 to support future development.

Check it out here: http://dayoneapp.com

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