Fantastic, easy to use app
Do not trust the company
I do not suggest to buy this app. The first version was the best with the iCloud or Dropbox sync. Then they added version 2 with some uninteresting features and some annoying quotes of the day but disabled iCloud/Dropbox sync! By that time I expected them to start charging for sync and this just arrived... If they were honest and not greedy they would have kept the iCloud/Dropbox sync.
I believe many of the 5* reviews are not true. Also, the app gets updated often in order to get rid of the bad reviews.
I am still using version 1 on my iPhone and on my Mac. I bought the version 2 only for the iPhone, not for the Mac despite the so called discount.
Painfully slow since the last update.
Love this app so much, easy to use like the way I link to my iPad and iPhone 😄😄😄
I invested in DayOne a year or so ago and bought both the iPhone and Mac apps for a cost of close to £50. I thought it was worth it as a long term investment in my memories and the company had won awards for their apps. So whilst expensive it seemed a worthwhile expense. I was angry when they then decided to bring out DayOne 2 which was a completely new app. I realised that the system I had invested in was no longer going to be developed and so I bought the new iPhone app and transferred my memories to that. I didn't bother with the Mac app as it was far too expensive and I had already paid once and was not paying again after only a few months of use. Now they have done it again - by bringing out a premium subscription I won't benefit from any development. I will not pay any more but will continue to use the version of DayOne I currently have until I find another alternative. However, I would advise against using DayOne as a first time customer as they lock you in and then start finding ways of charging you more!
Use everyday, great app....
I want this app as it was WITH sync across my devices
Hoping for an upgrade I find it is a downgrade. I have used this to keep tabs on my diabetes. Sync across my iPad, iPhone and Mac is essential. Free before, very expensive now. I don't want anything other than the basic plus Sync. Please amend this app
So, now I have heard from the support team and I am hopeful that this will restore the sync. Good service to respond so quickly but there does need to be traction on the issue. This was, and hopefully will be again a great app
Apologies, still a great app. Didn't realise I was on a plus account. Limited storage maybe a problem. Totally understand about subscription for business reasons. Raised my star rating back to 5.
Awesome journal app. Used it for my travels around New Zealand. Great to look back on some of the great things I've done. Use photos rather too much text as a visual journal. Quick, easy and aesthetically pleasing. Never used to journal/write a diary before I got this.
I've been a user of Day One since the beginning of 2012. I use it religiously every single day. Like many users, I wasn't very happy when last year they brought out an entirely new version you had to buy, with the features they'd been promising for years to put in the original app! I bought the new version, though - I felt I'd got my money's worth out of the original app, so it wasn't so bad. But now they want me to pay a subscription to get any new features in an app I bought last year and therefore have only had a year's use out of. There's just not much that they're offering as perks to subscribers at the moment to justify the - quite frankly, for what it is at the end of the day - extortionate cost of subscribing. They are offering the Mac app in with it, but I don't own a Mac and I never plan on owning one, so what use is that to me? The web version they've brought out is still only read-only as far as I know, which is useless. I think the whole subscription thing has been badly handled. They should have started it to begin with when they released the new version. As for me, I'll still use the version I've got, but I've deleted all my data and am not syncing any more because I really don't trust the company with such personal data now.
What can I say about day one apart from it's a brilliant app. I've had no problems with this app so am not complaining. It does what it says on the tin.
Untrustworthy & Money Grabbing
So I bought Day One (The Original) which is now called (Classic). Both for iPhone & Mac. Great App with iCloud & Dropbox Sync. Then about 6 months after this new one came out. So I bought both again. Now they want to charge me to sync while removing iCloud & Dropbox. Use or buy the classic app. Do not trust this company they do not care about customers. Only money.
Beware if using family sharing
This is my updated review, as the issue of account status is now resolved ( it's a PITA to fix, involving switching accounts, reinstalling - which itself causes new problems, unless you have an export - and then switching accounts ). So, why not five stars? Well, the subscription, loses a star. I have no issue with the developer going the subscription, but it doesn't seem to be thought out particularly well. Where is the family option? As much as I like Day One, it isn't worth over £100/year, and that's just for three users ( even Office isn't that much, and that covers five users ). Also, the timeline for the proposed features is a bit vague ( and some of them have been on the roadmap since v2 launched, which feels like a bit of slap to the users that have been here since, well, day one ). And I'm knocking off one star, as Day One isn't as slick as it used to be. There have some questionable design decisions lately ( the edit button is just jarring, and I'd love to hear the reasoning behind it ), and the sync seems problematic ( and I'm sorry, there isn't any reason why Bloom had to roll their own, other devs have managed to sync more complicated information using iCloud / Dropbox; I think Bloom would have a better chance of selling the subscription if they supported other methods of storage, users like to get at their data ).
I love this app
By Jane Askew
I have been using this app for many years. I have also paid for it, though I can't remember what I gain from the paid version.
I use it every day. It has some great functionality. But as a reflective writer and psychotherapist in training, it allows me to search very easily. This for me is its greatest feature.
Love this app
By Andrew Timberlake
If I could only have one app on my phone—this would be a strong contender fighting for that place.
By Mark ‘Big D'
I have been a Day One user forever, across all of my Apple devices; the application is as rock solid as it has always been and is still app 'eye candy'. I know that I am not using it to its full potential, however reading how others journal just spurns me on to capture more and more. The features of this application make my journaling commitment easier, with daily recaps of my activities, this time last year prompts, etc.; 'what I put in determines the quality of what I get out'.
As someone who has purchased every DayOne application and faced a choice, keep what I have (and it is really really great) or adopt a subscription and get, even more, features in the future. Not that I need to make that choice today but I have, and I have subscribed. I want to support the developer, and I want the new features I want to continue using this great application.
It's good but not quite Carling!
Large databases can be unwieldy making the app crawl to an almost standstill.
Latest update adds first frame of video to the post - I don't see the purpose of this.. adding the video to the post would make far more sense and be much more useful. Other apps do it!
Take care before you 'upgrade'
I just downloaded this as it was 'free'. I'm a long time user of the original Day One app.
I was about to import all my date from the original to this when I decided to do a few checks first. Take note that with this version you have to subscribe in order to sync your entries.
Fair enough, Day One have to make a living same as all of us, but if you are a current user of the original app I would think very hard before 'upgrading' to this. I would also make sure you have a separate copy of your data, as I'm not sure how long the old Day One will continue to function - it seems like the developer wants to move on.
I think maybe I'll be looking for new ways to keep my online journal - something like OneNote perhaps.
Apart from what I've just said the app seems very nice - functional and well designed. If you don't mind the subscription charge it's probably what you're looking for.
Was a great app, now some features broken and in such a mess with the subscription model stabbing loyal users in the back.
Good app TOO MUCH PAID
Ridiculous what the premium is for, and the price of it!
Still the best
Worth every penny. Very pleased that the developer is going ahead and doing what is needed to stay in business and keep this amazing app moving forward!
A shame it doesn't offer iCloud storage and is so massively overpriced.
I write this review in the hope that the developers will read it and take note of how unsatisfied a mojority of its users seem to be about the changes they have made to version 2 of this app.
Day One Classic:I bought Day One in 2012 after reading great reviews in the app store and seeing it as one of Apple’s best apps of the year. I loved using it and still using it regularly. The interface is very nice and it supports very useful features for a diary such as tagging, exporting to PDF, a clean attracgive interface…and above all, the qbility to use iCloud to sync your diary between devices.
Day one v2: This new version came out a couple of years ago and I was initally excited and interested in using it. It adds additional ways to add information and focusses more on posting photos - not what I use a journal for in particualr - I mainly write text in my diary, with the occasional photo, but the abilty to add photos is welcome. After reading reviews and noting the changes to its features that detracted from the experience I valued I was very much turned off. I would have gladly paid again for the iOS and Mac versions of the app had but one feature remained as an option - iCloud sync. This FREE and SECURE service from a cloud storage provider I already use and trust should be there as an option on the platform that Apple have created it for. To remove this feature and replace it with their own cloud storage feature that they insist on charging you for is nothing short of a massive mistake on the part of the developers. You only have to read the many (more recent) reviews on the app stores to see how it has upset and offended users and smacks of blind greed or hubris on the part of the developers. It is completely unecessary to insist on using a cloud service provided only by the developers when a perfectly good and adequate cloud storage soltuion is built in to all iOS and MacOS devices already. A service that to my thinking is less secure - a clearly smaller company than Apple that could be bought out in the future and whose policies on data protection could therefore change. A service that may be advertised as (now having) end to end encryption (where was this when I read about it not having this at at the 2.0 launch and for the past couple of years?). A service that adds nothing to what Apple already provides for free as far as I can see. I need to trust the place that my personal dary is stored in. I trust Apple with my data more than I trust a smaller company that only seems to be interested in providing a service for the sole purpose of overcharging customers.
I have read some of the responses from the devlelopers to similar complaints. Their reasoning seems to be that they need to overcahrge people in order to continue operating and servicing the app. It is clear that the business model and the audience for this diary app has changed since launch. As an original customer and regualr user of Day One I am dissapointed not to be able to take advantage of the new featurers without losing the secure storage in icloud that I already pay for and trust. Don't the develoeprs realise or care that people may want to use iCloud? Apparrently they are too focussed on growing their business at the expense of customer satifaction to take note and listen to what their customers are telling them they want. Secuirty and trust in where your personal diary information is stored should be a priority for the developers of a diary app.
In addditon to the change made to remove icloud support the devlopers have now gone for a subcription only model if you want to be able to sync any data at all between your devices. The appeal of an electronic diary for me is the ability to have your diary automatically sync between your devices. They are charging at least £32 a year. Why would anyone want to pay over £30 a year to use a diary? I’m sure that there are some who dont care about the expense and have money to throw away. I cannot see the value in doing so however and will never pay for a subscription to use a diary app that shoiuld still have icloud support as an option.
Eventually I am sure that Day One Classic will become outdated and removed from the App Store completely somehow (as all 32 bit apps are about to be). There are other ways to make money through in app purchases without requiring use of a custom cloud storage service. If iCloud storage is not re-instated I will be forced to move to another, lesser diary app because I do not see a long term future in the current options offered in this version.
DEVELOPERS: Please add icloud supoprt as an option to your next app update and make this app great again. I would gladly pay another one off fee for you app on iOS and MacOS again, but am compeltely against the idea of payign a subscription for a built-in cloud service that I can already access (and pay Apple for). If you truly believe that people need an unlimited cloud storage service for keeping a diary (people who want to store a massive amont of photos in a diary rather than a photos app?) then by all means offer it as an option, but leave the rest of us the ability to use and enjoy your app as originally intended. Please add icloud storage as an option and re-instate a single purchase price for the app as an option.