How do I download Day One Classic?

As Day One Classic is no longer available for purchase, it has been removed from the App Store. However, we will provide periodic maintenance updates, as needed. If you’ve previously purchased Day One Classic (v1), you can find updates here on your iOS devices: App Store > My Purchases, then search for “Day One”. On […]

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Using URLs with Parenthesis in Markdown Links

Some URLs contain parenthesis which can cause problems with Markdown links. To workaround this issue, “escape” the URL with a backslash. Here are some examples: [Whoomp! (There it is)](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whoomp!_(There_It_Is\)) [Day One Article on Wikipedia](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_One_(app\))

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Tagging Guide

Day One allows you to tag your entries to help you categorize and to later find specific entries more easily. Tag Format Tags can contain any character (even emojis!). Spaces and punctuation are also supported in tags. Creating Tags Creating a tag is done while editing an entry.  Tap the tag button, or swipe down […]

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Search Guide

Day One incorporates a full text search engine to help you find things you’ve written in your journal. These tips will help you make the most of the search features available in Day One. Basics To access the search function on an iOS (mobile) device in iOS 7 or later: in Timeline, Starred, or Year […]

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Markdown Guide

Markdown Information Markdown, created by John Gruber of Daring Fireball, is the technology we chose to use to allow rich text within Day One journal entries. Markdown allows italic and bold, along with several other simple formatting options that can be written using plain text and display properly in Read views. Markdown syntax is available in Day One […]

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Why is the entry time set to 12:00 PM?

New entries created from the Calendar view and the Day view are intended for creating an entry on a past date, so the default time is set to a standard 12:00 (which may be adjusted as needed from there). When creating a new entry on the current date, the current time is used.

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Why are you using XML for your entry files?

Day One entry files are stored as XML Property List files. When we created Day One we wanted to ensure that even if Day One ceased to exist (though we certainly don’t plan on leaving anytime soon!) that you would be able to have access to your journal data. At first we thought of using plain text […]

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Why are my first lines sometimes – but not always – bolded?

Both the Mac and mobile apps include an auto-bold function enabled by default. We use an auto-title method that creates a bolded entry title only if the first line is less than 90 characters and is followed by a line break. This setting can be changed on both iOS (mobile) and Mac: In the iOS app, tap […]

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When is the next update?

Hard to say for sure. We’re a small team focused on high quality updates, which means that new features and major updates take time — and it’s difficult to predict just how long they will take.   We’re dedicated to Day One and making it better, and will continue to focus on improvements for the […]

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What is the anonymous usage reporting in Day One for?

When you initially install and launch Day One Mac, you likely saw an alert like this:   As indicated in this alert, with your permission, the Day One team will collect anonymous data about how you use Day One. Please be assured that privacy is extremely important to Day One, particularly when it comes to […]

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