Why do I have two menu bar icons?

Quit the one that is missing the background or blinking. Or quit them both and restart Day One. This was a limitation with App Sandboxing that would not allow us to auto quit the old one. You will only have to do this once.

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Where is the Day One data file stored?

The easiest way to find your journal file in Finder is: Open Day One Preferences (Day One > Preferences) Click the “Sync” tab Click the displayed path and it will be revealed in Finder To view the files, hold down the control key and click “Journal.dayone,” then choose “Show Package Contents.” The default journal locations […]

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Voice Dictation on Mac

With Mac OS X Mountain Lion or later, it is possible to enable voice dictation with Day One. To do this, follow the steps outlined on this official Apple support page: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5449.

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Unable to Edit Entries on Mac OS X Yosemite

After upgrading to Yosemite, you may see the following behavior: Clicking “Edit” opens a new entry window. To fix this issue, please follow the instructions in this article: Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) and iCloud Drive.

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Sample Process in Activity Monitor

Sometimes it is useful for Day One engineers to see some additional information about how Day One is running on your particular Mac using Mac OS X’s diagnostic app, Activity Monitor. To do this, please follow these steps: Open Day One. Open Activity Monitor. Find and click Day One. It will be listed in the “Process […]

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Recover a deleted entry in the Mac app

A. You mistakenly deleted a chunk of text in an entry If the entry is still open and you have not yet tapped Done:  tap Edit in the Mac menu bar, then tap Undo. If you have already tapped ‘Done’ to exit the entry: there is unfortunately no way to recover the deleted text.  B. […]

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Mac Markdown Troubleshooting Tips

Tables You may have found that creating Markdown tables is made more difficult by Mac OS X’s default “smart dash” functionality. With this, any “—” is automatically replaced with an em dash “—”. To work around this, you can uncheck “Use smart quotes and dashes” in System Preferences > Keyboard > Text. However, doing so will also […]

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Mac app v1.9 crashes when you tap ‘Done’

We’re aware of an issue, affecting a small number of users, where the Mac app, running on Mavericks, crashes when the ‘Done’ key is tapped. Fortunately, it seems that content is not lost – but nonetheless, we know it’s very disconcerting to be dealing with crashing! Thus far, we haven’t been able to replicate this, but we’re […]

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Location not included when using the Mac OS X share extension

Day One Mac (in version 1.10, released May 14 2015) supports sharing photos using OS X’s share extension (used system-wide in applications that support it—Finder, Photos, and more). You may occasionally find that some photos do not include location information or metadata. Here are some possible reasons why location is not available: 1. Sharing metadata is […]

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