Day One 2.0: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What’s new in Day One 2.0?

Loads of things, but here are some of the biggest features:

  • Multiple Photos per entry (up to ten inline photos)
  • Multiple Journals (up to ten journals with unique colors and names)
  • Day One Sync 2.0
  • Map View (New to iOS)
  • Photo View (New to Mac)
  • Custom Reminders
  • Entry Management (select, move, tag, and delete multiple entries at a time)
  • Timezone Support

Q: When was it released?

Day One 2.0 was launched for iOS and Mac on Thursday, February 4th. For more information about subsequent updates, see our Mac and iOS release notes.

Q: What does it cost and where can I purchase it?

The new, regular price for Mac is $49.99 and iOS (iPad and iPhone) is $9.99. Day One is available in the App Store and Mac App Store.

Q: Are you giving a discount for users of Day One Classic?

Yes. Currently, Mac is $39.99 (20% off) and iOS will be $4.99 (50% off).

Q: Why are you charging for this update?

Day One 2.0 is the result of over two years of design and development. Paying for Day One 2.0 means that we’ll be able to continue to maintain and develop the Day One apps.

Q: Do I need to create a Day One account in order to sync?

Yes. If you want to sync your data to other devices, you’ll need to create an account which will enable Day One Sync. Learn More: Day One Sync and Day One Sync FAQ.

Q: Why can’t I use Dropbox and iCloud for syncing?

A requirement for 2.0’s new features was that we create our own syncing service—Day One Sync. Encryption and other features are dependent upon Day One’s server infrastructure.

Beyond providing these benefits, Dropbox and iCloud were never 100% successful for all of our users. We had numerous cases of data loss and duplication. This was not acceptable to us, so we’ve built Day One Sync from the ground up to be tailored to Day One journal data.

It’s taken considerable effort and investment, but we believe creating Day One Sync is the right thing to do for the stability and growth of the Day One platform.

Q: Does Day One back up to iCloud?

Yes. See this article to learn how: What’s the difference between backup and sync?

Q: How do I import my Day One Classic (v1) journal data into Day One 2.0?

Day One 2.0 makes it simple to import your Day One Classic data. For more information, see Importing Day One Classic Data on our support website.

Q: Is the Publish service no longer supported?

Publish, a service for posting selected entries to a webpage, is not available in the initial release of Day One 2.0. We will release it in a future update.

Q: What’s next from the Day One team?

Lots… and it makes us very happy. Here’s a sampling of our 2016 priorities:

  • Apple ID Login—Day One will use your device’s Apple ID for enabling Day One services, including Day One Sync, Publish, and more.
  • IFTTT—We will support this popular platform for connecting various web-based services and web-enabled devices.
  • Favorite Locations—GPS is only so accurate. We’ll make the location setting for entries more precise.
  • Publish—Similar to what exists in Day One Classic, we will provide the ability to post selected entries to Day One-hosted webpages.
  • Encryption—Day One Sync will include end-to-end encryption, the gold standard for data security.
  • Localization—We will translate the Day One apps into several international languages.
  • Activity Feed—Social media activity and other imported data.
  • Book Printing—We will integrate with a physical book printing service.
  • Android and Web Clients—We will commence work on these platforms.

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