2.8 (August 25, 2018)

This update is a compatibility release for iOS version 3.0, with support the new editor, grouped photos, and audio playback. 

Version 3.0 Mac is coming soon with audio recording and much more!

  • New Editor with a unified Edit and Read mode for a more intuitive writing and browsing experience. 
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

2.7.4 (July 3, 2018)

  • Encryption key can now be securely saved in iCloud for easier access on other devices
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

2.7 (May 30, 2018)

  • Fixed: Window order now preserved when switching back to the app
  • Stars are now Favorites indicated with a heart icon
  • Improved Journal Sort order syncing
  • Preserve “Entry Creation Device” on Export / Import
  • Improved sign-in flow using Apple ID
  • Performance improvements and various bug fixes

2.6.4 (May 11, 2018)

  • Security improvements

2.6.1 (April 11, 2018)

  • Removed a database migration error message that appeared for some users who had upgraded to version 2.6, but not yet opened the app.
  • Fixed a crash happening to users on macOS 10.11 who had a passcode set.
  • Improved sync performance

Note: We recommend upgrading from macOS 10.11 when possible. Day One stability is greatly improved on newer macOS releases. https://www.apple.com/macos/how-to-upgrade/

2.6 (April 3, 2018)

  • Touch ID to Unlock Journal
  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements

2.5.11 (March 2, 2018)


  • Selected tags on an entry are now ordered alphabetically.

Fixed in this release:

  • Disappearing text when saving an entry in rare cases
  • Errors when importing certain MacJournal export files
  • Photo count was occasionally incorrect
  • Rearranging photos in an entry sometimes incorrectly prompted to upgrade to Premium
  • Template text in the Preferences > Reminders screen was upside down for some users

2.5.10 (February 8, 2018)

  • A new "Optimize Mac Storage" option in the Sync preferences tab. This leaves the full-resolution journal photos in the cloud and just stores thumbnails on your Mac. Full-resolution photos are automatically downloaded on-demand.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

2.5.9 (January 26, 2018)

  • Performance improvements and bug fixes.

2.5.8 (January 23, 2018)

  • Performance improvements
  • Fixed a bug where portions of text could be lost when tapping Done. Sorry if you were impacted by this!

2.5.7 (January 8, 2018)

  • Fixed problems opening Day One on macOS 10.11
  • Improved performance while syncing

2.5.5 (December 19, 2017)

  • Major performance and sync improvements!
  • Bug fixes
  • Premium trial (go to Day One > Preferences > Sync)

2.5.4 (November 13, 2017)

  • Fixed a delay in applying Premium subscriptions to your other devices
  • Improved handling of pasted content from certain other apps.

2.5 (September 27, 2017)

  • Support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

2.4.1 (September 15, 2017)

  • Sync performance improvements and fixes.

2.4 (August 29, 2017)


  • Text immediately following a photo was sometimes not editable
  • Weather icons now correctly appear in various places throughout the app
  • Users who have not used the app since 2.0.0 no longer experience an error
  • Resolved an issue that could cause entries to lose location data when another entry was deleted
  • Sync: Fixed frequent uploading/downloading some users were experiencing

2.3.5 (July 17, 2017)


  • Disk usage during large sync operations is now greatly reduced
  • App no longer shows data being constantly downloaded in rare cases

2.3.4 (July 7, 2017)


  • CLI issues with more than 10 photos and negative lat/long values
  • Multi-select issue with losing Timeline focus
  • Performance improvements

2.3 (June 28, 2017)


2.2.2 (June 16, 2017)

  • Various bug fixes

2.2.1 (June 14, 2017)

  • Various fixes and improvements to the end-to-end encryption user interface.

2.2 (June 9, 2017)



  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements.

2.1.9 (May 3, 2017)


  • Asian language typing improvements
  • Sync improvements
  • Crash when using new photo timeline drag-n-drop functionality in macOS 10.11

2.1.8 (April 24, 2017)


  • Drag-and-drop photos functionality for entries and Timeline in read mode.
  • .txt, .text, and .md files can be dragged on Day One's Dock icon for importing.
  • Calendar View: Tapping Calendar button again auto scrolls back to current date; clicking a date splits the view to display entries; use arrow keys to navigate the calendar.
  • CMD-click to select multiple journals.


  • Better timezone support.
  • Long journal names truncated as needed.
  • Faster display of results when searching for locations.
  • Overall performance improvements.


  • Multi-select view limited to 2 columns.
  • Can't right-click on Journal Name.
  • Timeline and Photos options in View menu are greyed-out. 
  • CMD-2 keyboard shortcut doesn’t work if the right pane has focus. 
  • Rendering problems of text in the Timeline. 
  • Changing an entry's journal switches the Timeline's selected journal
  • Editing location doesn't update entry map until entry is re-opened
  • Multi-select grid view: Broken CSS and clicking entries don't open entries
  • Menu Bar Agent > "Open Journal" doesn't open closed window
  • Deleting an entry scrolls the Timeline to top
  • Sorting options don't work in Calendar view. (They are now greyed out to indicate they are disabled.)
  • Clicking checkbox causes entry to scroll to the top.
  • Sorting changing to 'Oldest First.'
  • Added padding to left pane so last item is scrollable and visible with smaller window sizes.
  • Quick entry goes off-screen sometimes.
  • Various crashes.

2.1.7 (February 14, 2017)


  • Crash when closing a main window on a Touch Bar MacBook Pro
  • Crash when exporting a PDF
  • Various other crash and bug fixes

2.1.6 (February 8, 2017)


  • Inverted text (macOS 10.11 only)
  • Other bug fixes and performance improvements

2.1.5 (February 7, 2017)


  • Crash on launch (macOS 10.11 only)
  • Other bug fixes and performance improvements

2.1.4 (February 6, 2017)


  • CMD-Delete clears the search contents in search field.
  • Twitter @names link to Twitter accounts.
  • Arrow keys not working with the Timeline.
  • MacBook Pro w/Touch Bar: Timeline scrolls to bottom the switching journals.
  • Copy Entry URL not working in contextual menus.
  • JSON Import not importing entries into separate journals.
  • Entry not saved when editing entry in a New Window.
  • Lato not used in Read mode.
  • Editing multiple entries' locations doesn't work.
  • CMD-E doesn't work for going into Edit mode.
  • CMD-Shift-J doesn't work for moving multiple selected entries.
  • Various crashes and other bug fixes

2.1.3 (November 17, 2016)


  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

2.1.2 (November 14, 2016)


  • Touch Bar support for new MacBook Pros.
  • Improved Command Line Interface (CLI): Support for multiple photos, multiple journals, and lots more. For details, see: http://dayoneapp.com/support/CLI


  • Option-Arrow didn't move cursor between paragraphs.
  • Markdown footnotes didn't work properly.
  • Some images in entries showed CSS code.
  • Timeline didn't render line breaks after headers.

2.1.1 (October 3, 2016)


  • Placeholder images in Read Mode show CSS Code
  • Text insertion point outside of markdown when using CMD-B/CMD-I
  • Date picker sometimes disappears when being used
  • Slow performance when switching journals
  • Sync and localization improvements

2.1 (September 15, 2016)


  • Handoff: Continue editing an entry started on other devices. (iOS and Mac)
  • Selective Sync: Choose which journals you want on your devices and free up local storage space. (All data is still stored in the cloud for re-download or use on other devices.)
  • Interactive Checkboxes (Markdown)
  • Additional Syntax Highlighting (Markdown blockquotes and @names)
  • Clicking tags in entry view sets tag filter for Timeline
  • Journals menu added to menu bar
  • Portrait pictures displayed side-by-side


  • PDF Export formatting and options
  • Location selection and places
  • Switched to CommonMark for Markdown rendering
  • Various other performance improvements and bug fixes

2.0.9 (July 12, 2016)


  • Markdown Syntax highlighting in Edit mode
  • Contextual menu items added to Day One Dock icon


  • Keyboard shortcuts (Command+J = Journal Picker, Shift+Command+J = Entry Journal Editor, Option+Command+J = Toggle Journal Sidebar)
  • Users prompted when changing metadata (tags, etc.) for multiple selected entries
  • GIFs preserved using JSON export
  • Entries deselected when changing from specific journal to "All Entries"
  • Single/dual pane window improvements

2.0.7 (May 26, 2016)


  • Search Filter—See only entries matching your search keywords in the Timeline.
  • Search includes tags and places
  • "On This Day" Filter—See all entries written on this day.
  • Tags and journals in URL Scheme
  • Any/All options in tag filter
  • Clicking a tag in an entry enables tag filter in the Timeline
  • Templates in Reminders
  • Anonymous Pro font (previously only included with iOS)


  • PDF Preview crash
  • Weather no longer displayed if location is removed
  • File menus disabled when app is locked
  • Timezone not included with some locations
  • Incorrect count displayed in search results for saved places
  • Journal Pane not opening
  • New tags not appearing in tag menu
  • Multiple windows opening on startup
  • Preferences window width increased to support localizations
  • Contextual menu refinements
  • Location editor improvements
  • Typing performance improvements
  • Various crashes and performance improvements

2.0.6 (April 25, 2016)


  • Location Editor—The location editor has been streamlined and now supports Saved Places (favorite locations).
  • Multi-select Card View—Selecting multiple entries in Timeline or Map view now displays entries in a grid when using dual pane mode.
  • JSON Imports—Day One JSON exports can be imported.
  • Places Filter—Entries in the Timeline can be filtered by Saved Places.
  • Preferences—Create Tags from Hashtags, Fahrenheit/Celsius, and Show Step Counts options have been added to Preferences.
  • Contextual Menu Items—Export, Open With, and Print options are available when control/right-clicking journals.
  • More language localizations—Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Finnish, Japanese, and Korean.


  • CLI and Auto-Import now works correctly.
  • Columns now maintain correct sizing on window close/reopen.
  • Clicking a map location node auto-selects entries.
  • Line-spacing issue when pasting text in edit mode.
  • Step counts now appear correctly in entries and the Timeline.
  • CMD + J now works with the journal picker in edit mode.
  • Erroneous miles and step counts no longer displayed.
  • Crash when importing photos with invalid lat/long coordinates.
  • Crash when right-clicking (control-clicking) a highlighted word.
  • Journals now export PDFs correctly.
  • Copy Entry URL now supports pasting into other apps.
  • Accessibility improvements.
  • Various performance improvements and bug fixes.

2.0.4 (March 23, 2016)


  • Fixed: Various bug fixes and performance improvements.

2.0.3 (March 18, 2016)


  • Updated map with new look and better performance
  • Added HTML & JSON export options
  • Updated plain text export to better support multiple photos
  • Updated PDF export formatting
  • Improved support for right-to-left languages
  • Added "Lato Light" font option
  • Added support for links between entries.
  • Added AppleID sign in option for new users
  • Added support for embedding Spotify links


  • Greatly improved initial photo sync speed
  • Navigation bar buttons are no longer hidden on OS X Yosemite. (For real this time!)
  • Fixed the app sometimes getting stuck when dragging in images from other apps
  • Fixed some issues with incorrect time zones
  • Improved accessibility
  • Resolved a number of crashes

2.0.1 (February 16, 2016)


  • New: RTL support in read and edit views and PDFs. (Proper and complete RTL is coming soon!)
  • Fixed: Menu bar quick entry now uses the time that you hit save, not the time that it opened.
  • Fixed: Timeline/photos/map/calendar buttons missing for Yosemite users.
  • Fixed: Various bug fixes and performance improvements.

2.0 (February 3, 2016)


  • All-new user interface
  • 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
  • Photo View
  • Custom Reminders
  • Entry Management (select, move, tag, and delete multiple entries at a time)
  • Timeline Filters (star, tags, location, year, activity, and music)
  • Timezone Support
  • Multiple Window support
  • Single and Dual Pane Modes
  • Redesigned PDF export
  • Gesture support

Day One Classic (v1) Release Notes

1.10.5 (March 21, 2016)


  • Fixed: Issue where photos might temporarily disappear from entries.

1.10.4 (March 14, 2016)


  • Fixes for duplicate detection.

1.10.3 (February 3, 2016)


  • Changed name to "Day One Classic" in preparation for the Day One (2.0) release.
  • Modified fullscreen mode.
  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements.

1.10.2 (November 10, 2015)


  • Improved: Split-screen support.
  • FIXED: Various bug fixes and performance improvements.

1.10.1 (June 12, 2015)


  • FIXED: Text rendering in Read view.
  • FIXED: Day One Sync performance improvements.
  • FIXED: Other minor improvements.

1.10 (May 14, 2015)


  • NEW: Day One Sync—An alternative service for syncing your Day One journal. (To learn more, visit: http://dayoneapp.com/sync)
  • NEW: OS X Photos app support.
  • NEW: Mac OS X Share Extensions—Create entries using the OS X system share menu. (To learn more, visit: http://dayoneapp.com/blog)
  • NEW: Added white menu bar icon to support dark menu mode.
  • NEW: Added two new fonts—"Open Sans" and "Roboto."
  • NEW: Added Diagnostics tab to Preferences for troubleshooting issues.
  • FIXED: Improved import functionality.

1.9.6 (July 28, 2014)

Maintenance Release:

  • Fixed an issue that caused Day One to crash upon launch for some users.

1.9.5 (July 8, 2014)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed crash related to tags in entries introduced in 1.9.4.
  • Fixed issue with multi-byte search.
  • Fixed OS X Mission Control visual issue.
  • Fixed issue where Tags popover could still be visible after editing an entry.
  • Fixed "On Startup: Open Last View" option to support the Maps view.

1.9.4 (May 20, 2014)


  • Greatly improved search for multi-byte characters (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Emoji, etc.).
  • Tags are now included in Momento text entry imports.
  • Most recent entry location is shown by default in Map view.


  • Header styles are more consistent between Mac and iOS.
  • Markdown footnotes link properly.
  • Day One icon no longer appears in Mac OS X Mission Control when Main Window is closed.
  • Menu Bar Quick Entry icon is only shown when enabled in Day One Preferences.
  • Improved rendering of Chinese character dates.
  • PDFs can again be used as entry photos. (Only the first page of multi-page PDFs is used.)
  • Improved accessibility support. (More improvements will come in future releases.)
  • MacJournal import fixes.
  • Mac OS X 10.7: Fixed issue with loading spinner.
  • Various visual issues and crashes were fixed.

1.9.3 (February 27, 2014)

Numerous performance improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Improved timeline performance with smoother scrolling and better CPU usage.
  • Changed the Main Window behavior so it doesn't automatically open when Day One is made active (e.g., when using Spaces or when another app quits).
  • Backup folder is not moved when upgrading from version 1.5.5 or earlier.
  • Increased default number of backups.
  • Improved performance and reliability of journal backups.
  • Updated header styles.
  • Fixed erratically refreshing entry count in timeline view.
  • Fixed tags menu so that focus defaults to the empty tags field rather than the first item in the list.
  • Removed rendering artifacts in read mode.
  • Fixed various common crashes.

1.9.2 (January 20, 2014)

  • Fixes crashes on Lion and Mountain Lion that were introduced in 1.9.1.

1.9.1 (January 17, 2014)


  • Menu Bar entries now include location and weather
  • Star Toggle added to Day and Timeline View
  • Step count and motion activity icons displayed with entries
  • Drag Photos out of entries and have entry date as filename
  • Double-clicking dots in Maps view will zoom to that location
  • CMD + T keyboard shortcut for toggling tags on/off and CMD-L for toggling the location menu
  • Sorting menu in the Calendar view
  • Repair location button added to Map view list of entries
  • Spacebar to open photos in quick view
  • Blank entries collapsed in timeline view
  • Option to disable analytics
  • Support for ocean and lake names in entry locations
  • Speed improvements

Bug Fixes: 

  • Removed additional alerts about location services.
  • Higher res images with Drag and drop from Lightroom.
  • Spacebar keyboard shortcut works when clicking text in read mode.
  • Addresses now changeable by moving the pin.
  • Arrow navigation fixed in read mode.
  • Video embeds are now rendered in 1.9.
  • "New Day One Entry With Selection" in Services Menu fixed.
  • Various crashes fixed.

1.9 (October 22, 2013)

EXCLUSIVE Features for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

  • Map View — Browse entries by location
  • Location Editor — Add and edit entry locations with Apple Maps and Foursquare Places data

NEW Features

  • Timeline Filters — Dynamically filter entries by tags, starred status, and years
  • Timeline Headers — View month and year
  • Take Pictures — Use computer camera or external webcam
  • Filter-based Exports — Formats include PDF, Markdown, and plain text
  • Menus — Image selection, tag, and delete entry menus
  • Inspirational Inserts — Add inspirational messages and questions to your entries. 100′s of new questions and messages added.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts — CMD-E/CMD-Enter for edit mode, arrow keys for entry and day navigation, and more
  • Open PDF — Quickly view PDFs of single entries, days, or timeline
  • Weather Data — Include detailed weather information for entries


  • Search Menu — Easy popover menu and CMD-F shortcut
  • Navigation Icons — Refreshed icons for app navigation
  • Tagging Interface — Improved tag menu
  • Speed Improvements — Faster timeline view, scrolling, loading and saving
  • Printed page numbers
  • Sort order in calendar view
  • Resized fullscreen views
  • Overall performance and stability

1.8 (July 9, 2013)

  • Printing
  • PDF Export
  • Add Current Location (Maps, Foursquare, Custom locations coming soon)
  • Use Photo Date / Time when adding to entry
  • Use Photo Location
  • Weather
  • Drag Photo to App Icon to create new Photo Entry
  • Increased Photo Resolution to 2100 pixels
  • Retain Photo Exif data inside image file
  • Hashtag Autocompletion
  • Open in Marked App
  • Default to show “All” entries in Timeline
  • Show Backups in Finder Button
  • Auto-Hyphenation with indentations
  • Increased Backup Limit
  • Convert All Hashtags Button (Advanced Settings)
  • Support unicode input in URL handler

1.7.3 (April 11, 2013)

  • Tags
  • Header CSS Updates
  • Bug Fixes

1.7.2 (September 25, 2012)


  • Calendar view now uses the system’s first day of week setting
  • Redesigned Dropbox setup
  • Auto-embed YouTube links
  • Auto-link Twitter screenames
  • Improved layout support for embedded images and videos
  • Smartypants support (when Markdown is enabled)
  • Integrated crash reporting
  • Additional Markdown support:StrikethroughAutolinkLax HTML blocksSuperscriptFenced codeSpace headersTables


  • Fix for Avenir Heavy font issue
  • Fix duplicate Notification Center reminders
  • Fixes for Momento and MacJournal imports
  • Fix cursor moving to end of text when app becomes active
  • Fix text button hover state
  • Update licenses in Legal window
  • Retina graphics in About window
  • Fixes for Calendar view not showing some days
  • Remove Helvetica Neue Light style (was causing unresolvable issues)

1.7 (August 2, 2012)

  • Photos
  • Retina Ready
  • Mountain Lion Compatible
  • New Font Styles
  • Improved Dropbox Sync
  • Improved iCloud Sync
  • Sandbox Compliant
  • Full Screen (improvements)
  • Sharing (OS X 10.8)
  • Notification Center (OS X 10.8)
  • Improved Markdown (Auto single line returns, auto hyphenated lists)
  • Various Bug Fixes

1.5.5 (February 19, 2012)

  • iCloud Improvements (fixed sync stall in 10.7.3)
  • Import (from MacJournal and Momento)
  • Sort order toggle for Days and Calendar view
  • Days view shows Auto Bold titles
  • Fixed ironic ‘grammar’ typo
  • Auto save and sync time reduced

1.5 (January 11, 2012)

  • iCloud
  • Auto Save
  • Auto Backup
  • Markdown / MultiMarkdown (in Read and Edit Modes)
  • Lion Full Screen mode
  • Back-end Scructure to enable Photos (coming soon)Entries as Packages (optional)
  • Font Size preference
  • Edit and Read Styles (Sans, Serif, Monospaced)
  • Auto Bold First Lines (Titles)
  • UI Transitions
  • Improved Day / Read layouts
  • Entry preview on hover (Days View)
  • Live sync UI updates
  • Command S to Save
  • Improved Export Format (with Markdown)
  • Improved Dropbox sync
  • Printing
  • On Startup Preference
  • Journal Merging
  • Settings cog on Main Menu
  • Spelling and Grammar Preferences

1.2 (August 1, 2011)

  • Password Protection
  • Calendar View
  • OS X Lion Compatibility
  • Export to text file
  • 24-Hour & System Date / Time Support
  • Custom Scrollbars (10.6)
  • Additional inspirational quotes
  • Several improvements

1.1 (April 12, 2011)

  • Feature: Search (live, multiple string, well optimized)
  • Feature: Global hot-key to open quick entry (⇧⌘D)
  • Enhancement: Read View design update
  • Enhancement: Read View chronologically sorted by timestamp
  • Enhancement: Read View edit buttons shows on hover
  • Added contextual menu to listings with: View, Edit, Show in Finder
  • Bug Fix: Year drop-down incorrect in some languages
  • Inspirational Quotes: better vertical alignment
  • Reminder slider now shows exact value on drag
  • Help in Menu Bar now links to dayoneapp.com Help Page
  • Entry will auto save upon application quit
  • Command line import function?
  • Entries are auto saved on Application Quit.

1.0 (March 9, 2011)

  • Initial release for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Optimized for Mac App Store
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