Advice and answers from the Day One Team

The Day One team is passionate about keeping your journal data yours—to use how and where you want. To this end, we've created several options for exporting your entries from both the Mac and iOS versions of Day One. Here is a brief overview of each export file format:

  • PDF: This format is great for printing your entries. PDF exports include formatted text and photos inline in each entry.
  • HTML (Day One 2.x Mac only): This format can be viewed via a web browser. The exported zip file contains an HTML, JS, and CSS file and a *photos* folder.
  • JSON (Day One 2.x): This format is best for re-importing archived data to Day One and for other programmatic uses of your entries and photos in other systems and apps that support Day One JSON files. The exported zip file includes a .json file with all your selected entries and a *photos* folder. Learn more about JSON.
  • Plain Text: This exports a zip file that contains a single text file with all your selected entries. These entries include inline *references* to photos (not the actual photos). The actual photos are in an included *photos* folder.

Day One (2.x and later)

iOS

  1. Go to Day One > Settings > Import/Export.
  2. Select the journal you wish to export.
  3. Set your desired date range.
  4. If you want to export only entries with a specific tag, toggle on Only Tagged Entries, then select the tags you want.
  5. Choose the export format you want. (See above for an explanation of each file format.)

Mac

Here is the simplest way to export entries on Day One Mac:

  1. In the Journal Pane, click the journal you want to export. If you want to export all journals, click All Entries.
  2. Go to File > Export.
  3. Choose the file format you want to export and follow any additional on-screen prompts and dialogs for completing your export. (See above for an explanation of each file format.)

TIP: If you apply a filter, you can export just those entries by clicking the More options icon (•••), then clicking Export and selecting your export format.

Day One Classic

Mac

Supported export formats: PDF (Sample Day One PDF), plain text, and Markdown.

A. Export all entries:

  1. Go to File > Export.
  2. Choose your preferred export format.

B. Export selected entries:

  1. Go to Calendar or Timeline views.
  2. Apply preferred filters (top left row of icons).
  3. Click the export icon (icon next to the search icon).
  4. Click "Export" from the dropdown menu.
  5. Choose your preferred export format.

C. Export single entry:

  1. Go to Timeline view.
  2. Control-click the entry you want to export, then click "Export."
  3. Choose your preferred export format.

iOS
Supported export formats: PDF (Sample Day One PDF) and plain text.

A. Export selected date ranges as PDF:

  1. Go to Settings > Export to PDF.
  2. Tap "Date Range."
  3. Choose your date range.
  4. Tap "Export" in the top left.
  5. Tap "Create New PDF."
  6. Tap the created item.
  7. Tap the share/export icon (top right), then choose a preferred destination for your PDF.

B. Export single entry:

From Timeline view:

  1. Go to Timeline view.
  2. Swipe the entry you want to export to reveal the entry options.
  3. Tap the share/export icon.
  4. Choose your preferred option.

From Read view:

  1. Tap the share/export icon (three dots).
  2. Choose your preferred option.

From Edit view:

  1. Swipe the edit bar horizontally from the left to the right until the first dot above the edit bar is highlighted.
  2. Tap the share/export icon.
  3. Choose your preferred option.

C. Export "Only Tagged Entries"

  1. To export only tagged entries, tap the Only Tagged Entries toggle.
  2. Tap Tags.
  3. Select the tag(s) you wish to use.
  4. Tap Done.
  5. Tap Create New PDF.
  6. Tap the created item.
  7. Tap the share/export icon (top right), then choose a preferred destination for your PDF.
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