You can rename any of your journals in Day One, including the default Journal.


  1. Click Day One in the file menu
  2. Choose Preferences
  3. Click the Journals tab
  4. Click a journal to highlight
  5. Click the "i" to the right of the joruanl
  6. Rename.

Starting in version 3.0, there are multiple ways to access the journal settings: 

  • Right-click (or Control+click) on any journal in the journal drawer. Then choose Edit Journal
  • Click the More button (•••) on the entry view pane and choose Edit Journal. 


  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap Journals
  3. Tap the journal you wish to rename
  4. Tap in the name field
  5. Rename the journal
  6. Tap Save

Starting in version 3.6, tap the edit icon on the main Timeline view to edit the details, including a new journal description field.


  1. Tap Settings (In the sidebar or three-dots button in the upper-right).
  2. Tap Journals.
  3. Tap the journal you wish to rename.
  4. Tap the journal name at the top of 
  5. Tap the checkmark to save the new name

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