Both iOS and macOS release notes for Day One Classic are included in this guide. 


1.17.9 (March 30, 2016)


  • Fixed: Issue where photos or entries might disappear.

1.17.8 (March 11, 2016)


  • Fixed: Crash related to Dropbox sync.

1.17.7 (March 2, 2016)


  • Fixed: Duplicate entries caused by Dropbox syncing should be removed from your journal and put into a separate folder where your data is stored.
  • Fixed: Future duplicates should not be created using Dropbox Sync.

1.17.6 (January 29, 2016)


  • Fixed: iPad crash when creating a reminder.
  • Fixed: iPad keyboard shortcut for switching languages.
  • Various other bug fixes and performance improvements.

1.17.5 (October 29, 2015)


  • Various minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

1.17.4 (October 11, 2015)


  • Updated Apple Watch App for watchOS 2 with simpler design, faster performance, and better dictating experience.
  • 3D Touch Menu with New Entry, New Photo Entry, and Last Photo Taken (iPhone 6s/6s Plus only).
  • Published entries now use standard iOS share sheet for Facebook and Twitter.
  • Various iOS 9 compatibility improvements.

1.17.3 (August 23, 2015)


  • Fixed: Some users of iCloud Sync were unable to move beyond the "Preparing Journal" screen.

1.17.2 (August 10, 2015)


  • Fixed: Duplicate entries are no longer created when using the Apple Watch app. (If you have duplicate entries in the Timeline view, they will be automatically removed.)
  • Fixed: Deleted entries can now be restored when using Dropbox sync.
  • Fixed: Resolved a few issues when switching from other sync methods to Day One Sync.
  • Fixed: Day One no longer crashes when using 1Password in horizontal orientation on an iPad.
  • Updated: Upgraded Lato font for better international language support.

1.17.1 (June 17, 2015)


  • Added support for using 1Password when logging into a Day One account.
  • Fixed issue with "Last Photo Taken" option when adding a photo to an entry.
  • Fixed issue where some international regions with 12-hour time wouldn't use photo metadata when setting an entry’s date/time to photo’s date/time.
  • Day One Sync performance improvements.
  • Other minor improvements.

1.17 (May 14, 2015)


  • NEW: Day One Sync—An alternative service for syncing your Day One journal. (To learn more visit:
  • FIXED: Various Apple Watch bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • IMPROVED: Diagnostics email includes additional information.
  • NEW: Added two new fonts—"Open Sans" and "Roboto."

1.16.2 (April 19, 2015)


  • Fixed: Freezing and black screen showing on iPad at app launch.

1.16.1 (April 18, 2015)


  • New app icon
  • Fixed: Crash with devices running iOS versions prior to 8.2.

1.16 (April 16, 2015)

New: Day One for Apple Watch—The newest addition to the Day One platform is the quickest way to capture your life.

Features include:

  • Location check-in
  • Voice dictation
  • Customizable quick-entry (including tags and activity data)
  • Last photo taken
  • View recent entries


  • Changed PDF export to be an "AND" filter. With this change only entries containing all selected tags will be exported.
  • Improved performance

1.15.2 (December 2, 2014)


  • Crashes and hanging related to iCloud syncing.
  • Crash when setting up Dropbox syncing with Passcode/Touch ID enabled.
  • Various Passcode and Touch ID improvements.
  • Black screen in Day One after tapping "Create New Entry" button in the Today Extension.
  • Crash when adding photos from a shared photo album.
  • Incorrect date label above photos in Today Extension.
  • Crash related to share options when exporting PDFs.

1.15.1 (October 10, 2014)

» Today Extension (Widget)

  • NEW: On/off toggle for options in Day One > Settings.
  • NEW: “New Entry” button.
  • FIXED: Performance enhancements.

» Share Extensions

  • NEW: URLs appended to the end of shared Safari webpages.
  • FIXED: Performance improvements.

» Touch ID

  • FIXED: User interface improvements.

» Reminders

  • FIXED: Day One missing in iOS Notifications.

» Other Changes

  • NEW: iPhone 6 and 6 Plus visual improvements.
  • FIXED: Photo metadata preserved when adding edited photos within Day One
  • (Other bugs related to photo metadata and the share extension await fixing in a future update to iOS.)

1.15 (September 17, 2014)


» Today Extension (Widget)—Get inspired with flashbacks of past entries.

  • Graphs of recent entry counts, daily word counts, photo counts
  • Photo from a year(s) ago on this day (+ random photos)

» Share Extensions—Now you can easily send data to Day One without having to open the app!

  • Send a photo with description to Day One from photo apps (Photos, Camera Roll, and more)
  • Send text, links, and other data to Day One

» Touch ID—Unlock your journal with your fingerprint.

» iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus Support—Optimized for the new larger displays.

(Note: This release, and all future releases, will be for iOS 8 and later.)

1.14.2 (July 14, 2014)


  • Fixed an issue that caused Day One to crash upon launch for some users.
  • Fixed a crash on iPad when tapping off of action sheets.

1.14.1 (June 24, 2014)


  • Tumblr sharing now supported in Publish.
  • Train/metro icon for motion activity.


  • Eliminated crash when trying to use Publish features.
  • Deleted entries don't reappear in timeline when sync is disabled. (Note: There will still be some cases where deleted entries might reappear when using syncing, but this is by design to avoid accidental data loss.)
  • Improved search for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other multi-byte characters.
  • Fixed timeline crashes.
  • Photos don't hide in landscape mode.
  • Performance improvements.


  • We won an Apple Design Award at the 2014 WWDC!

1.14 (April 1, 2014)


  • Publish now available on iPad.
  • Added ability to insert copied photos via "Paste from Clipboard" into photo entries.
  • Added "Learn More" link in Publish action sheet.


  • Improved deletion of entries in Timeline.
  • Fixed Foursquare Place being replaced with GPS location.
  • Fixed error when clicking Facebook share of a published entry.
  • Fixed unresponsive Wrong Password dialog.
  • Fixed error when authorizing sync via Dropbox's web client.
  • Fixed bugs with deleting shares for a published entry.
  • Fixed Publish authorizing via Twitter web client.
  • Fixed app freezes related to "on startup" preferences.
  • Modified header styles.
  • Fixed various UI bugs.

1.13 (March 11, 2014)

  • Introducing Publish!
  • Improved app responsiveness and speed
  • Updated TextExpander support
  • Tap "new entry" button in read mode to create a photo or text entry
  • Implemented iRate prompt (only prompts once)
  • Stability improvements
  • Various bug fixes

1.12 (November 13, 2013)

  • New iOS 7 Design
  • Automated activity data tracking for iPhone 5s
  • Daily Step Counting (M7 coprocessor required)
  • Speed improvements and optimizations
  • Additional weather source:
  • Add currently playing music track info to entry
  • Fix issues with iPhone 5s panoramas
  • 64-bit

1.11.4 (October 10, 2013)

  • Fix TextExpander issues
  • Fix Camera+ issues
  • Fix grayscale image bug
  • Updated the app icon for iOS 7

1.11.3 (September 2, 2013)

  • iOS 7 Compatible
  • Fix Camera+ rotation bug
  • Fix issue with deleted entries reappearing on iPad
  • Fix some miscellaneous iCloud bugs
  • Fix rare recurring newsletter prompt issue

1.11.2 (August 15, 2013)

  • Fixed photos not preserving edits made in the Photos app.
  • Fixed location at times incorrectly being in the Atlantic ocean.

1.11.1 (July 20, 2013)

  • Fixed crash on adding photo from library

1.11 (July 12, 2013)

  • Open Locations in Google or Apple Maps
  • Add / Import .md and .txt files to entries via “Open in…”
  • Add image files via “Open in…”
  • Use “Last Photo Taken” to quickly add a photo
  • Fixed: Reminders getting removed
  • Dropped support for iOS 5

1.10 (Feb 28, 2013)

PDF Export and Printing
- Custom date range
- Tag filtering
- Send PDF to iBooks, Dropbox and other apps
- Export will run in background
- Quick single entry export via Send menu

- Historical weather increased from 3 days to 30 days
- New reminder sound
- Added Sanchez font option
- Improved header and HTML styling

- Faster startup time
- Improved Dropbox sync for large journals
- Sound effects refactored and improved
- Re-organized Settings

1.9.2 (December 21, 2012)

  • Stability Improvements

1.9.1 (November 22, 2012)

  • Bug Fixes

1.9 (November 15, 2012)

Your historical record is now searchable in a great way!

Tags and #hashtags
Hashtags auto generate native tags on save (unless changed in Settings > Tags).
Hashtag scanner for existing hashtags in Settings > Tags
Tags may be added to existing entries via the Timeline view by swiping an entry.

MultiMarkdown footnotes support
Markdown Headers (H1, H2, H3) now with differential styling / sizes.
Auto hyphenation improvements – tabbing and tab levels.
Built-in web browser for external links (with option to disable it)

- Fix: iPhone 5 display issues
- Slowed down the annoying loader arrow blinking.
- Fix: Bug fixes, stability improvements and increased UI speed.

1.8.1 (September 19, 2012)

  • iPhone 5 and iOS 6 support
  • Auto-embed YouTube and Vimeo links
  • Auto-link Twitter screen names
  • Email photo
  • Save photo to Camera Roll
  • Reduced app file size
  • Smartypants support (when Markdown is enabled)
  • Improved Markdown support

Bug Fixes:

  • Foursquare crash fix
  • Rotation fixes
  • Markdown crash fix
  • Fix for photo not loading when Location Services turned off
  • Fix for extended Unicode chars in URL scheme (fixes apps like Drafts)
  • Loading bar fixes
  • Dropbox sync issues
  • Auto-bold fix

1.8 (August 2, 2012)

  • Photos
  • Improved iCloud and Dropbox sync speed and reliability
  • Location / GPS Data with Foursquare Places
  • Foursquare Checkin
  • Weather Data and Temperature
  • Photo Grid View
  • Multiple Edit bar icons in pages available by swipe
  • Markdown buttons in Edit Bar
  • Word and Character count in Edit Bar
  • Dropbox sync access switched to a single “App” folder
  • Set entry location from Photo GPS
  • Set entry Date / Time from Photo
  • Swipe List item to reveal options
  • Uploading / Downloading Status bar

Minor update items:

  • Main Menu UI updates with Camera Button
  • All Entries renamed “Timeline”
  • List view time design reformat
  • List view Starred items show date number in blue, no more star graphic shown
  • List view Location shown below entry
  • List view shows square thumbnail preview for photo
  • Allow 24 Hour time in any locale


  • Requires iOS 5.1 to allow improved and faster development, to make use of the iCloud improvements.
  • Single photo per entry.
  • Photo view, starred items are double size.
  • Get location data from photo (auto applied to new photo entry from Library)
  • Update enter with date / time of photo (auto prompt on photo adding)
  • Default font for:Mac: Avenir 15 (10.8) / Helvetica Neue 15 (10.7)iPhone: Helvetica Neue 16iPad: Helvetica Neue 17

1.5.7 (March 15, 2012)

  • iPad Retina display graphics and fixes.

1.5.5 (March 8, 2012)

  • Push / Pull from Entry view to Navigate Previous / Next entry
  • New Menu Screen design
  • iCloud Improvements
  • Font Style Options
  • Bold Title shown in List View
  • New App Icon
  • New Sounds
  • Improved 24-hour support for additional Region Formats
  • Open URLs – Link directly to Day One app

1.5.3 (Jan 23, 2012)

  • Fixed App Crash on 4.3.5
  • Improved iCloud Speed – No longer scan for Journal directory
  • Removed blank entry creation on entry delete – Auto selects previous entry
  • Main Screen counts update on entry sync, creation, deletions

1.5.2 (Jan 16, 2012)

  • Fixed bug that stalled load on Blank Entries

1.5.1 (Jan 11, 2012)

  • Greatly Improved iCloud sync
  • Enabled iCloud HUD – UI Blocker / Loader for initial load
  • Bug Fix that removes All Entries from the UI
  • Restore Lost Entries Button

1.5 (Jan 10, 2012)

  • iCloud
  • Custom List UI
  • Read Mode Pull to Reveal Background
  • Prev / Next Navigation Animation with bounce
  • Auto Bold First Line Titles

1.4.2 (November 16, 2011)

  • Improved Typing Speed
  • Improved Interface Speed
  • Updated iPad interface

1.4 (October 2011)

  • iCloud sync
  • Calendar View
  • Full screen Edit and Read modes.
  • Setting: Startup Page Choice
  • Allow Japanese era calendars
  • Fixed: Cell selection after back
  • Fixed: Passcode entry delay
  • Date Editor includes Year
  • Email entry with Markdown rendered HTML
  • Improved interface design
  • Character and word counts
  • Interface Sounds

1.3.1 (July 19, 2011)

  • Fixed missing keyboard bug

1.3 (July 15, 2011)

  • New Home Screen with Usage Stats (iPhone)
  • Custom Font Size Settings
  • Markdown / Rich Text support
  • Improved Typing Speed
  • Other bug fixes and improvements
  • Logo animation on Passcode screen

1.2 (May 31, 2011)

  • Universal application to include iPad
  • Reminder system
  • Updated list view design (to include day-of-week)
  • Pull to refresh (Sync)
  • Fixed: Passcode bug
  • Universal to include iPad
  • Reminders system
  • Redesigned list view
  • Entries By Year view
  • TextExpander snippet support
  • Pull down to Sync
  • Several optimizations
  • Bug Fix: Change date locks up scrolling.
  • Bug Fix: Email Entry includes line breaks.
  • Bug Fix: Passcode hack if app is Quit.
  • Bug Fix: No entries Cocoa error. (when you delete the only entry)

1.1 (March 30, 2011)

  • Passcode Lock
  • Landscape Mode
  • Tap to Edit
  • Manual Sync button

1.0.1 (March 15, 2011)

  • Dropbox sync improvements

1.0 (March 9, 2011)

  • Initial Release
  • Create, Edit, View entries
  • Dropbox Sync



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:
  • 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:
  • 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 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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