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. Day One Android currently supports exporting to PDF or JSON. 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.

  • JSON (Day One 2.x and later): 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.

  • CSV Export (iOS only at this time): The CSV export currently contains entry text and the date.

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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. There are additional PDF settings that can be selected.

  6. Choose the export format you want. (See above for an explanation of each file format.)

When the Export file is ready, the share extension window will appear to provide options to save the file.

Here are details about exporting to PDF with the additional formatting settings.

You can also swipe on entries in the Timeline view and tap the share icon. Or use the multi-select tool to export several selected entries. 

Mac

If you want to export all journals and entries:

  1. Go to File > Export.

  2. 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.). PDF exports have the following options:

If you want to export a single journal: 

  1. Right-click (control+click) on a journal in the journal pane. 

  2. Choose Export > and the format you want to use.


If you want to export certain entries:

  1. Select the entries in the Timeline using Command+click 

  2. Right-click on one of the selected entries.

  3. Choose Export > and the format you want to use. 

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.

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Android

Before starting any exports, we recommend going to Day One > Settings > Sync > Verify that "Optimize Local Media Storage" is turned off, then wait for sync to finish downloading your media. This will be ensure that all your full-resolution images are included in the export. 

If you want to export all journals and entries:

  1. Go to Settings > Import/Export

  2. Choose either Export JSON or Export PDF

  3. After the export completes, choose whether to share the file or save it to the Day One system folder. 

If you want to export a single journal: 

  1. Go to Settings > Journals

  2. Open the journal you would like to export

  3. Tap Export Journal

  4. Select the format you want to use. 

  5. After the export completes, choose whether to share the file or save it to the Day One system folder. 

If you want to export a single entry:

  1. Long-press on an entry in the Timeline view

  2. Select Share and choose where to send the entry

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