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A big update to Day One, several other app updates, and reader’s setup

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Day One for iOS hits version 3, introduces audio snippets, dark mode, and tons more »

Day One for iOS hits version 3, introduces audio snippets, dark mode, and tons more

There are a few apps on the iPhone and iPad that we consider cornerstone apps. Using 1Password to store all your most personal and sensitive information and passwords should be a must for iPhone users. Using productivity software like Things 3 to stay on top of all your tasks can make you infinitely more productive. And, if you’re a writer, there is simply no better writing software than Ulysses.

Day One continues to be one of those cornerstone apps. From the start, Day One has been the best app for journaling on iPhone, iPad, and the Mac thanks to its great design and wide-ranging feature set. Simply put, Day One holds that unique spot where it stores your fondest, most treasured memories, automatically catapulting it into must-have territory. These are just a few reasons why we created a massive course explaining Day One from top to bottom.

Apps we love: ImageOptim »

Apps we love: ImageOptim

Perhaps the biggest issue with the continuous push for higher and higher resolution photos is the accompanying file size. Even photos shot with the 24MP Fujifilm X-T2 come in at 50MB per photo when shot in RAW and are usually larger than 10MB when shot in JPG. If you want to store photos on a hard drive or your device, or if you want to share your photos on any social network or website, you’re going to need an image compressor.

There are a few image compressing apps available, but the best one I’ve come across is ImageOptim.

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Lawrence Gimenez’ Mac and iPhone setup »

Lawrence Gimenez’ Mac and iPhone setup

Lawrence Gimenez is a mobile developer based in Cebu City, Philippines, and he works on both iOS and Android apps.

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How to save a grid of photos to Day One to remember your day »

Day One is a great journaling app, and one of the things I love to do is to save a group of photos as a grid if there are a lot of photos from my day. It’s a great prompt for me to start writing from. The photo grid system relies on Workflow.

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How to Use Day One in Your Life

For a the best journaling app, you won’t do better than Day One. And if you want to discover how to use this app more regularly, and take full advantage of all its features, then we have some video screencasts that can help you.

In our course, Day One in Depth, you get 8 video screencasts that will take you line by line through every feature, setting, preference, and option found in Day One.

We’ll show you…

  • Complete walkthrough of the Mac and iOS apps.
  • How to create and customize your journal entries (from text, to photo, to audio)
  • How to find, filter, export, and more.

Plus! You will get bonus tips, workflows, and tutorials for how best to use Day One to suit your own needs: from a morning writing time to a photographic travel log, to weekly reviews and productivity journaling — Day One can do it all and we will show you how.


Dark Sky for iOS updated to version 3.0, brings unified timeline, saved locations, and more »

This week, the makers of Dark Sky, one of our favorite weather apps for iOS — not to mention the precipitation tracker other weather apps try to live up to or borrow data from — released a major 3.0 update that was rebuilt from the ground up.

Parallels 14 debuts with optimized storage space, Touch Bar support, and macOS Mojave support »

Our favorite app for running Windows on a Mac was updated to version 14 this week. Parallels Desktop 14 brings vastly improved storage optimization, better Touch Bar support for applicable MacBook Pros, macOS Mojave support, and a range of improvements for IT departments and casual users.

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