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Day One 2.0 is here

Day One 2.0 is here

Day One, our favorite way to journal with your Apple devices, just got a huge update.

Day One 2 is a set of new apps for iOS and Mac. Rebuilt from the ground up, the plethora of features that made Day One so great are still present.

One big new addition is support for up to ten journals. This means (for example) that keeping one journal for personal use and one as a running log of work meetings can easily be done. Each journal can have a custom name and color.

Other new goodies include the ability to attach mulitple photos to an entry, custom reminders, bulk entry management, and time zone support. The Mac app has a new photo view, and the map view we loved so much on the Mac is now present in iOS.

Both apps have received a big visual overhaul, too. On the iPad, Slide Over and Split View are supported, and the Mac app now uses a clever multi-column layout to show more information at once.

The developer promises lots of future features, including audio recording, night mode, people tags, filtering, and Publish 2.0.

(That last one is interesting. Day One 2 currently doesn’t support the publishing feature found in the previous apps, and we’re hoping it returns quickly.)

Day One 2.0

Day One 2 uses a custom sync engine that was first introduced in May 2015; support for iCloud and Dropbox sync has been dropped with this release. The developer says this has allowed for greater stability and flexibility, and in our experience, has been rock solid since its launch last year. Sync will power features in the future like IFTTT integration, Android and web apps, and more. Best of all, Day One Sync is free for all customers.

The existing apps (now dubbed Day One Classic) will continue to be maintained as needed, and is compatible with Day One 2 when using Day One Sync.

Day One 2 is currently $19.99 for the Mac and $4.99 for iOS. Paid upgrades are rare in the App Stores, and the developer has written this in their FAQ:

Day One 2.0 is the result of over two years of design and development. Paying for Day One 2.0 means that we’ll be able to continue to maintain and develop the Day One apps.

We’re all for paying for software that enriches our lives, and we believe that software should be sustainable.

For the next week, both the Mac and iOS apps are on sale at 50% off. So go grab them today.