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We Updated Our Guide to the Best Journaling App for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Naturally, with last week’s big update to Day One for macOS, we had to update our review for the best journaling app for the iPhone, iPad, and the Mac. The update to our review is a little less noticeable — at least, in relation to the 3.0 update to Day One itself — but the review is up to date with the latest journaling options available.

Day One V3 for iPhone and iPad shipped back in late August 2018 and came with a new design, new features, and new entry types. That same design ethos has made its way over to Day One V3 for Mac, albeit with a few macOS touches that help the app feel right at home. You’ll now find handy buttons in the top toolbar for navigating between journals, different journal views, and different sorting filters. There’s a beautiful new 3-dimensional icon, and you can now open a journal entry in its own pop-out window — perfect for extra focus when journaling.

Unfortunately, audio entry types can’t be created from the Mac, and there’s no Activity Feed to be found on the Mac either. We recognize a lot of the privacy concerns (and impossibilities) related to implementing a synced Activity Feed across devices, but we’d like the ability to create audio entries on the Mac as soon as possible.

As it stands, Day One is still our pick for the best journaling app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. There are a few other options, such as Journey, Momento, Grid Diary, Dyrii, but none of those matches the combination of design, features, and sync the way Day One does across all of Apple’s platforms.

Head over to our updated review for the full gamut of features, journaling tips and tricks, and more.

Wait! There’s more….

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.