The best Journal app just got a whole lot better!
I have been beta testing the Beta versions of the fantastic DayOne App from the great folks from Bloom Built, on both Mac OSX and iOS (iPhone and iPad).
As soon as you open DayOne you will instantly see the difference between DayOne Classic and DayOne 2, you can see how much work has been put into the new version rebuilt from the ground up with 2 years into the making. The app is now much more asetically pleasing and much easier on the eye with the sidebar moved to the bottom of the screen and much easier to see by pressing on the button what function it performs.
DayOne Classic on the left and Dayone 2 on the right
Opening the app takes you through a startup process till you get to the third screen which starts with one of the new features custom reminders. The 4th screen then asks you (if it has detected the classic version) if you would like to Import your DayOne Classic journal, it show’s you how many entries and photo’s it has detected to import. Clicking on import then takes you to the next screen with a progress bar (obviously if you have thousands of entries and photo’s it may take a while but I have seen from people with over 7000 entries it is really quick to import).
Once the import has finished you are taken to the home screen like the screenshots below with the default Journal simply being called journal.
DayOne 2 on OS X
DayOne 2 on iPad
DayOne 2 on iPhone
Some of the new features that have been implemented into DayOne 2 are:
- Multiple Photos per entry (up to ten inline photos)
- Multiple Journals (with unique colours and names)
- Day One Sync 2.0 (Dropbox and iCloud are no longer supported)
- Map View
- Custom Reminders
- Entry Management (select, move, tag, and delete multiple entries at a time)
- Timeline Filters (star, tags, location, year, activity, and music)
- Timezone Support
- 3D Touch
- Passcode Lock with Touch ID
- Automatic metadata (location, weather, motion activity, step count, and music)
- Apple Watch App
- Tags and Stars
- Export to PDF with smart filters
- Today Extension
- Share Extension
As you can see one of the new features that has been introduced and I think is probably one of the most requested that I have ever seen for DayOne is the ability to add more than one photo per entry (without having to use the amazing Workflow app) and now this coupled with also being able to have multiple journals as well has made me fall in love with it even more than before and I am now using it on a daily basis.
However one of my favourite features is missing from the initial release which is the publish feature which allowed you to publish certain entries to the DayOne App Website, However they have said this will be coming back in a future update.
A Published Entry on iPad
I know DayOne has lost iCloud and Dropbox sync but with all the testing I have done DayOne sync is the fastest. I added a new picaday to a journal on the iPad and before I could open my iPhone it had already synced so we are talking a couple of seconds. You can however still backup to iCloud and Dropbox if you wish as well as Box and Onedrive.
Now I could keep on and on about all the new features but rather than typing I have done a little video with a quick walk through on the iPad.
Dont forget to buy the app it is so worth it.