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Day One Journal App Joins Automattic

Automattic announced that Day One, a journaling app, has joined the Automattic team. This information was posted on the WordPress blog. Day One will remain under the leadership of Founder and CEO Paul Mayne.

While WordPress.com and Tumblr have you covered for sharing your thoughts with the world, journaling with Day One is just for you. In fact, privacy is at the heart of Day One, thanks to the full end-to-end encryption applied to every entry, in every journal.

A person can choose to share specific journal entries publicly, or can decide to make their entire journal accessible to be read by the world. According to Automattic, you can expect seamless integrations with both WordPress.com and Tumblr if you want to share part of all of your Day One journal.

Day One journals can also be published as hardcopy books. It is unclear to me what, exactly, the process is to go from digital journal to physical hardcopy journal that can be kept by the author or given out as a gift. The hardcopy option is interesting. It is much harder for a content thief to scrape an entire physical book than it is for them to scrape a digital book and attempt to sell copies of it.

TechCrunch reported that unlike WordPress and Tumblr, which focus on publishing to a public audience, Day One focuses on privacy. Day One offers end-to-end encryption of all of your journal entries. Those entries can include text, media, and audio recordings.

According to TechCrunch, Day One also allows auto-import of Instagram posts, voice transcriptions, templates, rich text formatting, location history. It also has integration with Spotify, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and more.

Day One: A Journal for the 21st Century

day one iconDay One is a journal for the digital age. I decided several months ago to start keeping a daily journal. Many people were recommending Day One on the Mac and iOs but I resisted, thinking the price was too high. It is $9.99 for the Mac app and $4.99 for the iOs version. I tried a couple of free journals including vJournal, but I wasn’t satisfied. Finally I decided to put down the money for Day One on both iOs and the Mac.

If you are going to start a digital journal and are in the Apple ecosphere then Day One is well worth the price. The first thing you will notice when you open up Day One is that it is well made and designed app. Along the left hand side you have a plus button which opens up a new entry window. Below that you can pull up your previous entries either in list form or by calendar date. You can also find the post you have starred as important and also set a daily reminder. Across the top of the window , you can add tags, location and images.

You can use Day One this way and it is worth the price.  However by combining a script by Brett Terpstra called Slogger, with Dropbox or iCloud and IFTTT along with Hazel you can do so much more, including having any image you post to Tumblr, InstagramFlickr or Facebook go into your Journal. Drafts an iOs app will also work with Day One. To set some of this up does require working in the terminal and some work with a script. If you take your time and follow the directions provided in the links in this post, you should be ok. Once you have it set up though, you can have things sent to Day One automatically,personally I love this option.

As you can tell I have become a big fan of Day One. I use it as a personal journal, however I do know some people who use Day One as a business journal. There are some problems with Day One, first is there is no trial version, I think a lot of people stay away from Day One because of the price. If there was a trial version I think they would be hooked. The second problem is security. You can set up a password to lock down Day One, however you cannot encrypt the entries. If you are on a Mac or iOs and are interested in starting an electronic journal I would recommend Day One.