A few months ago, I was looking around for apps that could help me take down notes and other things during the day while I was on a tour of the remote parts of this country. There were going to be multiple places that we’d likely visit, so I wanted to jot them down neatly — complete with the names of places and the time I visited them. I figured a ‘daily journal’ type of app would be perfect for such a thing. In my search, I stumbled upon Day One.
Day One is a beautifully elegant app that lets you keep a journal or diary of the moments you’d like to log. The developer claims that the app has been “designed and focused to encourage you to write more” and in my testing, it stayed true to its claim. Day One’s design isn’t overly gorgeous, it’s simple, pleasing, elegant and “just right”. The color scheme is easy on the eyes and the UI elements look fantastic. The app boasts a plethora of features including Dropbox sync across devices, Markdown, custom reminders, Textexpander snippet support and even Twitter integration in iOS 5.
Day One is available as a universal iOS App that works on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch as well as a Mac App. The iOS version sells for $1.99 on the App Store while the Mac app sells for $9.99 on the Mac App Store.