Day One — the popular journaling app for iOS and Mac has today announced that it will be transitioning to a subscription-based service going forward, in order to have a more stable business model for the company. This week, Day One is introducing the Day One Premium service that will cost $50 per year and will let you create more than 10 journals and give you access to additional features that the company will add to the service in the future, including Audio Entries, Writing Prompts and Guided Journaling, as well 25% off book orders.
[…] Day One Premium provides the steady, reliable income needed to maintain and grow the Day One platform. It pays for customer support, QA, maintenance, bug-fixes, and development of new features. Recurring revenue from this subscription ensures the Day One Team will continue to provide the level of quality and reliability you’ve come to expect from us.
All features available in the apps as of today, including the end-to-end encryption feature released a couple weeks ago, will continue to be available free of cost to all existing users of version 2.0. To get any new features, you will have to sign up for a subscription.
As part of the announcement, existing users can sign up for Day One Premium at 50% off (effectively $24.99) whereas any new users can sign up at 30% off (effectively $34.99).
The company also mentioned that Day One Web and Day One Android are currently in beta testing and are scheduled to be released later this year.