[Mac OS X] Keep a personal journal with Day One

Day one is essentially a virtual journal. Day One is compatible with iCloud and Dropbox so you can easily sync your information to the iPhone and iPad versions of the application. Day One has a cool feature that will allow you to make an entry right from your menu bar. This is very useful for when you just have a quick thought that you want to write down as it keeps you from creating a complete entry. Day One also supports adding pictures to your entry. This great because it turns your journal pages into something much more personal.

Another great feature is that Day One is password protected. This is a really good feature because if you let someone use your computer, you don’t have to worry about them reading your personal thoughts. Day One also includes basic features like entry starring, calendar views, and reminders. I’m not exactly sure why Day One includes reminders and calendars because those don’t really have anything to do with the primary functionality — most people will be using other applications to keep track of those kinds of things — but, hey, it is there if you want to use it.

Day One has a very simple purpose that it achieves very well. It is a great way of keeping track of your thoughts because it not only allows you to jot down your thoughts but also including pictures and sync with your other devices. However, I get the feeling the Day One is trying to achieve a little too much in one application. The fact that they include odd features like calendars leads me to believe that they aren’t happy with it just being a journal application. Otherwise, it is a very nicely designed application and is great for those who like to keep journals.

Price: $4.99

Version reviewed: 1.7.1

Supported OS: OS X 10.7.4 or later, 64-bit processor

Download size: 9mb

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