Day One, the Journaling App, Joins Automattic

We’re excited to welcome Day One to the Automattic team. Day One is a private journaling app that makes writing for yourself a simple pleasure. A beautifully designed user experience has earned the app prestigious awards including App Store Editor’s Choice, App of the Year, and the Apple Design Award, along with high praise from The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, Wired, and more.

Share what matters most to you

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.

That doesn’t mean that everything you journal has to stay private, though. When you want to share specific entries – or even entire journals with the world – you can expect seamless integrations with both WordPress.com and Tumblr to do just that. On the flip side of that, importing your favorite content from WordPress.com and Tumblr into Day One is on the near-term roadmap. 

If you decide you’d like a wider readership still, Day One journals can be published as beautiful hardcopy books to savor, gift, or thumb through on a rainy day.

Start journaling with Day One

Journaling is one of those great habits that can change your life. It reminds you of where you’ve been and helps you figure out where you’re going. Join the more than 15 million people that have downloaded Day One from all over the world – Day One is free to use and available on iPhone/iPad/Watch, Mac, Android, and Browser Extensions. 

A beautiful journaling experience

As part of Automattic, Day One will continue to create beautifully designed and innovative experiences with features that include: 

  • End-to-end encrypted cloud sync
  • Rich text formatting with markdown
  • Daily prompts
  • Journaling templates
  • Instagram Importer
  • Audio recording with dictation
  • Journal via email or text messaging
  • Location history
  • Physical book printing

Day One will remain under the leadership of Paul Mayne, Founder and CEO.


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  1. Vansh Tiwari

    Day one app sounds good to use! I will try it out some day.

    Liked by 12 people

  2. David Bennett

    Which ‘cloud’ were the entries backed up to before Automattic acquired Day One? (I have been using the Premium version for a few years and I can’t recall which Cloud it was before.)

    Liked by 8 people

  3. Sam "Goldie" Kirk

    It would make sense if this was somewhat integrated with WP. Otherwise, this is just an ad, which I’m not sure if it belongs here… Disappointing.

    Liked by 9 people

  4. theycallmetater

    Interesting, I just downloaded the app recently. Still trying to get in the habit of using it

    Liked by 9 people

  5. Zakia Attia

    great information. Waiting for updates.

    Liked by 8 people

  6. João Trindade

    That’s some exciting news! I’m not sure if you are able to answer this, but do the Day One team plan to improve their Android app? It works well enough as it is, but it doesn’t have (and never had) feature parity with the iOS app, so it’s missing a few features. Whatever the case, I hope the acquisition can make Day One even better.

    Liked by 11 people

  7. Aaron M. Bielert

    Is the app free now or are there still In-App Purchases for premium like device syncing???

    Liked by 7 people

  8. firozibrahim

    Thank you

    On Tue, 15 Jun, 2021, 01:33 The WordPress.com Blog, wrote:

    > Eli Budelli posted: ” We’re excited to welcome Day One to the Automattic > team. Day One is a private journaling app that makes writing for yourself a > simple pleasure. A beautifully designed user experience has earned the app > prestigious awards including App Store Editor’s Choi” >

    Liked by 9 people

  9. Muhammad Fahmi Lubis

    Please make DayOne a better experience for Android users. I had high hopes but it turned me off because it wasn’t as beautiful as the iOS counterpart.

    Liked by 6 people

  10. Poorvi

    This is interesting! I will sure try it… thanks.

    Liked by 6 people

  11. Iqbal

    Hi, I read from one of the comments here about on which cloud DayOne was hosted before it was acquired by Automattic. I have a question, what about WordPress.com, which cloud provider used to host WordPress.com, is it hosted on private AWS? Thanks.

    Liked by 6 people

  12. ThinkTalk

    Downloaded the app and familiarizing myself with it. Congrats to WP on the acquisition.

    Liked by 6 people

  13. Vedant Khanduja

    Have used Day One for most of my journaling in the last year, it’s great. The only thing I miss is being able to use it on my Windows computer. I hope WordPress brings that soon.

    Liked by 7 people

  14. गाउशहर को खबर

    thanks for imformation .i waiting for update 😍🙏

    Liked by 6 people

  15. Hazel @ Pixie Dust Words

    I’ve been using Day One since 2012! Definitely my favorite private blogging app! So excited to hear they’ve teamed up with WP!

    Liked by 6 people

  16. Terry

    I’ve used the Day One app for years and love it. It’s exciting to learn the new capabilities.

    Liked by 6 people

  17. Thiago

    Can we expect some kind of integration with P2? I think the two tools together can help a lot in local journalism.

    Liked by 7 people

  18. Thiago

    Only works with Apple devices? Do you have a notebook version?

    Liked by 8 people

  19. oa90

    Could we get a Windows 10 app please? Windows has over a billion users, while Mac has around 60 million. A browser extension isn’t ideal in a lot of situations. Thanks!

    Liked by 7 people

  20. JL

    Hi there.

    I have been using Day One for practically the whole decade since it exists. I have +5000 entries covering the lives of my 3 daughters with photos, videos (originally unlisted YouTube links, then embedded videos) and audio.

    There is not much I would ask Day One to have that it doesn’t do already… but shared journals would be my number one request! This would allow me to share the journal with my daughters, allow them to read it and continue writing in it once they become adults.

    Day One is one of the most incredible pieces of software ever created! Many thanks and all the best to Paul and the team from here onwards!

    Liked by 7 people

  21. Tia

    I used to use Day one journal before I found ‘Journey’ and stuck to it. I’ll definitely go check it out again.

    Liked by 8 people

  22. disperser

    A few questions (questions not answered in places I can find) about the Android version.

    1) it says encrypted and cloud stored on DayOne’s own servers, but on questions/answers about the app I read says it’s backed up to Google Drive. Which is it? And, if it is Google Drive, is it still encrypted? I ask because Google is not synonymous with “privacy”.

    2) Where can I find the differences between the iOS and Android versions? The site’s description seems to be iOS specific and makes no mention of Android that I can see (but I’m old, so I might have missed it).

    3) Can the data be encrypted locally (meaning, require a password to access even on the phone)?

    Thanks. I’ve been looking for something like this to replace a few different tools I currently use.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Eli Budelli

      1) Right now the Android app is a bit behind and not encrypting data sent to Day One servers. We do allow users to opt into an auto backup to Google Drive, but this is not the default option. We’ll be updating the Android app to support encryption in an upcoming release.
      2) We currently refer to the Android app as a “companion app” as it’s not up to par with the iOS/Mac apps. Bringing it up to parity is one of our top priorities for the next few months.
      3) Day One apps have a passcode lock feature to prevent the app’s data from being open even with access to the device, but we don’t have local encryption functionality in Android.

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  23. modestoodero4874

    I will be pleased to learn how to use your app

    Liked by 5 people

  24. Go. Own It

    I’ve used DayOne every single day for 565 days so far. I love it! In reading through the comments, I’m excited to hear about WordPress integration! Sounds exciting!

    Liked by 5 people

  25. Girl in Niagara

    Sounds like an exciting new addition. I like the IG connection and the opportunity to print. Will have to check it out.

    Liked by 3 people

  26. dailydatesng

    Looking forward to using it 😊

    Liked by 4 people

  27. jomaca97830

    Hope to see the option to select first day of week, for the calendar view, on both iOS and Android. Option is needed regardless the device’s Country/Locale; been asking for this long ago as every other journal app have that option.

    Liked by 4 people

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