Review: Day One app

Review: Day One app

Review: Day One app

I’ve written about how my preference is with paper journals. This remains true, but I concede that there a times when digital journal apps on smart phones and other electronic devices are much more practical. Digital journaling is never going to take the place of paper journaling for me. There are times, however, when I’m out and about and have a thought or feeling I want to memorialize and all I have is my phone. And it’s obviously not the best idea to post every random thought that crosses my mind on social media. So this summer, while I was on vacation without my regular journal, I decided to try a few out and see what I liked. Of the apps I’ve tried, Day One is my current favorite.

Day One icon

Day One icon

I want to preface my following comments by saying that Day One isn’t giving me anything in exchange for this review. I downloaded the app and paid for the premium subscription of my own accord; this post wasn’t influenced by any incentive – financial or otherwise.

So like I said, I opted to purchase a premium subscription to Day One. My cost for a year’s subscription is $24.99 because I previously paid for Day One 2.0. If you haven’t purchased Day One 2.0, the yearly cost of premium features for Day One is $34.99. Paying for Day One premium is optional, however, and a free version of the app is available.

I really like the simple, elegant design of the Day One app. It’s very clean and not bogged down with a lot of unnecessary clutter. I believe those statements to be true whether you opt for a free or premium account. Day One premium has some added features, such as the ability to set up more than one journal (I set up a separate journal for my vacation, for example), IFTTT integration (which I personally find super helpful) and a 25% discount on book orders. I personally really like the IFTTT integration and the ability to set up multiple journals and I think it’s absolutely worth the $24.99 I paid. I’m on the fence about whether or not it’s worth $34.99 and I definitely don’t think it’s worth more than that. However, if you don’t want or need those features, the free version is perfectly fine. You might even want to try out the free version first and see how you like it before splurging for the premium version.

So those are my thoughts on the Day One app. Have you ever tried it? What did you think?

About the author

SE is a 30-something blogger based in Pennsylvania. Her very first loves were reading and writing. NerdyWordy is her way of sharing her enthusiasm with others.

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