Day One 3.0 Update Adds Audio Recording, Dark Mode, and New Editor Interface

Popular journaling app Day One reached version 3 today and introduced a number of new features for both free and premium users.

Headlining version 3 of the app is an all-new editor interface that the developers say has been built from the ground up. The action of editing an entry has been simplified so that now it's just a matter of tapping wherever in the entry text that you want to place the cursor.


Tapping the "Aa" icon now brings up a new Editor menu with entry formatting options including Headers, Bold, Italic, Lists, Quote Block, Code Block, Rule Line, and indents. Meanwhile, Markdown support continues to include auto-conversion of Headers, Lists, Bold, and Italic into rich text.

In addition, Advanced Markdown like tables and HTML are also now supported by means of a Code Block option that auto-detects existing content wrapped in a code block and remembers your viewing preference (code/HTML rendered).

Elsewhere in the new UI, there's a new entry content menu for for adding Photos, Camera, Audio, and Tags, a dynamic photo group collection grid, and entry checklists.

For Premium subscribers, Day One 3 brings a new Dark Mode that can be set to change with the local sunset/sunrise times. There's also a new Audio Recording feature that supports transcription using Apple's Speech dictation service and allows users to record 30 minutes of audio.

Day One 3 is a free download for iPhone and iPad from the App Store. [Direct Link] The Day One Premium subscription costs $34.99/year and is available via in-app purchase, while paid-app users of 2.0 get a lifetime discount for $24.99/year, also available via in-app purchase.

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14 months ago
>subscription for a diary app

hard pass, thank you.
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14 months ago
I purchased several of their apps but they lost me when they switched to a subscription model.
Rating: 8 Votes
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14 months ago

Thanks but no thanks. I prefer to drink my coffee rather than give it away to greedy app devs.


Exactly. It makes me sick when people charge money for things they spent time working on. Who do these developers think they are, charging money for services? Developers should work for free, like everyone else on the planet does.
Rating: 7 Votes
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14 months ago
Sadly the abandoned their once good security approach with 2.7.1 when the decided to upload your PRIVATE encryption key to the cloud by default. The app no longer complies with the trust no one (TNO) security concept and their support team was no help either. I'm now looking into buying an alternative app and recommend every security cautious user to do the same.
Rating: 4 Votes
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14 months ago

Great update!

For those complaining about the sub model... it's optional. The app is still very functional for the price of 0.00.


How many cloud services am I expected to sign up for? They could have easily offered iCloud, Dropbox, google drive, and or OneDrive in the free version and then offered to let you pay for their “secure” storage. I bought their first version and have slowly stopped using it because they changed the point of the app. It was about journaling, but with version 2 they decided it was a secret diary and security was most important. It isn’t.
Rating: 3 Votes
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14 months ago
I would have been happy to pay for an upgrade from version 2 to 3 , but not for a slavescription.
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14 months ago
I’m still on Version 1. Didn’t update since thy announced they would kill iCloud support…
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14 months ago

Wow. The forever Plus account they promised no longer exists, and my account status is now called ‘Unknown’.


It's a bug. Force quit the app and re-open it and the problem resolves itself.
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14 months ago
Horribly buggy update.
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14 months ago
Great update!

For those complaining about the sub model... it's optional. The app is still very functional for the price of 0.00.
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