Day One (Journal / Diary) Review – Dear diary, today I…

On September 13, 2013

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Day One (Journal / Diary) Review – Dear diary, today I…

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By: Bloom Built, LLC

Version #: 1.11.1

Date Released: 2013-07-20

Developer: Bloom Built, LLC

Price: 4.99

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Dear Diary,

Today I wrote a review on this awesome new app I chanced upon. It was like a blog, but better. I was awed by the amazing user interface, the simplistic usage of neutral colors appealed to me and I found it very soothing to the eyes. The app was able to categorize whatever I posted neatly with attention placed on ease of future access. I loved how all my images and links were embedded nicely, and how everything flowed so smoothly instead of random images sticking out like a sore thumb. This neatness in formatting is something worth mentioning indeed.

Actual content posted in this Day One (Journal/Diary) gave me a plethora of features to use and choose from. I could write the boring old text post with thousands of words, but I would also spice things up with realistic attachments that embedded and immersed themselves so smoothly with my writing. I could do basic things like tagging photos, but I could also geo-tag my posts to the locations I were at at that very day and even data concerning the weather and temperature for the day. There was also a whole load of formatting tools available to make my posts look neat and tidy, a treat for the eyes.

Writing into my diary was no longer as troublesome as physically carrying a book to jot in, nor was it as complicated as setting up a blog. All I had to do was write, and the app settled the rest of the concerns for me.

Dear diary, today I made a great bargain. At $4.99 this app beats all other diary applications I’ve come across. For those that love keeping track of their daily memories, this is definitely something I would recommend to you.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes

Learning Curve:NA

Who Is It For:People who keep diaries

What I Like:The tidiness and feature available

What I Don't Like:App could be priced cheaper

Final Statement:It's one of the best journal applications I've come across

Read the Developer's Notes:
A new way to journal. Enter your memories, ideas, events and photos to have them synced to your iPhone and iPad using iCloud or Dropbox.
** App Store App of the Week - Jan 2012 **
This is your personal history. Preserved.
Designed and focused to encourage you to write and recall more information about your life. Featuring:

• Sync (via iCloud or Dropbox) to Mac, iPhone and iPad apps
• Photos (Camera+ Integration iPhone only)
• Tags & #hashtags
• GPS, Locations, Foursquare Places
• Weather and Temperature Data (3-day historical)
• Calendar View
• Search
• Passcode Lock
• Reminders
• Multi-Markdown (Text formatting)
• Starred Entries List
• Universal iPhone and iPad
• Entries By Year view
• TextExpander snippet support
• Send as Tweet
• Foursquare Check-in (with Photo)
• Email entry (HTML or Plain Text)
• Full Screen Mode

"Day One Journal has come a very long way. Using it every day now." — Jack Dorsey
"Makes journaling as easy as tweeting." — Cameron Moll

* iPhone and iPad App Store App of the Week - Jan 2012
* Best Lifestyle Apps of 2011 (iPad) iTunes App Store Rewind
* #1 Best Apps of 2011 Mac App Store.

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A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.

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