I’ve got to be honest, I am not the journaling type so downloading and reviewing this app was a step outside of my comfort zone. Since I do a fair amount of writing throughout the day, adding more writing seemed a bit of a daunting task at first, but I couldn’t resist getting Day One. The screenshots in the App Store is what grabbed my attention at first. I’ve always been a sucker for the presentation of a product, whether it’s pictures or videos. Before I decided to download Day One, I checked to see if they had a Twitter account, which they do, and reviewed some of the photos they posted. On their Twitter account I found a video about Day One (featured below) and I was sold! The video was kind of quirky, but it grabbed my attention and I just had to have it.
After downloading, I immediately grabbed my iPad mini so I could have it across all my iOS devices. Initial launch was on my iPhone 5 and it went through a few welcome screens. Nothing really to setup, except deciding whether or not you want Day One to remind you to journal and, if so, how often. Since I lack a daily journaling regiment, I figured daily was in my best interest for a proper review.
Day One has been updated to take advantage of the next generation of iOS devices. The iPhone 5S, iPad Air, and 2nd generation iPad mini will benefit the most from the update. For example, iPhone 5S owners have the ability, if selected, to track distance traveled by steps, miles, etc. As Day One explains it, “you can literally record your walk of life.” Pretty cool little thing to add to the hike, walk, or bike ride you’re about to take.