Day One has received a pretty major update with an updated UI, improved Markdown support, the addition of photos, and more. If you’re a fan of this journaling app – which is probably the very best of its kind on the App Store – you’ll want to update to v1.8 immediately. As a plus, these changes have all been rolled out simultaneously across the iPhone, iPad, and Mac clients.
As of v1.8, entries in Day One can be a lot more dynamic – and far more eye-catching than before. You can geo-tag entries with FourSquare, add weather data, and use Camera+ to take pictures. Pictures, in particular, are handled beautifully. Scrolling up the page will reveal more of the image – giving you a literal peek at what you’re talking about. There’s also a new smart bar, located just above the keyboard, to help you activate full-screen mode, or to assist you with Markdown-specific formatting.
Day One for iOS is available for $5, and the Mac version is on sale for $5 (normally $10) for a limited time. I’ve tried both Momento and OhLife for electronic journaling, but only Day One has been able to really hold my attention. Having the apps across all three of my devices (complete with locally stored data) has been amazing, and really has encouraged me to store more daily entries. Now that 1.8 is out, I’m really going to enjoy adding pictures to the mix.