Day One Jour­nal

TIPS FOR RECORD­ING YOUR THOUGHTS & IDEAS

iPhone Life Magazine - - News - BY RHEANNE TAY­LOR

Start Writ­ing

If you've used Day One for a while, then you al­ready know how to cre­ate an en­try: tap the plus icon at the top and start writ­ing! How­ever, even reg­u­lar Day One users might not re­al­ize all the other things they can do once they begin an en­try. For in­stance, you can change the day of an en­try by tap­ping the date at the top. This is a great fea­ture if you're writ­ing about a trip you took in the past (or the fu­ture, if you are a cool time trav­eler). Above your key­board, there's also a bar with op­tions to add images, cre­ate check­lists, and make other stylis­tic changes. My fa­vorite fea­ture is the abil­ity to dic­tate jour­nal en­tries by tap­ping the mi­cro­phone icon. Tag Your En­tries

It took me a while to get in the habit of tag­ging my jour­nal en­tries, but now I see just how valu­able it is for re­vis­it­ing past thoughts. I love writ­ing about the re­la­tion­ships in my life, so I of­ten tag cer­tain peo­ples' names or even lo­ca­tions. Now when I want to look up en­tries about my nephew, I just nav­i­gate to the Tags tab at the top of the app, se­lect Tags, and then search my nephew's name. This is one of my fa­vorite fea­tures now, as I know these mem­o­ries with him will be in­valu­able once he's older. I love that I can eas­ily look back on the ex­pe­ri­ences we've shared to­gether or the funny things he's said. Cre­ate Mul­ti­ple Jour­nals

I use my jour­nal for a va­ri­ety of pur­poses: to cre­ate lists, record my thoughts, work on cre­ative projects, jot down quotes from friends, and more. You can see how that jour­nal­ing mix doesn't nec­es­sar­ily flow to­gether. So when I learned that I could cre­ate mul­ti­ple jour­nals within Day One, I was ex­cited. I now have six dif­fer­ent jour­nals, each of which serve their own pur­pose. To add a jour­nal, sim­ply tap Jour­nal in the top left cor­ner of the app and se­lect New Jour­nal. You'll be asked to name the jour­nal, as well as choose a color. Now when­ever you want to cre­ate a new en­try, just se­lect Jour­nal, nav­i­gate to your de­sired one, and tap the plus icon. Share Your Fa­vorite En­tries

Although the idea of shar­ing jour­nal en­tries might be hard to imag­ine for some (like me), the op­tion is there for those who en­joy do­ing so. There are a few dif­fer­ent ways to do this. The eas­i­est way to ac­cess these op­tions is to swipe left on in­di­vid­ual Day One en­tries in the list view. You'll see op­tions to share them via Mail, Mes­sage, Face­book, and more. From this list of op­tions, you can also cre­ate a PDF ver­sion of your jour­nal en­try and choose how you want to share it. You can also share your en­tries in book form by se­lect­ing the Set­tings icon from the main page, tap­ping Book Print­ing, and then Cre­ate a Book. Pass­word Pro­tect Your Jour­nals

I've kept count­less phys­i­cal jour­nals over the years, and I never felt 100 per­cent safe di­vulging my thoughts be­cause there was al­ways that fear that some­one would snoop through them. The great thing about Day One is that my jour­nals re­main on my phone, so I can write about what­ever I want. But if you oc­ca­sion­ally share your phone or if it's not pass­code pro­tected, then you may want to set up a pass­word. To do this, go to Set­tings > Pass­code & Touch ID (or Set­tings > Pass­code & Face ID on the iPhone X) and tog­gle on Pass­code. You can also tog­gle on Touch ID or Face ID for im­me­di­ate ac­cess.

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