Day One Journal
TIPS FOR RECORDING YOUR THOUGHTS & IDEAS
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.