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Posted by Hugh
Jun 29, 2017 at 10:15 AM

 

Aargh! Ran an update of some of my applications, including Day One, then read this. Even if I can untangle my data, not a way to run a railroad!

 


Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Jun 29, 2017 at 10:51 PM

 

Among the beauties of DayOne was that it was easy. It works flawlessly on iPad and Mac, and syncs seamlessly. Now they are introducing this unknown—how long will my copies of DayOne work without me purchasing the “Premium” edition? It takes what was a no-brainer app and introduces uncertainty. I don’t begrudge a developer trying to find a financially sustainable model for running their business, but I think they’ve shot themselves in the foot. I wish them luck, though.

Steve Z.

 


Posted by Paul Korm
Jun 30, 2017 at 01:05 AM

 

The iOS and macOS versions were updated today—the update appears to have restored access to my existing data and the sync between macOS and iOS. 

Kind of reminds me of the Smile Software fiasco with TextExpander—introducing a pricing scheme that fell flat in the market.  It was later modified. 

Hugh wrote:
Aargh! Ran an update of some of my applications, including Day One, then
>read this. Even if I can untangle my data, not a way to run a railroad!

 


Posted by Luhmann
Jun 30, 2017 at 04:27 AM

 

Glad everything is working. I agree with Steve though about the need for alternatives. The fact that they are doing this suggests their current business model isn’t working great and I’m not convinced the new one will work any better. What do people see as reasonable alternatives?

Personally I use Bear for my regular note taking, but like Day One as both a journal app (because it can be password locked) and as a general archive for all my old Markdown formatted notes. So I need something which offers both security and markdown. One option is Ulysses which I already own, but I the tagging in Ulysses never worked well for me. It also doesn’t work so well for me as a journaling app. And while it can be password protected, it doesn’t offer end-to-end encryption like Day One (although this feature still isn’t working for me, I’m hopeful that the bugs will eventually be fixed). What else is out there that might do the job?

 


Posted by Paul Korm
Jun 30, 2017 at 05:18 PM

 

Regarding alternatives to Day One.  There is the venerable (because it’s been around a long long time) MacJournal—but the iOS version is not great, I have no idea about encryption, and the developer seems to have finally lost interest in it.  But, it’s pretty good.

I think an alternative is something that doesn’t call itself a ‘journaling’ application.  Maybe TrunkNotes, for example.  No need to worry about encryption since it transfers data solely by WiFi, and it’s a nice blend of markdown + wikification. 

 


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