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Day One (Journal/Diary)

By Jenny Bristol, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Functionality problems detract from otherwise beautiful app.

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age 6+

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age 6+

Easy to Use!

Great App! Easy to use, syncs seamlessly between iPod/iPhone/iPad and MacBook or iMac. Encourages writing.

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DAY ONE (JOURNAL/DIARY) is an attractive, uncluttered journaling app that makes it easy to enter, edit, and read through entries. The added functionality of being able to protect entries with a passcode, back up (but not view) entries with DropBox, and email entries to others helps users keep control of their content. The app is lacking any instruction on adding attributes to text, such as bold and italic. The included reminders are only for remembering to write entries and cannot be used for anything more specific. Also, to make new paragraphs, two line breaks are needed, which isn't intuitive. One line break merely inserts a space, once out of the editing screen. There is no way to give entries a title. The app can only really be used as a diary and is not a place to compose or organize other kinds of writing.

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