Automattic acquires Day One Journal App

By acquiring Day One, a popular journaling app for Apple and Mac devices, Automattic is expanding its app line-up of online writing platforms.

With this acquisition, Day One will gain all of the benefits WordPress.com, Tumblr, and the other Automattic entities have.

Paul Mayne, founder of Day One, will continue to lead the company, as will the Day One app. Integrations with WordPress.com and Tumblr will be added to Day One in the future, but most of the features will remain untouched.

The Automattic teams have built and supported products and services with massive global scale, and I can’t imagine a more ideal home for Day One now and for the future.

– Paul Mayne

Its privacy approach differs from WordPress and Tumblr, which tend to focus on sharing content with a public audience. All journal entries, including text, media, and audio recordings, are protected by end-to-end encryption.



Privacy policies and features will remain unchanged for Day One, including the ability to record thoughts, photos, and videos. In addition, Day One is cross-platform compatible, offers end-to-end encryption, and supports Markdown. It has been a favorite app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac users.

There is a free version of Day One, but the premium version adds unlimited photos, videos, and audio recordings. Day One Premium costs $3.99 per month and is available from the App Store. 

Image Credit: Day One Blog


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