Day One (2) Adds IFTTT integration

They’d said that they were going to do that, but now they actually have. It looks ok. But it’s made me wonder why I would automate a journal entry? What would that work? I’m not sure at all.

Anyway, I’m still on Day One ‘Classic’ and not 2 as yet as I’ve had too many problems with the new version. This might help me try version 2 again. Maybe.

Day One 2 nearly gets there, but doesn’t

So I got slightly excited about the latest update of the Day One 2 app. The updated version which required you to pay for it again. When I first got it the app didn’t have a few pretty critical features that I wanted that were in the original app. However, now that they’ve put back a couple of those I thought I’d check again and see if it was worth moving over. However, it failed again. It couldn’t import all my entries. Why? I don’t know, but once again I’ve gone back to the old or ‘classic’ version.

Going back to Day One (Classic) because Day One 2 just doesn’t work

After a few days of using the latest version of Day One (the journal app), I’ve decided that I just doing like the big update. Version 2.0 just doesn’t work for me at all. I was really looking forward to the new version of this app, but it really hasn’t worked out for me. As far as I can tell there isn’t enough in the new version that actually worth me using to make it worth switching over completely.

I’m not using multiple journals, I thought I might but in the end couldn’t think of a use for it. The only other thing I thought would be really good was the ability to add multiple photos. Well even that isn’t big enough to put up with all the down sides from version 2.0.

I thought I’d be impressed, but sadly I haven’t been at all. The worst thing was the widget, which was completely ruined. Version 2 had a widget that was just pointless and boring.

All I can say is how disappointed I’ve been with this whole thing. It was built up to be an amazing update, a new app, and I paid for it again only to find out I’d spent money on something that was a massive backward step. Perhaps it will change. Perhaps it will get better, but until I see some evidence of that I’m going back to Classic even though I know that won’t get updated and will very quickly become abandonware.

It is nothing but a very sad state of affairs that a developer makes you pay for something that is this poor.

Some early thoughts on Day One 2

I mentioned that I was probably going to upgrade to the latest version of Day One. Well I did. So far, it’s ok. The interface is very similar and has some things that are improved, like for example, being able to add more than one photo per entry. That’s good. I like that.

I thought I might make use of the multiple journals functionality, but so far I can’t think of a single way to use it. Perhaps I will in the future, but for now, as far as I can see, tags do the job just as well.

The only real down side for me was the widget. The previous Day One app had a great widget, which allowed you to see a lot of data and also showed photos of either a month ago and a year ago, or random photos. However, Day One 2 doesn’t provide anything like that, and it’s a big loss. Apparently, according to the developer, this is coming in another release. I hope it is, because so far this has been a big backward step.

Day One 2 arrives

I’ve been waiting for this for some time now, and the new version of Day One (a personal journal app if you didn’t know) does look pretty good actually. Of course, it isn’t a ‘free’ upgrade. No, it’s a new app. I had suspected that it would go that way. I guess that’s ok. I know that it costs money and takes a lot of time to get new apps out, so you should expect it.

But it does look good though, and there’s a lot of new stuff in there too. I won’t go over everything they’ve done, because if you’re interested you can find all of that on their blog.

However, their roadmap is very interesting, because it includes:

  • Audio Recording
  • Places
  • Activity Feed
  • Night Mode
  • People Tags
  • Advanced Search (as a filter)
  • Publish 2.0
  • native embeds
  • attachments
  • and lots more…

That’s a good list. I especially like the audio recording option. However, one thing that I was expecting to see was IFTTT in there, but it isn’t there. Of course that doesn’t mean that it won’t be included. I really hope that it is.

I expect I’ll upgrade to it. Probably in the next day or so as it’ll go up in price soon. When I do I’ll let you know what I think of it.

Good things coming in Day One version 2.0

I’m a big fan of the Day One journal app. I find it really useful. It seems that there’s a lot of new stuff coming in the next big iteration of the app. Here’s what’s coming:

  • Multiple Journals— In Day One 2.0 you can create and name multiple journals
  • Multiple Photos— A simple and elegant solution for adding multiple photos per entry

It looks like it’ll be really cool, but I hope they won’t mess up a load of other stuff at the same time.