When I decided to use Day One for my travel journal, I had the following requirements:

  • Data portability is paramount (markdown, text, or textbundle);
  • It must work offline;
  • Integration into my existing workflow to share travel moments on Micro.blog;
  • Easy data entry with as much metadata automatically filled out for me as possible;
  • Look at my current toolset before using something entirely new.

I tried Craft last year, and it wasn’t up to the task. Apple Notes was a candidate, but it was dropped since notes’ metadata is nonexistent. Day One met all requirements. I’ve been using Day One for more than five years. It worked wonderfully for my last trip. Sometimes, the solution is right in front of our eyes.