Popular journaling app Day One acquired by Automattic

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in General Discussion edited June 18
Automattic, the company known for running WordPress.com, has acquired popular iOS and macOS journaling app Day One.

Credit: Day One
Credit: Day One


Day One announced the acquisition on its blog Monday, but added that the app will remain largely independent. For example, Day One founder Paul Mayne will continue to lead the team.

"When a small software company is acquired by a larger company, the original team is often swallowed up by the larger company. That's not the case here. I'll be remaining at the helm of Day One, leading the same passionate team that has been responsible for the development and design behind the app today," Mayne wrote.

In the future, Day One will introduce integrations with Tumblr and WordPress.com. Beyond that, Mayne said the app will remain mostly unchanged -- including current privacy policy and key features.

"Rest assured there are no current plans to change the privacy of Day One; safely protecting memories and creating a 100% personal space is the foundation upon which this company was built," Mayne said.

Apple named Day One its Mac App of the Year back in 2012. Over the years, the app has remained a popular App Store fixture and has been consistently updated with new features.

The Day One app is free to download and use, though it offers a $3.99-a-month premium tier that allows offers additional features.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 2
    WgkruegerWgkrueger Posts: 323member
     the app will remain largely independent”

    Sheesh, you’d think these acquisitions teams would realize this BS message has been stated and then reversed for every software acquisition that’s been made. It’s a joke. 
  • Reply 2 of 2
    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 5,477member
    Wgkrueger said:
    “ the app will remain largely independent”

    Sheesh, you’d think these acquisitions teams would realize this BS message has been stated and then reversed for every software acquisition that’s been made. It’s a joke. 
    Check this out :)
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