Day One, the amazing journaling app for Mac and iOS, has just released an update for its iPhone app which includes the ability to publish entries to your personal web site located at http://dayone.me. In addition, you can also have your entry posted to Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare. You choose which entries you want to publish and the social networks, if any, where you also want them to appear.
Your DayOne.me web site is private by default. Only people who know the URL for a post can view it. If you choose to also announce your post to the public via one of the social networks, it includes the link to that post.
Here you see a journal entry in my DayOne iPhone app. To publish it, I just tap the Publish icon (shown in blue on the left of the bottom toolbar). The first time you do this, it walks you through the sign up process to create a free account at DayOne.me, then publishes this article at your new site. If you also want to announce posts at Facebook, Twitter or Foursquare, you’ll first need to connect the app to your accounts – also done on the Publish screen – and from then on you just tap the network(s) you wish to include.
Here’s what the published journal entry looks like at my “site”.
From within the app you can also create a bit of a profile for your site that includes a short bio, link to a web address of your choice and even the ability to take and include a selfie. Your DayOne.me site also serves as a central collection point for stats from each of the social networks included in your published items. It collects all the likes, retweets and comments for display on that entry’s web post.
Right now this feature only works on the iPhone app but updates are coming for both the iPad and Mac versions so soon you’ll be able to publish from those apps too. Future plans include adding additional social networks and publishing features.
Day One with Publish for iPhone is now available in the app store.