Import Day One Entries

With Journey, it is easy to import Day One entries into the application.

Day One Classic

Method 1 (Import from Dropbox)

  1. Your Day One Classic should be synchronised with Dropbox.
  2. On your desktop, locate the Day One folder in Dropbox > Apps > Day One.
  3. Archive to .zip the Day One folder. It should be named as Day One.zip.
  4. Transfer Day One.zip to phone storage "Download" folder
  5. Open Journey, go to Settings > Database > Import.
  6. Select Day One.zip.

Method 2 (Import from Backup File)

  1. Open Day One Classic.
  2. Tap “File” > “Back up journal”.
  3. Go to “Preference” > “Backup” > “Show backups folder in Finder”.
  4. Rename to Day One.zip.
  5. Transfer Day One.zip to phone storage "Download" folder.
  6. Open Journey, go to Settings > Database > Import.
  7. Select Day One.zip.

Day One Classic File structure

Journal_dayone
|-- photos
|  |-- xxxxxxxx.jpeg
|  |-- xxxxxxxx.jpeg
|
|-- entries
   |--xxxxxxxx.doentry
   |--xxxxxxxx.doentry

Day One 2.0

Method 1

  1. Open Day One 2.0.
  2. Export journal to JSON.
  3. Rename filename to 1 Entries - Export.zip.
  4. Transfer 1 Entries - Export.zip to phone storage “Download” folder.
  5. Open Journey, go to Settings > Database > Import.
  6. Select 1 Entries - Export.zip .

Day One v2 File structure

1 Entries - Export
|-- photos
|  |-- xxxxxxxx.jpeg
|  |-- xxxxxxxx.jpeg
|
|-- Journal.json
Warning!

Your previous entries may be overwritten. Also, you may have duplicates if you import the same backup multiple times.

Import Error

Please check your Day One export file structure before approaching our staff for assistance.

Updated on May 4, 2018

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