Day One jumps to subscriptions

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In short, Day One Premium provides the steady, reliable income needed to maintain and grow the Day One platform. It pays for customer support, QA, maintenance, bug-fixes, and development of new features. Recurring revenue from this subscription ensures the Day One Team will continue to provide the level of quality and reliability you’ve come to expect from us… More at Day One.

$50/year sounds like a lot to me. I used to use Evernote for journaling and moved thousands of entries to Apple Notes quite easily.

If you have very specific needs, this may appeal, but for longevity alone I would prefer to use an app and service that is likely to be around for a very long time, and at a lower cost.

One thought on “Day One jumps to subscriptions

  1. As a now gray beard (well, half-gray) geek with a compulsion to archive my life, I find my digital world a mix of oddball homebrew solutions (like my blog’s back end, and this homebrew database I’ve been using for almost 20 years to record stuff like passwords and media consumed etc) and commercial services (Dropbox and SimpleNote.)

    I guess my distrust of the longevity of services is a crucial factor. Dropbox, I’m implicitly backing up on every machine that uses it. SimpleNote has an export system I’ve tested out, and its pure text nature lets me have high confidence in that. (I guess Evernote has that HTML option)

    Similarly for music and photos; the canonical versions live on drives I can periodically backup to a physical device (and I don’t mess with streaming)

    Sometimes though, I worry this is over-attachment. A desire to live forever. Is the idea that all URLs should be permalinks terrible old school, and we should all accept the ephemeral nature of the content? (And by extension, ourselves…)

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