Day One — the popular journaling app that we here at AppAdvice have been devoted to since, well, day one of its existence in the App Store — has just received a significant update.

The update delivers a variety of improvements. But a couple of these, in particular, are worthy of note: search and tagging.

Search and tagging are two long-overdue features that should make journaling with Day One even more convenient and productive.

With Day One’s new search feature, you can easily search through your entire historical record. Just enter the keywords you wish to search for and the app automatically begins to search your entries for matches.

Want to know exactly when you watched “The Hunger Games” with your significant other? Can’t remember the name of that delicious dish you shared with your friends during a food trip a couple of months back? Just type the relevant search words in the search box and Day One will take you to the corresponding journal entries.

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For its part, Day One’s new tagging feature allows you to categorize your entries so that you may find them more easily later on.

You can create tags while editing an entry by tapping the tag button or swiping down to go to the tag entry field. You can also add tags to an existing entry in list view by swiping across the entry and tapping the tag icon.

Besides search and tagging, the following enhancements and bug fixes are included in the new version of Day One:

  • MultiMarkdown footnotes support
  • Markdown Headers (H1, H2, H3) now with differential styling/sizes.
  • Auto hyphenation improvements – tabbing and tab levels.
  • Built-in web browser for external links (with option to disable it)
  • Fix: iPhone 5 display issues.
  • Slowed down the annoying loader arrow blinking.
  • Fix: Bug fixes, stability improvements and increased UI speed.

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, Day One is available in the App Store for $4.99. Download the app or update to its latest version now to take advantage of its great journaling features, both old and new.