The popular journal app Day One has finally been redesigned for iOS 7. In addition, it has just been updated with new features, most of which leverage the key hardware components in Apple’s latest iOS devices.
While it has been a mostly minimalist-looking app since, well, day one, Day One has now become an even greater example of clean and simple aesthetics on iOS with its new iOS 7-inspired interface. Fortunately, it’s not inspired by iOS 7 so much that it risks having an interface that is hardly distinguishable from most other apps that have been redesigned for the operating system.
Also on iOS 7, Day One has been updated with background sync capability. Integrated with Dropbox sync only for now, this automatically fetches all of the latest updates and entries onto your device even when the app is closed.
As mentioned, the latest update to Day One also includes improvements exclusive to some of Apple’s recently released iOS devices. These include 64-bit support and automated data tracking on iPhone 5s with M7-powered daily step counting. Furthermore, the update fixes issues with panoramas on iPhone 5s.
Moreover, the new version of Day One offers historical weather data with Forecast.io being a newly added weather source. It also lets you capture the metadata of the track being played in the Music app and add it to your journal entry.
Also including speed improvements and optimizations, the new version of Day One is available now in the App Store as a free update or as a new $4.99 download.
Note that with this update, Day One has dropped support for iOS 6. As such, the app is now compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 7.0 or later.
Day One for Mac is also available in the Mac App Store for $9.99. Day One for Mac was last updated in October with a map view and a location editor on OS X Mavericks along with other new features.[gallery link="file" order="DESC"]