Ever since Day One was discarded as "Day One Classic" in favor of a cash cow private data service subscription service, I've wanted to get off Day One. At the time, I found no suitable alternatives.
After having to reset my iPhone and then having to figure out how to re-download the long withdrawn Day One Classic from the App Store, I decided to investigate my options again.
Right now it looks like Dyrii and Journey are the best two alternatives. Journey does Markdown, which is an advantage coming from Day One. It's not clear how Dyrii imports my Day One entries without Markdown support, and that concerns me; but I like the idea of keeping my data on iCloud instead of Google Drive. (Apple takes privacy seriously, and while Google may make vague statements about the privacy of "private application data" it remains that their entire business model is selling "information products" based on users' private data.)
However... looking in the App Store, the first thing I see is a Dyrii announcement that they've suspended Dyrii development. I see no more detailed statement here or anywhere else. Without a lot more clarification, that's an enormous argument against adopting Dyrii. I'm just giving up on an old retired app; I know what that means, and I know that an unmaintained app might keep working fine for a long time... but I have no interest in starting to rely on an app that's already obsolete.
So what's the real story here? Or is nobody talking... which would be a massive black mark against Dyrii in the comparison.
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