Slow off Wifi, Broken Markdown, Classic was Better
I find when journaling and Im not on a wifi network that the typing grinds to a halt. I can keep typing, but the display is about four to five words behind me, so I have to stop, let it catch up, fix any typos, and it really slows down typing on the go. The entire point of being able to journal on your phone is so its always accessible. This is a really big bummer.
And then theres the entire neutered Markdown thing. I was a DayOne Classic user from way back. I have over 800 entries now, and when they finally brought end to end encryption to Day One 2, (since they moved to their own servers), I thought I could finally migrate. With end to end encryption, I figured my journals were safe from their snooping.
But I found out that they changed how they handle markdown. Basically, they dont respect the line breaking of markdown, so all my old journal entries look terrible and the formatting is completely broken. Instead of going with a half-implemented version of markdown, why not just bring in a toggle. Then those of use who want to use markdown properly can, and it doesnt break all our old journals. And for those whove never heard of markdown, (which I suspect is the larger group), they can go on using it like a normal text editor.
Its very frustrating when a company makes such a massive change to the software that breaks basic functionality without providing any warning, work arounds, or rationale.
Its for this reason Im on a hunt for a new journaling app. Im cool with the subscription model. Im not cool with not being able to trust whats going to happen to my journals over the long term.
Day One Journal, v2.3.5