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Day One Goes Premium

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Day One is evolving. We’re transitioning to a more stable subscription business model to ensure this app and these services always stick around.

This week we’re releasing the Day One Premium subscription service. It includes the ability to create more than ten journals and access all future premium features.

If you have already purchased Day One (version 2.0 and later), the features you currently have will always be yours to use without any additional cost. This includes encrypted sync, ten journals, multiple photos per entry, and all ongoing maintenance updates and improvements.

As an additional benefit for our existing customers, we’re offering Day One Premium for 50% off (regular price is $49.99).

Thank you for being a founding part of making Day One what it is today, a trusted platform for personal writing, special moments, and reflections on life.

For more information, check out the Day One Premium FAQ or contact us.

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Day One Encryption

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(Repost from Medium)

When Day One launched in 2011, I knew that privacy would be an essential part of a great journaling app. We pour our deepest thoughts and feelings into this app, it should give us the assurance these remain private and secure.

In 2015, we launched Day One Sync as a replacement for iCloud and Dropbox sync, knowing we wanted to eventually offer web services (IFTTT, API, etc.) and applications on other platforms (Web, Android, Windows). Most importantly, it was the only way to create a proper solution to our most requested feature, end-to-end encryption.

We set a high bar for our small team, sync is hard, encryption is hard. It took two years for us to complete this project. During this time, we continued to move forward reading every 1-star review requesting encryption come sooner.

Today, I’m pleased to announce Day One Sync with private-key, end-to-end encryption is now available in version 2.2 of the Mac and iOS apps.

Day One is a trusted source for your personal data, thoughts, ideas, dreams, memories, etc. You own your data.

Day One iOS App Security Settings

“End-to-End” is a journal settings toggle alternative to “Standard” encryption on a per-journal basis. This approach allows us to continue developing additional applications and services for Day One, like our web and Android apps (curently in beta), without requiring the advancements of our encryption design. We will expand support for end-to-end encryption to all applications in the future.

You can learn more about end-to-end encryption, including our 3rd-party audit in our FAQ.

Thank you for your ongoing patience, trust, and support.

Paul

Day One iOS App Security Settings

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What is retirement?

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With only a week left of work you would think it would be pretty easy to be ready for this. You’ve worked most of your life now you stop. The problem is the questions. What will you do because not doing anything seems almost obscene. What about all those people at work? Will you even see them again? What happens when your income is not dependent on getting up and going to work?

In a matter of seven days these questions will become less important because this new lifestyle will suddenly dictate your experience. One thing is certain — time will be your own to use as you choose. That new dimension will be so enjoyable. 






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"Jimmy, go down to the morgue and get a photo of the Premier looking pained..."

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The polling firm CRA released its latest survey of Prince Edward Island voters today, and both the CBC (P.E.I. Liberal support slumps again in CRA poll) and The Guardian (P.E.I. Liberals take 10 point dive in latest poll) ran stories highlighting the decrease in support for the governing Liberals and their Premier Wade MacLauchlan. In both cases, they use what might be charitably called “pained” photos of the Premier to illustrate the stories:

Pain Premier in The Guardian

Pained Premier on the CBC Website

Earlier in the week I learned about an interesting Mozilla Learning project called Hack the News and the X-Ray Goggles bookmarklet that powers it, which allow one to learn about the web by remixing the web. I used this opportunity to explore how the photos that the media used to illustrate their stories have their own politics.

So I found a decidedly less-pained-looking photo of the Premier in the Huffington Post, and dropped it into the CBC and Guardian stories about the CRA poll to get a sense of whether a happier photo changed the way I interpreted the story:

Happier Premier mashed into The Guardian

Happier Premier on the CBC

I don’t know about you, but for me the change is palpable: the original stories become stressful to look at by comparison.

I’m not suggesting that the happy-Premier photo is a better choice to illustrate these stories–it’s as dishonest as the photos that were used.

In neither the CBC’s case nor The Guardian’s was the photo used an actual photo of the Premier actually reacting to the actual results of the poll: both are “file photos” and, as such, represent a variant of the same danger represented by using stock photography to illustrate stories that I’ve written about before.

Photography in news stories should be used to enhance the journalism, and, as such, it’s important that photos used bear some relationship to the subject matter of the story; in today’s stories the CBC used a photo taken two weeks ago and The Guardian used a file photo that’s been used as far back as 2015.

I’ve no doubt that the Premier isn’t cracking open Champagne about today’s poll results, but I don’t know that for a fact; that the photographs used in these stories suggest an emotion, where the reporting doesn’t, is wrong, and they should be removed.

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23 days ago
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iPhone: 49.287476,-123.142136
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Mad Marx: The Class Warrior

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55 days ago
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rraszews
61 days ago
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Karl Marx of the Wasteland headshotting Ayn Rand is the single most beautiful thought I have ever been gifted with.
CarlEdman
61 days ago
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So true! All of the world's problems could be solved by Marx(ists) killing more of their opponents.
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quad
60 days ago
Your irony game is so strong.
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61 days ago
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I'd watch it

Launching real-time filterable push notifications for iOS, Android, web, and email

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For some sites, you want to know when they publish as soon as they publish. Maybe you want to immediately be notified of everything a site publishes, like a monthly meetup that posts an event only once a month. Or perhaps you want to be immediately notified of everything the NYTimes publishes about the companies in your stock portfolio. Or you just really enjoy reading your daily comics and want them emailed to you so you never miss a beat.

Today I’m proud to launch push notifications simultaneously across all three native platforms on NewsBlur (that’s web, iOS, and Android). That means that you can setup notifications for all Unread stories or only Focus stories that you’ve trained to be pushed to you over email, iOS, Android, or through browser notifications on the web.

You can setup all four types of notifications on both web and mobile. And you can employ your intelligence training to only surface the stories that have use certain tags, have specific keywords in the titles, or are written by specific authors. Additionally, it’s easy to hide stories using that same training so that you don’t receive notifications that you want to ignore.

Push notifications on iOS

To start with notifications on iOS, you can use the new swipe-to-the right gesture on the feed list (replacing the trainer on the swipe gesture). It’s very easy to turn notifications on and off or to even step up the filtering on a site so that you only get Focus stories instead.

This way you can overprovision notifications for yourself and easily dial them back to where you get just the right number of notifications.

Today version 7.0 of the NewsBlur iOS app is being released and here’s a list of what’s new and fixed on iOS:

  • Push notifications: real-time push notifications on a per-feed basis.
  • Swipe-to-the-right on a feed to change its notifications.
  • A new optional app badge for unread counts. Enable under Preferences.
  • Stories now automatically are marked as read on scroll. Disable under Preferences.
  • Better image support on iPad and fixes for drag-and-dropping the story titles bar (at bottom of the story detail).
  • A note on that: you can move story titles to the bottom on iPad. Just drag the bottom bar up.
  • Fixed issue with sharing stories not working or disappearing on iPad.
  • Fixed theme issues in the activity share sheet.
  • Fixed a crash from opening stories with no permalink.
  • Fixed size of intelligence control on bottom of feed list on iPhone SE.
  • Fixed issues when story titles are set to the bottom layout on iPad.
  • Fixed issues with the interactions dialog.

Notifications on Android

Android also gets a new version today. Version 6.0 gets notifications and new custom reading fonts as well as the mark read on scroll behavior that iOS and web have enjoyed.

Here’s a list of what’s new and fixed on Android:

  • Mark as read on scroll is a new preference to automatically mark stories as read as you scroll past them.
  • New fonts for reading: Whitney, Chronicle, Gotham Narrow make their way to Android from the web.
  • Also supporting native Android fonts Noto Sans, Noto Serif, Open Sans Condensed, and Anonymous Pro.
  • Switching between Text and Story view is now sticky per-feed (similar to iOS and web).
  • Fixed issues where feed list would not update.

Notifications on Web

Browser notifications are handy for those sites that you only want to read on your desktop. For example, you could setup web notifications for an RSS feed for a status feed, letting you know when migrations and downtime will have some effect on you.

Setting up and tuning notifications is also just as easy to do on the web. You’ll find it under Manage > Notifications as well as in the Read Filter Popover (top right of the app) when reading an individual feed.

Notifications over Email

Finally, for those use cases not covered under web or mobile, you can now have websites automatically email you when they publish new stories.

This is for those stories that you don’t want to miss and want to ensure that you read. For instance, I use email notifications for worrydream’s quote blog that serves me a single paragraph of insight once a week because I loved having quotes emailed to me.

There you have it, four new ways to consume the news. If you love using NewsBlur and want to see it continue to launch new features like these, please tell friends and followers about your news reader. People often ask for ways to stay on top of the game and NewsBlur is the most powerful way to do it.

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samuel
37 days ago
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This is a huge deal and the biggest feature of the year. Notifications have grown on me considerably, esp. the email ones.
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satadru
37 days ago
Thank you!
satadru
37 days ago
So how would I create a notification for say Samuel Clay's Blurblog?
samuel
36 days ago
I subscribe to the feed of the blurblog and then setup notifications. I haven't built blurblog notifications, although I suppose I should.
satadru
36 days ago
+1. Social notifications on newsblur (comment & shared feed) would be huge. :)
dreadhead
32 days ago
This is neat but I think the notifications I would like the most would be for social interactions (comments etc)
gazuga
25 days ago
Seconding the above suggestions, although what you have already is a great start.
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37 days ago
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ameel
37 days ago
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Yay!
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JayM
38 days ago
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Nice. Newsblur continuously is by far the best news reader out there.
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hooges
38 days ago
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Any chance this feature will someday get the ability to push only certain tags. I know it can do focus, but I might have a use for a notification for just one tag instead of multiples I highlight in a feed.

I guess I could....send notifications to email alias which I then push back to Newsblur...then use intelligence trainer on the feed the email creates with notifications. Ha!
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samuel
37 days ago
I think IFTTT supports filters like that, which means you could use their new filter feature directly with the NewsBlur channel. It's actually the way notifications were handled ad hoc by users until now.
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