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How to import journals

Mac

To import journals or entries on Mac, go to Menu Bar > File > Import. There, you will find the available options:

  • Markdown (Diarly)
  • DayOne
  • MacJournal
  • Journey
  • Momento
  • Chronicle
  • CSV

If the importer you want isn't available in the list, you can request it. The request form is in Menu Bar > File > Import. Alternatively, you can reach out via email, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

When importing, you will be shown additional information about the entries that will be imported. If you are happy with the structure, press import. Multiple entries for the same day will be merged into one, using time separators.

iOS

To import journals or notes on iOS, go to Settings , and then Import. There, you will find the available options:

  • Markdown (Diarly)
  • DayOne
  • MacJournal
  • Journey
  • Momento
  • Chronicle
  • CSV

If the importer you want isn't available in the list, you can request it. The request form is in Menu Bar > File > Import. Alternatively, you can reach out via email, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

When importing, you will be shown additional information about the entries that will be imported. If you are happy with the structure, press import. Multiple entries for the same day will be merged into one, using time separators.

Markdown Importer

Exporting to markdown allows you to create backups that you can easily import later.

This option imports a zip archive containing .md files. You can check the structure of valid import files by viewing how Diarly exports your entries.

DayOne Importer

  • DayOne JSON: a zip archive.
  • DayOne classic: a .dayone file, or a zip archive containing it.

Find out more about how to export your entries from DayOne.

Big thanks to Chris Curtis for writing about his experience migrating from DayOne to Diarly.

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