Journaling with GoodNotes and Day One

Journaling with GoodNotes and Day One
Photo by Aaron Burden / Unsplash

Every day I’ll write in Day One as my daily journal. It’s often a brain dump where I’ll write about whatever I’m thinking during the day, things that happened, events I enjoyed, challenges I faced, lessons I learned. 

Sometimes, if I’ve have the time and inclination, I’ll take my Apple Pencil and write by hand into a blank document in GoodNotes.

GoodNotes features a powerful handwriting-to-text conversion that’s not perfect but does a very good job of interpreting my messy handwriting that you can see in the screenshots below.

I find that writing by hand slows my thoughts down and is often an enjoyable exercise and welcome break from typing yet I still get the benefits of keeping my writing in Day One.