Day One Acquired by Automattic →

Paul Mayne, writing on the Day One blog:

Today, I’m thrilled to announce that Day One is being acquired by Automattic Inc. This is incredibly exciting news. For the past 10 years since I started Day One, I’ve worked to not only create the best digital journaling experience in the world, but one that will last. By joining Automattic, I’m now more confident than ever that the preservation and longevity of Day One is sure. This acquisition will provide Day One access to the same technological, financial, and security benefits that, Tumblr, and other Automattic entities enjoy.

If someone had to acquire Day One, Automattic seems like a pretty good home. That said, the concern I have is that Day One would be absorbed into the larger company, but Mayne says that won’t be the case:

I’ll be remaining at the helm of Day One, leading the same passionate team that has been responsible for the development and design behind the app today. This means that the Day One you rely on to save your thoughts, photos, videos, audio recordings, and more isn’t going away. Instead, it’ll only get better, with future integrations with Tumblr and Rest assured there are no current plans to change the privacy of Day One; safely protecting memories and creating a 100% personal space is the foundation upon which this company was built.

I’ve got over 10 years worth of memories in Day One, and I don’t plan on moving on from it after today’s news. I have no desire for Tumblr or WordPress integrations in my journaling app, but as long as the team behind it keeps a focus on privacy and other features to make it easier to use Day One, I think it’ll be just fine. Hopefully.