This article describes how to import or export JSON or Text data on your Mac. If you'd like to import journal entries from Day One, see:
Exporting Lifecraft (JSON)
When entries are exported in the "Lifecraft (JSON)" format, all entry data is preserved, including photos, text styles, emotions, tags, location, etc.
- Select the journals/entries you want to export. You can hold down the shift/command key to select multiple journals/entries. To export all of your journal entries, select "All Entries" in the journal list.
- Choose File > Export > Lifecraft (JSON)
- Choose the folder where you want the entries exported.
All of the entries are exported to a single file. The file is a package that contains JSON files for every exported journal.
Importing Lifecraft (JSON)
- Choose File > Import > Lifecraft (JSON)
- Choose a Lifecraft (JSON) export file (it has a "lifecraftex" file extension).
New journals will be created for every journal in the export file.
Exporting Text Files
Each entry will be exported to a separate text file (rtf). Entry photos are not exported unless they're embedded in the entry text.
- Select one or more journals/entries. You can hold down the shift/command key to select multiple journals/entries. To export all of your journal entries, select "All Entries" in the journal list.
- Choose File > Export > Text
- Choose a folder where you want the entries exported.
Importing Text Files
A new journal entry will be added for every text file that you select. If a text file includes a date as its file name (e.g. “4-23-20” or “April 23, 2020”), the new entry will be assigned to that date. If the file name doesn’t include a date, you can choose to have the entry assigned to the date the file was created or modified.
- Select the Journal where you want to import the new entries.
- Choose File > Import > Text
- Choose one or more text files.