How to start
If you’ve never used Log A Day before, the first thing to do is to create a new “Category”.
A category is anything you want to keep track of.
Let’s say we want to track our fruit juice consumption.
Easy: tap the + icon, then enter all the information needed.
The title can be as simple as “Fruit juice” (titles should be short).
Select an appropriate icon and color.
In our case, a cup with a straw, and a bright orange.
Tap the Create button, and it’s done.
This category is now visible, if its status is active, in the Today tab.
It is also available for use immediately on all your devices that are connected to your iCloud account.
Once the category is created, you can associate it with a Siri command so that you can add actions in Log a Day without having to launch the app first.
Go back in the category to edit it, and tap on “Add voice command”.
Choose a simple sentence that will add an event to this category (invoking the same action as tapping once on a category in the Today tab).
This will also enable the command to be available as a Shortcut in the Shortcuts application, and other appropriate places in iOS such as the Lock screen and Siri suggestions.
Once you have created as many categories as you want, you can tap on their respective cells in the Today tab to add events.
Each tap creates an event that is timestamped at that exact moment.
To quickly decrease the score of a category, you can swipe on its cell to delete the last event that was added.
For more control over what is recorded, see the Events tab.
Get Log A Day
from the App Store
Log A Day is available for iPhones with iOS 13.6 minimum, for iPads with iPadOS 13.6 minimum, and for Macs with macOS Catalina 10.15.6 minimum.
There are no in-app purchases or subscriptions. With a single upfront purchase you get the complete pack: the iPhone application (with its iOS 14+ widget), the iPad application, and the Mac application (with its macOS 11+ widget), without any restrictions.
Log A Day is also known as Actions Du Jour in French-speaking countries.