Grid Diary was launched in early 2013 as a paid app. We consistently rolled out free updates, feature upgrades, and customer support for over 6 years.
In January 2019, Grid Diary 2 was released as a brand-new app. We spent over 2 years on designing new UI design, rewriting every line of code in Swift, building our own sync server… to create the brand-new Grid Diary. Believe it or not, the more we afraid to died out like the small outstanding product (without steady income to support everlasting development), the more we work hard and value our users.
This app is now renamed to Grid Diary Classic. Users are still able to download it from the App Store. It remains mostly functional, but if software services such as iOS, iCloud, Dropbox change and update, we may no longer keep this legacy app functional.
At this time we recommend transitioning off of Grid Diary Classic into Grid Diary 2 on iOS. Grid Diary 2 was made a free download, and allow users to import their data from Grid Diary Classic at no cost. There are a membership upgrade option via subscription for users that want sync, passcode lock, color themes and many other new features. We are also offering a 6-month free trial for pro users when subscribing.
The new subscription model in Grid Diary 2 allows us to continue updating this single version indefinitely. We will never release a new, separate app, all future updates and upgrades will be part of this app binary.
Some of you may be surprised by this change. But it’s the result of a long-term discussion about how to put Grid Diary’s development, and the future of our small team, on a sustainable foundation.
We feel this is best for our users and for the future of Grid Diary. We believe that it will be a life company for you and we want to be around as long as you are to store your memories.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.