Towards the end of December, the MacOS App Store notified me of an update for the Day One app. Every attempt I made to install the update failed. On both of my MacBooks. I made sure to quit the Day One app and the Day One menu bar extension, but every attempt to run the update failed without any kind of error message.
I emailed support, and they suggested making sure DOWidgetExtension was stopped in Activity Monitor. I had to Force Quit the process, but doing so finally allowed the update to install successfully.
I couldn’t find anything on Google about this, so I thought I’d post it just in case someone else was having the same issue. Clearly it’s not a wide spread issue, but if it’s a problem for you, give this solution a try.
Much thanks to Adam at Day One for the suggestion.
This is becoming a theme with Day One updates. I got another error when trying to update Day One this morning. The error is strange, because the update does, in fact, download. It just won’t install. I went into Activity Monitor again to see if any Day One processes were running, but they weren’t.
Why does Day One hate me? 🙂
I’ll post an update if anything changes. I’m sure y’all are sitting on the edge of your seat in suspense.
UPDATE: 2 minutes later…
After I posted that last update, I closed the WordPress app on my laptop and gave the Day One update another shot. Two things happened: The WordPress app reopened to this post, and the Day One update completed successfully. Apparently, 2021 is going to be just as weird as 2020.
Apparently it’s more of an App Store thing than a Day One thing. I’ve had multiple apps fail to update on both the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air. They eventually update if I keep trying, but it’s definitely a glitchy process.
One more update 4/2/21
Because, why not? Still having issues with updating all apps in the Mac App Store, but Day One tends to be more stubborn than the rest. Eventually, if I keep trying, it will install.