I installed an app named 'dayone' from App Store earlier, and then I was told that my OS(version 10.11.6) was not compatible with the current app version. So firstly I removed the target app, hoping to re-install that app later after upgrading the OS, and then did the upgrade(version 10.14.2)

However, after I upgraded the OS, I found that the app is still in the Updates list of the App Store panel. Clicking the UPDATE button won't install the app or update the app(there's nothing to update anyway since I had already removed it)

I suspect that the app was not deleted completely in the first removal, but I can't find anything about the app left in my mac. Also it could be an OS bug?

Could anyone please help? Thank you so much in advance.

  • How did you remove the app? Does the app show up in Finder under 'Applications'? – fsb Dec 20 '18 at 17:37
  • @fsb in the Launchpad, I kept pressing the option key so that all the app icons were 'shaking' and deletable, and it is from there I deleted the app. – xczzhh Dec 20 '18 at 17:42
  • @fsb no, the app doesn't show up in the Finder under 'Applications' any more. – xczzhh Dec 20 '18 at 17:43

I'm assuming you installed Day One v2. According to Day One, there's a specific way to uninstall the application. I think you just need to delete the folder indicated in #2.

  1. Quit Day One Mac.
  2. Paste this into the Go to Folder window in Finder: ~/Library/Group Containers/5U8NS4GX82.dayoneapp2/.
  3. Drag the entire folder to your Mac Desktop. (This contains a local copy of your journal data backups and might be useful if any problems arise when you reinstall and reimport your data into Day One Mac 2.0.).
  4. Drag the Day One Mac 2.0 app from the Applications folder to the Trash Can.
  5. Be sure to quit Day One Helper in the menu bar if necessary.
  • Thanks for the answer. Before I asked the question here, I had already tried searching anything related to 'dayone' in the finder, and deleted everything that has 'dayone' in it. So I think I had already deleted the folder in the #2 as it is obviously not there now... – xczzhh Dec 20 '18 at 18:42
  • Did you have v2 or Claasic installed? – fsb Dec 21 '18 at 0:45
  • Actually, I installed the default version the App Store provides, which is 2.9.2. But after the installation, it reminded me that it was not compatible with my then OS version, and I was recommended to install a previous version(classic?) of the app, which I did(through the interface of the app itself). – xczzhh Dec 21 '18 at 1:37
  • But this classic version only showed me a lock interface asking me to input the password, I inputed my password of dayone account, but nothing happened, and only got the "Hint: F num" words below the password input field. Then I deleted them all. And start to upgrade my macOS version to be the latest. After I finished it, I am beginning to have the current problem... – xczzhh Dec 21 '18 at 1:37
  • So it appears you have the Classic version installed now. Did you look at the Day One site for uninstalling that version? The steps are different than what's in my answer. – fsb Dec 21 '18 at 14:58

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