Capture your mood and improve your thinking habits through an innovative approach to journaling! Moodnotes empowers you to track your mood over time, avoid common thinking traps, and develop perspectives associated with increased happiness and well-being.
ustwo studio (creators of Monument Valley) and Thriveport’s clinical psychologist founders (creators of MoodKit) have partnered to bring you Moodnotes! This one-of-a-kind app is grounded in the scientifically-supported content of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and positive psychology. Includes Apple Watch app and iCloud sync/backup.
Moodnotes helps you to:
● Track your mood and identify what influences it
● Develop healthier thinking habits
● Learn about “traps” in your thinking and how to avoid them
● Bring new, helpful perspectives to situations
● Increase your self-awareness
● Reduce your distress and enhance your sense of well-being
Exclusively featured by Apple in the App Store Today tab story "All The Feels."
One of Tech Insider's "100 World's Greatest Apps" and exclusively featured in Wired, The Guardian, Business Insider, Fast Company, TechCrunch, Lifehacker, Mindful, Mashable, Vogue, and more. Fast Company's 2016 Innovation By Design Awards finalist.
The applications Moodnotes was published
in the category Health & Fitness on 2015-08-06 and
was developed by ThrivePort, LLC.
The file size is 50.65 MB.
The current version is 2.3.5 and works well on
10.0 and high ios versions.
Bug fixes and general improvements... But of course we're not just going to leave it at that!
Did you know that you could change the date on an entry? You didn't? Sorry about that. We could have done better in letting you know that! Now there's a new shiny, tappable icon next to the date.
So, some of you informed us that your reminders weren't coming through. That's not good! We've got that fixed and you should be getting your reminders again. We did have to remove the Smart Reminders feature for now because, well, it just wasn't being as smart as we thought it was. We will look into teaching it some new tricks and see if it can make it back in the future.
There were also a few minor layout issues we saw with the latest OS so we cleaned those up as well.
Thank you so much for using Moodnotes. The stories you have shared with us through reviews and email are truly heartwarming!
So revealing to see patterns in my moods. I love the options to choose from a variety of moods, because sometimes it’s hard to put your finger on exactly what you’re feeling. It’s amazing to see how easily I can change my perspective after a few prompts. It’s more helpful than journaling. It’s like having a counselor, teacher and good friend that are with you all the time!
Better than having a therapist. My wife and I use ours daily. Also use Moodfit. Amazing amazing amazing. Both are a must have.
Helped me so much on bad or good days love it
I have a background in psychology, but work in another field. I love CBT but have always had trouble with reframing. This app makes reframing easier. As well, I notice a lighter mood after I reframe!
I really like how simple Moodnotes is but I don’t like how I have to open the app and click the plus button to add a mood. I wish Moodnotes had a widget where you could add an entry quickly and add details later. I also wish there was an Apple Watch app. Sometimes I have strong feelings in meetings and I would love to be able to record it without having to log it in my phone.
I really do. There are so many great things I can say about it. I’m sure you guys already know how great it is though with all the rave reviews. I hope you guys actually read these comments because I wanted to suggest two features that could make the experience even more enjoyable. Feature #1- Having a Dark Mode setting since iOS doesn’t have dark mode yet. I like to use this app before I close my eyes as it’s nice to get any last thoughts out before bed. Problem is, even with my phone on the lowest setting, the app is still very bright. I work hard the last two hours of my day to stay away from screens and bright lights and I feel that sometimes the brightness messes with that progress a bit. Feature #2- It would be awesome if you could make a graph or chart showing the average of how much our emotions change after we reassess thoughts. I hope I can explain this better by giving an example: If I’m feeling anxious, let’s say 75% anxiety, but I rethink my thought and the percentage goes down to 25%, then I’ll know it went down by 50%. I know the app shows this already per entry, but it’d be awesome to see the average amount on the Insights page. If I’m often feeling anxious while using the negative filtering trap, but my anxiety goes down after I finish the entry, I’ll get to see the average percentage of how much my negative thinking is affecting that specific emotion. And let’s say I tend to feel insecure while using a certain trap, but after my entry those emotions go down while my tired percentage goes up, I could see a chart showcasing what’s really going on when I think I’m feeling a certain way. This info is already kind of on the app, but it’d be nice knowing just how much of a difference reassessing myself changes my perception. Even if you don’t include these things, I’ll continue to use the app often, and I’ll continue to gift it to others. Thanks so much for creating something that works very well, and that helps change the way people approach their world.
Im revising my review, (And not because it was poorly constructed and written) but because i never use this app, and the reason is that it's just too simple to be really useful. I've already suggested ways to improve the app, and received a response that my ideas were good and were being considered(and some ideas already in the works) but that apparently was just the app developers humoring me on. Nothing has improved. (Btw the app uses the word trap, but im more used to using the word distortion, but they are interchangeable, although i think distortions is a better description) I will explain now what the biggest thing missing is, and it's really just a small thing, but makes a world of difference. The main work using the app is when you 1 describe a thought 2 identify thinking traps 3 reevaluate the thought without the traps. So what's missing? Well, I'll give a made up scenario 1)thought: i haven't been successful at work, my boss is going to want to fire me, I'm a failure. 2)traps: fortune telling, emotional reasoning, catastophizing, etc.. 3)reevaluate thought: I'm still feeling unsuccessful and that my job is in jeopardy, and i still feel like a bumb. (And not only that, but there should be a percentage for thoughts, how much do you believe your thought before and after you identified distortions, besides there should be multiple sections for thoughts where you can break them up into seperate statements, to easier analyze long complicated thoughts, each sentence within possibly containing several traps/distortions) Step 3 is a bit rushed. Some steps have been skipped. Firstly, yes i see there are traps/distortions, but where and what are the traps/distortions exactly? Before step 3:reevaluate thought Should be, like this Step 3, Fortune telling(based on users choice): how have you been fortune telling? Well, i don't know for a fact that my boss will fire me, also I'm mind reading, he may be happy with my performance. Emotional reasoning: i feel like a loser but that's just a feeling, when i look at my work more objectively it may be said to be a bit below par but far from being a failure. Catastophizing: like i said above, I'm exaggerating how bad my performance has been. It hasn't been so bad that it would label me a failure. I can't just skip the step where i explain what my distortions are, and go on to write a new thought. So basically i never use the app, but it's sad cause i believe it would just take a little tweaking to make it so much more useful. Its not the only improvement i could think of but the most significant and easiest i would imagine to implement, and would make this app worth using for me, but as of now i have not really been using it, its easier for me to just write in a journal. So id appreciate the fix and if not id appreciate a refund actually, that would nice too. I feel like i took a chance with this app and im still hoping it can be fixed and im actually listened to and not just humored on.
I’ve been working with my therapist for almost a year and have been using this app for about half that time. This is especially helpful for me because I’m working on being more mindful and using this as a journal allows me to easily track how I’ve been doing and remember the things I’ve done and how I felt. Just this simple change of taking a few moments to write whatever I’m thinking about and what I’m up to has allowed me to better understand myself. Plus it’s neat to be able to see the charts and the follow up questions are very good™️
At the request of my therapist, I’ve been using this app for the past few months to log my feelings and thoughts, and to subject them to scrutiny using the CBT framework. The UX is seamless and it’s one of the few apps I keep open on my phone all day. Highly encourage people in therapy, and outside frankly, to use. It’s provided me a level of introspection and insight into my emotional landscape that I was never able to reliably access before. Great job, guys!
This app changed my life regarding how I manage my anxiety. I have recommended it to countless others. While I don’t journal as often as I would like, I use this app when I am feeling myself start to slip into the endless cyclical depths of anxiety and depression. I immediately feel a sense of relief after coping through my own thoughts to first acknowledge my feelings, validate that I feel them, understand why I feel them, and then redirect my thoughts and energy about them. I also try to occasionally check my happy thoughts when I remember. When I need a quick pick me up, I like to go back to them - similarly to looking at pictures of a fond memory. This app is transformative. I am so happy I downloaded it years ago
Although i have not been using mood notes for long i can see a map of my moods starting to form. The user interface is clean and easy to navigate and the general feel of the app is that it wants to help you get a better understanding if what makes you feel a certain way. My only complaint and the reason i believe it to be “heavy handed” is that it sort of always checks in reminding me to journal. I know when i need to use to it to get an accurate measure of my moods and this aspect of the app just gets a touch frustrating.
Moodnotes provides a good scaffold to help me dissect my thoughts and reflect upon them. It is something that a lot of other journaling apps doesn’t do well enough. I usually use it before bed or on the go when I feel like I need to write something down. Being a user of this app for a couple of months now, I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to journaling their moods and thoughts.
It was really good for the first week, but then I got over how repetitive it was, selecting feelings, reading about the same thinking traps over and over. Further, I really wanted to be able to analyse my mood from day to day, week to week, month to month, etc. I want to be able to zoom in and out on this data to easily see cycles, or low points, or high points. I want more data analysis tools for my moods. The mood input method is good, but graphs to analyse that data is lacking. Overall, well made app but with limited functionality. Might check it out again in the future
I think there could be more insights based on analytics though
I find this app wonderful to gain insight into what may have led to the mood I am currently experiencing. It helps me never stand by using reflection how I can possibly think about things differently when I experience negative feelings. It has also gave me insight by reflecting what may be going on for other family members who are struggling what may be going on for them. It asks you to rethink what may have contributed to the most recent negative emotion, which I assess what may have been going on for family that I have had conflict with. It is a great app and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this app to anyone who wants to gain better insight into what may have triggered their feelings and what they can do/remember to experience more of the happy feelings that they experience.
I have been using this App on a daily basis for about three weeks now. To be honest, it is a little prescriptive in its limited binary-type selection of moods and facial expressions, and the ability for users to add their own customised feelings would be a welcome addition. It is also important to acknowledge that it should not be seen as anything more than a ‘paracounselling’ measure, until professional help is sought. Having said that, there is much to say about the benefits of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and I have found myself in a consistently brighter and more positive place since using Moodnotes. For that reason, I would recommend this App to anyone who is not travelling as well as they would, or should ideally be.
If you have an iPhone X don’t get this app. Really basic features like Face ID and taking advantage of the iPhone X screen realestate is a real let down. I want to love this app so badly but I can’t with such a high price tag and unpolished feel. Another feature I’d like to see added is the ability to add photos to my journal entries to cater to people who are more visual thinkers and want to see and reflect on past entries and view photos of what made them feel happy or sad on a particular day. Over all it is a good app but I’m getting a refund and deleting it. will download when they fix the iPhone X problem. :)
Awesome app works great and love seeing the progress
I love this app I learned that I'm mostly happy but sometimes I just feel sad this app is really helpful with sadness and with the thinking traps i love the information they give you like don't make a situation too bad but really it's not that bad
An otherwise great app; will change my rating later, but the old iPhone black boxes is an eyesore.
I love this app. I am able to emotionally reflect on how I am feeling. Over time, this allows me to better reflect on my emotions. Metrics and data reporting based on your emotions are available to you, and I’ve learned so much about myself. This app isn’t trying to sell me ads, no secret agenda, just a quality product. My only suggestion/feedback: I wish there was an IPad version. I use this app only on my IPad, but I have to use the mobile version to use this app.
I am enjoying this app so much. This helps me to think things through after I go through answering all the questions. When I see the solution I realize that things aren’t as bad as they seem.
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why is this app so great? It’s such a great idea and is organized so well, it’s really helped me. I was skeptical when I first bought it because I’ve bought many other apps similar to this one. However, this app is the only one I’ve discovered that works and really helps. Thank you!!!
This app exceeded expectations. It’s empowering to see thought patterns and comforting to be able to learn and grow in a safe space through journaling.
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i’ve struggled with depression and anxiety for years now. my sister recommended this app for me when i was having trouble getting out of negative thought patterns. i use it nearly every day, it’s like having a therapist in my pocket to help me through the day. the only difference is you don’t have to worry about being incompatible with a therapist. i would recommend this app to anyone!
The app is well-designed, and I’ve found the combination of freetext journal + mood gauge + feelings selector very helpful. But I feel sour about the fact that the app sends a push notification daily if I have not logged an entry yet. I cannot turn that off! I submitted feedback to developers to let me turn this off, but there was no response, which just pours salt on the wound.
Love this app. It’s very thorough and helps me through situations with good guidance. Also helps me remember situations (and the details of that situation) that I might have forgotten if I didn’t log it.
There are lots of mood regulating apps on the market. After trying out many of them over the last year, this one has emerged As a favorite. It has clean and thoughtful design, and has enough features to be useful but stays minimal and sleek enough that you’re not bogged down by all the content and features. Excellent design! Feature requests for developers: The only feature I wish they had that’s similar to Pacifica is to be able to highlight parts of the thought and link them to specific thinking distortions. That’s the only thing I liked about Pacifica when I used it. I would also like a separate tab in the app where you can scroll through all the insights you wrote in the “insights noted” section so you can see your progress in terms of meta learnings. Thanks! Updates for more feature requests: I wish that you could click on stuff in the insights page and get to the data behind it. For example, at the bottom it says “you usually feel...” what if you could click on that and see all the times you logged entries that said that?
Initially, I was searching for a gratitude journal, however, most are not evidence-based, either outdated or awful to look at. This app has it all and more: it is evidence-based, it is aesthetic pleasing to the eye and it is fun to use. It is self-empowering to track your moods and find out the potholes of your thinking. I am so grateful for this as I can be quite the negative person and always wanted to change that, merely lacking the structure for sustainable change.
Great for logging your thoughts at any time.
Personally I've found using it has genuinely calmed me down and helped me look at everyday frustrations differently.
Excellent app. Been doing it for 3 days and it has really helped my mood. Would totally recommend it.
I have been using this app every day since I bought it a week or so ago. It is really helping me to capture my moods and giving me helpful insights to help me manage them better.
Really helpful in changing the way you think about events and putting a positive spin on things.
App is a great resource for consolidating the principles of CBT and helping you to be more aware of your thinking processes.
So worthwhile - simple and effective.