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.
Design experts and clinical psychologists (creators of MoodKit) have collaberated 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 50.66 MB.
The current version is 2.3.6 and works well on
10.0 and high ios versions.
Thank you so much for using Moodnotes! We know how important notifications and custom reminders are, and that they were a bit buggy for some users. This update should get you back on track! If you're still having trouble, please email us at [email protected] and we will investigate individual cases.
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I love this app a lot and I’ve had it for a couple of months now, haven’t missed a day of documenting my thoughts though! The only thing is, i wish there was a feature where we could add photos, i think it would really complete the package. I caught myself a couple of times reading through my entries and sometimes I just really wish I had inserted a picture that I can smile at for the happier entries, please do consider adding such a feature, it would really be the cherry on top for this app, because overall, this app is extremely powerful and amazing!
First of all, Moodnotes has, for almost a year now, helped me "re-calibrate" my emotions and my state of mind. I realized that my mood is directly associated with my perceptions of the world around me and my own "selective bias"... Just this realization alone has helped me gain more control over my mental health. I do have some key recommendations. Notably, it would be great to parse out the emotion details to better match emoticon states (super happy, happy, content, neutral, sad)... For example, is being "tired" or "exhausted" a negative emotion? Or are these physical responses to being mentally and/or physically active or overstressed? I believe there's definitely a distinction as I will often feel tired, exhausted, or stressed - but generally my mood is positive. Being able to draw distinction between emotive states and physical states of wellbeing are important. That's my Feedback! Thanks for this amazing app!
My mood isn’t so simple so it’s hard to pick a single face at a single time and have it accurate.
I love this app. I also am annoyed at this app. That's because i see potential for it to perform so much better at helping people really improve, and these changes I imagine would be so small and easy to add. 1) scrolling through feelings would be alot easier if they were grouped under 3 main feelings (in the negative feelings), depression, anxiety, and anger. Every negative feeling is a different expression of one of those feelings. It would just be more organized that way. 2) identifying traps should be followed by writing why the thought is actually a trap. If your thought is "jill doesn't like me" and you identify "mind reading" as the trap, one more step would really help, which is, go back to the statement and now respond to it. "Jill doesn't like me is mind reading because"... So basically in this step you match the thought with the distortion(s) that fit, and then you have a statement followed by "is a distortion because" and then you fill out the "because...". Ex: "...because I can't really know what she's thinking, at least not without asking her". Is step 2 too obvious? I think it's crucial and really stops this app from lifting my mood personally. I wonder how many people find their mood improved as is. CBT is a bunch of obvious and simple things but each detail really makes a difference. I'm hoping for some new feedback from developers from this new review. I'm writing this to you!
I tried many mood track apps before and this one is simply amazing. It lets describe what you feeling with details and helps you identify what cognitive distortions you are using to see a situation. I LOVE IT AND RECOMMEND IT!!!
I’ve never felt compelled to write a review for an app before. I’ve just started CBT therapy and needed a practical way to start doing the exercises and my god.. the user experience is perfect. I love the mood chooser in the beginning. I love the scales available and I love that positive and negative feelings are separated is already puts things in prospective. And the steps are easy to fill out and very effective in thought assessment and next steps. I can’t thank these developers enough. Thank you from all of us who need it!!!! 🙏
I like both the quick adjust the smiley face check in and the more detailed feelings. The ability to adjust the level of that feeling is one of the best things I think in the app. The thinking trap is cool but needs some work. Highly recommend this app if you suffer from depression, anxiety, or any mood disorder. If you’re in therapy it helps you track how you’ve been doing. If you’re on a new med this is important to know and discuss with your provider.
I’ve been using this app for almost a year now. It was truly a way for me to channel all my emotions and keep track of how things are improving. Now every time a open the app, it gives me the error “problem with iCloud” in a very intrusive pop up notification. So I open it less often. On the other hand, in the Moodtrends tab, there’s another bug where it always shows the last two entries as if I recorded them just now. If there’s any email address to send some screenshots, to explain both situations. I love this app... but lately, it’s been a nuisance.
If you struggle with depression, anxiety, or sometimes are just having a hard time, this app is like a close, judgement free friend combined with a neuro psychologist. Using it will probably change your life. It’s by far the best app I’ve found that utilizes the tries and true effectiveness of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)!
Have been using the app for over a year. It’s really good for achieving emotional balance and insight 🐠🐟🐬
Good to see how my mood changes due to certain circumstances. Great app. 👍
Managing time as we do is always the challenge - planning & recording using Moodnotes makes it easy - this may be good way. It works for me & coaching clients
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
Great app for knowing how to deal with many different types of moods and logging them in daily. I’m loving the positive/negative mood meters with adjustable percent of mood :) great job on this app :p
This app is great because it allows you to identify thinking traps, and asks you questions to clarify your positive or negative feelings. The questions are recycled every time usually so that is one critic, but overall a great journal. I’ve always found it hard to journal despite being advised many times, so this really helps me stick to it!
Great app it does help.. commit to use it consistently and the more you put in the more you get out. I do wish they would provide a single article we can choose to read now and then based on our cognitive distortions. I realized that reading about perfectionism or all or nothing thinking has helped me a But. Also- life changing research backed evidence based quotes do exist.. and are simple and can help us. One is: “you can choose attachment or happiness, but not both. That when we are unhappy, if we look, we find that we are really attached.” I would like to see a small amount of information provided here and there.
It has helped me through some tough times and acknowledging how I feel let me look into my selfie and find a solution to my problems
I would love the ability to be able to upload a couple images to my posts. For instance, it would be helpful for me to be able to associate a screenshot of my sleep patterns to my log since sleep is so closely associated with my mood. Or attach a photo of a list of medications that I'm taking. I love that this app is so focused and tight, so I hesitate to suggest complicating the design, but I think the utility of attached images could be an exception to the rule. Otherwise, I can't praise this app enough. It is an *integral* part of my mood management. Thank you for literally making my life easier.
This is the first review I’ve ever written. I really enjoy this app, it’s effortless and easy. I like the fact that I can keep track of notes (almost like in a diary kind of way). Maybe I don’t use it as intended, but I like having the app to write in. I do have suggestions! 1. When adding details, it would be great if there was different questions asked for different days. Maybe questions that prompt reflection for the day or things that make you think about the joy in life and how grateful you should be. 2. I used to get daily reminders and now I don’t. Maybe checking that feature out and seeing it still works with all the new updates that iPhone has. 3. I get a constant error message about my notes syncing to the cloud, a revision/double check on this feature would be great. 4. Pictures! Maybe the option to take or upload a pic.
Wonderful app, especially going through traps to process anxiety.
Clean and robust app but lacking essential features like ability to add/edit/customize your moods besides the default ones. Moodpath or even eMoods do a much better job if you’re trying to track emotional swings. And also tie it back to activities/tags/triggers. Visualization of historical data is very barebones but at least you can export CSV to do your own slicing and dicing. Bummer because otherwise it’s doing what it’s meant to and doesn’t have an ongoing subscription pricing model attached to it.
Not worth it
It’s a good motivation to journal and for that reason I keep using it. I wish there were an option to add feelings to the list - there are many there, but obviously there are many more that I simply note in my text summary. I do wish that the app wouldn’t automatically send me a thought correction procedure whenever I identify even a single “negative” feeling, even if the overall mood and tone for the day are highly positive as expressed in my “smile” and positive feeling selection. It seems like it negates all the positive feelings. I also wish it didn’t list “tired” as a “negative” feeling - I’m much more likely to be tired when I’ve had a very good day, and tired is a pleasant feeling after a long run, productive meeting, etc! Finally, please delete the optimism exercise about “what will your life look like in a few years.” My life expectancy isn’t that long, and although I don’t mind being reminded of it, it makes the exercise difficult (I generally write “I will have had a quick and comfortable death at a time and place of my choosing, and my end of life wishes will have been honored” ... but it has to be the same response every time since my life expectancy isn’t going to increase!) - and others might find that a serious downer. Not everyone who uses this app is 25 and healthy!
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.