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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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!
If an iPad version isn't feasible, then I wish there was syncing so I could run the iPhone version and see my progrees on my iPad.
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!
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
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
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
I love this app. I’ve had it since the start of the year after being recommended and it’s been amazing since. However in the last few weeks I’ve stopped getting my notifications to when to record my moods. I had 9 months of nonstop reminders at exactly 10 pm like I set it the first day I used the app and suddenly—nothing. Like I didn’t even get a notification tonight as I’m writing this review. This is very disappointing because so far I was able to keep a good record of things to reflect on later and it was helpful for when I went to therapy. Now I randomly get reminded one day yes and another no. It’s really stressing me out because I’m relying on this app for this. I know the update said they fixed it but it’s really not fixed. I either have to remember to do it (which I don’t often hence the reason I have my reminder notification) manually or the day isn’t recorded and now I have gaps in my daily reflections. Please fix this it was doing so well before until the last 2 months.
It starts out simple with it just telling out to fill out this stuff, and it stays that simple. Even though it isn’t complex this provides so much help and some great strategies. Each day I have been going in and been logging it once a day, it started to become a habit and I am really glad I did that. This app will work for anyone. I have one problem with it though, it doesn’t have an iPad mini app, which is where I use it the most. Even though it functions just like it would on an iPhone sometimes it bugs me about the black borders. I would love to see the app update to support this. If you are on iPad mini and can deal with this, this would be a perfect app for you. All in all $5 for this is an underprice!
Just started using an enjoying it. One suggestion would be to add a feature where users can take a photo of their meals for the day. I find diet plays a big role into my mood.
Been using app daily for almost 1 yr. I like it for tracking happiness level even if I don’t journal daily. But I just bought a new phone and would like to import my notes into new phone. There’s export function but how do I import the CSV or PDF file into my app on new phone? I cannot since only export and iCloud sync options are available...but I cannot restore the synced data into new phone either.
The old layout for thought checking in the MoodKit app worked much better for me. As well as the way I could see my mood laid out and the rating scale for the mood tracker. Some aspects of this app seem better, but I hope the old app continues to get support.
Great except for the iCloud syncing errors
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.