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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.

Moodnotes App Description & Overview

The applications Moodnotes was published in the category Health & Fitness on 2015-08-06 and was developed by ThrivePort, LLC. The file size is 45.34 MB. The current version is 2.3.4 and works well on 10.0 and high ios versions.

Normally, this is where app developers would say "general bug fixes and improvements" right? We'll we've done those things but thought we'd tell you what those actually are :D We just like sharing like that!

So we've updated the entry detail screen to have a bit more modern code. Hopefully we did it in a way that looks the same but just feels a bit snappier!

We've also updated the watch app thanks to some of your suggestions (start with a neutral face you said, and we did).

Along with that, we completely rebuilt all the PDF export code to address many of the issues you all have told us about (thanks for letting us know!).

So that's the highlights of the "general bug fixes and updates".

Thanks so much for using Moodnotes and sharing with us what you love and how we can make it better. It really does mean a lot to us!

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Moodnotes Reviews

thomas of bacon

Useful but a touch heavy handed  thomas of bacon  4 star

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.


Great app to sort out my thoughts  chloehyw  5 star

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.


Well made but gets repetitive  KINGKIDDO  4 star

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

Steve Androulakis

Well thought out experience  Steve Androulakis  4 star

I think there could be more insights based on analytics though


A great App for reflection and recording your moods  humft  5 star

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.


Recommended.  Kornmehl  4 star

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.


Don’t buy.  fraser997  2 star

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. :)

Kit Kat 2.0

Awesome  Kit Kat 2.0  5 star

Awesome app works great and love seeing the progress

Dino ville

Amazing app  Dino ville  5 star

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


Please bring compatibility for iPhone X.  DavidNutella  2 star

An otherwise great app; will change my rating later, but the old iPhone black boxes is an eyesore.


Good for people with fear of failure  jameenicolee  5 star

I love this app because it’s so simple and chill. I hate doing things everyday and I always forget this app reminds you once a day and helps track your mood I saw that I wasn’t sad nearly as often as I thought I was


Easy, Functional, Pretty, just what I needed!  DapperDanni  5 star

Since using Moodnotes I’ve noticed significant improvements in how I manage my mental health. The app makes it super easy to log emotions and thoughts, and gives you simple prompts on how to be more mindful. I also really appreciate the clean colorful design, as a visual person, it makes it so easy to see how my mental health has varied over time. Could not be more thrilled, absolutely worth every penny.!


Only good for iPhone/Mac users  idealeyes  5 star

Seems a little limited to iPhone users? Would be helpful to expand to Android users too.


Good practice  Gokubi  5 star

I really enjoy this app and how it gets me to practice seeing how my own reactions to my environment can be introspective and redirected.


Helpful tool  CoraYvette  5 star

This app is helpful in building insight into thoughts and feelings.


BEST APP EVER!  Cfb10162009  5 star

This just blew my mind! This actually DOES help me with a LOT of things. If you are reading this, IT’S WORTH EVERY SINGLE PENNY! This developer is genius!!! I have one suggestion....I have an iPad and it does need iPad support. This app works great but you made an update for iPhone X support so can you make an update for iPad support too? If you can, please do it! This app is the best! You made me much happier with this app but I am really hoping for iPad support.

Slimy joe the truth seer

Pass  Slimy joe the truth seer  1 star

This program really caused me more grief than it was worth. The “moods” you can choose from are extremely linear and only really suggest depressed states vs elated ones and prompt thinking of yourself in those terms. Don’t bother with this program it’s definitely a PASS


Great objective data  Redfraggle37  5 star

I use this and recommend to my patients to track the reality of our mood. Depression and anxiety sometimes feel like they are “always” there and they cloud our reality, our brains lie to us. This tracker can help one to become mindful of the


Good app, needs tweaking.  EMETFORU  3 star

I'm very familiar with CBT and i can say this app is very helpful to me for Journaling my moods. There are some seriously needed improvements needed to make this a 5 star app. I'm just going to start with one, and add more thoughts latest perhaps, and that is, you need to be able to be looking at what you wrote for your thoughts when are selecting the thought 'traps', after all the traps are revealed in the words of the thoughts, it's a little much to keep going back and forth to check what i wrote and see if there's any traps, i need to see the trap possibilities while i review what i wrote as my thoughts. Id also add there should be an option to match up the thoughts with the thought traps, in other words i would add an entire section where the thoughts are repeated as written, but with colored underlines on the words representing different thinking traps, like if you choose 'All or nothing thinking' as a trap, you would choose which thought or line has that trap and select it, and it would have an underline and would say 'All or nothing thinking' That would make the app vastly more effective in my opinion at capturing the traps/distortions in thinking which lead to troubled feelings like depression. It would make the work of finding the flaws in thinking a lot easier which is basically what CBT is all about. I hope this review and my input is taken under serious consideration cause i really believe in what is being attempted here and believe it can be so much more!!


I am speechless  alperuzer  5 star

Truly it is an inspiring app. It is almost like a lifecoach. The approaches to the feelings and the suggestions to the bad thoughts... it is unbelievable i am totally speechless. I couldnt even verbally describe how much I like the app. All hearts for you, amazing...

Dénis Wettmann

Finally found the perfect app for what I need.  Dénis Wettmann  5 star

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.


Handy and always there  LtPaulo  5 star

Great for logging your thoughts at any time.


Great support app  Whitfy  5 star

Gr8 app


Genuinely makes a difference  Tsetigsgjdejvddjd  5 star

Personally I've found using it has genuinely calmed me down and helped me look at everyday frustrations differently.


Mood app  Waytogoh  5 star

Excellent app. Been doing it for 3 days and it has really helped my mood. Would totally recommend it.


Excellent App  Mickelas72  5 star

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.

Grimdog John

Great app  Grimdog John  5 star

Really helpful in changing the way you think about events and putting a positive spin on things.


Great app  SnowBetty22  5 star

App is a great resource for consolidating the principles of CBT and helping you to be more aware of your thinking processes.


Great app  Playitbyair  5 star

So worthwhile - simple and effective.

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