As seen in 10% Happier, Atlantic Magazine and The New York Times.
Find happiness by contemplating your mortality with the WeCroak app. Each day, we’ll send you five invitations at randomized times to stop and think about death. It’s based on a Bhutanese folk saying that to be a happy person one must contemplate death five times daily.
The WeCroak invitations come at random times and at any moment just like death. When they come, you can open the app for a quote about death from a poet, philosopher, or notable thinker.
You are encouraged to take one moment for contemplation, conscious breathing or meditation when WeCroak notifications arrive. We find that a regular practice of contemplating mortality helps spur needed change, accept what we must, let go of things that don’t matter and honor things that do.
We’ve also added features to make WeCroak work with your modern life.
• WeCroak only sends notification between 7 AM and 10 PM
• Open the app once per week to keep receiving your five daily WeCroak invitations at randomized times
The applications WeCroak was published
in the category Health & Fitness on 2017-07-26 and
was developed by KKIT Creations.
The file size is 37.16 MB.
The current version is 1.19 and works well on
10.0 and high ios versions.
Bug fixes and improvements to the Contact Support page.
Wish you can control the times of day you can get the quotes. Wish you can also go back to other quotes from the day. Also wondering what some of these quotes have to do with death. They don’t make you question your mortality.
Loved the app. Really did. Recommended it to my friends and many got it. Recently, the quotes have taken a severe left turn. AOC? The charlatan Hogg? Did the developers run out of the collected works of brilliant minds in all of history? Got another meaningless quote from aoc. “We have a responsibility to advance our moral technology” how does that vacuous non-sequitur possibly fit in the stated premise of the app? Your biases are showing. I don’t mind brilliant leftist/Marxist theorists from the golden age of that ideology, aoc does not fit that definition. On more quote and I’m deleting the app and demanding a refund. Isn’t balance a principal of Buddhism? Fail.
So insightful. Makes you think. And I believe it will make me a better person. Just awesome.
My brother in law shared this with me. He said every time he seems a quote, it is during a moment of extreme stress, adulting hardships, or a general sense of being bummed. Then We Croak sends him a reminder. The quote pulls him out and makes him remember so savor life and let go. He was spot on. Best 99¢ I have spent in a while.
Please display the quote in the Notifications so it will work on Apple Watch as well.
Grounding indeed. Groundlings will like it. Perfectly simple. And not doing any “robust” sales, thank you.
Overall I really like the simplicity of this app in the concept (no ads, no social media, no requests for reviews), but there are definitely improvements that need to be made. Primarily, not all of the quotes are that great and it seems like there isn’t the best filtering process in place. For example, one of my recent quotes was from David Hogg (from the Parkland shooting): “Don’t lie to us. Don’t make any more false promises, because when you do, children die.” Outside of the fact that the word “die” is used, that quote has absolutely nothing to do with contemplating death. It’s a political statement, that means nothing without context. The only thing I can reason to how something like this pops up is that they are scouring the web for quotes, and using buzzword searches to find quotes about death. It’s $1 though, and the simple notification that “Remember you’re going to die” that you get five times a day, accomplishes the goal of the app. So overall, good not great. Suggestion for the app creators: A save feature that you can use to save your favorite quotes that pop up and revisit them. That would be amazing!
It seems that the effort to expand the number of quotations available, the explicit focus on the subject matter (death) has been lost. “Expect nothing, live frugally on surprise.” - Alice Walker Quite good advice, but certainly not a call to examine mortality. I was hoping for the Roman general’s companion at the Triumph, whispering “You are mortal, just a man, soon the dust under another’s feet.” Instead, a Sophist.
This is app gives you a great perspective on life and truly gives you a reason not to stress over the small stuff. Simply enjoy life and be happy.
After having had it a few weeks, I love this app. I absolutely love it. I’ve suggested it to several people who don’t understand why I would, but this death-thinking 5x a day is a good thing for me. However, the last several days it got stuck on a single quote. I stopped getting notifications and every time I opened it, it had the same quote. I restarted my phone. Still the same. I just uninstalled and reinstalled it. While I haven’t gotten a notification yet, when I opened the app, there was a new quote. Hoping that problem is fixed now.
The notifications should be the message (like headspace) no swiping to try to get it. I’ve got it right twice only in 3 days.
Good app but many of the quotes are general inspirational quotes rather than reminding us of death, which is the promise of the program- eg today’s-William Blake “A fool does not see the same tree a wise man does.” Yes, but where is the reminder of death in that?
Great app! It's not addictive with too many bells and whistles. It's simple and it sends reminders to contemplate death. The reminders are quotes from a wide range of sources including: a medical manual, Buddhists, authors, entertainers (even RuPaul, who I didn't realize is so wise). It's definitely worth the money! I got the reminder once while contemplating whether to talk to a person at a networking event. My worrying mind was working it's magic until I got the reminder, which put the situation in perspective: is it a big deal if that person rejects me? One day I'm going to be dead. It motivated me to strike up a conversation, which is huge if you know me.
I’d give this app five stars if only I could change the number of notifications I get every day. As it stands right now I just get too many notifications. Please give us this option.
This works for me. Saw it on "the view" and felt they got the intention wrong. So I dropped 99 cents to give it a go. I've tried other phone apps to remind me to be in the moment and have deleted them. I have kept wecroak for 2 months and look forward to every new quote. But I like using death as an advisor.
The majority of the quotes are not really direct reminders of our mortality. The App would be more helpful with a much smaller catalogue of quotes that are directly on point. Much better to repeat quotes and do what the App promises than to meander for the sake of variety.
I love the WeCroak app. Great idea! Really helps w/ my daily contemplation of death & impermanence. I love the quotes: Extremely subtle and thought provoking. My one suggestion would be if there is someway for users to submit quotes for review and possible addition to the app. I think this could really expand the variety and quantity of the quotes, which are the best part! Thank you!
This is a neat app, and I do find myself looking forward to seeing what quotes pop up. I would like an Apple Watch app for it, so I could even see it without having to open up the app on my phone. That would make it even better!
Love the quotes. Could careless about Merck’s sales manual Would like to be able to copy and paste. Overall an app I really appreciate
I read about this in The Atlantic and the concept really peaked my interest. By the time I finished the article, I shelled out the .99 for the app and have been pleasantly pleased as peach. I can’t understand why people have taken issue with this to merit giving it anything below 5 stars. Anybody who says they’re looking for “darker” quotes or anything of the like is clearly too imperceptive to comprehend the simplistic morbidity the app offers in and of itself.