Thanks guys for this app. Tbh I’ve only started to use it more recently. Downloaded it a long while back as it looks neat. The design is fantastic, lovely use of colour and fun interaction. I’d like to see more gamification elements to help strengthen the habit to use it :)
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" and in several other stories.
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.
What's New in Version 2.3.7
Thank you for your support of Moodnotes!
This update addresses:
• iOS 13 compatibility.
• Upgrade to CloudKit syncing system (be sure to update Moodnotes on all the devices you sync to).
• Minor bug fixes with FaceID for some users.
• Fix for duplicate entries and data export crashes for some users.
NOTE: There may have been some instances where iCloud sync may have caused invalid data to be created in the app. Tapping 'Remove Duplicates' (in the Data menu tab) should correct the issue and clean up any stale data causing crashes.
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Moodnotes, like it’s predecessor MoodKit is a very useful app for confronting your negative thoughts and realising patterns in your thinking.
I think it would be useful to be able to identify the behaviours associated with your poor mental state. Not just the thought patterns but things like ‘over-use of technology’, ‘drinking alcohol’ etc. The option to personalise these would be cool. This would give people a better chance at preventing the slide into negative thinking in the first place.
This app is GREAT. It really has helped me process emotions and habits and errors I make when thinking day to day. What I would love is if it combined mental traps with behaviours. I wish it allowed me to tick off taking medicine, how I had slept and things like 3 meals, drinking water, exercise etc. Tracking these whilst also tracking my moods would be really beneficial to me
A therapeutic assistance - helpful and practical tool for self-therapy.
It seems like a good idea and it gets good reviews so I wonder if I’m missing something. However, it doesn’t do a lot other than remind you to write your thoughts down every day and gives you a few prompts whilst doing it. Maybe that’s all it’s supposed to do and I expect too much. It’s a bit annoying that there’s no proper way to use it on an iPad, just a blown up phone version in portrait mode. Not really convinced it will motivate me much but we’ll see for another few days.
looks good works well it's worth £4.99 I would recommend to all!
It was great but although there is nothing to prove this I’m scared to write my true feelings as I feel someone is reading them and also I forgot about the app after awhile
Easy to use. Reminds you to do it! Love the smiley face as a quick way to review your mood trend over time. Love the wide range of mood descriptors and the tips on how to reframe your thoughts and turn your attitude round. Found it very helpful in getting me in to an upward spiral. Not everyone wants to write a journal page every night. This is so easy even when you feel low you can manage it.
I have x3 mental disorders and with these conditions comes the attitude of I can’t be bothered ☹️but this app is simple pimple and has actually made me think I can actually keep a diary of my conditions 🙂 will post more in a couple of weeks 📆
Been using for a while now and it really helps ,but you have to be bothered 😬
Exactly what I needed. Easy to use, got all the vocabulary... I use it like a diary it’s perfect
It's good. Fairly simple. Definitely not worth that much money though. There are other apps that do the same thing. Regret purchasing it.
I’ve only just started using this app and I think it’s such a wonderful idea and asks you the simple things people may not do in your everyday life like ‘What’s happening at the moment?’.
If you’re more of a listener in life it’s a perfect way to express all the thoughts and feelings you might not get the chance to express often.
It also helps reassess your situation and look at things from a different perspective which is really great for me and then you have the opportunity to reevaluate your initial feelings when you first started your entry which I think is good as more often than not those feelings are generally more positive.
What I really would love for this app is another version for the Ipad. There is another app I’m using along side this for the same price called Grateful and it’s really set out well so I can view it in landscape mode and be able to use my keyboard.
Currently I view the questions in portrait mode, type using my keyboard with the words going up and on the side. It’s not a biggy as the app is great but thought it might be an idea to enhance the experience.
I understand it’s created more for mobile phone usage but I think for lengthy entries it’s easier to type on a keyboard rather than mobile keypads and truly get across all you need to say.
This app does not do anything at all. You’d be better of with a pen and paper.. I wish I didn’t waste my money on it..
I thought I would give this app a try and so I completed it every day. I have been using it now for 8 months and it has I quite literally changed my life for the better.
Above all it helps me to see life’s challenges from a different perspective. What I thought was a problem suddenly seems less of an issue.
I have learned a lot from the advice given by this app and would highly recommend it to everyone.
Highly recommended to help track unhelpful thinking that leads to anxiety, depression and other issues.
Decent general mood diary. I'd imagine could be super useful for those undergoing CBT therapy or similar self help things.
Kinda wish the emotion tag 'low' existed though.
After starting therapy I was looking for an app to record thoughts rather than carrying around the print outs from my therapist. This does the job brilliantly.
I have one recommendation for the ‘Identify thinking traps’ section. It would be really helpful if you could tap the tags for each thinking trap and see the advice in a pop-up so you can refer to it as you complete the ‘Rethink thought’ section. The advice is not available until the Rethink sections is completed which is not as helpful as it could be. I’ve been taking screen shots of the advice at the end and then referring back to it as I complete the Rethink section which is a bit of a hassle.
Love this app. Exactly same techniques as used in CBT snd helps with low moods. For some reason though the secure login no longer works. Not asked for Face ID when opening app and unable to enter a passcode either. Needs fixing and updating please.
The App still doesn't support iPhone X interface.
I wanted to recommend this app:) 1000% its very helpful and always helps me keep track of my moods through out the months. It’s very interesting to see. Tells me my common thinking traps and makes me aware of things I need to change
Thanks, app is great!
It’s a good app but how it hasn’t been updated for iPhone X after so long I don’t understand.
I’m not sure if it’s the elegant design or the balance they’ve struck between lightness and depth, but this app has become a healthy part of my routine. Where other journaling and self-reflection habits eventually felt forced and tedious, this one never seems like an effort, and the data I’m accruing feels meaningful.
I highly recommend giving this a try!
I've been using this app for a while now and I have to say it's been brilliant. Ive suffered from a whole array of mental issues. This app gives me an insight no mental health care professional has been able to give me. Yes you can just simply track your mood with the nice simplistic interface. Or you can take the extra step and really think about your mood for a minute. Choose the feelings that apply from a list and review what's going on in your life. Recognise the traps so you don't fall into the same routine. This is what I've been doing and now I can actually see by the statistics in the app I'm doing better. I absolutely love this app and thank the creators so much. You are literally changing my life.
I love this app but I’ve just upgraded to the iPhone X and I hate how Moodnotes is one of the few apps that still haven’t got iPhone X support.
Please sort it soon.
Being suffering from depression for a long time and under medication, this app feel someone I can release my feelings
This app forces you to reflect on good feelings as well as bad and helps me to avoid triggers and also process triggers so that I am in more control.
Great to slide down for sad and up for happy, I would however like to swipe left or right for perhaps confused and angry.
I love this app. The design is easy to use and aesthetically pleasing. The ability to vary the effort of the entries is useful. You can either just rank your mood using the happy/sad face page or you can add text and select specific emotions, and the intensity of those emotions you are feeling too. Once you've completed an entry the app gives you the option to reflect upon what you wrote, asking questions, highlighting potential "thought traps" you might have fallen into and giving you the ability to think about the situation in different ways.
The app also gives you the ability to track your mood, and reread entries and therefore analyse patterns of behaviour and thoughts, which is necessary to address issues you may be having.
You can set a pass code to ensure the security of your entries if, for example, you were to lend your phone to a friend, so you can be as open as you like with it.
You can also export data, which I've not yet tried but might try in the future to further analyse the data held in the app.
The only things I think could be improved are;
1. The ability to add your own "emotions" to the list provided. There are sometimes feelings I have that aren't listed but that I want to record.
2. The ability to add other tags to entries. Or prompts during entries to other things that might effect your mood. E.g. Having the ability to track other things alongside mood such as if you have exercised that day, to the assess the impact of activities on your mood too.
3. This is very minor but I just got a new phone (iPhone X) and the app doesn't fit the screen fully.
Really good, gentle but effective way of tracking mood. Would be even better if it could be made so that you had to respond/track at certain times.
It’s actually quite a triggering and horrible experience. All the bad things in your life listed in the one place...just makes things worse :(
Really like this app and has been keeping up with it quite well.
I hope that you could upload photos with your entires and it will make it a very good all-rounded mood tracker and even will be competitive as a journaling app.
Hope to see that change soon.
It’s like on the fly digital cbt! It’s really helped me to reprocess the negative thoughts that make it into my conscious mind.
One suggestion; please give us the ability to actually add feelings rather than just adjusting the ones we identify at the start, after we identify we identify traps etc...
It’s a good way to find trends in my estimations based on when I feel low and stuff. I’ve suffered from depression, anxiety, manic periods and a mixture of all 3 at the same time since I was 11 so it’s good to have a record of triggers and other external factors to my moods.
My only issue is that I don’t like to look back on my feelings and struggle to keep records of my thought processes so seeing my comments are a trigger in themselves. I think I would have preferred to just see a tally chart for my emotions at various times of the day and then have the option of seeing more details only if I choose to.
I think it would be a good tool for people with unexplained anxiety etc but not for someone like me who struggles with constant emotional difficulties.
I kind of regret purchasing this app and advise you to think carefully about whether a detailed account of your emotions would actually be beneficial before you spend £4 on it
I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression for many years. When I’ve tried to create a mood diary in the past it has always been forgotten and ignored as it’s a pain to do during a busy day (work, family life etc). I’m honestly able to do this when I make a cup of tea, pop to the loo, or even whilst walking around as it’s on my phone and watch. Now that I’ve been doing it a few weeks, which is a personal record, I’m completing the insights and identifying the patterns that cause my anxiety. I’m also being forced to acknowledge when my mood is good, which I think we are all guilty of doing! I adore this app and have recommended it to several friends already. Well done to the creators for making something that has clearly been thought through carefully and then created in as sympathetic a way as possible. Well done
Found this app both practically and emotionally very useful.
Really helps me balance my emotions.
Clear demonstration of the relationship between feelings and thoughts. Great descriptions for negative thinking traps and excellent presentation. Will enjoy using this app for some time I think!
This app is helping me so much, through the good and bad times. When I’m sad, I can rant. When I’m happy, I can write about my day! Love it
I love Moodnotes! I think it is a great way to reflect on your feelings for the day! It also gives you feedback on what to do when you are feeling negative! It is defiantly worth £3.99!
This app really helps me highlight my negative thoughts with handy little tips to move you back in the positive, just what I need
Fantastic app! Been looking for this for a long time, nothing else has done the mood diary concept so well. Nicely integrated with CBT-Type self assessment. Only niggle is that you can't see your written-down thoughts while selecting traps. Otherwise perfection! (Not that perfectionism is a good thing!)
When I downloaded this app, I thought it would be just like the rest of the apps related to journaling and mood, but I was wrong. 1. It’s clean and simple. 2. It offers solutions to make you better, in my opinion, is a jolly good step in improving mental health. And 3. Is well worth the £3.99!
Good app, easy to use and as advertised, very quick to submit entries.
The only thing missing is iPhone X support. Look forward to a future update
As an iPad user, I like the app but it’s poorly adapted to the iPad screen. Things are often overlapped or offscreen.
Sigh. Why would Apple recommend this app when there’s no iPhoneX support. It’s so annoying. I paid for this so just update your constraints, it will take you half a day max.
So easy to use this app. Either quickly note down your mood, or go into detail to find patterns. Helpful advice pops up too, which is great.
I’ve had some Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the past and this app provides CBT without having to see the therapist. It gives you a deep understanding of how your thoughts can directly effect your mood and emotions. Explaining how to look at your beliefs from a different and positive perspective, resulting in a more positive mood and outlook. It works well for me, highly recommended!
I’ve come to really understand the utility of this product to truly enable me. It’s my personal therapist.
This is the first serious app I have purchased. I tend to forget or feel too low to bother writing my moods down. This app gently reminds me and it takes 10 seconds to log your mood. Also, I emailed for support regarding an issue with exporting my data. I didn’t really expect a response yet I did get a response and it was very helpful! - the best £3.99 I’ve spent in 2017.