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Cove Review

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2.00 / 5.00

Overall Score: 6/15

Consumer Ratings: 1/2
Proposed Goal: 2/2
Evidence Based Content: 1/1
Software Updates: 0/2
Clinical Input in Development: 0/1
Research on Development Process: 0/1
Efficacy of Other Products: 0/1
Research Independence and Review: 2/2
Research Base: 0/3

Rating Date: August 2020

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User Experince

User Experience

4.33 / 5.00

Engagement: 4.70 Functionality: 4.75 Aesthetics: 4.33 Information: 3.53 Subjective quality score: 3.25 Perceived impact score: 2.25 Rating date: November 2017 Rated by: Queensland University

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Cove allows users to build instrumental music to match their mood (ranging from gentle, clouded, playful, longing, calm, to struggling). The app is intended to help users express their emotions in stressful scenarios where verbal expression might not be effective. The app is founded on the idea of expressive therapy. The initial mood rhythm is supplemented by bases and melodic patterns with a filter as a finishing touch. This degree of variation allows for layered generation of “mood music” with the opportunity to assign emotional buttons and written details before being archived in a music journal. Cove can be used to track and express emotions and was developed primarily for adolescents, but is appropriate for use by all age groups.

Technical Details

Available for: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Web
Developer: Humane Engineering Ltd.
Type of Treatment: Mindfulness
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders
Target Audience: Adults, Adolescents
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional?: Recommended
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free
Get it on: Apple App Store, Web.

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Cove

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