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Moodnotes is a mood tracking and journaling app that uses skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help improve thinking habits. Users create entries by selecting a matching emoji and making notes to go along with their mood. Moodnotes features an “Insights” section which shows users their mood over time and what thinking traps they may be falling into. The paid version of Moodnotes features unlimited entries, and the ability to “Check a Thought” which helps users further challenge negative thinking.
Available for iOS 12.0 and watchOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Developer: ThrivePort, LLC
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Gratitude, Psychoeducation & Information, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring
Targeted Conditions: Stress and Anxiety, Mood Disorders
Target Audience: Not Specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish,
Cost: Free with in-app purchases
Get it on: Apple App Store
The developer of the app carried out a beta trial to get additional feedback as well as information in the hopes of double-checking their assumptions. They used Twitter to recruit 500 people into their trial. Analytics were used to measure usage of the app features within the trial group, there was a 52% retention rate after the second week. Feedback from the users were used to determine what features were prioritized prior to the launch of the app. (https://www.ustwo.com/work/moodnotes)
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