Extremely beneficially and useful app!! 5/5
Whenever I am struggling I come back to this app to journal and sort out my thoughts. It has so many helpful tips and actions to take if you are stuck in rumination. Having ADHD my thoughts tend to race and I am easily overwhelmed so this app just gives me a private place to brain dump, get ideas, and then move on. I never write reviews and I often download apps that I use only once and delete but this is the one app I have always kept on my phone and used for the past couple of years. I haven’t found a better one! The interface is simple and not distracting.
Won’t open 2/5
I purchased app, used once and really enjoyed it but now I can’t get it to open. User error? Maybe…but I’ve never had this issue with any other app.
Great content but super outdated 2/5
It helps with depression but it’s outdated to a point that it adds stress. The lack of dark mode, messy lists and outdated icons are disappointing. Please take the time to improve the user experience. Dark mode at least.
Glitch in the Activities 3/5
I downloaded the app today. There is a glitch on the Activities page. I can go into other activities, but it only gives me the information for the Entertainment activity. I need to go out of the app and re-enter each time I want to perform a different function. Not sure if I can fix this on my end, but I already purchased the app.
So simple yet helpful 5/5
This helps me journal in a way that is actually helpful. Waiting until the end of the day to write things down can be overwhelming, but this app allows me access to journaling at any time I want. It also helps me track my mood without getting too complicated. My favorite thing is to write down a thought. This walks you through thinking it out by suggesting examples of how you might be looking at the situation with a distorted thinking pattern. Great app that has helped me a lot.
Crashes every time after first use 2/5
I can’t attest to the content because I’m never able to use it after the first use. It will crash on the second use every time.
Beware of lost data 4/5
**Beware: you will lose your journal entries and other data if you have to reinstall the app.**
I had been very pleased with this app until I upgraded my iPhone, after which the app no longer worked. In order to reinstall the app, I first had to delete it, which erased all my app data with no choice to save it. If you have significant information in your daily journal, I would recommend copying it to some other app in order to back it up.
Very useful tool 5/5
By MCBT Therapist
I use this app regularly for individuals in my therapy practice for CBT monitoring of their triggers and situations, cognitive distortions, moods, etc. As I have become more familiar with it I am increasingly impressed with how many features there are and how well thought out it really is. I work mainly with mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy and this app has included every element needed to follow this therapy. The price point is affordable for everyone. My only complaint is that as far as I know, it is not available on anything other than iPhones currently. I have not found another app for my clients who do not use iPhones.
Highly recommend 5/5
By Behind chef ncbcnc
I really love this app. One of my favorite things is that you can make your own templates. One thing I would like to see done is make folders or some way to organize your entries other than type & date. Overall, this app has helped me a lot.
Great app with one significant flaw. 4/5
I am a therapist, and I think this is a wonderful, simple CBT app for an extremely affordable price, but unfortunately one that I would not recommend to people with eating disorders because of a serious flaw, which I will outline after praising what is good about this app. In addition to a simple thought record feature, the app includes a journal, and many helpful mood boosting activities. The app is very well organized and easy to use. I think it would be beneficial to many users. Also, I really appreciate that the developers did not make this app subscription based, and priced it very reasonably. If the developers remove the unscientific content that could negatively impact people with eating disorders, this would be a perfect app!
Now for the negative: When playing around with the apps features, I was surprised that the app offered what is basically diet and weight loss advice, such as “go for a walk instead of eating dessert,” or “get a salad with oil and vinegar.” These suggestions were not in response to me indicating that my goal was weight loss, they were under a more general health recommendation. This is clinically inappropriate and not based on CBT principles. Dieting advice like this also simply does not work. It makes an otherwise wonderful app unusable to many people. I do not have an eating disorder, so I will simply roll
my eyes at these suggestions. I would love it if the developers would remove this content, while keeping content that promotes exercise as something that can improve mood.
App crashes 1/5
I just purchased and downloaded this app today and can’t even start to use it. I tap the app and it immediately crashes!! It wont even open! I have an iPhone 12 Pro. What’s going on? If it can’t be fixed will you please refund me the $5?
What I needed 5/5
I was looking for a mood tracker and found this. It is doing a great job of tracking my moods and a lot more. I am a fan of the CBT approach to dealing with mental issues, so this app hits a lot of what I like. I should also mention that I am not the type of person to use their phone for much more than calls, texts, and Internet access. So I’m really not used to spending time with apps.
With the reminders that can be customized and the knowledge that difficult or painful patterns can be addressed immediately without looking up one of my templates or worksheets, this app is getting a lot of use.
i purchased the app about three weeks ago and it stopped opening after a few days on my phone. i can still access the app on my ipad.
this isn’t a negative review. the app is great, but i need it on my phone to access through the day. i have a severe TBI and my psychologist recommended the app for us to use during therapy to track the days to reveal patterns and how they affect me. moodkit is the perfect tool for it.
my phone has been restarted and is updated.
New session button 4/5
Can you add an option to create a new journal session on the last step, once a session is recorded in the journal.
For me, it is missing these KEY features:
Dark mode (journalling at night)
Option to make font bigger
Touch ID 1/5
Doesn’t seem to be working
Incredibly Helpful 5/5
MoodKit has been incredibly helpful in managing my anxiety and improving my ability to deal with stressors and maintain emotional equilibrium. The thought and heart that went into designing this app is remarkable and clearly with the goal of helping people. Just wanted to share my heartfelt thanks and let you know that you are making a real difference and improving lives.
Keeps crashing 3/5
Would love to rate it higher because I think this app has potential but it won’t open!
Fantastic result in minutes 5/5
I just bought this app and dove in to try it out without reading or having any idea how it worked. It prompted questions after measuring my level of (in this case it was) demoralization. I felt it at 85%. More questions and prompts were asked and answered and I was asked to rate that level of demoralization again (3 minutes later) and it was a 40%. I can’t say this will work for everyone but I’ve read enough self help to latch right onto the ideas presented and (at least today, right now) they helped me feel better. And to think, I was only looking for some way to record my daily moods never dreaming they’d improve!
Has helped me so much! 5/5
I have depression and OCD. This program is exactly what my therapist has me do in terms of marking my moods. It’s just nice to do it in an app and not a sheet of paper I’ll likely lose. The note function with the rating really helps me think about what’s going on and how I’m feeling about it. Wonderful app. Thank you!
Waste of money 1/5
For 5 bucks the app should work. It launched after install and I started doing some stuff in it. After I closed it I went back a little later and it constantly crashes. It was up to date and no reason it shouldn't be running. Delete it and lose all my data. What a waste of time. Refund please!!
Wonderful app 5/5
I searched through many, many highly rated apps for my son before I came upon MoodKit. After just a couple of days, I knew I’d found the right one and started using it myself as well. I had no idea how many thought distortions I’d been experiencing (no wonder he has them!) and am already generalizing by catching and adjusting my thoughts in the moment. I love the simplicity of the activities and how easily they can be embedded into daily life. I recommend selecting a few at a time to focus on until they become habitual, then gradually adding more. I love this app and will be recommending it to many!
This is a wonderful find. I’m 77 years old and I’ve been chronically depressed all my life, more so lately caring for severely disabled husband combined with isolation of pandemic. My shoulders slumped, I shuffled, had difficulty doing yoga poses. My depression manifests as inertia. My house is a mess and I did little except the minimum needed to get by. The first day I used this app, I completed seven commitments and felt so energized. I actually began doing the things I need to do to get the house in order. The second day I didn’t do so much, only three commitments , but I remembered my commitment to be kind to myself and didn’t feel guilty about it. And I finally started the taxes!!! 😀😀😀
Thank you. I think this is the beginning of a new life for me.
Useful tool 5/5
Update #3: Every so often I notice the emotion list in the thought checker is missing things like “tired” or “numb” or “hopeless” or “overwhelmed” where there isn’t even a good substitute, even though other words are close synonyms. This app would be significantly better with a way to put in custom feelings, or at least if there was a wider range of feelings.
There’s a way to reset the thought checker now — it’s not automatic (why wouldn’t you want to reset after saving to journal?) but at least it’s not very hard or complicated.
Having “wellness apps” that run on a monthly subscription model is becoming the norm, so it’s refreshing to have an app that just costs a small one time fee.
Update #2: I’m changing my rating to 5 stars for continued usefulness over time. There’s a few things that could be better: in particular, the thought checker doesn’t automatically reset even after you save to journal, which is weird. Once you’ve gone through the process you’re done, right? It’s annoying to re-open the app and want to start fresh and then get a reminder of the last thing you were working through. And I just don’t use the mood tracking feature at all. But, I do use both the thought checker and the journal feature quite regularly, and at this point have for...idk, maybe 5 years? A long time. Excellent value for your money. I keep this app on the first page of my phone and have never considered deleting it.
(Oh, and yes, I believe it has been very helpful for stabilizing my mood, calming myself down in moments of crisis, improving how I handle interpersonal conflict, etc. Being the kind of person I want to be. Enjoying life more. I read Feeling Good before getting this app; I’m not sure how useful the app is without some outside introduction to CBT, but definitely with that outside introduction and remembering to actually use it, it’s an extremely helpful and convenient tool.)
Update: for the last few months I've been using the thought checker nearly every day, and I have noticed a change in how I respond to upsetting events, so hey, it works.
Overall I like this app. The big weakness is that the mood tracker only lets you do one mood per day. Also, some of the journal questions come across as cheesy or annoying or just unhelpful. However, other ones are direct and helpful, and I've already created a couple templates of my own that I think will be useful.
I like the thought checker: it's brief and convenient but also to the point. I like having the long list of suggested feelings and the option to pick more than one, and it's more convenient to have a list of distortions there rather than pulling out a piece of paper and having to go by memory when on the run. I also appreciate that there's an option to say there's no distortion but still a better way of looking at things. I've only looked at a couple of the activities but the apparent variety is impressive. And again, the convenience factor is amazing.
Journal entries disappeared 1/5
By Amelia A H
Old version wouldn’t even open anymore. I updated and find that a years worth of tedious journal entries are gone. I can’t find any information or help to get them back. I enjoyed the app and used it every day. I am very disappointed.
Only iPhone compatible 3/5
I have to say I really like this app but unfortunately it's only iPhone compatible. That stinks! I wanted to share with a friend!
Keeps Crashing 2/5
I just paid for this app and was excited to start using it but it keeps crashing. It won’t even open up for me to use. I’m really disappointed cos I chose this over moodnotes.
Could you please give an update or something ?
I bought this app, used it once, and since then it only crashes upon opening. Complete garbage. I’d like a refund!
Great, but wish there was iCloud sync/backup 4/5
This is a great app, but I wish there was a way you could sync the data to iCloud, so that there is a way to exchange data between devices. It seems that if the app gets deleted, the stored entries in your iPhone/iPad get deleted as well. This is important to me because I like to keep track of prior entries to notice patterns.
Glitchy and boring UI, lots of activities 3/5
I’ve just started using this app so hopefully it will get better and I’ll become more attached as I use it. I’ve turned on fingerprint authentication and now the app glitches and crashes every time I try to open the app. First time it took three crashes before it finally opened. Unfortunately for the app I was just getting crashed on logins two times before it finally ran and I was able to open the app where it immediately asked me to rate. So, the breadth of activities seems to be good, I just ran through random activities. I wish there were more statements based on the aspect to help place myself on the slides for determining the focus areas.
The UI just seems less graphically appealing than more recent apps. The icons could be more rounded boxes and less cluttered on the landing screen. Plus, the quick start guide would have been great if it was a few opening slides when I entered the app. My first opening was super overwhelming and so I had no idea what to do or where to go. So a quick run through of what the app can do would have been really nice.
UPDATE: Just bought the iPhone 11 and I can’t even open the app anymore. It glitches and then closes, yet is showing up in my list of open apps but when I try to select it- crash. Will be trying to figure out how to get my money back for sure.
App keeps crashing 1/5
This app looks promising with all the data- supported activities, but it keeps crashing on open every time. Developers are not responsive, I reached out through their website but no reply. Expected more customer support for the price.
No response from Support! 1/5
It has been over a week since my follow up reply and no has got back to me to explain why the app keeps crashing when I try to open it. Not cool!
this is a big nope from me. nope nope nope, nah ha hun. like don’t even try
Awesome until: 5/5
So I downloaded this app last week on Thursday or Friday, and started using it right away! I love this app, and am very happy with the shear amount of knowledge it has to offer as well the amount of tips and exercises it also has to offer, 200+ not including the ones that can be created by the user. But, Everytime I try and sync it with my calendar, it closes out on me and never saves it to my calendar at all! I had this happen 3 times yesterday (Saturday) within an hour. Then 2 more times in the evening. Bug... Glitch... Not sure what is going on, but not one sync has happened with the calendar. To which is this a feature I must have inorder for me to use this app? No, but I thought I'd bring it to the developers attention. Otherwise I would highly recommend this app to anyone suffering with mental health.
Mood Journal-Thoughts to Thrive 3/5
I have been using the app for a couple of years, use it regularly and even share my work with my counselor who is also a fan. It would be ideal and encouraging if I could record and track positive thoughts and emotions. My thought life is not a constant negative flow, and I am catching a distortion much quicker (which is the goal of the app). The given choices of emotions is negative, small and restricted. The app has great potential, and I would give a higher rating if there was a broader range of emotions (especially those which deal with ambiguity). I would like to identify distortions but also see the patterns toward positive change.
The creators of this app get it 5/5
They just get it. They get it with their questions, feedback, suggestions, etc. Fantastic app that has genuinely affected my life positively.
Not what I thought it would be.. wish I could get a refund
Add Half Numbers LOVE this app though! 4/5
I like the look of the app and ease of
use. Great suggestions for keeping things on track. I track my mood multiple times a day, especially of Im having an episode of depression. I can easily chart and then carry on. Four stars because I think the actual charting could be better. Maybe build in a reminder to chart your mood a few times per day. ALSO HUGE SUGGESTION please add half numbers to the charting. Sometimes Im a 5.5 not quite a 6 but not a 5 or 4. This would be a great addition to the charting feature. THANK YOU MOOD CHART!
Great tool 5/5
Mood Kit is a great tool to have with you. It is so easy to use. The thought tracker has helped me thru some really challenging situations. I find it incredibly practical and easy to use and it successfully helps me keep negative thoughts in check. I highly recommend it
Great app! 4/5
Simple tool with many components. Great for overall tracking and tracking progress with therapy and with medication trials or changes.
Great functionality, but needs to be updated for iPhone X 3/5
The functionality on this app is amazing. Very powerful. But the UI is lacking. It’s a bit complicated to use. And it doesn’t take advantage of the full screen on iPhone X.
So far I love it. Even brought it for my wife. 5/5
Haven’t done the activities yet but the thoughts is invaluable. Wish that once thoughts session have been saved it disappears. It says it’s saved but all the data remains and there’s no way to start a new session without hitting the back button which makes you feel like something is wrong with this process.
Those in eating disorder recovery beware 1/5
I was excited to get this app and take a more active role in charting my moods etc. However, as someone in eating disorder recovery, I was dismayed to see the diet section reinforce the restrictive behaviors of my eating disorder. I hate that I wasted $4.99 on an app I can’t even use due to its pervasive diet message triggering thoughts and urges to engage in ED behaviors.
It’s like having a therapist in your pocket 5/5
Very nice app! Many proven therapeutic techniques have been woven into the various excersies. It also has some nice mood tracking functionally.
Boring layout, waste of money 1/5
It’s not at all what I expected. I thought there’d be more to work with. It’s so disorganized and cheaply made. There are better CBT apps out there. I used it for 3 days and found nothing in it that I didn’t already know or that was helpful in any way. You’d be better off buying a self-help book and a real journal to write in. Better yet, just see a therapist so that you get some real help.
There goes a wasted $5.
Updates and Ideas 5/5
The repeated prompts are still happening. I'd love it if we could save journal entries as drafts if we have to leave the app.
Contact me immediately 1/5
By horizontal asymptote
I could find no other way to contact the software administrators other than through this review process. OK. So be it. Why are the forced choice moods from which I must choose, unanimously negative? Is it inconceivable I might want to record a positive mood? You need a "contact us" option.
Better than journaling 5/5
Although I do daily journaling, I find I have learned so much about myself and my moods by using the ap to rate and explain them in the notes section.
I’ve even shown my doctor the chart in response to his question about how my mood has been in the past weeks.