Asks you how you’re doing, and then immediately crashes when you open.
I’ve used Thought Diary for about ten days, to help me through a period of high stress. I am finding it so helpful in articulating some overly emotional thinking and guiding me to challenge it. I have even gone back and read past entries to learn from the cycle of my thought. I appreciate Thought Diary’s prompts to come at my day from different angles, which are then compiled into discrete diary entries. A useful way to learn about myself and calm my thoughts.
I used this app in the past. I recently reinstalled it and found to my disappointment many of the features I found useful are now locked behind a subscription wall (password protection, emotion customization, and other customization features). This app is no longer useful to me. I understand paying for specialized analysis tools and features, but not allowing customizations or password protection of highly personal thoughts, is a sign of greed, and not a desire to provide a tool to help those that need it. The app is nice, But pencil and paper work just as good.
This is not much better than a piece of paper that asks how you’re feeling, what’s going on and what you’re grateful for. Why would that require a subscription? It advertises itself to help you find cognitive distortions. But it does not do that.
I like this app. I recommend accompanying this with CBT or the book “Feeling Good” by David Burns. They have added more information to help fill out the thought diary which it helpful.
I really enjoy this app. I love that it makes me more conscious of my thought patterns. You can tell it’s been really well thought out. The only suggestion I have would be to include a calendar view of the diary so you can see your moods laid out in the context of a calendar. (It’s easier to see patterns in this format as opposed to a list. I used to use Daylio exclusively, but still use it just for the calendar view.)
I found Thought Diary through the recommendation of a crisis support counselor. We had just discussed CBT and they pointed to the app as a possible tool for learning more and for practice. I love it. It's a simple as choosing a smiley appropriate to your mood or as deep as identifying and challenging distorted thinking. It's simple to export your notes if you keep a separate digital journal. The reminders on the app are great, they even work with Apple Watch. I love the cross-platform functionality. Great job here. I like this app a lot.
I’ve done CBT before and have found it the most effective treatment for my mental health. Having it as an app has helped me do a little everyday. I’ve been recommending it to everyone cause it’s so good and think everyone could benefit from using it!!
I love this app. I journal my gratitude list daily and check my thoughts when needed. I love that it’s all in one place and keeps record of everything.
Many of the views do not layout properly on the older iPhone SE. It otherwise seems like a decent app but probably won’t use due to this issue.