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“When life moves too fast and you can’t find time to focus on you, Shine, an upbeat mindfulness and motivation app, can help” - App Store App of the Day

“Meet Shine, The Texting Service Disrupting The Wellness World” - Refinery29

“Shine: the self-care app that teaches you to ‘hustle more mindfully“ - The Guardian

Shine makes daily motivation and self-care as easy as texting a friend. Join 2M others in 189 countries who start every M-F morning with a Shine Text & a motivational audio track.

Here’s how it works:


Each weekday, we'll message you with a fresh take on how to own your day. We put a unique spin on one theme per day, breaking down research-backed solutions to today’s trickiest problems (finding balance in our hyper-connected world, dealing with a toxic friend, etc.) into a relatable, relevant conversation. Think of your Shine Text as a daily text from a friend who *sees* you & has your back.


Check-in every day to log what you’re feelin’ grateful for and how you're prioritizing yourself.


Listen to Shine Talks (aka motivational audio content for whatever you’re feeling). You can get pumped with an affirmation, get zen with a meditation, or get inspired by your fav celeb’s Shine Story.

Get started with a free affirmation and unlock the full audio library of audio content with one of our two auto-renewing subscription options:

If you pay monthly: $7.99 / month
If you pay annually: $3.99 / month (totalling $47.99 billed for the year)

Give us a try, you won’t regret it.

Oh and just a reminder before you leave: we see you, we got you, and you got this.


Again, Shine offers two auto-renewing subscription options:

$7.99 per month
$47.99 per year

If you select the annual option, you’ll be billed for ‘Shine - Annual Subscription‘ each year, and have unlimited access to Shine Talks for 1 calendar year.

If you select the monthly option, you’ll be billed for ‘Shine - Monthly Subscription’ every month, and have unlimited access to Shine Talks during the month of purchase.

The payment will be charged to your iTunes Account as soon as we confirm the purchase.

Your subscription automatically renews (unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period).

Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at $47.99 or $7.99 based on the option you've selected.

These prices are for United States customers. Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on the country of residence.

You can manage your subscription and can turn off auto-renewal at any time in your Account Settings.

Use up that free trial! If you don’t, you won’t be able to get those free 7 days of Shine Talks back (aka it will be forfeited the next time you buy a subscription).

Read more in our Terms & Conditions (https://www.shinetext.com/terms-of-service) and Privacy Policy (https://www.shinetext.com/privacy-policy)

What's New

Version 1.8.0

You know how sometimes the most effective things are the things you can't see? Love. Santa. Sunscreen.

Well, we did some debugging and optimizing and (insert other tech jargon here). Basically: this update has got your back in ways you don't even know.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5

249 Ratings

249 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Daily texts and motivational messages for emotional well-being.

Keeping Track


Words can’t describe how much I love this app! I love the content, and I love the voice and tone of the motivational speakers on the tracks. There are a few enhancements I would really like to see in the future: 1) An indicator to let me know that I have already listened to a track. That is “Visibility of the system status.” 2) The ability to easily filter tracks by a specific speaker/narrator. That is “User control and freedom.” 3) A way to mark tracks as favorites. In real life, if I like something, I bookmark it or highlight it for the future. That is “Mirror what happens in the real world.” Those are just a few things most users look for in apps like this. These are things we value and these things meet our needs.

You may not be allowing these things because you don’t want users to feel like they have gone through all of the content. No worries on that even if we did. I like the app, and I don’t mind listening to a favorite a few times. Not having the features I mentioned above reminds me of those blog posts that are missing the date, and that is a bad user experience hiding the date. Give us more control over the content by adding those enhancements. If those features are on your roadmap for the future, great! If not, you should definitely put those in your next sprint instead of in the backlog :)



I don’t write a lot of reviews but my Shine experience is a bit tarnished. I’ve done 2 days worth of use and encountered numerous problems like blank screens and other odd glitches causing me to quit the app several times. But then I went to listen to one of the challenges and within a minute or two of listening about productivity I was instructed to respond to things I would see on the screen. Ok. That’s cool, I thought, I thought this was just audio. Turns out I was right, it was just audio. At least I think. I can’t find a way to confirm if it’s a glitch and something didn’t load or if it’s just audio lifted straight from another source. Either way, it was a weird feeling and I couldn’t proceed because of it. Coupling that with awkward narration in virtually everything I heard means your money would most likely be better used on another mindful app. But give it a go if you’re willing to deal. I, unfortunately, am starting to think I am not. :-/


Shine Inc
69.9 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 Shine, Inc
In-App Purchases
  1. Monthly Subscription $7.99
  2. Annual Subscription $47.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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