“There are plenty of benefits to journaling, whether you take time to write out your full thoughts or just spend a few minutes jotting down the things you're most grateful for every day or lessons you've learned. Five Minute Journal for the iPhone makes this process easy enough to do on the go.” —Lifehacker


The Five Minute Journal is the simplest, most effective way to become happier in 5 minutes a day with a simple journaling format built on proven principles of positive psychology.


• Beautiful, Intuitive Journaling Experience – The Five Minute Journal app has been designed to capture the physical Five Minute Journal experience. Getting around the app is a breeze and adding entries could not be easier. The Five Minute Journal app has been optimized to run smoother and quicker than ever before.

• Timeline View – Quickly access previous journal entries and view short daily excerpts. Tapping on an entry leads to a full day review.

• Photos – Capture and view your magical moments with a daily photo.

• Timeline Photo View – See a photographic timeline view of all your daily photos.

• Daily Quotes & Weekly Challenges – Receive an inspiring quote daily and weekly challenges that can be shared across social media.

• Easy Journal Entry Navigation – Quickly cycle through previous journal entries by swiping right or by tapping on a specific date in calendar view.

• Reminders – Set daily notifications to ensure you never miss a day of journaling.

• Passcode Protection – Keep all your journal entries private with secure passcode protection.

• Backup/Export to PDF – Easily backup/export all your entries to PDF, Dropbox, and more. You have the ability to select a date range or all entries.

What’s New

Version 2.1

- A new alert to let you know when you're offline (sync will resume once you reconnect).
- Some users may have experienced an issue with Facebook login, this is now fixed!
- Finish editing your journal entries conveniently using the new 'Done' button.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
654 Ratings
654 Ratings
Chanters007 ,

Do not recommend

Do not recommend for the price. Boring and repetitive. Completely uninspiring after day 1. Just another alert on my phone and another thing I have to do.

Developer Response ,

Dear Chanters - we are sorry you do not enjoy our app. You can always request a refund through the app store or email us at for instructions.

mysterymao ,

New compatibility with iPad Pro is superb

I love being able to move between my iPhone and iPad to write in the gratitude journal. Thank you so much!!!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the app, and your feedback in favour of Apple Watch compatibility. Your suggestion has been noted to share with the development team for future possibilities. Please continue to enjoy!

Julian-Canada ,

Better than the trend setting book!

I’ve used the book form for years and bought many for clients and friends alike. The app is just as great and even more powerful and convenient!


Intelligent Change Inc.
25.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Copyright 2016 Intelligent Change Inc.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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