Do you feel stressed, anxious, sad, frustrated, or unmotivated? The centerpiece of cognitive-behavioral therapy is changing your emotions by identifying negative and distorted thinking patterns. With this thought diary, you can document your negative emotions, analyze flaws in your thinking, and reevaluate your thoughts. It may even help you recognize ways to deal with your negative behaviors and emotions.

According to positive psychology, practicing gratitude and recording positive emotions is important as well. Thought Diary also allows you to keep track of your positive experiences so that you can refer back to them and appreciate the good moments, as well as note down what particular things you're grateful for. This way, you can be more aware and thankful of the positive moments in life.

Thought Diary will help you evaluate, understand, and change your thoughts and feelings. By using this application, you can work to identify your emotions, analyze how and why you're feeling this way, challenge those negative beliefs, change your thinking patterns for future situations, and remember positive experiences. You can use this app as a mood journal, a thought record journal, and a gratitude journal.

Thought Records and Gratitude Journals similar to this app are commonly used in paper form in traditional cognitive-behavioral therapy for a variety of mental health disorders such as clinical depression and anxiety. If you are suffering from a mental health disorder, please consult a mental health professional or healthcare provider.


Pro Mode Information:

All core features of this app are completely free to use. Pro Mode is an optional subscription that offers Export, Data Sync, Passcode Protection, and Night Mode features. Pro Mode is offered in two auto-renewing subscription options: $4.99 per month or $35.99 per year.

Pricing may vary depending on the country. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. 24 hours before the end of the monthly subscription period, the renewal fee will be automatically charged and the subscription renewed unless auto-renew is turned off beforehand. Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off in the Account Settings after purchase.


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What's New

Version 2.0

Version 2.0 brings a completely new redesign! Introducing smiley-based entry format, option to save at various entry lengths, ability to track positive emotions, and a new selection of positive emotions!

Don't like our new look? You can easily revert to Classic Mode from the Menu. Enjoy!

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
8 Ratings
8 Ratings

Really helpful app!


Have been using for a year and a half and it works for me! It conveniently slots into my daily/weekly routine, but it's also worth noting that to really feel the benefits of it then it pays off by committing to it long-term. Instead of thinking of the end result, see it as an ongoing process that helps to problem solve and alter your negative thinking and reduce your anxieties!
I highly recommend and I'm amazed there are no other reviews yet!!

Nothing you cant do on a spreadsheet


Its a very simple app. You cant print off anything and they then suggest £2.79 a month for the pro version which gives nothing more than a passcode and night mode... please!!!!

Bugs and no export option


Nice idea but there are small bugs that make it difficult to make notes. The most distracting one is when taking two successive notes, the Emotions and Cognitive Distortions options will have their entries preselected from the previous note. They need to be manually deselected one by one and re-entered.

The deal breaker for me is the lack of export. There is no way to export to another app, pdf, txt etc
All notes are locked in the app. Unless I'm missing something.


Eddie Liu
7.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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In-App Purchases
  1. Pro Mode £4.49
  2. Pro Mode - Yearly £35.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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