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“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 1.5.3

• We’re now fully optimised for iOS11 and the iPhone X!

• Increased stability and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

2K Ratings

2K Ratings

A Journal for Every Day


I have repeatedly tried to keep a brief journal of positive affirmations of my day - both on paper and on my phone. I always have great intentions that seem to pass away after a few weeks. However, this app has solved that issue for me. It asks me a few specific questions every day that have really made me think about what is positive in my life, with the goal of continual improvement. Some days I write a lot, some days not so much, but I have stayed with it. After all, my phone is always with me and the app is easy to use. I've also started keeping the daily photo, which is a great feature.

Great phone app


I tried keeping journals for years. Sometimes I journal but then I stop. Usually I would journal to vent about what was going wrong. I love this new journal. I saw the nice bound one and I love nice paper and pens but I wondered if they had a phone app. Sure enough they do. It is easy fill in the blank and I get reminders day and night to fill it in. I think becuz I have my phone w me and becuz you literally can just fill in a few blanks, I have been able to continue. And hopefully as research says, writing about my gratitude twice daily will make for happier daily living.

This journal app nails it!


I’ve struggled to keep journaling for a long time, and I’ve had the best luck with the physical 5 minute journal, but even that is sitting half full because I don’t have it with me all the time. This app takes the ease of the journal and adds the convenience of always having it with you, as well as simple reminders in the morning and evening to fill out your entries.

It’s a bargain compared to the physical one, and more convenient!


Intelligent Change Inc.
20.9 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

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

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