A unique journal that captures your Thoughts, Moods, and Interests. Then prompts Reflection and Insight to help you make personal discoveries… yeah, a lofty goal for two blokes with a big idea!
This big idea started with a Life Calendar, a complete view of your time on Earth. Add to that a simple message-style Journal that’s quick, uncluttered, and feels more like you’re having a conversation between your "future" and your "past self”, and you get the idea.
We added Weekly Ratings, Reviews, and a way to measure the time you spend doing the things you love, (which we call Interests) all wrapped up in the chocolatey goodness we call Passcode Lock (for those prying eyes).
So, if you have an interest in:
• Practicing mindfulness to increase self-awareness
• Gaining perspective from past experiences
• Understanding what things matter the most
• Improving your mental health, and well-being
• Finding context to your emotions and generally feeling happier
…you might enjoy our flavor of Journaling.
Oh, and did we mention… It’s free!
- iCloud Backup and Sync
Ratings and Reviews
A perspective on Perspective
I am new to journaling. It has been suggested to me by friends and family over the years, but I thought it would be a waste of time. I was wrong. For me, very wrong. The application certainly has many features that paper doesn’t. I won’t waste your time there. What I will share is how easy and intuitive the many features are. I quickly type into my fingerprint locked journal throughout the day. Some thoughts good, so not so much. The ability to append pics to entries is gaining importance for me. The “Insights” feature which allows you to comment on previous days entries is easy to use and emotionally powerful. I have enjoyed the simple uplifting push notifications that wish you a good day or celebrate the day you just had. The application is stand alone, so no data leaves your device unless you want it to. That’s refreshing. Although they don’t require payment for Perspective, I decided to pay $50. I would have spent almost that on paper, binder, etc. and would have never used them. This application I use constantly. As an aside, for those out there that are in some form of professional counseling, reading my journal aloud to my therapist was very helpful to me and my counselor. You don’t need to be crazy to use this app. But you might be crazy not to.
Enjoyable and Relaxing
Usually with apps like this you’re bombarded with overly joyful questions or quotes that really make me want to just delete the app. But this app is very subtle in a calming and enjoyable feel. You have your mood, which isn’t 50 different choices making me question what I was feeling the whole week before that, and you have the calendar view that you can add an entry to everyday with whatever you want, add a pic and even has a wild card question button that I ended up tapping 4 times in the same day due to the simplicity of the questions. They didn’t make me over think things, like most apps do. And they didn’t require me to brainstorm a whole response for one simple entry. Of course you have your little personalizations you can adjust to your liking, as well as adding your interests and viewing your insights. I’m not exactly sure what the discover section was for, I assumed it was for messages from the developers, which is a normal feature for most apps. When I get the money to donate I definitely will! This is a genuine app that I plan to keep!
We’ve been looking for an app that allows space to type thoughts, daily experiences, etc. The rating ability is unique and provides a nice visual of happy days vs less desirable days and an opportunity to reflect on them and grow. :)
The family primarily uses it to record breakthroughs, special moments, and things they’ve learned about themselves or others.
Here’s what we’ve experienced in the month or so we have used it:
+ great place to quickly jot down thoughts from the day or a “journal “ type entry.
+ fun questions that help you start recording thoughts
— Suggestion: expand the question list extensively and provide a list we can click on to choose questions; phrase the questions better, and base them off of cognitive or psychological studies done to improve critical thinking (or whatever); and double check the grammar used
+ Fairly easy interface after getting through and remembering steps from the introduction
— Suggestion: Provide a clickable table of contents (?) or reference section listing all features like journal, daily quotations, etc.
— Suggestion: Add features that expand the journaling option. For example, our family likes to climb in bed after a long day and reflect on the happenings of that day and how they impact life, relationships, etc. But right now that experience isn’t very engaging. Please make this an option so I can continue supporting the app.
Thank you for reading this review.
- Blinky LLC
- 49.4 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017 Blinky LLC
- In-App Purchases
- apple $1.99
- coffee $4.99
- hamburger $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.