Quirk is a tool for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is one of the most effective and widely prescribed treatments for depression, anxiety, panic disorder, and multiple other mental health problems.
Quirk helps you record "automatic thoughts," challenge them, and then train your brain with an alternative thought.
The app is open source under the GPL. You can find the code on Github at: https://github.com/Flaque/quirk
Ratings and Reviews
Needs a lot of work
I bought this app because I saw it on Product Hunt, and I was excited to give it a try because I’ve been using CBT this month to try to get past my recurring depression. I was disappointed to find that it doesn’t seem to be complete and needs some work. My first frustration was the fact that for some reason, double tapping on the spacebar does not create a period as in most other apps with writing. My second was that the “Save” button did not give any indication that the thought was saved, and I tapped on it twice with no change, only to go back to the main page to find my thought there twice. Then I went to go delete the duplicate and found that I couldn’t. These are all parts of the basic functionality of the app. I would give it one star, but I gave it two because I think it’s a great idea and the UI is clean... but it needs a lot of work and I will be patiently waiting and excited to see some updates from the developer.
Developer Response ,
Sorry about that :( There's a bug where an older version is shown first when downloaded. Close the app and reopen it, and most of your problems will be solved. Fixed version is on it's way!
Zero supporting information
In order to use this app, you have to already know what cognitive behavioral therapy is. The app does not explain how to use the app or engage with each of the fields it provides. For example, under the ‘Cognitive Distortion’ field are a bunch of different options such as “All or Nothing Thinking”, “Catastrophizing”, and “Emotional Reasoning”, but none of these options are explained anywhere. I have never engaged with CBT and now I feel like I am required to go read a book on the subject before I am able to use this app.
Bottom line: This app needs some kind of explanation or tutorial on how to use it and what the terms it contains mean. Otherwise this app is useless.
Developer Response ,
Absolutely! This is coming.
I’d love to see this app take off. There is a good foundation and as it is, it provides an opportunity to be mindful about what you are feeling and to think through alternative ways to interpret those feelings. I could see myself using this app on a regular basis. As with any app, it needs more development to reach its potential. My recommendations are to give the opportunity to delete entries and to make it more clear that an entry has been saved (maybe refresh the page).
- Evan Conrad
- 42.7 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © Evan Conrad 2019
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.