After using this app for over 400 days in a row and the new additions they keep updating it with, this has become my favorite app and best purchase I have ever made on my phone. The new icons are great. The ability to see how mood correlates with certain activists can be eye opening. It can be really nice and beneficial to reflect on the day.
I only do a single mood for the overall day, but you can do several which I imagine could be of great benefit for those with mood swings.
Even if you don’t “need” to track your mood, it is such a good way to look back on things you did that you may of forgotten. Such as a trip or good night out you had.
Overall I think the people behind this app are nothing short of awesome.
Some tips for users:
•Take the time to create activities such as excessive time on internet, waking up early, headaches, argument, etc. Just think about what affects you and make them into “activities” (even though they may not be technically activities).
•Make use of grouping activities.
•Update it through the day, but really sit down at the end of the day to finish it off.
•The next morning write how you slept the night before.
•Really try to make it a habit to use the app. Some may find it useful to have multiple moods in a day and update it throughout.
•You can make custom moods, but focusing on the big 5 basic ones proves to be just right for me and imagine others are the same way. For a while I did many custom moods but it just got confusing.
•Don’t feel like you always have to write a lot. Sometimes a few sentences stating the basic premise of the day is enough.
•If possible, buy the full version. The extra features aren’t 100% necessary but they do make it even better and helps support the people behind it.
I’ve spent years trying out different journaling/mood tracking apps, and this is the only one that I’ve been able to stick to consistently, because it’s just so simple. I personally find the subscription to be worth it, it’s not a crazy amount of money, and I’d rather do that than have to deal with something like ads (since the people maintaining this do have to get paid somehow! They put a lot of work into this app!) You can add as many moods as you like and that are relevant to you, and you can color code them in a way that makes sense to you, and assign them different expressions with little stylized emojis. It doesn’t have as many extra features as something like Sanvello, but I’ve found that that actually makes it easier for me to use. I don’t have to search for the right tab to make an entry, I don’t have to type out everything I’ve done that day, you just tap a few icons and if that’s all you want/have the energy to do, you can leave it at that! No sifting through lists of feelings trying to find the right one, because you made them all yourself and know exactly what they mean. I’m sure this isn’t the only app like it out there, and it won’t be for everyone, but it’s been a perfect fit for me, enough so that I actually wanted to take the time to write a review for once, haha
This is my first ever review for an app- and I went to the App Store to review, not even when asked to leave one- if that helps anyone determine how genuine this is.
I’ve had headaches and migraines that have gotten worse over the years- this app has literally everything you could possibly need to document headaches, moods, literally anything!! And notes, and it’s all searchable. It’s THE BEST.
The default things give you a great start to getting set up- you will quickly get ideas on what to add that’s best for you. I am using it to track my moods, so I have things like “work”, “with friends”, “game night”, “girls night”, etc. I have “working” and “not working (but should be”- this has helped track my anxiety (when I procrastinate).
For my headaches, I have moods for the different severities. I have all different food and drinks as activities, and Daylio shows activities most linked with moods- my doctor was shocked when I pulled it up because it did all the work of “maybe this food is a trigger” for us!!
I really can’t gush enough. You can literally use this for moods, sleep, ailments, and weight and workout tracker- it can do it all.
I’be been using this app for almost 2 years now and finally made the decision to go with the subscription. The free version is great and you don’t need a subscription to make use of what the app was created for. I have Bipolar Disorder and enjoy the weekly mood reports, seeing my monthly mood averages, adding custom activities you’ve completed throughout the day, and the reminders to add my mood and activities are perfect features and there’s other features as well that I have yet to utilize at this moment. However, you want more than one reminder you’ll need a subscription of which is worthwhile. I use the reminder not only to receive help to pinpoint how I’m feeling but also as reminders to take my medication in both the mornings and evenings. This is the only mood tracking app I’ve ever used and as long as updates continue to roll in to better utilize the app, I’ll be sticking with this app and its subscription.
Been using the paid version of this app for months and it’s definitely one of the best out there for journalling daily moods, feelings, activities and occurrences. However, I am growing increasingly frustrated with losing entries... particularly ones into which I pour my heart out only because there is no autosave feature. Typical scenario: sitting there, writing a a lengthy heartfelt or emotional entry in my Daylio iPhone app , trying to capture my feelings and thoughts of the moment, when I am suddenly interrupted by a family member needing immediate assistance. I set down my iPhone and don’t get a chance to return to the Daylio app until hours later, or perhaps even the following day, where upon I discovered I had forgotten to hit the save button when I set down the phone and now my entire entry is lost. Even my iPhone Notes app autosaves my entries... so why can’t Daylio?
I have used Daylio for 2 years now (premium version) and I absolutely love it! And I was thrilled to see that it was available on the App Store as I had just switched phone brands. I was sad to see premium didn’t transfer over, but I understood that people need to make money. When I saw the buy premium options I was dumbfounded. I paid a single $2.99 on google play for a forever purchase, but now they want that for a single month? There’s no option of buying a forever version at all which has me a bit miffed. There’s also no easy way of transferring files from android to apple either. It makes me so sad because I really loved this app, but this rubbed me the wrong way. Now I’m thinking of just deleting it from my other phone as well and finding a different app.
I have always struggled to keep both physical and digital diaries - I’m a natural writer and want to document my life, but the process can be so tedious and hard to keep up with! Daylio makes it so easy! By tracking and customizing the habits I want to either drop or keep, my life was become so much better scheduled and productive. I customized it to track my sleeping patterns, my physical activity and diets, school, social life, and even my daily problems and achievements (which makes each day much easier to manage)! - Plus, a notes page to document my full schedule and daily experiences! It’s something I look forward to using each night, truly a great way to end the day! It’s been perfect for me, even without premium- Highly recommend!! :)
I downloaded this app to help me keep track of my moods. I’ve been using it for a few days now, I like it a lot, find it quite useful on many levels and even purchased the premium annual subscription. The ease of using this app is one of its advantages but at the same time it’s very customizable to meet one’s specific needs.
The only criticism on my end, is that there is no option to track the number of daily moods, or statistics on each day. All statistics and insights refer to a monthly or annual basis. For a person whose moods change multiple times per day the data for these longer periods are not helpful. I hope the developers are going to read this review and incorporate daily statistics into this otherwise amazing app.
The problem with this app is the premium. If there’s something you’re not allowed to get then why show it on the screen, also I have no idea what half the stuff is and if you want people to buy it you should probably consider telling them what it is! There is so many things “roped” off unless you buy the premium! Also what’s up with the badges I can do like half the badge and then I have to buy premium to finish it because I can’t have any more moods or activities! What’s up with that!? Also, there is an unnecessary amount of things roped off for premium! I mean I understand the extra emoji’s and icons, but the badges and moods and activities, I just don’t understand! That’s unnecessary and irresponsible!
I love this app! I’ve been using it every day for about 2 years now and it has been an amazing tool for both slowing things down in the moment/ taking inventory of how I am and what I’m doing that’s making me feel that way and also for going back and reflecting on patterns I may be forming. It’s super easy to use and I can very quickly input activities and moods. I love how you can see weekly and monthly reports. Great tool for anyone who wants to get to know themselves a little better and fine tune their moods and lifestyle!
One note - would love a desktop version so I can enter things on my laptop while working. Not a big deal, but would be nice :)