Frequently Asked Questions
While browsing your History, select a mood record you wish to delete, shake the device or click Action button, then press “Delete” – iMoodJournal will suggest deleting a selected record.
If you want to delete all records in the app, delete iMoodJournal from your device and reinstall it. All records will be lost, and the app after reinstall will have no records.
Please note that the only way to have your data saved during reinstall procedure is to have backup done regularly to Dropbox, or have your iMoodJournal data synchronized in iCloud. This will allow you to restore your data after removing and reinstalling the app.
iMoodJournal’s editing experience is designed to aid reflection rather than retrospection, i.e. by all means you are encouraged to spontaneously grasp your experience in the present moment. But you can edit any component of your records. You can do so by tapping arrow button while viewing your record on the history chart or in photo gallery, and then by tapping “Edit:” button that appears on the screen – usual editing dialogue will appear. You can now add tags, correct a typo, or just add some notes.
We have implemented in-app Passcode Lock that can be enabled in Settings. It prevents occasional users of the phone from reading your diary or changing your settings (yet you can add new mood records without entering the passcode).
Yes, you can do this using the option “Moods” in Settings. However, we encourage you to treat the scale as a characteristic of your general wellbeing and make notes about emotions using hashtags like #angry or #cheerful.
Yes, you can use quantitative hashtags like #sleep:8hours, or #aspirin:1pill. Note: there should be no spaces between your tag, a colon and a numeric value with a descriptor. You’ll be able to view all records tagged #sleep by tapping the hashtag anywhere in the app (with one exception of record editing screen).
You can see correlation of mood and other things tracked with quantitative hashtags by clicking on chart icon in the upper-left corner of the Summary graph to access a landscape mode.
By using pinch-zoom, scale the chart to a required period of time. Then, pull down the upper menu to see the list of tracked numeric values. On the right, you can see the number of times a #hashtag has been used and its minimum/maximum value.
For instance, it is possible to track depression and hypomania at the same time with iMoodJournal, using quantitative hashtags. Users can assign a level to depression and/or hypomania (as if they used 10-grade scale) and add corresponding hashtags to mood records, for instance, #depression:8lvl and #mania:5lvl. Later, they are able to visualize both graphs representing the level of depression and hypomania against mood graph on the landscape chart. You can assign level to stress, track it and later visualize against mood graph in the same way.
Yes, iMoodJournal allows you to export your mood records to Excel or Numbers in Comma-Separated Values (CSV) format, or to a printable PDF document that you can also email to your doctor, save to Dropbox, or save to your computer using iTunes.
In both cases you are protected by backups that you can make using Dropbox manually or automatically using Apple’s iCloud free service. You just restore your new device from the backup and all your data will be there. If for some reason your apps did not download automatically after restoring your device from iCloud backup, just install iMoodJournal again, your old data will be there intact.
You can use free service called Dropbox to backup your data and restore it from the backup. This function is available in Settings.
Yes, you can change the date and time of recording when creating or editing a record. To do this, click on the date and select the required date and time.
Yes, you can exchange data and photos between your devices using iCloud or Dropbox services. Please make sure synchronization is enabled in iMoodJournal Settings. Each device connected to Internet can have actual data.
You can create some predefined text for future mood records. For instance, you may need to track the same medications each day, or perform the same everyday check – sleep, anxiety, etc., so you can go to Settings/Template and write down the list of meds or things to track, or create some text. Next time, when you create a mood record, it will contain the text from the template.
The app calculates automatically an average value for all mood entries in which the hashtag was used. The values that are higher than 5 are considered positive, and the ones below 5 are negative. So, for instance, if you see the tag #work with the average value 6.3, it means that the average mood in the entries with #work hashtag is 6.3, and the app considered it “positive”, and you can see the tag in the Positive list.
Yes, you can do this with quantitative hashtags. Assign a level to your depression and/or hypomania (as if you used 10-grade scale) and add corresponding hashtags to your mood records, for instance, #depression:8lvl and #mania:5lvl. Later, you will be able to visualize both graphs representing the level of depression and mania against your mood graph on the landscape chart.
Reviews and Awards
Part personal journal and part mood tracker, IMoodJournal can be used to record everything from mood and symptoms, to sleep, medications, and energy cycles. By tracking these various factors, you’re able to analyze your daily feelings through summary charts that indicate where your stress levels rise and fall.
Why we love it: In addition to your moods, this app will help you keep track of sleep, medications, and energy levels.
The app iMoodJournal on iOS is sophisticated and has a great-looking, easy-to-use interface. Through a suite of menus and text-entry controls you can make a diary-style note in the app of when you’re feeling positive (or not!), and also add a photo or a selfie. When you’ve accumulated enough entries, the app presents some analytics in the form of graphs that show your positivity over time. This could help you plan strategies to be more positive
Tracking your moods is one way to begin understanding them. iMoodJournal makes this process easy. Alerts remind you to check in and choose from a colorful scale of mood labels. There are also hashtags to help you organize your thoughts and triggers. We like that you can visualize hashtags on a chart to identify any correlations between how you feel and your sleep patterns, medications, or other identifiers. The app also links to Facebook if you want to check in with friends and family.
Disruptive mood swings can be a warning sign of an underlying mental condition like bipolar disorder. Since early detention is essential, physicians recommend that patients track their thoughts, emotions and experiences on a regular basis to help them identify any unusual patterns. Some psychologists find the app — which takes selfies to help you realize how your mood affects your appearance — very useful.
iMoodJournal serves as the ultimate mood diary. The app allows you enter a daily mood from a selected menu of emotions. After a while the app tracks your patterns and mood changes and presents you with analytics for how your mood has evolved over time. This beautifully designed app will help you gain surprising insights about yourself and your emotions.
Uses touch ID, has reminders you can set, beautiful graphs, and allows you to track and see long-term changes in mood, and has space for journaling. It also allows you to keep track of your medications and your sleep. You can also change the words to record your mood. If you’re bipolar, you might change “really great” to “manic”or “hypomanic”… It does allow you to export it into a PDF so you can easily share it with your therapist or doctor.
I wanted to see if I could identify triggers for mood swings. This app is great because it allows me to see patterns over the day, or across different hours of the day or days of the week. Also, being able to tag different factors means I start to see mood effects from certain people, activities or environments. I’m finding it really useful. It would be good to also be able to go back and edit the comments, a few times I’ve thought of extra things I haven’t been able to add
This is an amazing app for anyone trying to track their mood & possible triggers for mood swings. The ability to add photos to each log really showed how much my appearance changes with the change of mood. I am bipolar & have found this to be one of the best apps for mood tracking. Thanks. #Amazing
I’m a psychologist and trialled this app before recommending it to clients. It’s great, I’m still using it as I find it very motivating to maintains lifestyle habits that promote my general mental health. My clients love it too
I suffer from Major Depressive Disorder & have found this app to be of GREAT assistance. After 18 years of dealing with this condition, this app has enabled me to see clear positive & negative patterns within my day to day life. It is more than just a simple journal documenting moods, it allows you to predict & perhaps prevent certain types of moods as best you can. I highly recommend this app.
I don’t write many reviews because so many apps are redundant of one another and it’s information overload. This app is new and different in the great way it collects and reports your data. It works flawlessly, with many well thought out settings. Absolutely worth the price! I highly advise this app over other mood trackers!
I need to track my life so I can stop swinging from “feeling ok” to “feeling horrible” without any data to help me figure out why. This app makes personal data collection simple. I give this app a 10 (Insanely Great). #productiveDay #reviewingiMoodJournal
Have used just about every mood tracking app for my bipolar and this is the only one that strikes the balance of simplicity, gentle reminders, ease and speed of use along with long term benefit of graphs etc. Can be customized with notes or tags on individual entries or kept quick and simple by just tapping your mood (on a pre-made and customisable scale of 1-10). As it comes it’s totally simple and very usable for most people, but if you want you can tweak the times of alerts reminding you to input a mood, or change the default moods to suit your lifestyle better. Like I said I’ve used them all and this is the only one that I rely on now to keep daily track of my moods. All in all, would highly recommend!
Best app ever! I kid you not, I used to be one of those people who set a brand new diary for the year and pledged to write in it every day – I always failed. This app is an innovative approach to diary writing! I have never missed a day since October last year when I purchased it! I highly recommend this app! You will not be disappointed, I guarantee you.