Feel-Better: iPhone Written App Review
Having a bad day? There’s a new app that can help you shake off the funk, by reminding you of your own moments in the sun. It’s called Feel-Better, and it comes to us from a company called 10 Good Ideas. Built on the theory that positivity can ultimately change your outlook for the better, this app acts like an emotional diary designed to give you a boost when you need it most. Are you ready to Feel-Better?
Built around 18 fundamental emotions, Feel-Better is a positivity double hitter. First, you use the app’s mood descriptions and calendar function to enter tags and create an emotional diary. Are you having an awesome day because your loved ones made you breakfast and now you’re going out to do your favorite thing? Log it! Choose the appropriate emotion (are you euphoric, satisfied or just plain happy?), then add photos, a custom journal entry, tag the event with some appropriate labels like family or shopping. You can even attach a song from your iTunes library or a website. It’s your call.
Don’t worry, Feel-Better is created to honor all your emotions. So if you‘re having a crabby day, feel free to blog about that, too.
The second part of the app is its playback and self help sections. These portions of the app can either play back your emotional state for easy monitoring, or use your happy memories to boost your spirits in a cool slideshow featuring the photos, songs, words, tags and whatever else you’ve used to document your feelings.
To be honest, Feel-Better sounds like a perfect app for a moody teenage girl. I don’t see it having a huge market, but do think it’s an interesting idea on how to insert a bit more awareness and positivity into your life. Also, to improve the app, adding a sketching feature would be a nice way to encourage additional creativity and expressiveness among users.
Layout & Design:
In keeping with the teenage girl-friendly motif, the app sports a sunny flower and sky design. The user interface is actually pretty intuitive, with a tag menu that tucks away neatly or comes out to be more prominent while you add content. The purple and yellow theme is really quite pretty, but also pretty simple. This app doesn’t have any overtly interesting design elements, but it’ll do.
If you want to add Feel-Better to your app arsenal, it’s gonna run you $1.99. That’s a middle of the road price. It’s less than a tweenager would spend on a paper journal and a nice set of pens, and this app lets users add multimedia features, for a unique mobile journaling experience that’s decidedly feminine and also quite brave. If you’ve been looking for a way to track your emotions and chase those blues away by keeping it positive, Feel-Better is definitely the app for you.
Feel-Better iPhone app requires iOS 4.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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