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MoodTools - Depression Aid

If you are feeling sad, anxious, or depressed, lift your mood with MoodTools! MoodTools is designed to help you combat depression and alleviate your negative moods, aiding you on your road to recovery.
MoodTools contains several different research-supported tools. They include:

Thought Diary
- Improve your mood by analyzing your thoughts and identifying negative / distorted thinking patterns based on principles from Cognitive Therapy

- Regain your energy by performing energizing activities and tracking your mood before and after, based on Behavioral Activation Therapy

Safety Plan
- Develop a suicide safety plan to keep you safe and utilize emergency resources during a suicidal crisis

- Read information, self-help guidelines, and find help with internet resources

- Take the PHQ-9 depression questionnaire and track your symptom severity over time

- Discover helpful YouTube videos that can improve your mood and behavior, from guided meditations to enlightening TED talks


MoodTools was designed in collaboration with multiple mental health professionals. MoodTools is free, contains no advertisements, and is a purely non-profit venture aimed at helping people suffering from clinical depression. Thank you for supporting our efforts with your positive ratings and reviews. Please send any requests, questions, or feedback via email to moodtools@moodtools.org and we will be sure to respond to each one.

Disclaimer: This mental health application is not intended to be a replacement for treatment nor any sort of medical intervention. Treatment is, by far, the best way to overcome clinical depression or other mental illnesses. Therapy and antidepressants have been shown to effectively treat clinical depression and anxiety. This application will only aid you on your path to recovery from depression or anxiety. In addition, if you are not in treatment, talk to your doctor or therapist or use this app to find resources that can connect you to treatment.

While MoodTools is designed as a self-help mental health application to help people suffering from clinical depression, it can also assist people without mental illness or people suffering from other mental disorders / mental illnesses such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, dysthymia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, or schizophrenia.

Privacy Notice: This app uses Google Analytics to anonymously track usage data. Exactly what information is tracked is available in the privacy policy.

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Reviews (30)

Joh. M. C. Jan 1, 2021     

This is a good app to practice cognitive reconstruction. It would be great to include sample statements for each item in the Thought Diary as a guide esp. for the beginners. It would also help if you can put descriptions and examples for the cognitive distortions. And please make passcode protection enabled even for non-pro mode. It would also be great if you can make the design more modern looking, or use beautiful color schemes to make it more appealing, especially to younger people.

Bre. J. Mar 29, 2020     

During Covid 19, was feeling isolated, depressed, stressed even keeping in touch with people by texting and didn't want to rely on them when my anxiety was getting the better of me, as they were trying to keep their own spirits up. Decided I needed something else to help me and this app was it. Very user friendly, flexible, with insightful options. So happy I gave it a try!

Nat. J. Aug 29, 2019     

Honestly, I haven't even gone through reading all the texts in the information section, and I can say that I already like the app! 😊 The explanations and the amount of information that is given are excellent and I think that this app could be really beneficial for anyone struggling with these problems. In the least, it could help with putting one's thoughts into perspective, which is a great aid in itself.

Ana. D. Feb 13, 2022     

I am rating it 4 stars because some important steps/ links are missing from the diary. When one ruminants usually they are physically inactive and cannot swich from depreesion specific thought just by cognitive reframing. For these reasons it is important to add other pages to the diary. At the start the diary, something like "current activity". After cognitive reframing, it can be something like "opposite action" or "next thing to do based on the reframed thoughts"

Gil. W. Apr 23, 2022     

I have been really impressed with how this app streamlines these sometimes tedious process of creating mood logs. I have been pleasantly surprised that the app has managed to replicate many if not all of the benefits of doing mood logs while removing some of the peskier obstacles to getting the job done.

Cyn. P. May 20, 2022     

Swiping feature doesn't always work! Sometimes I've completed a page and lost all of it because it won't swipe to the next section. Very frustrating.

mic. Feb 1, 2022     

so far, this app has really helped me. I struggle with intrusive thoughts, and this app has made them improve significantly. I even recommend it to some friends who also struggle with intrusive thoughts. I feel so much better, and I can finally separate my thoughts from reality. thank you

Chr. J. Aug 10, 2019     

Why go to therapy when there's MoodTools? perfect for anyone struggling with depression, diagnosed or otherwise, everyone can benefit from this app. just used the thought diary for the first time and it helped. going through a hard time right now and it helped me look on the bright side. it's also great for people with social anxiety. no one has to know your thoughts. very easy to use.

Cor. R. Jul 14, 2019     

Wish it was easier to scroll through the text fields when typing or editing entries. The text fields keep jumping out of frame so I must type blindly sometimes.

Mag. T. Dec 16, 2019     

Seriously one of the best apps to help me with my mental health journey. I recommend it to anyone I talk to that is struggling. The journal is by far my favorite feature.

Sun. N. Dec 29, 2019     

Good resource, but it needs to also include positive moods and their effects so people don't fixate on the negative or develop the sense that things are always bad. I was peaceful sitting outside in the sunshine but had no way to log this and remind myself how to achieve peace or conjure positive memories.

had. b. Mar 4, 2019     

this app is very useful in controlling and helping negative thoughts by guiding you into logical reasoning. soon, you'll learn how to stop your own spiraling thoughts. probably saved my life a half a dozen times. :)

Kea. G. Feb 6, 2020     

Honestly one of the most streamlined and straightforward little things you can do to help with depression (and anxiety).

Ces. L. Sep 27, 2021     

I downloaded this app years ago and continue to keep it because of the meditation videos. They are truly wonderful and helpful at any time of the day 👌.

Aas. May 3, 2020     

Would be a 5 star, but there is no way to migrate old app data to a new device, even in the pay mode. Best you get is an export of the thought journals.

rev. b. Jan 12, 2020     

Very very helpful and good app for anxiety disorders. Best for cbt also. Thanks for creating it.

som. o. Dec 7, 2019     

Best app ever. This app stopped me from self harming!!! And thank you to the creators. This app should be more popular! I really recommend it! ^ ^ 💖💖💖💖💖 Best app ever. I can write my thoughts, listen to calm sounds, and its free! Helps alot another big thank you!!!! 💌💌

Tia. R. Jan 27, 2020     

I think this app is beyond great, alot of us dont have any support or way to get out whatever is bothering us, this app definitely helped me especially the log journal

A. G. u. Aug 23, 2020     

I love this app. it's my "turn to" app when I am feeling out of sorts. keeps things clear in my mind when I need it the most. highly recommended.

Bet. N. Sep 30, 2019     

Pleased with this app. Been using it to track my depression for over a year at this point and it's been invaluable.

A. G. u. Mar 3, 2019     

Outstanding! Feeling sad? Then reach for the pad! Cognative Behavior Therapy simply works on Mood Tools! And it's free.

Sue. R. Dec 2, 2018     

Very good at tracking depressive moods and what causes them. Also good at what yo do to feel better.

Lis. k. May 1, 2020     

This app great as it helps u when u dont want to tell people u r depressed , good for especially teenagers as we dont like to open up to parents...as we r ashamed to...so it is great app

Kai. P. Nov 4, 2018     

This app is very helpful for helping me manage my depression. It's easy to use and it's very effective

Mur. P. Dec 7, 2019     

Amazing app. The thought diary made me feel better in few minutes itself. Thanks, you guys!

Jes. R. Nov 4, 2019     

I enjoy this app but would love to see encouraging quotes. possibly some inspiring stories.

Jos. M. Nov 21, 2018     

Amazing app that is a good supplement to therapy or a decent replacement if you dont have access often

Joe. G. Dec 17, 2019     

Awesome tool for expressing emotions and dealing with them little by little just be honest.

A. G. u. Jan 22, 2022     

As a 30 year Mental Heath Therapist (and CBT Therapist) I suggest this and FearTools to all of my Clients! Excellent

deb. G. Dec 10, 2019     

The app is encouraging to the depressed but I would like some bible scriptual encouragement that backs up the encouragement and help.