In this fast-paced life, we often forget to be grateful and appreciate the small things around us that make our life easier. Being grateful is a choice, and it makes you more mindful. Practicing the habit of being grateful makes one more content and motivated in their everyday life. It brings a kind of satisfaction and warmth that no other habit does. For millennials hooked to the virtual world, there are apps that remind them to be grateful. Let’s look at a few of the most widely used gratitude journal apps on mobile.
If you are looking for how to keep a gratitude journal, it is simple. You can get the journal app that suits your needs. All gratitude apps on this list are free to download and use. We have curated this list by eliminating apps with paid subscriptions or in-app purchases, so you don’t have to spend a lot to be grateful.
- Presently: A Gratitude Journal
Presently encourages you to ‘celebrate the simplicity of your daily life.’ You get a chance to reflect on your day and focus on aspects that made you happy and grateful. It has a very simple interface with 27 unique themes to help the app be more customized. The app keeps a record of all you have been grateful for so you can revisit any day in your life. It even sends daily reminders at your chosen time to encourage you to enter your thoughts and feelings. The app is safe to use and doesn’t share your data with any third-party software. That said, if you want to share these thoughts with your loved ones, you can do so with the Share option.
Download: Presently for Android (Free)
- Delightful: Gratitude Journal
Delightful is an excellent app for letting your creativity flow while practicing gratefulness. The app provides you with new daily prompts, such as ‘Who made a positive difference in your life recently?’. You can record three good things that happened to you today. It makes this app a great positive self-reflection tool. Just like Presently, you can set a daily journaling reminder to pen down your thoughts. You can view past entries by simpling selecting the date in the in-app calendar. Delightful sends you an inspiring quote every day to keep your spirits up. Delightful is available in English, Spanish, French, Hebrew, German, and Vietnamese languages.
Download: Delightful for Android (Free)
- Happyfeed: Gratitude Journal
Happyfeed is not just a writing journal. It also lets you upload one daily picture that makes you happy and grateful. In addition, you can record three good things that happened to you. Happyfeed is more of a social platform. It lets you make friends and join a group to share your gratefulness. The app has managed to create a great community of positive-minded people. The app shows you the number of days you have been grateful, inspiring the user to do even better. There is a ‘Jar of Happiness’ section that can be opened anytime daily. It shows you a random picture from your uploaded pictures to make you smile.
Download: Happyfeed for Android (Free)
- Gratitude: Self-Care Journal
The Gratitude app keeps reminding you to ‘find joy in little things’ in your life. The app sends you a dose of daily quotes to encourage a positive mindset. You can even add your own positive affirmations to view on a bad day. These affirmations can contain text, music, and voice recordings. This app lets you make vision boards. Vision boards depict what you would like your life to look like. It gives new writing prompts daily, which revolve around you being grateful. It is an excellent way of reminiscing about all the good things that happen each day. There are guided challenges that will inspire you to build consistency with the app.
Download: Gratitude for Android (Free)
- 365 Gratitude Journal
365 Gratitude Journal lets you journal your thoughts like any other gratitude app. But it also has a feature to track your daily mood. You can also view your most frequent moods of the month. You can start your day by reading a motivational quote or inspiring story or playing a gratitude game. Just like Happyfeed, 365 Gratitude Journal also lets you connect with other people and be a part of their happiness. You can post anything on the wall and let others interact with you. There’s also a Gratitude Jar that the app inspires you to fill. You can sync the contents of your across all your devices.
Download: 365 Gratitude Journal for Android (Free)