Daylio (iOS Version 1.5.1)

Synopsis of the App

Daylio is a micro-journaling app for tracking daily moods and activities with statistics to show how the two intersect.

Price and Platform: Free. Apple and Android.

RDN Score: 5/5

Pros

  • Cheerful, bright and colorful design keeps you engaged from the first click.
  • Click moods and activities to record how your day went in just 5 seconds.
  • Choose from the standard mood ratings including really rad, good, meh, bad and awful or define your own from a large number of other expressive emojis.
  • Click to select activity icons each day to quickly record what you’ve been up to.
  • Add a brief note in the notes field to help you remember important events.
  • Customize the activities list using the Daylio image database to include your most common activity icons for easy recording.
  • Automatically records the day and time.
  • Activate the PIN lock to keep your journal entries private.
  • Review your monthly mood chart and mood and activity counts to analyze how certain activities might affect your mood.
  • Appropriate for adults and children alike.
  • View your average daily mood stats in the premium upgrade ($3.99)

Cons

  • The super simple design won’t be adequate for everyone — as some may find the platform too limiting.

Bottom Line: For adults and children, Daylio is a simple way to keep track of moods and it may help make the connection between what you do in a day and how you feel over time.

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Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, is based in Atlanta and specializes in culinary nutrition, communications and consulting. She blogs at marisamoore.com. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.