Reflectly (iOS Version 2.6.7)

Synopsis of the App: Reflectly calls itself the world’s first intelligent journal and a personal journaling companion designed to help you learn self-care and happiness.

Price and Platform: Free. Apple and Android.

RDN Score: 5/5

Pros

  • Cheerful and welcoming app design that invites you to hang out for a bit.
  • Uses positive psychology and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to help users overcome negative thoughts while building a habit of positive thinking.
  • Cheerful mascot establishes an uplifting environment from the guided tutorial through your first story and throughout the journaling experience.
  • Set the color theme to match your mood or personal style preference and personalize story images with stock imagery or photos from your phone.
  • Filter journal entries using categories including work, social, travel and favorites.
  • Easily rate your day on a sliding scale complete with expressive emojis.
  • Offers “intelligent questions” driven by AI and your own personalized entries.
  • Includes questions and prompts to encourage introspection and reflection such as “What happened today?” and “What’s the worst habit you have?”
  • Track your progress and review weekly insights to help you grow.
  • Enjoy personalized motivational content daily including challenges and quotes.
  • Includes a 7-day free trial. Purchase the premium version for unlimited journal entries, new daily questions, morning moments for motivation and advanced statistics and insights, as well as a touch passcode lock for added security.

Cons

  • It’s not clear whether the writers are credentialed in the science of psychology.
  • Some response fields are limited, putting a cap on how much detail users can add.

Bottom Line: Ideal for anyone interested in growth and self-development, Reflectly offers a convenient and encouraging space to record and reflect upon the day.

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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.