I love this app because it’s very straight forward and minimally functional. Some apps try too hard to make you write or log every little emotion you were feeling throughout the day and it makes you stressed and anxious to try and thing back to these feelings you forgot you were feeling that day. I don’t write everyday which is normal for me but I feel like this app reminds me to write at the perfect times, when I’m not busy and have a little bit of downtime to type out how my day was.
The only thing that I am still having trouble understanding is the rating spread. I understand the whole idea of it, and think it’s a good one, just needs a little more information or maybe a nice info graphic on how to enhance your mood when you’re feeling down or ways to relieve anger or stressful or anxious feelings based on what you wrote that day. If you wrote that you had a great day and everything was perfect maybe incorporate that with relatable quotes or articles on how to keep your motivation up and what you can do to do so in your work and personal life. I don’t know, this is just little things I would enjoy so maybe other people would too but I do love this app it’s relaxing and helps you get out the emotions you need in a way that doesn’t take up too much time yet lets you reflect on the important parts of your day.
This helps me journal like never before!!
by Ryan Haruguchi
I’ve never really been one to write reviews before - must be because I really love this app. But this has changed the game for me in being able to reflect on my day and journal! I’ve journaled in notebooks before but was never really consistent with it. But this has helped increase my consistency, ease of journaling, my “want” to journal, and include more details of my day - like being able to upload photos of it. I like how it asks questions to make me thing and reflect, although I don’t find all the questions worth answering, I definitely do like when I see a good question that helps me reflect! The only things I wish that were improved on this would be increasing how much you can type per section, having something to save all this data to, and idk if it’s desktop friendly, but if it’s not, then being able to use on a laptop/computer as well. But overall, I love this app and how convenient it is to journal. The hassle with journaling is being able to capture your thoughts and ideas at any given moment, meaning - having something to write on and write with. But the convenience of having this app on your phone to journal whenever really helps to simplify things and journal whenever you want
I love it. Honestly.
I’m not usually a sappy–wanna write in a journal about my life kind of person, and when I saw this app on an instagram ad I was a bit skeptical, but lately I’ve been going through a lot and I’m trying to come to terms with my emotions. I’ve tried many “log your day” types of apps.. and none of them have been as good as this one. It’s very calming, easy to use, straight forward, and efficient. I think the idea behind this app is awesome and it’s been executed very well. This has easily made its way to one of my favorite apps in such a short amount of time. I’ve already suggested it to my friends and I personally just think it’s perfect for someone like me.. someone who’s going through a bit of a rough time and just needs a place to vent. The app is already wonderful how it is, but of course ideally to me it could maybe have a section for something like breathing exercises, or a way to calm you down. I personally have a lot of anxiety and so I feel that would be very, very helpful. Even maybe some calming sounds, or videos. Just a suggestion of course! It’s still amazing how it is. I thank the people who made this app. I never knew I could care so deeply about a small little Icon on my phone. Thank you Reflectly team.
Simple and Fun!
This app is so enjoyable! Logging at rating my days makes me want to do more with my time so I can look back on my happiest moments, and the different questions asked each day is such a wholesome way to finish my day-to-day experience. I look forward to recording what antics I’d encountered at the end of the day, and having a visible streak pushes me even harder! I especially love how I can attach pictures to my day; there’s now a visual aid to help remind me of a particular moment. It makes me want to take more pictures of whatever enticing activities I come across!
The only reason I am not giving this app five stars is because of the intense lack of content for non-premium users. If I had the money, I would love to pay for my statistics and bonus features! Having those extra tidbits would greatly influence my experience on the app. Unfortunately, I do not have the money, and at stones the app seems to be punishing me for it. It’s rather annoying to be constantly bugged with “so you want to upgrade?” notifications, especially when the exit button is so expertly hidden that I have to close the app entirely.
Overall, Reflectly is a wonderfully charming and entertaining app! I rate this four golden stars and a wholesome kiss on the cheek. ;)
Reflectly! 😀 (please read!)
I absolutely love reflectly! BUT... there is one thing. The only thing I am a bit dissatisfied with is the lack of options that the people who do not want to pay a subscription for the “premium”. (Keep in mind that the subscription is QUITE a bit of money!) So reflectly, I would really appreciate it if you guys could add some more options for the people who don’t want to pay the monthly subscription. Other than that, I would love to elaborate on how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE this app! First of all, this app helps so much with daily check ins (if that makes any sense) on how the users of this app days are going, and the way that this app doesn’t just leave us all struggling (this is me) to search our mind of what to write about the day we had— it gives us good and realistic questions to answer. I also must add that the feature of adding pictures to the journals is amazing because you never know when one of us users may want to sneak in a pic of a nice day at the beach, cool food etc. overall, I love this app and am looking forward to the future updates. Thank you for taking this time to read this rewiew!!! 👌❤️😁 truly pleased— these 5 golden stars are all shining bright and true!!!
Weird but worth it
I really like using the app, but a lot of the features advertised on their apple store page aren’t available unless you go premium. I thought it was weird, but I didn’t look at their page too hard, so I didn’t mind it. I love the way the typing feels so easy and the atmosphere the app sets is nice. It makes me feel like I’m safe when I’m writing it, like I’m talking to a therapist or writing a sick novel. I was put off by the missing feature, which was being able to track your progress in happiness, but I don’t mind it because I’m not the only one using the app on my phone. However, I don’t like the fact that you can only write one story for every day because sometimes I want to write other things, an entirely different story, but I can’t, which is ok. I’m fine with it since it makes the app feel much more natural, but it would be nice if you opened a specific day on the calendar in the app and you could choose which story to go over, but, again, I don’t mind it. (Also it’s cheap that you count spaces as a character since you’re making it limited for people who won’t or can’t pay.) Great app, nonetheless, would recommend to my friends if it didn’t make me uncomfortable to tell them I use an app diary.
Love this app! But it needs some improvements
I’ve never been persevering when it comes to jounaling; I almost always end up ditching the app I’m using and find a new one. But Reflectly somehow keeps me hooked on writing stories, adding images (or just admiring the beautiful ones that go automatically with every story), and reflecting on my day. Overall it is a great app. But it could use a number of improvements.
Firstly, the twelve hundred character limit has proven quite short for me on some days where I’ve wanted to delve a bit more into my thoughts and feelings. Furthermore, the constant Internet connection needed to use the app seems a bit far-fetched; I think it can’t be that hard to make this app work offline. Also, when it comes to choosing the mood of your day, being able to choose more than one (or simply to write your own in more than the one word allowed) would be a very welcome improvement. And, finally, some more options for the AI questions would do no harm☺️.
The app in itself is truly amazing, and adding requests like this into it I believe would make for an even better experience!
Could Use More Inclusivity
by lainie grace
When I first downloaded this app back in 2017, I really liked it because of the access to everything and the way I was able to express things without anything holding me back. Some apps similar to this require you have a subscription in order to access everything, and those always bothered me. Because I wasn't using this app as much as I could have, I deleted it and recently just re-downloaded because I felt as though I needed it more than ever. I was very bothered to find that a lot of the features that were free back when I had it two years ago are no longer available unless I have a subscription. This means I can't express my own emotions in a manner that I should be because the app wants me to pay 40$ a year in order for me to do so. As a student in university, I need something like this to help me sort through my depression and anxiety, and I don't have the money to pay yearly for a subscription to an app that I used to love. I believe that if some of the subscription services were taken away, such as the stats for my mood and the unlimited space for journal entries, this could be better, but the fact that the subscription takes nearly everything away from the user is something that I strongly dislike.
Reflectly has changed my life
by lela ponn
Reflectly has changed a lot for me not just the way I think mentally but physically it reminds me every day that I could be going through something worse that someone else could be suffering while I am here hating my life but living living a life that someone else would dream to have someone on the street would love would be grateful for, And as I say these words I am reflecting on my past self on how ungrateful and selfish I was so I’m saying thank you so much for helping me realize the pain that other people could be going through so that I can enjoy my life and be as great full as I can while I can because sometimes people don’t always get a good life some people don’t always get things like this some people don’t get gifts that make them special or that can give them money and honestly right now I am so grateful for what I have my past life I was suffering I had a really really bad past that I don’t think many people know about so I’m reflecting on my past self and I am thanking the lord that I could have this life and not be selfish anymore and I thank you God for this life that I’m given.
I just downloaded this app, and while it has a beautiful layout, there are times where it has its short comings. Firstly, there needs more be more versatility with things like activities and moods, because each day there are more things that affect you and just one entry is a little nerve wracking. Second, I have a premium account right off the bat (plus the trial) but what struck me as odd is that I have to PAY to document my emotions or daily events on this app—when in reality I feel like I’m only paying for it’s beautiful layout. Third, you can’t copy and paste or cut anything into your entry sections when you write. A gigantic error page pops up and that’s very frustrating and disappointing considering you’re paying for the app to function like any other maybe even better than others. This has so much potential but missing features like a monthly tracker to document your moods, multiple emotion options/activities to choose from when doing entries and trackers that monitor how often you feel a mood or how often you do an activity is really depressing. It needs more and that’s what I was expecting considering some people might actually pay nearly 45 a year to keep it running.