The secret behind every successful practice is to make it as effortless as possible. I don’t think any digital tool will ever beat the joy of using my hardcover journal and pen for me (5/5: full flexibility!), but if you’re more digital minded, maybe you’ll enjoy one of the apps below for your gratitude practice.
(All apps reviewed below are for Android, but let me know if you have any iOS additions, based on the website I thought MyGratitudeJournal looks promising).
This one offers a bunch of different exercises to help you practice gratitude. As far as I saw you can enter as many entries as you like, which will clutter up the navigation. Another thing is you’ll need to create an account straight away.
+ Lots of exercises
+ Multiple entries
– Cluttered navigation
– You’ll need to create account
Easy interface, nice and simple to get started. The main downside is you only get to have three entries a day. The prompts are nice and useful, though not all focus on gratitude journaling – some are more about positivity in general (which fits the name of the app just fine).
+ Clean interface
+ Integrated prompts to start writing
– Limited to 3 entries a day
– Not all prompts are related to gratitude (some are more inspiration generic)
My favorite app, even though the very pink logo initially worked like a good repellent on me. Lots of functionality (prompts, reminders, options to add pictures, color change, inspirational quotes and more) but still easy to use. I also love how this app keeps track of your gratitude streak!
Unfortunately, all the fuctions also make the app a bit cluttered. Not enough to be annoying, but I prefer a cleaner look.
+ Easy to use
+ Lots of functionality, such as reminders
+ Keeps track of your gratitude streak
– A bit cluttered.
– Very… pink