Without being an expert on positive psychology or the benefits of journaling, it’s difficult to speak to the benefits of recording emotions and thoughts in a journal or diary. Benefit or no, if you’re interested in keeping a journal then doing so on your mobile device seems the most practical way. Feel-Better is an outlet for doing just that – recording your emotions, thoughts or feelings any given day and saving them for review. More than just a journal, Feel-Better also provides users with the means to attach media files to their daily entry and then play back a specific day or period of time at a later date.
Feel-Better starts the journaling process by providing a selection (and description) of 18 different emotions, ranging from euphoria to apathy, that can be saved to the integrated calendar. The sliding scale from happy to sad categorizes and displays the emotional states attributed to both ends of the emotional spectrum. Users can then attach pictures, songs, web links and other media that may attribute to or support their current emotions. So if there’s a song that makes you feel empowered, a picture that inspires or a link to a favorite page, just attach it using the sidebar clipboard – it’s all fairly simple. (more...)