Aloe Bud is an all-in-one, self-care pocket companion. It gently brings awareness to self-care activities, using encouraging push notifications, rather than guilt or shame.
Helpful reminders from yourself, to yourself; saved within Aloe Bud so you can keep doing you!
Hydrate, Move, Breathe, Health, Break, Rest, Fuel, Refresh, People, Stimulate, Motivate
What do you need more of in your life today?
Maybe you’re trying to stay hydrated, or need reminders to get in touch with friends every so often. Check-in and reflect on yourself in real-time or as needed.
“It’s like having a best friend on your phone!”
Add activity cards to your personal dashboard, according to what you believe needs extra attention today or in the near future. Activity cards cover everything, from the mundane (such as filling up water bottles and remembering to take screen breaks) to the larger picture (journaling about personal relationships and remembering who or what you’re grateful for).
SCHEDULED REMINDERS (OPT-IN)
Aloe Bud sends reminders only when asked and can be set at specific times from daily to weekdays, weekends, or any other arrangement you can think of. Reminders bring awareness to important activities, that get lost among other priorities
Create and develop self-care routines that work for you. Aloe Bud brings awareness to physical, mental and emotional needs throughout the day using unobtrusive push notifications.
RECENT ACTIVITY LOG
Celebrate tiny victories in your personal activity log, that can be accessed when you touch the icon at the top. Scroll through recently completed check in’s and reflections and look back on your progress day by day.
It’s not meant to and should not replace mental health care or the support of loved ones, but it is a valuable—and free—tool to help bridge gaps in making self-care as accessible and personal as possible.
Aloe Bud can be fully enjoyed for free, but if you would like to enhance your experience and help support our growth, we offer optional in-app purchases. It allows you to add as many self-care activities check in’s, journal and activity log entries, as well as unlimited customizable reminder schedules. Premium features are optional and not required to have a full experience. Premium features are enhancements and expansions to our in-app content.
Premium Reminders: For $1.99 unlock an expansion pack of gentle reminders + the ability to enable or disable reminder messages.
Custom Reminders: For $3.99 unlock the ability to write your own personal reminders for any activity of your choice + the ability to enable, disable, + the ability to enable or disable reminder messages.
Reminders Bundle: For $4.99, save and unlock everything currently available. Does not apply to any future premium features added.
News updates: aloebud.com
Designed out of the pure necessity of their own mental health struggles; Aloe Bud creator, Amber Discko searched the App Store for something, anything to help with basic self-care. After trying and ignoring countless self-care apps and feeling guilty for doing so, finding one that met their needs and lifestyle became frustrating. Amber believed there was no better time to start designing a gentle, all-in-one personal care app, using their own experiences, affinity for pixel art and the needs of their communities to bring this simple idea to life.
*takes a deep breath*
Hey, buds! How's it been going? Can you believe it's been over a month since we sprouted already?? So... this is a tiny but important update that'll fix the issues a small group of folks experienced.
Copy update (updated "their" to "they're") ... whoops!
Updated on-boarding flow to more easily show how to access the activity log (Tap the icon at the top of your Aloe Bud dashboard to view your recently completed activities)
It's been incredible to see your self-care journeys being shared across social media, and we are grateful that you've chosen to use our little companion to help you get through the day.
Gentle reminder: You can always say hi to us on social media, we're @aloebud everywhere. We'd love to hear from you!!!
Ratings and Reviews
gentle self care log
this app is very cute and provides a really gentle way of paying attention to your self care needs. the amount of customization available just in the free version is really great. it’s very simple — there’s no achievements or rewards or punishments for not checking in. this makes the app a little limited, but it makes it very easy to come back to if you’ve neglected it for a while, solving issues of anxiety and burnout I personally have had with other habit-tracking apps. it’s also just really beautifully designed.
If I did have one suggestion for increased features, I would love to see the ability to set goals for yourself. For example, I have difficulty showering frequently enough. It would be cool to be able to set the check-in I use for showering to have a goal of 5 check-ins a week. Then it could have a little x/5 in the corner, where the x resets to 0 at the end of each week. No punishments for not meeting the goal or reward for doing so — just a light tracking function.
Obviously I could set 5 reminders each week to shower, but I don’t always shower on the same days or at the same times, and it’s easy to lose track of that many notifs. This way in the middle of the week I could look and say “oh, my counter is at 1/5, I really should shower again.” this would be useful for study sessions and other things as well, I think.
I’ve been waiting for this app to come out since August of 2017, and downloaded it the day it was released. since I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time, I wanted to make sure that I fairly evaluated the app before giving a review. safe to say, I love it. I’m someone who really struggles with self care and keeping track of the things that I do, and this helps so much. it’s super cute, and unlike other self care apps, it works just fine without the extra features that you have to purchase (although those are amazing too). you can write things down on the go when you don’t have your journal, and look back at them later if you need to. the self set reminders to do simple self care tasks have saved my unwashed hair more times than I can count. this app is my lord and savior. 10/10 would aloe bud again.
Developer Response ,
Thank u for your patience and support all this time! Your thoughtful review rly means the world. 💕🌱✨ take care!
The app of my mentally ill dreams
I love the Aloe Bud app so much. I found the mental health resources to be helpful, though I would have liked to see Dissociative Disorders and Transgender Lifeline included. The mechanics are intuitively useful, and I appreciate the interface design/aesthetic, which has noticeablely impacted my frequency and ease of use. Please continue developing this app. It’s already really great, but I’m excited for updates and improvements.
My request is an added feature, perhaps for a future update. This app would be a life changer if it came with an iPhone widget. The app is designed around reminders, which are most effectively utilized with the help of a widget. The accessibility of an added widget seems in tune with the app’s intent, especially if it were well made (some widgets exist for the sake of saying it exists).
Bottom line: must-have, hella cute
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- Aloebud LLC
- 13.7 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Aloebud LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Reminders Bundle $4.99
- Premium Reminders $1.99
- Custom Reminders $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.