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Note: For privacy all data is local within the app; and there is a different version for iPhone & iPod touch.

This app guides users in creating their own Life Inventory, which can provide greater self-understanding of their personality, strengths, and weaknesses. While requiring a significant investment of time, the Inventory allows users to analyze reactions to:

● People
● Institutions and Organizations
● Principles, Ideals and Beliefs
● Sources of Anxiety and Excitement
● Fears
● Sex Relations

The process of completing a Life Inventory doesn't directly address anyone's specific addiction(s), but rather helps the user examine in detail events that have transpired in their life. The Life Inventory app gently assists the user in probing into not only what happened, but also why it happened. The questions asked help the user delve into areas often never considered before like:

● What did I want?
● Why did I want it?
● What am I not admitting?
● What lie did I tell myself? (always present)
● What did I leave out or not say?
● What lie did I tell others?
● Have I ever done the same thing?
● Was it any of my business?
● Were my expectations reasonable?
● What was the real truth?
● What was I not seeing?
● Did I fail to see the facts of the situation?
● What actions did I take to get what I wanted?
● What actions did I omit to get what I wanted?

Sometimes the questions are difficult to answer, but once done, they help provide significant insight into why certain choices were made and, more importantly, determining there are often alternative choices available which will make life so much better.

Life Inventory guides the user through six different steps, each with its own activity grouping, for making a Life Inventory in writing:

● Build Lists
● Causes and Effects
● My Part
● Fears Analysis
● Fear Questions
● Sex Relations

The Inventory begins by using one simple list, which defines four fixed Categories in which to file away what are broadly categorized as Incidents:

● People
● Institutions and Organizations
● Principles, Ideals and Beliefs
● Sources of Anxiety and Excitement

Each of the four Categories will contain hierarchical sub-categories that the user created (Miscellaneous is included by default). From there, users outline Entities and then individual Incidents.

Step-by-step, users complete the Causes and Effects of each Incident. Next, users determine the part they played in each Incident listed. It is not unusual to create hundreds of individual Incident forms. The app includes the ability to create and save all written lists and forms with password protection. Having completed all their Incident forms, users can refer to these forms to help list all their Fears. The app includes the following eight pre-defined fears, to which the user is free to add:

● Other people’s opinions
● Not getting what I want
● Not having control of the situation
● Financial insecurity
● Abandonment
● Physical harm
● Failure
● Success

The fifth step is examining each Fear category and answering the following key questions:

● Why did I have this fear?
● When did I first notice this fear in my life?
● How did I hold on to this fear?
● What did this fear make me do?
● What chain of circumstances did this fear set in motion in my life?
● How did I react to this fear?
● What decision did this fear cause me to make?
● How did self-reliance fail me?
● What should I have done instead?

A sixth and final step is examining Sex Relations, where users answer 12 probing questions regarding each individual sexual relationship.

A final Sex Relations exercise asks users to write their sexual ideal towards which they are willing to grow.

For those involved in 12-step programs a Life Inventory is considered the equivalent of a Moral Inventory.

What’s New

Version 4.0

Correct for display problem for "Edit Incidents for Entities" activity.
Updated for iOS 8 and above.
Removes status bar to provide more space for data to be visible.

Ratings and Reviews

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Not Q*Bert ,


I saw the light version but passed it up and paid $9.99 because it sounded like something I would use often... Little did I know.. Life Inventory has an awful interface and is complicated to point that it is useless. Try to simplify the app and put the instruction into video.

Alpine Eddy ,

Complex and amazing! well worth the $$

I have put a number of hours of work into using this app and can now say that I love it. At first, the interface was overwhelming. I had trouble getting my head around all the categories and how they fit together. The user has to understand that what has been done here is taking an idea that was once clumsily used as a spreadsheet and transformed it into a true database application. Once I read all of the directions and dove in, it became clearer. I believe the developer has made an amazing product that covers most anyone's needs to do a complete and thorough 4th and 5th step. I have hundreds of entries and being able to sort and search at a glance is not only wonderful, it really allows you to get more out of the process than writing it all on paper would. Privacy is a big concern for me and I feel that it is well addressed here. If you're doing your 4th step right, it will take some time. The backup and privacy features allow me to be completely honest. Try that with paper.
If you don't like it, try getting someone to design a custom database for you that allows the end user to further customize for under $10.

joepapino ,

Amazing Must Have App for iPad

I had originally thought that this app was just for people going through the 12-step process or for people who have addictions. However, after reading the app summary on the product page I quickly learnt that this app was intended for anyone to be able to write a life inventory. This app is great and focuses on four primary areas: Writing, Honesty, Support and Prayer. The app does a great job at leading you through each segment and helping you to analyze key events and fears in your life. I had been going through a lot in my life and was having a lot of stress. This app helped me to not only locate why I was feeling the way I was, but helped me to resolve the problem and avoid future similar occurences. After originally buying this app for the iPhone, I jumped at the opportunity to download it on my iPad as well! The iPad version of this app is great for reading and typing and makes this experience very user friendly. I highly recommend this app - what a huge cost savings compared to going to counseling/therapy!


James Hollender
35.8 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
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