"This app is the single greatest tool to help me collect and work though my negative thoughts on a day to day basis."

"If you are struggling with invasive thoughts, anxiety, depression, etc. you need this app!! I feel better after every entry."

"Amazing, the only thing that's worked for me!! Such a help to challenge my negative thoughts. I'm feeling 100x better. Give it a go :)"

"This application is vital for my day to day mental health. It's easier to use than a paper journal and gets to the heart of my usual mental struggles. It's definitely helped me to be more content with my life."


CBT Thought Diary is a journal with a purpose: it uses effective tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Positive Psychology to help improve your mood.

Think of this app as a space to reflect on your thoughts, both positive and negative. Record your mood, reflect on your emotions, practice gratitude, and analyze your thoughts with proven & effective techniques.

Thought Diary will help you evaluate, understand, and change your thoughts and feelings. By using this application, you can work to identify your emotions, analyze how and why you're feeling this way, challenge those negative beliefs, change your thinking patterns for future situations, and remember positive experiences.

You can use this app as a mood journal, a thought record journal, and a gratitude journal all in one!


Pro Mode Information:

All core features of this app are completely free to use. Pro Mode is an optional subscription that offers more Journals, Assessments, Guides, Insights, Customized Emotions, Extra Notifications, Export, Data Sync, Passcode Protection, and Discover features. Pro Mode is offered in two auto-renewing subscription options: monthly or yearly.

Pricing may vary depending on the country. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. 24 hours before the end of the monthly subscription period, the renewal fee will be automatically charged and the subscription renewed unless auto-renew is turned off beforehand. Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off in the Account Settings after purchase.


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Con_leb ,

Game Changer!!!

As a teacher with ADHD during Remote Learning this app has been an absolute GAME CHANGER!!! I have found that taking a moment to check in with myself the first thing in the morning now sets me up for the day.
Finding resources to assist professionals with ADHD is challenging. This app has different assessments and of course you would always then be referred to a medical professional for further guidance As someone who battles with behaviours associated with ADHD as an adult, I feel more prepared than ever to start a new term of teaching and learning with my class tomorrow.
I have created a space in my room and my day where reflecting, planning and journaling is just important as my morning coffee.

Absurdian ,


I just downloaded the app and wrote my first entry. I love the concept and the lay out. The information is extremely useful and I really look forward to reading through it all. My first entry was easy and actually enjoyable to write. From someone with generalised anxiety, that has trouble talking to new people and that previously had depression, this app is revolutionary. Absolutely fantastic.

kerryray96 ,

Love this app!

This is such an easy app to use and in just one week of using it, it has helped me an immense amount. If I’m feeling down or my negative thoughts are spiraling I can go to this app for a little 5 minute therapy session. It helps to really turn things around and to keep things positive and to get a lot off my chest.

App Privacy

The developer, Inquiry Health LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

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Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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