Expressing your emotions can be hard. It can be easier if you make music! Cove is trusted by doctors and therapists as a safe and secure way to look after your mental health.

• First SCROLL pick a mood that helps you frame your mood
• Then TAP to add chords, melody or even percussion
• You can SWIPE to change instruments - there’s over 30 to choose from
• Explore and be creative - there is no right or wrong way to make music!

We believe Cove has a role to play in improving emotional and mental health by encouraging self-expression. We believe Cove is especially good if you experience anxiety or depression.

Cove can be used any time, but may be most useful when you find it difficult to express yourself through other means, such as talking or writing. You can use Cove whenever you feel like it. You can make music by yourself, or share what you make with others.

We think it is important that any app that advertises about mental health takes it seriously.

That is why Cove has been tested, evaluated and trialed in the NHS and other organisations, and has been created in collaboration with clinicians and other specialists.

Cove primarily uses music instead of words to express a feeling or mood, and so it may be helpful in conjunction with talking therapies and counselling. Cove is not a substitute for professional therapy, and not suitable for those experiencing severe distress or suicidal thoughts. If you find yourself really struggling, in the app there are helpful links to organisations who can help you. Don't be afraid to reach out to someone.

Cove helps me relax take a few minutes for myself on creating sounds that I can later hear again. Creating your own therapeutic music and save it in your own library!
(Mer Wk)

I use this app to help me when I am ruminating on something, especially negative things. I make a little Cove song about it and it makes my mind a little light, a little easier to move. I love the minimal, intuitive interface, and it provides an interesting array of sounds to play with.

Really enjoyed the ease with which I can capture an emotion I am feeling at the moment.

WHAT THE PRESS HAVE SAID of the best mental health apps.
(The Guardian)

Cove is a journaling app that upends what you’d expect from a journaling app.

For people who struggle with anxiety or just find it hard to even determine their own moods, melodies can prove a useful tool of expression.
(The Next Web)

We all struggle with our mental health sometimes, some more than others. We made Cove because we’ve experienced problems in the past. If you’ve found Cove useful, please tell others or leave a review.

What’s New

Version 2.2

Cove now works beautifully on all new iPhone and iPads, so you can express yourself on any device!

Also in this update:
• We’ve fixed issue when switching apps while making music
• We really appreciate your kind reviews and they really do help others to decide whether Cove is right for them. So we’ve added the ability to provide reviews while you are in-app. You can also get in touch with us directly in the app, via the feedback form!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Edithly ,

Healing.. and rehabilitative.

I downloaded this app with little expectation, but it has since become a necessity for me to distract or heal or free myself from my emotions. When I'm frustrated, making a fast thumping beat gives me joy. When I'm feeling all the lost love, I can make a soundtrack out of it and actually smile about it. Absolutely love how it keeps me sane, and I hope it will do the same to you.

I hope the company would expand the different background music and instruments by adding more varieties and having the ability to add more layers or sections.

doctordiscoVEVO ,

this is much more useful than I initially thought

i have no words except that its a brilliant app, good UI, pleasing sounds and a wide variety of moods and genres.



Just tried it once and I love it already.

App Privacy

The developer, Humane Engineering, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

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

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