Aloe Bud 4+

self-care pocket companion

Aloebud LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 6.3K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Aloe Bud is not your parent, partner, friend, or a random person telling you what to do. Aloe Bud is your future self, reminding you to put your present self first.

Aloe Bud is your self-care companion.

It’s not your parent(s), partner, friend, or a random person on the Internet telling you what to do. Aloe Bud is your future self, reminding you to put your present self first.

Aloe gently brings awareness to activities of daily life, 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!

What areas of self-care do you need more of in your life?

Whether you're trying to stay hydrated, or need reminders to reconnect with loved ones. Check in and reflect on yourself in real-time or whenever you need. Aloe Bud should feel casual, yet play an important role in your life.

We offer 11 self-care-related activities for you to choose from. It’s 100% up to you to set up your dashboard and work towards building accountability by checking in with yourself using push notifications.

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 amidst life.

Celebrate tiny victories in your personal activity log, which 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 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 customization reminder schedules.

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.

Twitter: @aloebud
Instagram: @aloebud

Designed out of the pure necessity of their own mental health struggles; Aloe Bud creator Serenity 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. They believed there was no better time to start designing a gentle, all-in-one personal care app, using their own experiences, an affinity for pixel art, and the needs of their communities to bring this simple idea to life.

All data remains on your device and is kept there until the app has been deleted from your device. We collect non-personal, or identify-able analytical data to improve your experiences.

Learn more in our privacy policy

What’s New

Version 1.3

New additions:
- Copy updates
- Widget add-on
- Watch OS add-on
- Dark/light mode add tick
- Face ID journal unlock
- New activities
- New sounds

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6.3K Ratings

6.3K Ratings

Maddie_Clark_ ,

Simple and Effective

Aloe Bud is a simple but effective app geared towards improving and managing one’s mental health. The breathing activity is automatically included as a pre-set. Breathing exercises have been proven to reduce stress and anxiety. They can also act as a way to look inward and be aware of one’s breathing patterns. They reduce fight or flight response and improve focus. The app also has activities such as medication reminders. I think this would be very beneficial for anyone who has to take medication for their depression, anxiety, or anything else. It keeps everything relating to your mental health in one place. I personally find the hydrate and fuel activities very helpful. I have a hard time eating/drinking enough when I have classes and work all day. This helps me keep track of when and what I eat. With all of the activities you can set reminders to do them. Once completed, you can hit the “check in” or “complete” button to log the activity. The app itself is visually appealing and well designed. I also appreciate that there is a link to mental health resources such as the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the Trevor Project, and various more aimed at supporting those with mental illnesses.

Developer Response ,

One of our favorite reviews, thank you Maddie!

Luckyrules26 ,

The Best Self Care App!

I have downloaded at least 10 other self care apps, and non of them compare to this one! Most features on other self care apps require premium, and premium is quite expensive! Aloe Bud is the complete opposite, and is way more useful, too! It isn’t throwing ads at me- at all, and has only advertised once for itself when I was signing up. It is a very motivating app, that keeps me in line. The activity questions get me thinking and motivated. This apps makes sure that I am taking care of myself in every way possible! Not to mention how cute it is! I personally haven’t bought premium, but I can definitely tell that premium is worth it. Especially since it is a onetime low price. I will definitely recommend this app to my friends, and you, the person reading this review! Fantastic self care app, 5/5 stars. Amazing! Love it!

knsky8 ,

Simple gentle ways to a better you

I really am enjoying this app and once I started using it, I could see the value in paying to unlock all the other features. Unlike a lot of other mental health apps that want you to pay monthly, once you pay then that’s it. The app itself only allows a limited amount of words when you type into the log, but that is good because it forces you to get to the point! You can view a running list of daily things you accomplished and the stuff you typed into your log. The reminders feature is nice.

My only suggestion, and another reviewer mentioned this, is I’d like to be able to rename the activity buttons to make it more personal. Otherwise, this is nice app to help motivate, uplift, and just generally help you be your best mentally.

In-App Purchases

Premium Reminders
Unlock an expansion pack of gentle reminders
Custom Reminders
Write your own personalized reminder messages
Reminders Bundle
Unlocks custom and premium reminder messages

App Privacy

The developer, Aloebud 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 Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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

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