verb: to complain constantly, typically about trivial matters
"Suzie always finds something to carp about, which is why we left her in Mexico."


Complaining is a nasty habit just like biting fingernails, smoking and stealing warm socks from the laundromat.

Carp was developed to help break this habit and to permanently reduce the amount of complaining that we do in our daily lives. As a result you'll find your life improving in a number of ways, not limited to the following.
-- men and women will find you sexier
-- babies will smile at you
-- animals will respect your personal space
-- your barista will spell your name correctly
-- you'll get less Paxil ads in your FB feed

Unlike the science used in those examples, actual science has proven the following: your word choice directly impacts your thoughts. Your thoughts directly affect your actions and emotions.

Stated simply - complaining causes us to be less happy.

Download Carp and start your 21 Day Challenge. On Day 1, share your mission with friends and family and have them hold you accountable. If you complain, they should call you out.

Every time you complain, you reset your Carp Clock back to Day 1. By doing this, you'll start to build and maintain a continuous focus on your words. Eventually, you'll find yourself refraining from negative speak.

You'll likely fail often, particularly the first couple weeks. Don't worry and DO NOT give up! It's completely natural. Like anything worth doing, it takes effort.

Good luck and make sure to share with us your successes and failures!


-- What is considered a "complaint?"
We define it as "referring to a person or event negatively without including a way to solve the problem."
Example: "My life sucks." = complaint
Example2: "My life could be better and I'm making efforts to get it there, such as downloading Carp." = not a complaint

-- How can I send this to my mother-in-law without jeopardizing our inheritance?
You can send Carp anonymously at

-- How do you justify charging for an app that simply counts?
Paying for the app creates a psychological commitment, and as our friend Peter Drucker says: “Unless Commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes … but no plans.” Also, keep in mind that this potentially life-changing app costs half that of your Caramel Latte.

-- I completed the challenge, what do I do now?
Post that ish on FB and get ready for your better life.

What’s New

Version 1.02

Carp fish looks angrier. Like really angry.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Note_Luver ,

I'm Carp'd!

When I saw this I knew it was for me. The reason is throughout the years I've learned disciplines like this work. I've had the app for three days and yes: I am on day 1. Why? Because meeting this challenge is very difficult but here's the good news: I've reduced my complaining ~80% since starting the challenge. However it requires 100% for 21 days. The key as stated in the instructions: don't give up! Most likely you'll forget about the app after the initial excitement has worn off. START AGAIN. If you are looking for an opportunity to make yourself proud: this is it. Plus it makes the world a better place.

Nod-n-Grin ,

Am I carping if I don't give I '5-stars' ?

Not that it doesn't deserve ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, but I'm just curious by nature.
But seriously, you ARE what you eat...and think...AND DO!! So what are you waiting for? Just do it. Sure, you'll feel like a fish out of water for a while (pun intended), but stick with it. It WILL work.
Oh yea, and the 'anonymous' forward feature is truly inspired. We all have people in our lives that would benefit from this potentially life changing cleanse. Now we can 'gift' them without drawing their ire. Maybe it could be set up to let them know who their benefactor is IF they complete the 3-weeks.

Work for peace,justice
and sustainability,

lipliner22 ,

Not worth the money

Ironic to complain about an anti-complaining app, but wanted to warn others not to spend money on this app. All this is app does is track the number of days one goes without complaining. There are no notifications, check-ins, reminders - except if one has to restart then it will offer to post to social media. There are numerous other "21 days makes a habit" apps and even another app called Complaint Free Lite which offers more support to break bad habits like complaining. To help yourself to break the habit of complaining, my advice is not to invest in this app.


Aron Beaver
15.2 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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