Grateful: A Gratitude Journal 4+

Focus on what truly matters

Reflectly ApS

    • 4.6 • 3K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



According to researchers at the Harvard Medical School, “Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.” Grateful was created to make expressing gratitude in your life both easy and fun, as well as to remind you, during those down moments, of the many blessings in your life (that you've documented in Grateful).

*Daily Prompts to Start You Off*
With its simple interface and daily prompts, Grateful is designed to make reflection and giving thanks both a joyful and easy process. Daunted by a blank page? Not quite sure where to start? Grateful will greet you with one question, such as. 'What made you smile today'? or 'What made today a good day?'. All you have to do is answer. It can be a simple word. Or a simple paragraph. Grateful allows for both. You can also add a photo to support your thoughts.

*Easy to Browse your Past Entries*
Grateful's simple journal feed lets you browse your entries by TIME or by PROMPT. Want to see all the things that made you smile this year? Jump to those entries in your timeline. Want to see what your state of mind was last January? Jump to that month in your timeline.

*Our Prompts or Yours*
Grateful gives you the flexibility to make the journal truly yours. When sit down to write an entry, Grateful will start you off with a prompt. You have the option of:
1.) Answering the prompt
2.) Choosing a different prompt
3.) Writing your own prompt

*Totally Private*
No sign ups. No logins. No Facebook integration. All you data resides only on your device.

FREE Features:
• 15 journal entries
• Unlimited reminders
• No login of any kind required. This journal is for you only.
• Each session starts with a prompt, making writing easy.
• Grateful lets you answer the prompt and also save any additional thoughts for later reading.
• Ability to edit past entries
• Customize your timeline - show entries by time, prompt, tag, or randomly

Additional PREMIUM Features
(available with one-time upgrade or with a Growth Bundle subscription):
• Unlimited entries (Free version allows 15 entries)
• Data backup with Dropbox and iCloud
• Passcode with Face ID for added privacy security
• Ability to create your own prompts to answer
• Export your entries to file (PDF or CSV format)

Grateful‘s GROWTH BUNDLE is an optional monthly or annual subscription. If you choose to upgrade, payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, for the chosen plan's price.

Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your iTunes/App Store Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.

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What’s New

Version 1.7.0

Increases performance and fixes some small pesky bugs.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

MrRE3Nemesis ,

Helped my Depression

I’ve been suffering with Depression, Anxiety and Anorexia Nervosa and this was recommended to me by my therapist. I gave it a shot and it’s so easy to use. We all get stuck in a cloud of negativity but this will help you break from it. I started to notice after a few days of using this that I started to see the positivity in things. It’s changed my mindset to look at the good of the days we go through instead of focusing on the negativity as well as appreciating the good in our lives even if it’s as small as the smell of our shampoo bottle. I upgraded right away to the premium and made my own prompts! I highly recommend this app! I feel miles better than I did before!

Janie.Bee ,

Getting Frustrated

I have used this app for a long time (I have the purchased version). I love that I can add photos and create my own prompts, and the prompts that are there in the beginning are also good to utilize. I never had an issue until a few weeks ago. The app would crash every time I tried to open it. I didn’t want to delete it because I didn’t want to lose all of the memory filled entries I had made (probably close to a years worth), and I couldn’t remember the last time I backed it up to the cloud. After a couple weeks of hoping an update would occur to fix it, I ended up having to delete the app. Fortunately I only lost about a week or two worth of entries (not including the two weeks it didn’t open for me). I transferred all of the entries I had been keeping in my Notes app, backed the Grateful app up to the cloud, and continued to use it. But it was short lived. I am now experiencing the same issue. Even if I uninstall the app, reinstall it, restore my purchase, and import my data from the cloud, it tells me to restart the app to complete that process and then crashes all over again. I’m not sure what’s going on, but I would really appreciate a solution as I look forward to using this app every night before I go to bed. Until this issue is resolved, I would not recommend this app. Maybe others are having better luck than me.

I Don't Even Rate Apps ,

This could be a five-star app if...

I just tried using this app for the first time. When I first opened it, I loved the simple UI and design. I was pretty excited to get my gratitude on after just waking up. So, the prompt asked me “What are you looking forward to?” I spend a good five minutes considering my response, and about another ten minutes typing in my entry. I also liked how you can add photos if you’d like. Since my entry was about taking my first trip to London, I thought perhaps I should attach a picture of the city to help me visualize it better. So, I swing over to Google Images so that I could grab a photo, and when I came back—poof. My entire entry was reset. NOT COOL. I spent a considerable amount of time coming up with a thoughtful entry, and it all gets deleted just because I switched to another app for a brief moment. This wasn’t good for my first experience using the app, as I do quite a bit of multitasking on my device. It’s such a basic feature, why would you wipe all of my intimate thoughts just because I momentarily switched apps? With that said, I’ll probably delete the app and never upgrade to the premium. Perhaps I’ll change my mind if you fixed this issue. I only gave this app 3-stars because I like their other apps so much. I expected way more.

App Privacy

The developer, Reflectly ApS, 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 Linked to You

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

  • Purchases
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  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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