As seen in 10% Happier, Atlantic Magazine and The New York Times.
Find happiness by contemplating your mortality with the WeCroak app. Each day, we’ll send you five invitations at randomized times to stop and think about death. It’s based on a Bhutanese folk saying that to be a happy person one must contemplate death five times daily.
The WeCroak invitations come at random times and at any moment just like death. When they come, you can open the app for a quote about death from a poet, philosopher, or notable thinker.
You are encouraged to take one moment for contemplation, conscious breathing or meditation when WeCroak notifications arrive. We find that a regular practice of contemplating mortality helps spur needed change, accept what we must, let go of things that don’t matter and honor things that do.
Join the WeCroak Leap Monthly Subscription for the following benefits:
• The largest database of over 1,000 quotes about death and impermanence
• Weekly challenges to help you take action and and live with impermanence
• The ability to turn your memories into personalized reminders about death. It’s a new feature based on age-old Stoic mortality contemplations
We’ve also added features to make WeCroak work with your modern life.
• WeCroak only sends notification between 7 AM and 10 PM
• Open the app once per week to keep receiving your five daily WeCroak invitations at randomized times
WeCroak contains an optional, monthly, subscription, called "Weekly Leap".
Payment of $1.99 per month will be charged to your Apple ID account at the confirmation of purchase. The subscription automatically renews unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your App Store account settings after purchase.
Bug fixes for quote scrolling when the view is very compact.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Love the content, a few design issues
I absolutely love this app. It helps keep me centered throughout the day, without resorting to shallow platitudes. Adds depth and opportunity to contemplate what makes life meaningful in day-to-day events.
I would love for the text to be left aligned instead of centered. This would make it easier to read, and center-alignment isn’t necessary to add depth to this quotes. Also, many contemporary quotes sound strange out of context. A quick descriptor of David Hogg (for example) would help place his quote in their important context.
Overall, one of my favorite apps, and I love using it every day.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for your kinds words and suggestions.
You can absolutely left-align the text. To do so, please open your iPhones main Settings App, scroll all the way down and tap “WeCroak”. There is a setting there called “Left Text-Justification”. Turn it on and left me know how it goes.
We have long thought about adding some more context for quotes, as well as more information about the authors. Ultimately, our goal with the App is for people to use their phones less, so we have deliberately left out anything to do in the App aside from looking at the quote. I hope our reasoning here is a bit more clear.
If you’d like to follow up, please feel free to contact me via the App by going to the “About” page, or email me directly at email@example.com
When I first got this app in November 2017, I found the concept interesting but the practice underwhelming. The quotes were very weak, and that’s all the app really was at the time. Forcing myself to open WeCroak every time I got a notification was a meaningless chore. Since I downloaded it again, though, I found that the quotes have generally improved. Sure, they’re not all winners, but many have done a great job at getting me to ponder my own death in ways I haven’t done before. Opening the app when there’s a new notification has become a fulfilling, rewarding experience.
The Leap system is a nice touch, though I’m not sure I’m willing to pay for a subscription service in order to use it. But this app has come a long way from 2017. WeCroak has matured - and now, so have I.
The other reviewers are right. At least 1/3 of the quotes I’ve seen don’t make sense. Another significant fraction of quotes relate to death, but don’t inspire me to contemplate my own death or life. For example my current quote :
“It concerns the death of Anna Katharina Ehmer, a 26 year old woman with severe mental disabilities who lived in an institution for people with mental disorders, and who allegedly never spoken a single word during her life. Yet, she was reported to have sung dying songs for a half hour before she died.”
Maybe this quote was badly translated from another language to English and it was probably taken out of context, but all I contemplated was how badly written this was and how creepy it sounded.
This app provides mostly distracting quotes and nothing at all useful for regular mindfulness or anything at all like that. It inspires the opposite of contemplation of death because of the distracting quotes. This app needs to croak, but the idea was solid.
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- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.4 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
- Requires macOS 10.15 or later.
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