Look back on your year with our new Annual Review. Our guided annual review helps bring perspective and closure to the past year before you dive into the year ahead!

Writing turns your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and experiences into words. Reflecting on your past month and year is how you can find peace, learn, and grow. is uniquely designed to make both journaling and regular reflection accessible for all.

With you can begin a meaningful reflection practice with a journal that helps you:

+ Foster Gratitude: Identify and celebrate what brings you joy with Highlights

+ Accept and Grow: Learn from your challenges and setbacks with Lowlights

+ Find Clarity: Let your authentic voice shine with Free Writes


Unlike other note taking, journaling, mood-tracking, or diary apps, is based on a tested framework that guides both your journaling and reflection. It is designed to help you build a journaling habit and makes learning from your past simple, easy, and enjoyable.


+ Enter your daily Highlights (things you are grateful for), Lowlights (setbacks or challenges), and Free Writes (whatever else is on your mind).

+ Your daily entries then resurface into a Monthly Review.

+ Your Monthly Review will also help populate your Annual Review at the end of the year.


+ Your account is only accessible by you; you are the sole owner of your data.

+ Your entries are protected in transit with SSL and encrypted at storage.


+ Access your journal anywhere there is an internet connection using your phone, tablet, or computer.


+ Inspiring Prompts: Get access to hundreds of free writing prompts to help kick-start your writing journey.

+ Effortless Search: Quickly find any entry with’s powerful search.

+ Data Portability: It’s easy to export your journal as JSON or CSV file at any time.

+ Gentle Notifications: Customize the timing and frequency of reminders to keep you on track with your journaling goals.

+ And more!

All of the core features above are—and always will be—free for you to use. There are no ads in the free version. However, if you love the app, and would like to support its future development, there is a Premium option with additional bonus features available.


Upgrade to Premium to support’s development and unlock all features, including:

+ Add Photos to Entries

+ Unlimited Synced Entries Across Platforms


We want to grow this app with you. If you have questions or feedback, please let us know!

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Holstee provides inspiration and tools to help you live a more meaningful life.

Since 2009 Holstee has created products to help people to live fully and mindfully. Our products encourage people to live with intention, compassion, resilience, self-care, gratitude, and mindfulness. is designed to help you better express your feelings, capture your dreams, confront your anxieties, and most importantly, build a journaling habit–all important elements for your mental health and holistic well-being.

// Through reflection, we have the chance to appreciate, learn from, and find peace with our past as we take steps toward the future. //

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Ratings and Reviews

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Jlfrr ,

Set Sail!

I journal so that my present self might better preserve and profit from past challenges and aspirations and thus more ably chart and change course to a better and more intentional future self. I also write for my grandchildren’s children so that we might chat and they might sail past some of the reefs and shoals I’ve encountered in my explorations. More than just a chronicler of the quotidien, the Holstee Reflection app allows me to navigate as well as log my journey, be it under full canvas or tacking into strong headwinds, through curated reviews, gentle yet demanding promptings, and expanded options to illustrate as well as write. Experienced, procrastinating, struggling, and novice journalers alike will find safe harbors and stout winds herein.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for this beautifully written review 🙏 ❤️️

Musicto ,

Found a Tool that Works

I’ve tried different variations on the consistent short journal construct and some have worked better than others - this actually works for me and I’ve been able to stick to it. I get the reminder sent at 2pm and it helps me set up my afternoon - and the whole “highlight/lowlight/free write” categorization works really well as I’ve had time during the day to work out how I feel. I haven’t delved into the monthly review yet - I keep trying to make time for it but don’t quite get there. I’m a fan!

Developer Response ,

Congratulations on making the habit stick - not easy to do! 🙌 Honoured to know played even a small role in that! 😁

adriana_lam ,

Elegant design, privacy-first approach?

Thank you for creating this app. I just downloaded it today and the thoughtful interface design really stands out!

In the FAQ (“Are my entries private and secure?”), it was helpful to know that journal entries are transmitted through SSL and encrypted when stored in your database. As mentioned in the FAQ though, no system is 100% safe from breaches. It’s neat that there is already some protection through anonymity/encryption, and it would be great to see the app take a privacy-first approach which avoids sending sensitive user-generated data in the first place if possible. Are there plans to do so in the future?

For example:

1. Journal entries - since this content isn’t needed for the mentioned use cases (“notifications, analytics, and customer support”), could you skip the trip to the external database and only keep the content locally on the device?

2. diagnostic data - have the device continue to send de-identified data (e.g., count of journal entries, length of each entry, indicator for whether a photo loaded successfully or not) which are needed for app development and customer support.

Thanks for considering!

Developer Response ,

Glad you are enjoying the app design! And thanks for the thoughtful questions! There is a character limit on our replies here so I instead, updated the FAQ at to make sure we cover everything! If you have trouble finding them or looking for more detail please email us at happy to share more about our approach to privacy and security.

App Privacy

The developer, Holstee, 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:

  • Contact Info
  • Diagnostics

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


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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