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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What’s New

Version 1.7.4

• Try out the new Kinship Guide! (Part of our new Reflect with Holstee series!)
• We've fixed a bug preventing the notification badge from disappearing.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

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! 😁

bri_john33 ,

Best journaling app

I am obsessed with this app. The UI is simple and beautiful and leaves the focus on the writing. I love the inspirational / thought provoking quotes when your journal loads. I love the guides reflection at the end of every month and year. I appreciate how few bells and whistles there are because it forces you to maintain simplicity which keeps the habit going. Great app! Looking forward to the desktop version and the security prompt on open feature for the mobile version.

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