Lifecraft: Journal + Emotions 4+

The first digital life coach

Lifecraft Inc.

    • 4.5 • 725 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Lifecraft is the first digital life coach, with dedicated apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Lifecraft Premium has a free 7-day trial and is currently on sale for 40% off!

Lifecraft is the first digital life coach. Lifecraft's exclusive system creates a “virtuous cycle” that will dramatically improve your mental and emotional wellbeing over time:

Lifecraft sends you messages every day that inspire, motivate and teach.

Challenges are a great way to jump start your growth. Choose one of the included challenges or create your own.

Improve your emotional intelligence by capturing your emotions as they happen.

Journaling is one of the most effective mindfulness tools of all time. Daily reflection will help you take charge of your life and live more deliberately.

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Lifecraft Premium uses iCloud to sync, which is both secure and reliable. Your Compass messages, challenges, emotion log, and journal entries are automatically synced to all of your iPhones, iPads and Macs.

Your information is always encrypted whether it’s stored on your device, in the cloud, or on its way to the cloud. No-one (including us) can access your information.

Lifecraft doesn’t use special text editing modes or obscure formatting codes. Instead, you get familiar font tools, even on iPhone/iPad. Journal at night using the “easy on the eyes” dark theme or the vintage “Hemingway” theme.

Create as many journals as you like, including sub-journals. Attach any number of photos and videos to your journal entries. (Free version allows one journal and one photo/video per entry).

See the hourly weather forecast for 48 hours or daily forecasts for the next week. Weather is automatically recorded for all of your journal entries.

Lifecraft for Mac includes multiple import/export options (Day One, JSON, text). Your data belongs to you.

• Password lock (including Touch/Face ID) on iPhone, iPad, and Mac*
• Get new journal writing prompts delivered to you daily*
• Journal entry templates and tags
• Insert calendar events into your journal entries
• Supports 72 primary & secondary emotions (emotion names can be edited)
• All main views include calendars for easy navigation
• Mac version includes menu bar “Quick Entry” window

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*Lifecraft is a superb standalone journal that you can freely use on your iPhone, iPad or Mac. But to unlock its true potential, you’ll want to try all of the Premium features:

• iCloud Syncing
• Unlimited emotions + emotion charts
• Journal writing prompts, jokes, tags
• Unlimited journals, photos, videos
• Challenges
• Password lock
• Weather

A single in-app subscription enables Lifecraft Premium on all of your devices AND you’ll be helping support Lifecraft’s future development. Lifecraft Premium includes a free 7-day trial and is currently on sale for 40% off!

Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase.

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Lifecraft is supported by a small, dedicated team. The App Store reviews you write make a huge difference. Thank you!

If you have any questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you. You can reach us online at:

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What’s New

Version 3.0.7

• Voice Recordings. Capture your experiences using your own voice. Lifecraft can automatically transcribe your words and save them to a journal entry. To use, create a journal entry, then choose More (···) > Record Audio.
• Various other fixes and improvements.

See Version History for more information:

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
725 Ratings

725 Ratings

Kevychevy420 ,

This is it! 🥳 I’ve found it!

This is journaling app is the one!! I have been diagnosed with adult ADHD (the extreme side) about 3 years ago, and as one can imagine, I’ve had ADHD all my life ever since I can remember. With that being said, I’ve been journaling as well all my life... and am trying to inter grade my digital world into my writings, I’ve literally tried about 10-12 different journaling apps, (paid money for half of them) and they where not exactly what I was looking for, let alone the amount of customization one has with font styles, color texts, and paragraph set up etc. and with a yearly (as well as monthly-yearly is considerably cheaper) subscription of $15- I’m hook~line~& sinker. And that doesn’t mention the fact that you also get writing prompts on areas of self reflection with an added “AI”. I could on and on about this one and I’d like make a suggestion if I can: adding some background images or colors to the pages of ones journal entries (maybe as a premium benefit) and some stickers (maybe limited for free and everything available for premium) I just think with more customization on the pages would really help make it ones with real paper and stickers.....
highly recommend this app for any person who has tried them all!!! Which was me until now!!!

Praise74 ,

Lost entries

Regrettably, I’ve have to reduce my rating in light of the new update. I am a Pro subscriber and use the app regularly. In addition to journal entries, I used the Emotions section to save notable quotes without assigning a particular emotion to them. This allowed me to easily find the entries on the calendar because they were all in grey. When they pushed out the recent update, all of my quotes were lost! The entry dates are there but the content is empty. Two and a half years of entries gone. *sigh*

Previous review:
I started using this app a few weeks ago and immediately loved it! I decided to upgrade to Pro so that I could use the emotions and sync between devices. A few days ago, they pushed out an update which works fine on my MacBook Pro but is very buggy on my iPhone 6. Specifically, syncing is not working properly so an entry I just made on my Mac is not showing up on the iPhone. The sync function just seems to get stuck and restarting the app does not help. Also, the new Compass feature is confusing and doesn’t really add anything IMO to what was a nearly perfect app. I hope the developers will fix the syncing issue and not clutter this lovely, simple platform with less than useful features in the future.

Sariko ,

Happy convert from Day One

I’ve journaled almost all my life and have used many forms of journaling: art journals, bullet journaling, online journals (remember Livejournal?) name it. I found Day One several years ago and it has been my preferred method of journaling for at least five years. However, Day One upgraded and suddenly their apps stopped syncing, now you need to buy the app (again, in my case), and for what? Minimal features? Enter LifeCraft. Everything Day One is and $10 cheaper with an added layer of providing emotion tracking and an intelligent assistant. I think it’s innovative. LifeCraft has definitely tried to innovate in a genre that is saturated and still manages to provide something new. I appreciate that. I also appreciate that there is an easy import option for me to get my entries from Day One. The interface is straightforward, the intelligent assistant unobtrusive, and the emotion tracking is well done. It looks as elegant, if not more so than Day One. Their Mac App looks great. It synced rather seamlessly with my MacBook, iPad Pro, and iPhone 8. All of that is a recipe for success. Good job, LifeCraft!

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The developer, Lifecraft Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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