Lifecraft: Your Life Coach 4+

Journal + Prompts + Emotions

Lifecraft Inc.

    • 4.5 • 731 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 does not collect ANY personal information and does not allow ads. Lifecraft only syncs with iCloud, not a private server that's vulnerable to hacking. Lifecraft data is fully encrypted so no-one, not even us, can access it.

A well-designed journal is the most effective mindfulness tool of all time.

Capture your emotions as they happen. Use the built-in emotion charts to track your mood.

New journal writing ideas delivered to you daily.

Jump start your growth and boost your confidence.

Automatic iCloud backup and sync to all of your devices.

Lock your journal with a password to ensure it stays private. Your information is always encrypted so no-one, not even us, can access it.

Create as many journals/sub-journals as you like. Attach any number of photos and videos to your journal entries.

Record your own voice with automatic transcription. Writing prompts are translated into 100+ languages (iOS version). Lifecraft can speak your writing prompts & journal entries.

Lifecraft doesn’t use obscure text formatting codes. Instead, you get familiar font tools, even on iPhone/iPad.

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

Tags & favorites, filter entries by emotion, journal templates, weather forecasts, themes (light, dark, vintage), etc.

Lifecraft is completely free to use. But to unlock its true potential, you’ll want to try all of the Premium features (daily Compass messages, emotions, challenges, etc.) Lifecraft Premium includes a free 7-day trial and is currently on sale for 40% off!

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What’s New

Version 3.1.2

3.1.1/2 • fixed subscription verification problem.
3.1.0 • New & improved Compass messages.
• Compass messages can be translated into more than 100 languages.
• It’s now easier to start a Compass message on one device and continue it on another.
• Zee can speak journal entries & Compass messages (recommend downloading an Enhanced or Premium voice like “Ava”).
• Improved photo browser for inserting photos/videos into journal entries.
• Added a Search button to the toolbar that appears above the keyboard. This makes it possible to search for text in the selected journal entry.
• Redesigned Entry list. Instead of combining the LIST and CALENDAR in a single view, there’s now a List/Calendar control for switching between the two modes. This makes the interface much cleaner and easier to use.
• Redesigned More (···) view. Added a More > Insert button for all commands that insert content (photos, calendar events, links, etc.)
• A dashed list can be started in a journal entry by typing a hyphen followed by a space at the start of a line.
• Multiple journal entries can be selected in the entry list (More > Select Entries) and moved/shared/deleted.
• Long-press a journal entry in the entry list to open a shortcuts menu.
• Many improvements to the Import/Export/Backup features. Day One journal entries can be imported. Lifecraft backups can be imported/exported.
• Lifecraft now uses Apple’s weather service, which provides more detailed weather forecasts. This includes 10 days of forecasts with hourly weather for each day (hours can be selected to see the conditions for that hour). This feature requires iOS 16.
• Added a setting that controls whether weather is included in printouts/PDFs.
• When an entry is printed or exported to PDF, images are now scaled better so they don’t fill the entire page width.
• Smoother animation when new messages are added to the Compass view.
• Improved colors in the Compass view, especially when the Conrad theme is selected.
• Improved journal icons.
• Many user interface improvements.
• App is faster and uses less memory.
• Lifecraft now uses the latest App Store framework for easier subscription purchasing/verification.

• More > Insert > Calendar Events sometimes displayed the wrong events - fixed. Calendar event text is better formatted when inserted in a journal entry.
• If the selected theme didn’t match the device dark setting, the text in the entry list search field (and other places) was illegible - fixed.
• The keyboard color now matches the selected theme (light or dark).
• The Dashboard > Settings window wasn’t opening correctly on the iPad - fixed.
• Fixed a bug where the text of an entry created from a template may not be the correct color when the Conrad theme is selected.
• If a new journal entry was created by clicking “Start Writing” in a Compass message AND the Conrad theme was selected, the entry text was sometimes the wrong color (dark text on a dark background) - fixed.
• Fixed several text color problems when inserting text in a journal entry while the Conrad theme is selected.
• Fixed a bug where the text of an entry created from a template may not be the correct color when the Conrad theme is selected.
• Fixed a bug that occurred when entering an emotion between 11PM and midnight.
• If a voice recording was trimmed so the entire recording was deleted, then the recording was continued, the original recording wouldn’t actually be deleted - fixed.
• Many more bug fixes.

See Version History for more information:

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
731 Ratings

731 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!

App Privacy

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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