Reflection Journal & Prompts 4+

Journaling Guide & Diary


    • 4.8 • 250 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


A minimal private journal with powerful prompts and guides to help you grow into your best self. Start today!

Journaling has been shown to improve the quality of your life — from your mood and mental health, to your emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and cognition. Writing turns your thoughts, emotions, and experiences into words. And through reflection, you can find meaning, clarity, gratitude, and ultimately grow into your best self.

// “The best app for journaling...and I've tried many. Reflection is a simple tool with all the features I need, but without the extra clutter. If you are looking for a solution that has all the essentials in a beautiful design, look no further. I've been using it daily to jot down my thoughts, and when I feel like it, I dive deeper with the Guides or Journal Prompts. I especially like the intuitive design and insights. I'm very picky about which apps I use - thank you for creating such a good tool for mindful journaling.” - Nicolina //

Whether new to the practice, or a seasoned ‘journaler’, is designed to meet you where you are. From our minimalist editor to our Guided practices, has all the features you need, without the clutter.

Flexible enough to be your private diary but not confining like other prompted journals limited to a specific theme like gratitude, CBT, shadow work, mindfulness, morning pages, or ADHD only. Through our expansive Guide Library, embraces and supports all journaling modalities so it can grow with you.


Explore guides from personal-growth and wellness experts on topics including: Career Transitions, Relationships, Shadow Work, Gratitude, Grief, Anxiety, Confidence, Dreams, Astrology, Internal Family Systems, Intention Settings, Manifestation, Growth Mindsets, and more!


Capture life's moments with words and photos with our beautiful and inviting editor. Express yourself freely knowing your journal is encrypted, secure, and private with FaceID, TouchID, or a Pin code.


With native apps on iPhone, iPad, Mac and web your entries are always synced and securely backed up. Making it easy to journal quick thoughts on the go, and pick up where you left off with deeper writing and reflection sessions from your desk.


Set the mood with Dark Mode and personalized themes. Create custom Quick Templates to quickly pre-fill your journal with your own framework and structure. And use Custom Tags to add an extra layer of organization to your journal.


Track your journaling journey with your stats and streak at a glance. See how far you've come and stay motivated to keep going.


Take a stroll down memory lane with our Look Back feature. Dive into entries from last week, last month and last year and remember precious memories, and gain insights into your journey.


We’re here for you, today and always! Drop us a message from within the app and expect a response from us shortly.


Photo Support, Quick Templates, Custom Tags, Gentle Notifications, Lightning-Fast Search, Private Entries, Sync Across Platforms and Devices, Easy Exports…the list goes on!!


We take your privacy and security very seriously. Your journal entries are always encrypted. You own your data, and only you can access it. We do not sell any information about our users. Your data is yours to export.


Our goal is to make the mental health benefits of journaling both accessible and delightful. When using our app, and communicating with our team you will see that our team is truly passionate about what we are building and our community.


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

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What’s New

Version 5.1.1

Today’s update introduces a new minimalist editor toolbar, which provides a more streamlined experience while typing and viewing. We've also sprinkled some design updates throughout—see if you can spot them!

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
250 Ratings

250 Ratings

Smangi ,

What an amazing journaling app!!! AI is amazing!!!

Okay so I have to real here I have been looking/hunting for a journaling app for YEARS! Not decades more like three. But I always found it so frustrating because every journal app I had tried was just always missing something-whether it was guided prompts or being able to just say how you feel and have AI come up with something to help you work through it! Or I would find that journal apps would be so vague or they would have one feature without the other.

I’m so happy to say that this journal app has proved me wrong and it’s the first one I have found that I can be consistent with and I now find it far more fun and look forward to journaling! The depth feature on this app is probably one of my favorite features along with the beautiful quotes that you can also use to inspire motivation or thoughts on certain things. I also love the fact that you can decide if you want to pay for it or not. They have paid plans which is amazing but this app also allows you to still journal for free and be able to use some of these incredible features before you decide to commit to a plan. So instead of feeling cramped like you only have five days for a free trial or a week you get to use it for however long and if you want to up level your journaling you can pay for the upgrade and be able to do even. more. Super impressed with this journaling app and I can’t see myself using another journal anymore. So thank you!

Developer Response ,

Love it Smangi! 🥰 Thank you so much for the incredible review and so happy you finally found that it checked all the boxes for you! If ever you have feedback or suggestions you can always reach us at

BeeInAmber ,

A New Year must have

I got this virtual journal because I always worry too much about the way my page looks when I'm writing. Like, screw the aesthetics! Let's get into what we really came here for. REFLECTION. I love the daily prompts and the monthly recaps. If you're really in a writing mood you can free write, get themed writing inspiration, or add to ones you already made. They have questions divided into sections about the mind, body, soul, etc. The tags to help keep track of your writing is so fun to use. I find myself looking forward to the time I spent Journaling with myself everyday and I've never been good at staying consistent. You can make a free account to access your journal on multiple devices. Plus, I haven't encountered a pay wall yet. This app gets 5 stars from me!

Developer Response ,

Love that you're loving the!! Thank you so much for the 5 star review 🤩

Willowravyncat ,

Best Journaling App Ever

I find myself being able to journal almost every day now with the app. I am 50 years old I am set in my ways I love the smell of paper and I love the way the pen flows and I love to see the ink marks on my hand. But in this busy world that we are in I don’t get time to fully write what I want to write whereas this way I’m actually not even writing when I’m journaling I get to talk and express my thoughts through words with the app. The guides that they offer wonderful for when you just wanna journal about something the insides are amazing the membership is invaluable and the community of people are just amazing people get the app become a part of the community you will not regret it.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for sharing the love for 🤗 So glad you have felt the benefit of using the app in your journaling practice and we're honoured to have you in our community! ❤️

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:

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