The private idea “journal” that collects, organizes and emails your thoughts, questions and inspiring quotes back to you.
Support for iPhone X/XS
Ratings and Reviews
I love this app. Now that it’s back, I’m getting phrases that inspired me back in 2012. Thoughtback helps me stay true to my journey.
Does a simple thing well
This app is really good at the simple task of feeding your own thoughts back to you. I use it for self-talk: Any time I say something to myself that I want to hear again, I put it into Thoughtback. Getting emails with my old positive advice to myself gives me a boost every day. When I need some encouragement, I look at /random. I feel like this way I'm making progress and really internalizing things I might otherwise forget.
Have the developers used it yet?
This really is a great app. I love the concept of keeping my random and fleeting thoughts. However, there are minor glitches that I find rather elementary to correct, if you are a developer.
To begin, the keyboard on the iPhone display has suggestive text. This bar surfaces over the "save" button on the Thoughtback interface. Thus, I am able to jot down my thought but am not able to save it. So I am forced to go to my settings each time, turn off the suggestive text, return to Thoughtback, and then save. But I always copy and paste my text first so I don't lose it.
The other conundrum is the settings and preferences. I really don't need another email sent to me. I love that it reminds me of my random thoughts, but I don't have the option to select a banner pop up or screen alert as opposed to an email.
Finally, as a frequent user of the app, I'd like to have the flexibility, on my mobile device, to view/sort my past thoughts. This seems like a no brainier on the development side. Even just being familiar with "Evernote" I'm aware of basic design features that don't exist in Thoughtback that would seem like a priority in this type of a tool.
So, although I'm crazy about this app and I think the premise is rather catchy, it leaves much to be desired technically and I really do hope that the developers can pursue improvements. Given the seemingly minor corrections it needs, I'm certain that people would enjoy it just as I have.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.