5 Minute Journal

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5.11K reviews
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About this app

The Five Minute Journal uses proven principles of positive psychology to make you happier in 5 minutes a day with the guided gratitude journaling format

“There are plenty of benefits to journaling, whether you take time to write out your full thoughts or just spend a few minutes jotting down the things you're most grateful for every day or lessons you've learned. Five Minute Journal makes this process easy enough to do on the go.” —Lifehacker

Beautiful, Intuitive Journaling Experience: The Five Minute Journal app has been designed to capture the physical Five Minute Journal experience. Getting around the app is a breeze and adding entries is easy with a guided flow for both your morning and evening entries.
Easy Journal Entry Navigation: Quickly cycle through previous journal entries by scrolling your timeline or by tapping on a specific date in calendar view.
Guided Journaling Flow & Prompts: A new guided process to help you get the most from your gratitude journal experience.
Reminders: Set daily notifications to keep up with a rewarding journaling habit.
Timeline View: Access previous journal entries and view short daily excerpts. Tapping on an entry leads to a full day review.
Daily Quotes & Weekly Challenges: Receive daily inspiring quotes and weekly challenges, and share them across social media.
Passcode Protection: Keep all your journal entries private with secure passcode, or Touch ID protection.
Dark Mode: Use your journal in either light or dark mode, which is especially great for late night journaling.
Compatible With Any Device: Use it on the Android app, Android tablets, iPhone app, Mac app, iPad app and Apple Watch companion app.
Streaks: Track your personal progress and get some insights on positive changes in your life.
Backup/Export: Easily backup your entries and export all your treasured memories and media to PDF, HTML, Dropbox, and more. You can select a date range or export all of them.

Five Minute Journal App offers an optional monthly or yearly subscription with free trials or lifetime license.

Here is what you get when you unlock the Premium:

Photos and Video: Capture and view your magical moments with a daily photo or video. Attach media to any of your daily prompts.
Personalized Practice: Create your own custom questions, tailored to your mood and goals.
Mood tracker: Express how you feel and gain insights into how your emotions influence your days.
Space for Notes: Clear your thoughts and write freely in the new notes section.
Look Back Reminders: Get reminded of your memories with the “On this Day” feature.
Timeline Photo View: See a photographic timeline view of all your daily photos.
Updated on
Dec 20, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Photos and videos and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
5.11K reviews
Dani Long
February 1, 2023
I like the simplicity and positive focus of this app. I find complex, time consuming journal apps to be mentally exhausting and emotionally overwhelming, so I quickly leave them behind. This app is short and sweet, so it's easy to keep at it over time. Reviewing my entries is a positive, encouraging experience.
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Sissi G
June 17, 2021
The app was great before! Very simple and easy to use. Since they changed it it has been so glitchy. Each day it's a different issue. Sometimes one of the sections are missing. Sometimes the photo won't upload or it uploads incorrectly. Today the text disappears after the first bullet point. If I could revert back to old app I would. This new one clearly wasn't ready to be rolled out.
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Intelligent Change LLC
June 18, 2021
We are so sorry to hear the app is not working. May you kindly email hello@intelligentchange.com so we may get this fixed for you.
Dania Diaz
May 22, 2021
The previous version was visually simpler & easier to maintain. It was updated to a new version that is less efficiently laid out. More importantly, the previous app was not free, we paid for it, the new version takes away all but it's most basic feature and puts them behind a yearly subscription pay wall. The concept is good: practice daily gratitude, set an intention for the day, review the day, what went well and what could be improved. However, we don't need a $24 subscription to do this.
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What's new

Version 3.6.2

Your Journal now includes a brand new Guides section! Content for mindful living with actionable steps to build your dream life with both text guides and audio meditations.

• Meditation audio will now play in background mode
• New quotes and challenges
• A new way of setting your reminders
• Updated walkthrough and settings
• Improved animations
• General stability and UX improvements