5 Minute Journal

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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
May 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
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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
3.99K reviews
christopher olsen
January 11, 2022
The 'look' of the new interface is nice, but it doesn't quite work correctly, at least on Androids. It prompts you to start journaling right away, but you don't get the 1,2,3 prompts, unless you close it, then re-open it. Then if you want to go back to a journal entry and edit, it erases what you had there...for example, I added my own field at the end for bible study...I only journal in the morning, but when I go in and fill in the end of day part for the previous day...my bible entry's gone.
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Paul P
January 31, 2022
The app is great, and the design overhaul is a nice touch. What I don't like is that I paid for the app before it was a subscription model and was able to add photos to my daily posts. Now that the apps model has switched to a subscription, I've lost that functionality. I get a subscription for added features, but I'd appreciate keeping what I already paid to get.
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Intelligent Change LLC
January 31, 2022
Grateful for your support, Paul. Kindly email hello@intelligentchange.com for any suggestions on how we can improve.
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.

What's new

Version 3.5.3
• You can now swipe from day to day in your past journal entries
• General stability improvements & bugfixes