MoodTools - Depression Aid

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About this app

If you are feeling sad, anxious, or depressed, lift your mood with MoodTools! MoodTools is designed to help you combat depression and alleviate your negative moods, aiding you on your road to recovery.

MoodTools contains several different research-supported tools. They include:

Thought Diary - Improve your mood by analyzing your thoughts and identifying negative / distorted thinking patterns based on principles from Cognitive Therapy

Activities - Regain your energy by performing energizing activities and tracking your mood before and after, based on Behavioral Activation Therapy

Safety Plan - Develop a suicide safety plan to keep you safe and utilize emergency resources during a suicidal crisis

Information - Read information, a detailed self-help guide, and find help with internet resources

Test - Take the PHQ-9 depression questionnaire to track your symptom severity

Video - Discover helpful YouTube videos that can improve your mood and behavior, from guided meditations to enlightening TED talks


MoodTools was designed in collaboration with multiple mental health professionals. MoodTools is free, contains no advertisements, and is a purely non-profit venture aimed at helping people suffering from clinical depression. Thank you for supporting our efforts with your positive ratings and reviews. Please send any requests, questions, or feedback via email to and we will be sure to respond to each one.

Disclaimer: This mental health application is not intended to be a replacement for treatment nor any sort of medical intervention. Treatment is, by far, the best way to overcome clinical depression or other mental illnesses. Therapy and antidepressants have been shown to effectively treat clinical depression and anxiety. This application will only aid you on your path to recovery from depression or anxiety. In addition, if you are not in treatment, talk to your doctor or therapist or use this app to find resources that can connect you to treatment.

While MoodTools is designed as a self-help mental health application to help people suffering from clinical depression, it can also assist people without mental illness or people suffering from other mental disorders / mental illnesses such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, dysthymia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, or schizophrenia.

Privacy Notice: This app uses Google Analytics to anonymously track usage data. Exactly what information is tracked is available in the privacy policy.
Updated on
24 Aug 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 and App activity
Data is encrypted in transit

Ratings and reviews

3.06K reviews
A Google user
29 March 2020
During Covid 19, was feeling isolated, depressed, stressed even keeping in touch with people by texting and didn't want to rely on them when my anxiety was getting the better of me, as they were trying to keep their own spirits up. Decided I needed something else to help me and this app was it. Very user friendly, flexible, with insightful options. So happy I gave it a try!
31 people found this review helpful
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Erika Gunnerson
19 January 2024
Shame that this app is neglected. The description shows that the last update was in 2022, but there are issues with this app, like putting your mood for an activity causes the app to crash and some of the videos are no longer on YouTube. Uninstalling and finding a similar app. Will update this review if anyone is also searching for an up-to-date app. EDIT: The closest one I found is Don't Panic. There is a safety plan tool, diary/journal, depression management tips, etc.
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John Martin Centeno
1 January 2021
This is a good app to practice cognitive reconstruction. It would be great to include sample statements for each item in the Thought Diary as a guide esp. for the beginners. It would also help if you can put descriptions and examples for the cognitive distortions. And please make passcode protection enabled even for non-pro mode. It would also be great if you can make the design more modern looking, or use beautiful color schemes to make it more appealing, especially to younger people.
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What's new

Updated for Android 13