Journey vs. eMoods
When it comes to mood tracking apps, finding the right one is crucial. To get the most out of it, it has to be a good match for your needs. There are many trackers out there and they each do something a little different. In this post, we’re going to take a look at the app Journey and see what it has to offer for mood tracking.
On their website they describe themselves as, “…more than just a journal, or a diary; we’re your own motivational coach and happiness trainer. Let’s embark on a fabulous journey of self-improvement today.”. When users write a journal entry, they’re given the option to include their location, activity, mood, the weather, and attach a link in the form of a photo or an audio clip.
This additional information is stored with the day it was logged and is displayed in charts and graphs. The more data the user includes in their post, the more they’re able to see what possibly impacted their mood that day. Journal entries are time stamped, which allows users to get a good sense of what was on their mind and how they were feeling throughout the day. Users can also print, backup and export their data to either a PDF or DOCX file.
In addition to being a diary and journaling service, Journey offers a coaching program in journal prompts, personal development, self-discovery and creative inspiration.
Under these categories, Journey provides links to articles such as How to start and write a journal and 47 Journal Prompts for Self Discovery. Users are able to set reminders, search old journal entries, log places they’ve visited, sync their information to the cloud and link their phone’s health tracker.
Comparing Journey to eMoods
Journey is quite an impressive app and provides its users with more features than we’ll cover in this post. This is where eMoods and Journey begin to differ. The goal behind eMoods is to provide users with a safe, accurate and simple tool to track their mood and communicate better with their doctor. eMoods offers less features than Journey, and for this reason, it is very easy for users to log their moods and move on with their day. Users get in, log how they feel and get out. There are no distractions. The way eMoods displays the user’s data is clear and easy to read. Journey’s app has more pages and more options for their users to customize their entries, but this gets a little overwhelming. It is easy to get sucked into an article about productivity or self-discovery.
Journey offers new users a three-day free trial if they sign up and sync their Google account. We don’t feel very comfortable allowing an app we have never used or know much about the creators this type of access to our digital lives. eMoods retains and respects its user’s privacy because there is no app login required. Both apps allow users to export their data to their doctors.
Journey and eMoods both offer a way to log your moods and monitor your data over time. If you’re looking for journal entry prompts, productivity and self-discovery articles and actionable ways to make a change in your life, Journey is a good resource. If you’re looking for a mood tracker that puts you in control, offers privacy, minimal distractions and a way to communicate better with your doctor, eMoods is a fantastic tool.