eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker Review

eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker

eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker is the best tool to keep track of your Bipolar condition so that when you talk to your doctor he or she can tell if you are doing better or worse and if anything needs to be changed in your treatment plan.

I’ve tried multiple ways to track my symptoms but most of them didn’t work for one reason or another.

I’ve tried paper but that requires remembering to print or photocopy it each month and keeping it somewhere where someone doesn’t find it.

I’ve tried just writing it down on paper but it inevitably gets lost and its hard to be clear on what means bad and what means good.

I’ve tried lots of phone apps too but most of them were made for depression, not Bipolar and so I couldn’t track my mania or they weren’t easy to use or weren’t free.

Until now…

eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker

eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker Review

I recently found an app called eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker. It must be new because I’ve been looking for a Bipolar tracker for years.

I’ve been using it for over a month now. It tracks your depression, mania, irritability and anxiety. You rank each from None to Severe and you are ranking the worst it was that day. This works best for me since my moods change throughout the day so it’s hard for me to rank my depression at a certain number for the day if it’s been all over the place. But this way I’m ranking the worst it was.

eMoods Log Your Moods

eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker - Log Your Moods

You can also mark if you had psychotic symptoms or had talk therapy that day. Also you can track the hours of sleep you got so you can see any patterns. Those with Bipolar know (or should know) that lack of sleep can be a sign of an Mania. If you are sleeping less and less and your mania is going up, it’s time to talk to your doctor.

In setting you can add a spot to track weight or menstrual cycle. My doctor used to have me track this and I found my depressions were worse during that time of the month. You can also allow it to automatically check that you took your everyday medications.

You can view your results in calendar or graph mode to see how you are doing over time. You can also set a reminder to use the app.

eMoods Sleep Results

eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker - Sleep Results

eMoods Tracking Points

As you can see below (graph mode) you can see how depressed, elevated (manic), irritable or anxious I was from May 10th when I started using the app until the end of May. The darker, longer lines are worse. The small light blue dot means none. So you can see the 14th and 15th were bad for me with depression and irritability.

eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker - Tracking Points

eMoods Calendar Mode

I don’t personally like this mode as much but you can see how you did in calendar mode. So here again you can see more dark circles on the 14th and 15th. In this mode you would have to remember that the first circle is depression, second is manic etc.

eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker - Calendar Mode

eMoods 3 Month Overview

The app just recently added this feature. This is another way to see how you’ve been doing. You see one month at a time but you can scroll down to see the last 3 months.

This one is showing June. It drops off on the 20th because that is today, when I wrote the post. You can see two irritability peaks, one of which happened when I was manic (elevated) but not the other. I mostly had mania this month, you can barely see the depression because it mostly was less than the mania was.

eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker - 3 Month Overview

 

The Premium Version

All the above is free but if you upgrade to the paid version (which I have not) you can add custom tracking points so you can say mark down when you exercised.

The premium version also allows you to add time stamped notes, generate printable reports older than 6 months and 10% of the profits goes to mental health charities.

All your app data is saved and you can email yourself as a backup as well.

Get the eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker App

You can find the app on Google Play for Android.

You can find the app on the App Store for Apple.

5 thoughts on “eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker Review

  1. Jon says:

    Hi, I’m the creator of this app. Thank you so much for this review!

    I want to point out a couple things that may not be obvious about the app-

    – You can track menstrual cycle without the paid version. This is a setting that you toggle on in the settings screen. Same goes for weight.

    – The 6 month report rule is only for the printable reports. After 6 months, all the data in the app remains intact, and you can access or change it whenever, forever, inside the app with or without the paid version.

    – There is also an export data function of the app which lets you make a full backup of everything the app stores. You can email this to yourself and to restore this backup (for example on another phone or if your phone crashes) you just install the free version of the app on your new phone then open that email and click the attachment.

    Any other questions, just reach out!

    1. Thank you so much for reaching out. I’m glad you clarified that for me, I’ll change the post a bit to reflect what you said.

  2. J says:

    Hi,
    I have this app….and really like it. Easier to track moods than by paper. Don’t know yet how my dr will like it.
    You said you can scroll down to get a 3month graph…..which I would really like to help me track. The color coded circles take a bit to get used to.
    Anyway, I don’t see where to scroll down from….or where that feature is.
    Btw, Jon seems really nice …..when I had a question before, he was very helpful.
    I am asking the question here , in case it might be a common question.
    J

    1. Hi J,

      I guess you don’t scroll down. When you open it you click on the graph tab at the bottom. Then right under where it says the month and year it says in small orange text New! overview graph. Click on that to get the 3 month overview.

      My doctor likes it. He had me screenshot it and email it to his office for his records.

    2. Jon says:

      Just a heads up that this 3-month overview feature is currently only live on the Android version of the app. I’m not sure when I’ll add it to iOS but hopefully sometime soon!

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