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stoic. mental health training.

stoic. mental health training.

Stoic app inc.

bite-sized mental exercises and quotes that will help you feel better.

4.8 Ratings 10K+ Reviews 50K+ Downloads

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  • Apr 7, 2021

    By Shasta Lybrand
    Hi there! I'm giving 3 stars for now because auto save sometimes works or doesn't. As well as editing. Ive lost good work and I am really bummed out, if you guys could fix that that would be so amazing!! Thank you! This app is so wonderful I just hate to see it wig out. The cursor is also a little laggy as well in pickin up on corrective spots. Thank you for creating this app! ❤
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  • Good For Simple Journaling Oct 31, 2020

    By SilenceRecited
    I am enjoying the free version of the app, (so this is coming from that point of view.) The daily prompts are repetitive but the paid version promises more “reflective questions” and “quotes”. (I wonder, how different could it be?) I do like the daily “choose your own/write your own ”mantra/saying/quote/etc.” There are quotes/reflections to use as journal prompts, if you just feel like typing. The daily mood/goal prompts kind of deter me away from using the app. It almost seems like a chore, mostly because not every answer for the “mood/goal” question warrants the next prompt which is usually, the exact same question about what we plan to do about such-and-such from the previous answers. Everything is predictable. Most of the time I just find myself lumping my thoughts into the closest category, or rushing by multiple prompts to get to the writing part and find I am uninspired. This has app has potential but I feel there are two different ideas clashing here. I love inspiration when I want to write something, but if I want to journal purely for self-reflection and self/improvement I’d like a little more depth, less out-of-context quotes from other people. Either way, there was a lot of work put into this, and a need for it too!
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  • A non judgmental guide to a better self May 15, 2020

    By CheeseNinjaIPA98
    This app just keeps getting better and better. While using stoicism as a framework, this app has really been a way for me to practice personal reflection and awareness, cultivating better emotional wellness. Easily accessible techniques for gratitude, journaling, meditation, and breathing exercises without the pressure of any one thing being a requirement. The app guides you to those tools through a pleasant sequence without any pressure to use specific techniques. It’s so gentle. If you want to journal, then journal. If you want to meditate, then do that. And if you don’t, that’s ok too. It’s totally up to you. I find tremendous value in the simple act of making these sequences a part of my daily morning and evening routine; from simply opening the app and assessing how I feel to what my priority for the day is to how productive I felt. The app now even guides personal reflection towards specific categories. If in the morning I say I’m going to focus on reading, in the evening the app will then guide me to reflect on recalling what I read that day. So simple, but so helpful. Excellent user experience, an essential part of my every day routine now.
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  • This is an amazing app Nov 24, 2020

    By Chryssee
    I typically do not like journaling on my phone however, I stumbled upon this app and gave it a try and I absolutely love it. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to buy a membership but I did because I wanted to have full access to the entire app to be able to really see if it was worth it. So far, I have used the app in the morning and evening. I wanted to be able to track my mood to get a good sense of what really bothers me and be able to journal. I find that it really helps me find peace and be able to find happy moments in my day when it is hard to find sometimes. I love being able to find ways to be grateful and this really helps me find those moments in the day when you’ve been so stressed and all you can think of is the negative parts and then turning it around to find those moments that stand out that are positive. Even during times of stress I have been able to see the positive. I’ve been able to take a step back and really look at each situation as a learning experience and sometimes it is hard to do when you are battling depression, anxiety and PTSD. Definitely recommend this app!!
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  • Mar 11, 2021

    By colette Jackson
    Great app (free version), great content, the quotes give you a great insight into the books you may want to read. Format is good, but mad it doesn't offer you aggregate analysis on your moods or focus so you can see patterns.Some of the questions need reviewing as the use of English is a bit odd? Quotes are ordered the same each time and not randomised. Functionality is a bit clunky . Overall as a basic prompt, its great to set you up for the day
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  • Apr 12, 2021

    By kash panchal
    The app has great potential and I know the devs are working on it but one bug I keep experiencing is with "quotes". They are often 1) repeated or 2) from the same person all the time (there should be some randomness to it) and 3)at times from things I don't want to read quotes from. Like I would deselect it in the preferences but I still quotes from "them"
    more
  • Apr 8, 2021

    By i know face_but_idk name
    I didn't get a notif that my free trial is over and I didn't even noticed it after 2 months, I haven't been using it. Now I couldn't get a refund:( I also didn't get a mail of the receipt that I bought it (that's why I didn't know) but when I checked my bank account it was deducted. I'm not sure if it's my fault for not checking or I should've gotten an email reminding me... as for the app it's okay I like the breathing exercises.
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  • Feb 5, 2021

    By Tara Allain
    You HAVE to sign up for their 7 day free trial and will be auto-billed once it's up without warning. There is no 'free version' so unless you're willing to fork up a year subscription (no options for just a monthly either) this won't be for you. App itself is mediocre at best, definitely not worth the price. There are several other similar apps on the app store with better features and lower price tags.
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  • A non judgmental guide to a better self May 15, 2020

    By CheeseNinjaIPA98
    This app just keeps getting better and better. While using stoicism as a framework, this app has really been a way for me to practice personal reflection and awareness, cultivating better emotional wellness. Easily accessible techniques for gratitude, journaling, meditation, and breathing exercises without the pressure of any one thing being a requirement. The app guides you to those tools through a pleasant sequence without any pressure to use specific techniques. It’s so gentle. If you want to journal, then journal. If you want to meditate, then do that. And if you don’t, that’s ok too. It’s totally up to you. I find tremendous value in the simple act of making these sequences a part of my daily morning and evening routine; from simply opening the app and assessing how I feel to what my priority for the day is to how productive I felt. The app now even guides personal reflection towards specific categories. If in the morning I say I’m going to focus on reading, in the evening the app will then guide me to reflect on recalling what I read that day. So simple, but so helpful. Excellent user experience, an essential part of my every day routine now.
    more
  • This is an amazing app Nov 24, 2020

    By Chryssee
    I typically do not like journaling on my phone however, I stumbled upon this app and gave it a try and I absolutely love it. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to buy a membership but I did because I wanted to have full access to the entire app to be able to really see if it was worth it. So far, I have used the app in the morning and evening. I wanted to be able to track my mood to get a good sense of what really bothers me and be able to journal. I find that it really helps me find peace and be able to find happy moments in my day when it is hard to find sometimes. I love being able to find ways to be grateful and this really helps me find those moments in the day when you’ve been so stressed and all you can think of is the negative parts and then turning it around to find those moments that stand out that are positive. Even during times of stress I have been able to see the positive. I’ve been able to take a step back and really look at each situation as a learning experience and sometimes it is hard to do when you are battling depression, anxiety and PTSD. Definitely recommend this app!!
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  • Try This App Jan 21, 2020

    By AustinCorn
    As a philosophy student and a productivity nerd, I’ve probably tried somewhere over 20 different journaling apps over the years and nothing has ever felt complete enough to make it worth the time. Within my first sit down with this app however, I actually found myself crying in some moments and smiling at others, ultimately feeling like I had done something truly productive. This app is incredibly in-depth and really delivers a guided experience that is tailored for your personal goals. It is structured enough to feel like you know what to do in order to benefit from it, and it is open-ended enough to feel like you don’t need any other app to accompany it, which makes it feel very complete and satisfying to have everything in one place. The customizable options, philosophical quotes and questions, and the array of mental exercises to choose from make this app an excellent tool to heal and grow. I have no doubt that this will continue to be a valued part of my daily routine, and I urge anyone reading this to try this for yourself!
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  • Making a difference Apr 16, 2020

    By nickname?geez
    I’ve been struggling with depression and anxiety all my life. I don’t feel comfortable w personal counseling, which I have tried. I’ve read multiple self help books ranging from CBT to The Power of now, all incrementally helped and gave me short term motivation but I lacked discipline. I also have and continue to use Youper for on demand emotional assist. Mornings are the worst for me. At times I am woken by anxiety. When it’s bad I force myself to cry before leaving the house because I don’t know what’s wrong but I know crying helps. This app has made the most difference so far- I’ve only used it for 2 weeks. It’s the first thing I do when I wake up. I don’t check mail or social, I brew my coffee and start w Stoic. The daily quotes are great weather I chose to reflect on them or not. Having to write/pause/set goals puts me in a whole different head space before my day actually starts. Today I woke up not anxious and looking forward to Stoic asking me -do you feel prepared for the day? So far the Answer has been Yes
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  • I was skeptical at first. Feb 23, 2020

    By InkedGalaxies
    I’m trying to be a bit more aware the tone I’m thinking in. documenting my thought process throughout a time period helps me be more self aware. I tried physically writing but I can’t stand my handwriting and how inconsistent it is and then I’d accidentally switch notebooks and dates would be out of order- bleh. I tried social media but, this is rather private. yk? then I decided one day to just download this. I looked through the reviews, figured whatever let’s try it. the first two days, I wasn’t crazy about the app although once I became adjusted to the app’s algorithm and was it’s formatted: I enjoy it. I do, I would love a bit more personalization but that’s just me. it’s just a bonus I’d like. (although I love the app’s dark / soft theme. not all the options within the app (moods, activities, quotes) are particularly my style but the range this app gives you? with the different preset moods and activities and so on - awesome work guys. definitely download. plus it’s free!
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  • Mar 11, 2021

    By colette Jackson
    Great app (free version), great content, the quotes give you a great insight into the books you may want to read. Format is good, but mad it doesn't offer you aggregate analysis on your moods or focus so you can see patterns.Some of the questions need reviewing as the use of English is a bit odd? Quotes are ordered the same each time and not randomised. Functionality is a bit clunky . Overall as a basic prompt, its great to set you up for the day
    more
  • Feb 18, 2021

    By Ada Dollie ART
    Need some tweaking. There are two main issues that trigger my anxiety. 1. There is no shuffle mode for quotes. Makes me read same quotes over and over again. 2. It would be convenient to choose if I want to extend my meditation time. If I click 5 min, I've only got 5 min and I'd appreciate if there was a big chime at the end. But overall one of the best apps for self care.
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  • Feb 26, 2021

    By Arthur Waley
    Enjoy the concept very much. However there's room for improvement in functionality. -Notifications keep coming back after ive done check in -I get asked if im prepared for my day/sleep quality related questions in the evening. > have different settings for different usage routines? -quotes are repetitive -seem to have to click my smile level many times every use
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  • Dec 18, 2020

    By Behnam Baghbanpoor
    It's a really great app with great UI. It has some problems like, automatic theme doesn't change, notification bar isn't visible in dark theme, and at first I thought there were only 4 exercises due to following problem. There are some problems with direction of swipes in main screen and exercises. There isn't any backup option (I'm not sure if there is in premium). Day personalisation isn't flexiblee and notifications can be improved. It would be good if we could review journey a little better.
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  • Dec 2, 2020

    By Deb G
    Ok so far, but I've just found a niggle. The meditation timer. The background sound is a short loop, there's a silence between the track ending and starting again. Really distracting. Also the interval bell can hardly be heard even on full volume if you have background sound on. Only been using the app for a day, so my view/rating may change
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  • Apr 7, 2021

    By Shasta Lybrand
    Hi there! I'm giving 3 stars for now because auto save sometimes works or doesn't. As well as editing. Ive lost good work and I am really bummed out, if you guys could fix that that would be so amazing!! Thank you! This app is so wonderful I just hate to see it wig out. The cursor is also a little laggy as well in pickin up on corrective spots. Thank you for creating this app! ❤
    more
  • Good For Simple Journaling Oct 31, 2020

    By SilenceRecited
    I am enjoying the free version of the app, (so this is coming from that point of view.) The daily prompts are repetitive but the paid version promises more “reflective questions” and “quotes”. (I wonder, how different could it be?) I do like the daily “choose your own/write your own ”mantra/saying/quote/etc.” There are quotes/reflections to use as journal prompts, if you just feel like typing. The daily mood/goal prompts kind of deter me away from using the app. It almost seems like a chore, mostly because not every answer for the “mood/goal” question warrants the next prompt which is usually, the exact same question about what we plan to do about such-and-such from the previous answers. Everything is predictable. Most of the time I just find myself lumping my thoughts into the closest category, or rushing by multiple prompts to get to the writing part and find I am uninspired. This has app has potential but I feel there are two different ideas clashing here. I love inspiration when I want to write something, but if I want to journal purely for self-reflection and self/improvement I’d like a little more depth, less out-of-context quotes from other people. Either way, there was a lot of work put into this, and a need for it too!
    more
  • Feb 22, 2021

    By Mick Ayling
    The app has recently gone a bit weird, asking odd questions like "How did you overcome that difficultly?" when I've not mentioned any difficulty, or "What is the next thing you will do?" as I'm going to bed. I like the quotes, though.
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  • Mar 31, 2021

    By jennie boink
    It's a good app except i cannot click on "journey" because everytime I click on it the app automatically close.
  • Lovely... but personal info red flag? Aug 15, 2019

    By a potential adopter
    The concept for this app is really wonderful, and it has good writing prompts, thought-provoking quotes, and asks it’s users questions that facilitate insight. And, it also asks yes/no questions that - it seems the only possible thing that Stoic could do with user answers would be to collect and sell data sets about their users. These questions have included things mostly related to lifestyle, like “Do you drink alcohol?” or “Do you exercise?”, specific questions are not related to the app’s functionality, and are very market-driven questions. I’m well aware that most apps collet user data and sell it - that is our current context of targeted advertising and capitalism - but for an app about mental health, this phenomenon might be addressed with a little more transparency? As in, I’m ok with you collecting my info and selling it, but I feel a little conned when it under the auspices of therapeutic support :). I’ve decided to stop using it for that reason, but with more transparency would consider it again... But, kudos on the rest of the app!
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  • Apr 12, 2021

    By kash panchal
    The app has great potential and I know the devs are working on it but one bug I keep experiencing is with "quotes". They are often 1) repeated or 2) from the same person all the time (there should be some randomness to it) and 3)at times from things I don't want to read quotes from. Like I would deselect it in the preferences but I still quotes from "them"
    more
  • Apr 8, 2021

    By i know face_but_idk name
    I didn't get a notif that my free trial is over and I didn't even noticed it after 2 months, I haven't been using it. Now I couldn't get a refund:( I also didn't get a mail of the receipt that I bought it (that's why I didn't know) but when I checked my bank account it was deducted. I'm not sure if it's my fault for not checking or I should've gotten an email reminding me... as for the app it's okay I like the breathing exercises.
    more
  • Feb 5, 2021

    By Tara Allain
    You HAVE to sign up for their 7 day free trial and will be auto-billed once it's up without warning. There is no 'free version' so unless you're willing to fork up a year subscription (no options for just a monthly either) this won't be for you. App itself is mediocre at best, definitely not worth the price. There are several other similar apps on the app store with better features and lower price tags.
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