Tags

Android (82)

API (20)

energy (36)

fitness (124)

food (54)

gadget (43)

goals (87)

health (185)

iPhone (185)

learning (20)

lifelogging (122)

lifestyle (76)

location (57)

medicine (60)

money (33)

mood (59)

networks (1)

productivity (55)

relationships (19)

sleep (34)

social (95)

web app (212)

Price Range

free (328)

$1-10 (103)

$10-50 (60)

$100+ (63)

$50-100 (42)

RSS

Tools

Reviews

Share:

MoodScope
(8 reviews)

MoodScope is a web based application for measuring, tracking and sharing your mood. Moods are measured using an online card game, and can be shared automatically by email with friends, with the idea that these activities can raise mood in and of themselves. The mood log can be charted to see progressions and as a way to identify events that may have influenced your mood.

http://www.moodscope.com

Tags: web app, social, mood
Price: free


Stories

May 3, 2013

By Edwin van der Schoot

After a couple days of testing it's still not the Moodtracker I was expecting. I think it's not good that you can overthink your mood. I agree with Spencer. Also, for me it takes to much time to track it.

Help other members find the most helpful reviews

Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report abuse

July 14, 2011

By Laurence Furic

I have been using Moodscope since December and it has been an awesome tool to monitor my moods, and keep things in check.

I have two buddies and knowing that they see my graph is taking the burden off my shoulder when I would have "faked" feeling better than I actually do, and allowed me to concentrate on the important, rather than putting energy in the wrong spot - which would have increased the depression before I used Moodscope! So yes, this is a great system.

The self-awareness makes total sense too: when I catch myself in the middle of hypomania, I know that I will need to slow down and find strategies to get things in gear before they escalate.

It is such a simple tool with great benefits, that it helps me get other areas of my life in order, and I am definitely healthier than before I was using Moodscope.

Help other members find the most helpful reviews

Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report abuse

July 14, 2011

By Spencer Nash

I don't agree that the cards work. It just takes a lot of fiddling around. The golden rule on psychometric assessments is go with your first answer. The first answer is the most likely correct. Playing with the cards gives you time to "over think" your answer and in fact get the wrong answer.

Jon's daily message would be better if he had guest writers sometimes.

Help other members find the most helpful reviews

Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report abuse

July 14, 2011

By Lois Parker

There are two problems with Moodscope. The first is that it sets its 'normal' level on where you start, so if you begin in a state of excessive enthusiasm it commiserates with you when you are at a more appropriate level.
The second, more crucial issue, is that the buddy system is unlikely to be effective for more solitary people, as they know fewer people they could ask. In addition to that, being asked to be a buddy could well be seen as burdensome and place a strain on the potential buddy if they refuse or if they accept grudgingly. Giving someone else the responsibilty for helping you to keep emotionally safe is a big deal, and this was skimmed over in the interview I heard.

Help other members find the most helpful reviews

Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report abuse

July 14, 2011

By Ruth Watson

Totally agree with Mike, the daily email from Jon can be uncannily appropriate to what I'm experiencing at the time!
I heard of Moodscope on the Bipolar Disorder forum on About.com. I've found it really helpful to track just how I'm feeling over the course of time, and the analysis afterwards is always positive, even if it's not a great result. It's also mentioned in 'Bipolar Disorder - The Essential Guide' by Dan Roberts, stating how helpful a resource it can be.
An email from a buddy really helps when you are low and feeling alone. It's nice to know someone can see how you are feeling without having to explain!
All in all, it really helps me to self-monitor in a simple and effective way.

Help other members find the most helpful reviews

Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report abuse

July 14, 2011

By Nadiya Midgley

I use moodscope with the support of my care team - it's part of my plan to use moodscope as a tool to keep things in perspective and acknowledge my emotions and feelings. This was impossible before I found moodscope. In fact if I hit about 6 or 7 on my 'not doing too well' scale, I make it a point to log on and moodscope, helps me try and get back down to a 5. Wish there was an android phone app though ... could moodscope anytime then. Thanks guys!

Help other members find the most helpful reviews

Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report abuse

July 5, 2011

By Mike Ward

I have no idea how this works but it does. A year of depression led to NHS counselling, which did help & taught me how to spot signs of relapse and deal with them. Difficult to quantify though without writing reams daily. Depressing! Heard about Moodscope on BBC Radio 4 in May and started. So easy to do. Looking back, it is so accurate, your own notes (like Tweets) optional, easy and give great insight in to why you feel as you do. I have learned in a few weeks why I feell the way I do each day and importantly how to deal with my moods or better still avoid them. The test is simple, best done instictively (don't think too much about it) and for some strange reson you just cannot cheat. Whats the point anyway!. Daily homilies are eerily appropriate and helpful. No buddies yet, that may be even better, but time for that. Great is the word

Help other members find the most helpful reviews

Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report abuse

May 13, 2011

By Alexandra Carmichael

Moodscope was very helpful in my initial stages of mood tracking. I learned how much my mood varies from day to day, and started to see that on down days, all I had to do was wait and my mood would go back up. Ingenious cards help you evaluate how you're feeling each day.

Help other members find the most helpful reviews

Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report abuse

To write a review, login with: