Parents' Guide to

Reflectly - Journal/Diary

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Examine your day, get inspiration, but premium is pricey.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

Rip Off

This app made it impossible to cancel before my "free trial," so I ended up paying $30 for an app?! Not only is $30 unbelievably expensive for an app (and it's per month), but the app is extremely ordinary. It asks you the same basic questions every day and doesn't really do anything that your basic notes app can't do. And on top of it all, their customer service is non existent. Wouldn't be surprised if I get charged $30 somehow next month too.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 18+

Rip off

DO NOT use this app, they have charged my account after I cancelled membership and will not refund. Never used, terrible app do not recommend.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (3):

This handy journal app does a good job providing questions that get users thinking about the ups and downs of their days, but be prepared to pay for it. Reflectly - Journal/Diary's pre-loaded questions and easy ways to answer via slider bars and by tapping icons are relevant to almost any day, and can be very helpful. The app also encourages users to add photos and their own more in-depth written reflections on their day, but it doesn't make going into detail mandatory to log the day. The motivational messages are the weak link in Reflectly - Journal/Diary. Recording quality is low and tinny and some of the reflections are overloaded with platitudes ("Now is the alchemy of dreams."), which makes it difficult to listen to the end-of-day reflections. The premium version provides a biometric passcode lock for the app, provides new reflections daily, automatic cloud backups, and color themes. But it will cost you ($47.99/year).

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