Happify app

An app for anyone who would like to improve their personal well-being and learn more about positive psychology.

Happify By Happify Inc
  • Goal setting
  • Follow different tracks based on your goals
  • Gamification
  • Reminders

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Clinical review
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Two out of five stars

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What does the app do?

This app aims at making you feel happier. The core of the app is following different ‘tracks’ where you complete activities to reach a goal such as conquering negative thoughts, controlling anger, improving sleep etc. It uses ‘gamification’ with the ability to ‘level up’ and increase different ‘stats’ namely Savor, Thank, Aspire, Give and Empathise. The app is highly interactive, and there are many mini-games. You can take a positive psychology personality test to discover your strengths and then try and use these strengths in your daily life to increase wellbeing. For the complete app description, go to the App website , Google Play  or iTunes and for a detailed review, see Reviews.



✔ One trial published showing improvement in well-being with use, but there was no control group, so you can’t make any conclusions.

✔ Activities are extensively explained, referenced and based on proven psychological therapies.

✔ Community section, but I couldn’t see any evidence of it being extensively monitored.

✔ Complete a validated personal character strengths questionnaire.

✔ Paired website, can complete activities on all devices.

✘  Some mini games felt gimmicky and forced

✘ Free version is very limited

✘ Navigation was very slow

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Review details

Date of review: April 2018
Platform reviewed: Android
Download size: 72 M
Updated on: 13/4/2018

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Credits: Editorial team. Reviewed By: Jeremy Steinberg, GP, FRNZCG Last reviewed: 04 May 2018