Launches I Journal with Author Shawn Achor

5, developer of popular notepad app Catch Notes, announced that it has launched a new app called I Journal in partnership with self-help author Shawn Achor.

I Journal is intended to help users develop a lifelong habit of daily journaling. Where Catch Notes is focused on capturing notes for tasks and organizational purposes, I Journal aims at getting people to record their daily experiences–via text, photos and voice memos–to gain a more positive outlook on life. 

Organized around concepts in Achor’s book, The Happiness Advantage, journal entries in I Journal are categorized as having to do with gratitude, meditation, exercise, and acts of kindness. To get users in the habit of journaling, the app includes a system of badges awarded based on the number of consecutive days of journaling with the app.

Achor stresses the importance of keeping track of the good things in your life:

“Despite current difficulties, there is always something to be grateful for. When you write down a list of three good things that happen per day, your brain will be forced to scan the last 24 hours for positives, boosting your happiness. Now, instead of dusting off an old journal, I am thrilled to team up with the experts at to bring this proven practice into the new millennium.”

The app is powered by a account. Notes can take the form of text, photos and voice memos, and entries can be location-tagged and shared via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc. I Journal is available for free in the Android Market and the Amazon Appstore.



  1. After purchasing an android phone some months ago, I searched for some kind of diary app, and my purpose was exactly what this I Journal is for.
    At that time I didn’t find anything that really pleased me, so I was extremely glad t see this mentioned when I opened Catch on my phone a few days ago…

  2. I really like this app. I’m struggling with PTSD and depression, and filling out this app even just once a week is very therapeutic. Thanks, guys!

  3. I really enjoyed this app, it helped me through some tough times. I’ve spent ages trying to find it am confused about how Catch has turned into some sort of dating site, is there anyway I can log back onto my old account? I was just hoping to use it again but at the very least I would like to be able to read my old entry’s, is there anyway I could do this? I really miss the apps though, I don’t understand why they’ve gone, but many thanks- Jade
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