Exploring your past memories is the best part of keeping a gratitude journal. I might even go so far as to say that the whole point of keeping a digital journal is all the unique ways of accessing past entries that it unlocks. Photos, tagging, collages - there are limitless options for a simple app to be a superpower for your memory.
I’m excited to introduce our latest feature for exploring your memories in Happyfeed: Joy Recaps.
Joy Recaps are a way to get a quick snapshot from any period of time, starting with monthly reviews. At the end of each month, you’ll be able to access an interactive overview of your moments. It’s a little bit like the Calendar* but more condensed and free for everyone.
It’s generally our philosophy to do the simple thing first and build more from there. If Joy Recaps are popular, you can expect many, many updates. Features like a word map or themes (e.g. “you mentioned food items a lot”) would be wonderful starting points. We’ll also look into smaller updates to how the image grid is used.
*The Calendar is currently only available to iOS users who subscribe to our Plus subscription.
If you’ve been Happyfeeding for a while, you might notice that this new feature is very similar to our annual Gratitude Grid. Our motivation was a combination of two things:
Please try out the Joy Recaps and let us know what you think! We always really appreciate your reviews and love to hear your ideas and feedback via email. Just send us an email at [email protected].
Happyfeed is a digital gratitude journal based on a common practice in positive psychology called ‘3 gratitudes.' By reflecting on and recording things you are grateful for each day, you are essentially rewiring your brain to focus more on the good. Focusing on good things tends to make you a happier person. 😊