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Breaking News: Apple Set to Launch App Focused on Mental Health

Emotional management as a dedicated app

Breaking News: Apple Set to Launch App Focused on Mental Health
David Bernal Raspall

David Bernal Raspall

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Apple may be preparing to launch a new iPhone diary app, according to a report published by The Wall Street Journal. The app, which will allow users to record their daily activities, marks another step in the company’s efforts to delve into the world of health, both physical and mental.

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Apple’s new software will compete in the category of diary apps, such as Day One, which allows us to track and record our activities, thoughts and reflections. The app, codenamed Jurassic, will be designed to help us keep track of our daily lives.

An application oriented to our emotional well-being

According to the documents consulted by the WSJ, the app will also analyze the behavior of users to determine what a typical day is like, including the time spent at home compared to other places, and whether a certain day includes something out of the ordinary. Information that would be included in the log along with our contributions, a bit along the lines of what is already allowed by some information we currently store in the Health app, in which we can add notes as we feel.

The app, however, would go further, because with the information it could highlight possible topics that we as users would like to write about, such as a workout we have done or a place we have visited. In addition, the app will offer “All Day People Discovery” to detect the physical proximity of a user with other people and also record this information. Apparently, it will even be possible to easily add information about text messages and phone calls.

Of course, more considering the nature of the information, privacy will be essential. The analysis of the day will be performed exclusively on the device, and suggestions for the diary will remain in the system for only four weeks, after which they will be permanently deleted.

We do not know any arrival date, but this could well be one of the new features ready to be announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference. During WWDC 2023, in June, and alongside the arrival of iOS 17, would be an excellent time to launch this app. Right now, however, we also can’t rule out it arriving at any other time as a standalone app or even alongside the launch of the iPhone 15 that we expect in September.

The growing attention to mental health has led to an increased demand for apps and tools that can help us manage stress and improve emotional well-being. With the introduction of this new app, Apple would seek to continue to position itself as a leader in the health and wellness market by offering an integrated solution with all the data our iPhone has to keep a clear record.

In addition to recording activities and thoughts, the application could also help us set personal goals and track our progress. The key will be in the app’s ability to analyze user behavior and offer suggestions. Something that not only helps find a structured way to reflect on our lives and keep us focused on our goals, but may, over time, evolve beyond that.

Ultimately, Apple’s new journaling app could be an important step in the right direction for the company and for us, the users. By offering a tool that encourages personal reflection, stress management and emotional well-being, Apple is once again demonstrating its commitment to healthcare. It will be interesting to see how the app develops and what impact it will have on the rest of the industry.

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David Bernal Raspall

David Bernal Raspall

Architect | Founder of hanaringo.com | Apple Technologies Trainer | Writer at Softonic and iDoo_tech, formerly at Applesfera

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