In my post “The Portable CALMtainer“, I introduced you to using your smartphone to better your mental health. I mentioned some of the apps I use to do this. Today I’ll give you the full list of the apps on my smartphone. Since I don’t regularly use them all, I’ll divide the list into “Apps I’m Currently Using” and “Apps I’m Looking At”. Please note that I use an android phone so I don’t know if these apps are available for iPhones.
Also, note that some of these apps are paid-for apps. I often use Google Opinion Rewards to build up my Play balance and then use that balance to buy modestly priced apps.
Apps I’m Currently Using
- Authy (2FA tool to secure access to this blog)
- Keep (note-taker to jot down ideas for this blog; also for quick MH/MI reminders)
- COVID Alert
- Health Sync (to sync data between Fit and Samsung Health)
- My Therapy (pill tracker)
- Samsung Health
- Sleep (sleep monitor)
- Smart Audiobook Player
- Moon+ Reader Pro (ebook reader)
- Google Play Books
- Daylio (mood tracker and journal) (replacing Presently, eMoods, and iMood Journal)
- DMHS (suicide prevention localized to my community)
- Hope by CAMH (suicide prevention)
- The Lifeline (suicide prevention)
- Mental Health Helpline (MH services in Ontario)
- BeSafe (suicide prevention localized to my community)
- ConnexGO (navigator for Ontario’s health system)
- mood (mood and sleep tracker) (replaced by Daylio and Sleep)
- Releaf (daily lifestyle challenges)
- buddhify (meditations)
- Insight Timer (meditations)
- Mindfulness (meditations)
- Mindfulness Lite (the free version of Mindfulness)
- Excel At Life (various MH apps)
- DBT112 (also known as DBT911)
- My Affirmations
- Paced Breathing
plus a host of games to distract or challenge me.
Apps I’m Looking At
- Impulse DBT
- Virtual Hope Box
- Smiling Mind
- UCLA Mindful
- Mindfulness – Getting Started
- Mindfulness – Caring for Me
- Mindfulness Based Living
- Mindfulness Coach
This list of Apps I’m Looking At was longer when I started writing this post. I whittled it down substantially. A number of apps were no longer offered by Google Play so I uninstalled them. Some others hadn’t been updated in years, so I uninstalled them as well. Finally, I also uninstalled apps that were redundant.
The apps on my smartphone, my Portable CALMtainer, are just like the objects in my CALMtainer, constantly changing as I discover new ones to try. I’m always on the lookout for new tools, techniques, and apps to better my mental health. If you find any that you think I might find beneficial, please share them with me.
I hope you find this post to be helpful to you in creating your own Portable CALMtainer. I wish you success in creating it.
Image by John Dickson