Mood Tracker is a web-based mood monitoring system intended for users with depression and bipolar disorder. The application provides users with a place to record each day’s moods and look for trends. Mood Tracker provides a graphical mood chart that shows the daily mood level along with the total hours of sleep the user managed to get and any medications they are currently taking. A public forum is available to give users a place to share mood information and tips. A medication history is listed that includes dosage amounts and frequency so users can see how their medications are influencing their state of mind. Support alerts let users set up text message and email alerts that are sent when it is time to take a medication. Mood Tracker can also be used to share mood data with medical practitioners.
Mood Tracker was introduced in 2005. The application helps users with mental health concerns and conditions track their moods and the factors that influence it. The service hasn’t been widely discussed on the web, but it has a strong user community. The forums are very active with some boards containing thousands of posts made daily by users with questions, information or medication-related updates.
Mood Tracker offers a number of ways to track what influences the user’s mood. Users can record mood information along with the amount of sleep they managed that evening as well as all medications that they are currently taking. Mood Tracker provides a well-rounded record of what might be influencing the user’s mood in a positive or negative way. The application also gives the user an easy way to share this information with doctors.
Mood Tracker utilizes a simple design that favors cheerful purples, oranges and blues. Smooth rounded tabs help users navigate while the layout remains relatively low key. There is no clutter to get in the user’s way. The design isn’t completely stunning, but it offers users a friendly space to record mood data and share information with doctors that could help them improve mental health and wellbeing.
A new user can join the Mood Tracker community by clicking the blue “Sign Up. It’s Free!” button near the center of the homepage. The next step asks the user if they are a patient or caregiver. Patients and caregivers are asked to supply a username, password, security question and answer, optional first and last name, gender, email address and letter and number verification (to prove that they are human). The user is directed back to the login area and invited to sign in after submitting the registration form.
Mood Tracker is available to all users at no cost. It would be difficult to convince most users to pay a fee to access the tools offered by Mood Tracker. They are very helpful for anyone monitoring a mental health or emotional issue, but there is nothing cutting edge or advanced about the application. Free is the best price to encourage patients and caregivers to join and become a part of the community.
Mood Tracker is ideal for anyone coping with depression or bipolar disorder. Users who watch their moods can record data each day along with sleep and medication information. This data can provide valuable insight into what is causing mood changes and how to improve the patient’s overall mental health. The service is free, which makes it accessible and appealing to almost anyone.