Looking for an app recommended on the green June 22, 2012 9:10 AM   Subscribe

Can anyone help me find the name of a smart phone application that many people recommend on the green to track emotional changes for those with depression?

I remember seeing several comments recommending this app, but I can't find them now.
posted by Tarumba to MetaFilter-Related at 9:10 AM (40 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I've not heard of such a thing. Is this for the person prone to depression, or others?

My own experience is that my partners and family have always been aware that I was going into a depression (or in one) long before I became aware of it. Funny how that works. An app that would create more self-awareness would be helpful; but, also, making it easier to collect data to find patters. I've always felt that I have something like a 6-to-12 week cycle of moving into and out of depression (I'm unipolar), but I've never actually checked.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 9:29 AM on June 22, 2012


It's not specifically for depression, but maybe Track Your Happiness?
posted by txsebastien at 9:37 AM on June 22, 2012


Was it from this askme?

You might want to make this a new AskMe.
posted by zamboni at 9:38 AM on June 22, 2012


Oy vey I tried Track Your Happiness in the immediate aftermath of a big breakup. Having it ding me several times a day to ask how happy I was was... not helpful.
posted by yellowbinder at 9:52 AM on June 22, 2012 [4 favorites]


in the immediate aftermath of a big breakup. Having it ding me several times a day to ask how happy I was was...

How happy are you now?
What about now?
What do you think she's doing right now?
Do you think she's happier than you are right now?
What are you gonna do tonight?
How will you fill these hours?
Are you happy yet?
Is the world better because you're in it?
Probably other people are way happier than you
Okay that last one wasn't really a question, I admit that
How many hours straight can you spend weeping?
Let's try for a record tonight bro

posted by Greg Nog at 10:01 AM on June 22, 2012 [46 favorites]


The color of her hair.
posted by Nomyte at 10:04 AM on June 22, 2012 [5 favorites]


Unbreak Your Heart was designed by a friend of mine, but I've never actually tried it so I'm not 100% sure what it does.
posted by roll truck roll at 10:11 AM on June 22, 2012


Maybe someone will turn your pathetic internal dialog into internet hilarity — that'd be something to look forward to, right?
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 10:40 AM on June 22, 2012


It was more like an app were you would record how you are feeling, and then why, and other info. It was meant to be used during the day, I guess to recongize when you styart feeling blue, for example. Did I dream about it?
posted by Tarumba at 10:46 AM on June 22, 2012


Yes, zamboni, it was MyMoodTracker!! thanks!
posted by Tarumba at 10:47 AM on June 22, 2012


Now I want to write an iPhone app called "You Poopin'?"
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:25 AM on June 22, 2012 [9 favorites]


Cortex, I've had that for years. It's called Grandma.
posted by pupdog at 11:26 AM on June 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


iSad.
posted by The Whelk at 11:27 AM on June 22, 2012


Now I want to write an iPhone app called "You Poopin'?"

Now you can enjoy John From Cincinatti on the go with the "Do You Need To Dump Out?" app.
posted by curious nu at 11:28 AM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Now I want to write an iPhone app called "You Poopin'?"

Perfect for all the crap that's in the App Store.
posted by smirkette at 11:41 AM on June 22, 2012


"Siri, is that diarrhea?"
posted by schmod at 11:51 AM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Now I want to write an iPhone app called "You Poopin'?"

Well, there's this for the Android phones.
posted by bluefly at 11:52 AM on June 22, 2012


Well, there's this for the Android phones.

"Update ruined it. Message feature gone, cant view timer whilst pooping. Timer keeps resetting. Dont update."
posted by griphus at 11:54 AM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


That's someone's "For sale: baby shoes, never worn" right there.
posted by griphus at 11:55 AM on June 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


Infinate poop loop.
posted by The Whelk at 11:56 AM on June 22, 2012


Here I sit all brokenhearted
The timer for my poop restarted
posted by yellowbinder at 11:58 AM on June 22, 2012 [7 favorites]


Now I want to write an iPhone app called "You Poopin'?"

Haha, yeah, but seriously: if you write an iphone app that regularly assigns a random cute cartoon animal to ask "do you need to go pee-pee/poo-poo?" I would buy it, along with every other parent of a strong-willed 2-year-old in the middle of potty training. Get on it. I'll take 5%.
posted by googly at 12:22 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Could be the next Angry Turds.
posted by fleacircus at 12:48 PM on June 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


Could you make a program that would predict when you have to go to the bathroom? You'd click a key every time you eat, drink, or go to the bathroom, and eventually you'd have an alarm go off whenever you need to go. That would be great!
posted by roll truck roll at 12:50 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


As a man who regularly and inexplicably finds himself covered in his own urine and feces, such an app would really what's that smell oh no not again
posted by griphus at 12:56 PM on June 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm on Metafilter and I could overthink an app for poop.
posted by The Whelk at 12:58 PM on June 22, 2012


Now I want to write an iPhone app called "You Poopin'?"

As long as it has social media baked in and the ability to upload photos/video and audio.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:01 PM on June 22, 2012


And, of course, the social aspect of "You Poopin'" and the ability to upload media would be absolutely pointless without a corresponding ability for upvotes.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:16 PM on June 22, 2012


Could be the next Angry Turds.

I would probably pay for an app/script where you could fling poop on a comment or photo that I hated. Easier than flag and move on.
posted by rhythm and booze at 2:36 PM on June 22, 2012


Could you make a program that would predict when you have to go to the bathroom? You'd click a key every time you eat, drink, or go to the bathroom, and eventually you'd have an alarm go off whenever you need to go. That would be great!

Maybe I'm weird, but I've never had a problem figuring this out on my own.

Now, if it would go off JUST BEFORE you passed the last exit/got on the train/left the house, that would be awesome.
posted by pupdog at 3:57 PM on June 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


JUST BEFORE

That'll be Siri's precognition upgrade in iOS7. With full sensory awareness, Siri "learns" your habits until she's got the jump on you.

In iOS8 Siri shares her precognitions with her local siblings. Collectively, the Siris make decisions and provide instructions to guide your (everyone's) behaviour so as to be most productive.

The next iteration puts the "mobile" into mobile devices. Siri will go off and do the things you usually do. Only with a better design sense and a battery that can't be replaced.
posted by five fresh fish at 4:17 PM on June 22, 2012


Today, we're dancingPoopin'. Play "Shake, Rattle and Bog Roll."
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:24 PM on June 22, 2012


I've had that for years. It's called Grandma

"Baby, I'm cold ..."
posted by octobersurprise at 5:50 PM on June 22, 2012


I'm from the internet and I'm here to poop. Would you mind leaving the newspaper?
posted by arcticseal at 6:26 PM on June 22, 2012


I don't want to get real all over this MeTa, but, cortex, the app is real, it's called GI Monitor, and I share it here because it totally changed my life as a person with IBD.

It even has a social media aspect but I DO NOT USE THAT
posted by telegraph at 7:07 PM on June 22, 2012


I don't know about what people talk about on the green, but I would recommend MoodKit for iOS.
posted by O9scar at 9:04 PM on June 22, 2012


I'm from the internet and I'm here to poop.

I can't help but read this all like "My name is ___ and I'm here to say."
posted by nebulawindphone at 3:55 PM on June 23, 2012


you guys i leave for a day and you turn my thread into a poop parade?
posted by Tarumba at 6:27 AM on June 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


You could just take one of the many depression rating scales (Ham-D, Beck, PHQ, etc) and record the score periodically. This may or may not be congruent with subjective emotional states.
posted by meehawl at 3:37 PM on June 24, 2012


Could you make a program that would predict when you have to go to the bathroom? You'd click a key every time you eat, drink, or go to the bathroom, and eventually you'd have an alarm go off whenever you need to go. That would be great!

Oh dear god, no. No thank you. I can see exactly how this would end for me: I would of course leave my alert sound set to quacking ducks or the "sci-fi" iPhone sound, and eventually I could never go to a park or a robot film festival without also soiling myself with gleeful abandon.
posted by palomar at 4:52 PM on June 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


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