iPhone Apps Reviews for Consumers

iPhone Apps Reviews for consumers

We are happy to share our list of iPhone apps with you and ask that you assist us by commenting below. We would particularly appreciate your letting us know which of these you recommend or avoid — and why.

The list below is the iPhone Apps Reviews for consumers. Please see our other iPhone app review blog entries for Researchers and Telemental Health Practitioners.

While consumers regularly leave reviews and comments at the iTunes Store, we are particularly looking for commentary from trained professionals in this forum. Consumers interested in commenting on apps are invited to visit our blog at our sister publication: SelfhelpMagazine.



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16 comments on “iPhone Apps Reviews for Consumers

  1. Hello Blink,

    Most of the time you do need to buy 2 different apps, one for an iPhone and one for an iPad. The technologies will eventually converge, but because one interface is much bigger than the other, and the underlying processes can be different, the apps just don’t work on both devices yet. Fortunately, most of these apps do not cost an arm and a leg, yet do remarkable work for us.

  2. @Dr.M — that isn’t entirely true, developers can easily make apps ‘universal’ in which apps will behave according to the device used. Our next iCouch CBT update will support iPhone, iPad 1 and 2 along with the new retina iPad– all in the same app. Existing users will get it as a free update and new users just buy it once at $1.99 and it will be optimized for all of their devices. Some developers of CBT apps are charging $7.99 for an iPad version and sell the same app for iPhone for $4.99. It’s ridiculous when developers charge more for iPad versions and even more ridiculous that a person would be forced to buy the same app twice if they want to use it on both devices at native resolutions. Universal apps simply have iPad specific code within the ‘normal’ app — forcing users to buy the same app twice is exploiting users. It doesn’t cost any more to develop iPad versions than iPhone versions — the image size and resolution are the only functional differences at the code level.

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  4. (Disclaimer!) I’m the developer of this CBT app.

    From the suite of CBT apps I’ve developed (in conjunction with a Clinical Psychologist), the most popular one is Thought Diary Pro – it’s available at http://happtic.com/portfolio/thought-diary-pro It’s for tracking negative thoughts and the situations they arise in, as well as identification of the Thinking/Cognitive Error, and then identifying a more rational thought as an outcome.

  5. The PTSD Coach app, developed by Veterans Affairs won an award from the American Telemedicine Association for innovation. It is specifically designed to be used with veterans in conjunction with therapy (and it’s FREE). They are developing a PTSD family app as well.
    I apologize if I missed a comment in which someone already posted this!

  6. Brian,

    Thank you for your clarification. I always struggle with how much detail to include. Since many people write a one sentence question, to give a 4-5 paragraph answers seems a bit unwieldy…

    I agree that universal apps are more common now, and will continue to become increasingly available. However, we are in transition still, and the issue I’ve seen more often is that our colleagues have apps they bought for their iPhones and expect they will work on their iPads. The transfer is not automatic for far too many apps.

    Hopefully more will be so successful with a terrific product (such as yours) and thereby have the funding to keep their software up to date with the changing technology. Meanwhile, many practitioners might find their favorite apps requiring multiple versions and installations or upgrades. Even if the iPad version is free, or an upgrade only costs $1.99, it still isn’t as easy as buying an app for one device and having it work on all other devices.

  7. Thanks for the info, but I did want to clarify that I think iCBT is an outstanding app and has been most helpful to me. When you’re on the go, you don’t always have access to paper. If you do, you may well lose it instead of having it to refer back to. And then there’s the privacy issue: iCBT is password-protected. It provides an easy way to keep your thought records with you wherever you go, safely, and have a tool to take a time out and address runaway emotions (really irrational thoughts). Highly recommend.

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