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DAYLIO - A Wellbeing App

Cost: Free – Paid version available and includes customised activities. | Platforms: App available for Android and iOs.

Many thanks to Emily Smith from UCD, an Assistive Technology Officer, who submitted this AT Write up. If you want to submit an AT Write up, just go this webpage.

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Daylio offers the wellness benefits of keeping a journal without the commitment of actually writing one. Daylio is a quick and easy way to take stock of how things are going, and how you are feeling. The visual impact of the mood chart and activity logs allows you to find the links between your mood and the activities that promote your health and happiness – whether that be sports, meeting friends, or spending time with a pet.

Its key features are: 

  • Mood-tracking at the end of each day is a quick and easy way to take a moment to pause, be present, and reflect on how you are feeling.
  • In 5 minutes, Daylio allows you to record your mood and activities for the day. With repeat use it can give you statistics for your mood patterns and habits, over a week, month, and year.
  • If you are looking to develop new habits – for example running, or reading – Daylio is a great visual tool to see how you’re doing in keeping on track with these goals.

Our Top Tip: 

Daylio is a great tool for keeping a routine and developing accountability when forming new habits. Try and do your log at the same time each day to get into the habit of taking time out for yourself. Similarly, if you allow notifications, the app will send you reminders and updates on your various streaks making it easy to see how you are getting on with that daily meditation, piano practice, or evening walks. 

Demonstration of DayLio 

Video source: Hello Daylio YouTube channel

Go to the Daylio Website>

Further Advice on Assistive Technology:

  • If you are a student in Higher Education, speak to your Assistive Technology Officer or Disability Officer /Learning Support Officer.  

  • If you are a Student in the FET/ETB then it may be possible to speak to an Educational Needs Coordinator, Learning Support Coordinator, Student Access Officer, Student Support Coordinator or a Disability Support Officer for more information about assistive technology.  

  • If you are an Employee and are interested in this technology then speak to your Disability Liaison Officer (public service) or your Line Manager to start the conversation.