MoodPanda is an interactive mood diary that works on web browsers, iPhones and other mobile devices. The user can access their account and track their mood any time they like. The website claims that by listing a mood, the user can feel happier or more positive in general. MoodPanda generates graphics that depict the user’s mood history over a period of days, weeks or even months. A mood calendar allows the user to see how their mood changes over days and seasons. Calendars can be printed and used in therapy sessions. Users can also choose to share their moods on social networks including Facebook and Twitter. A mood rating can be added to all of the user’s social networking updates as well. Along with dates, MoodPanda also allows the user to record where they were when the mood hit. The user can mark the city, country and planet to literally map out moods. Additional features include blog website tools that help the user show what their feeling on their blog or website.Show more screenshots »
MoodPanda was founded in 2011 by Jake Greenwood and Ross Larter. Based in Bristol, Great Britain, the application was created to provide users with an eye-catching online mood tracking diary. The Happy Thoughts mini site was launched in May of 2011. Today, many people use MoodPanda to monitor, record and track their mood trends.
A number of applications offer diary keeping services. Really, any note taking application can be used as a diary. What makes MoodPanda so appealing is its focus on the way the user feels. Rather than providing a simple place to write down ideas, feelings and thoughts, MoodPanda helps the user understand their mood trends with visualizations, calendars and more. The application may even have practical users for individuals who need to record their moods for medical and mental health purposes.
MoodPanda is a feel good application, which is apparent as soon as a new visitor arrives on the application’s homepage. A smiling panda with blue eyes peers from behind a banner while the pleasantly colored background hints at a beautiful day. The user interface incorporates similar vibrant colors with green and red line charts that depict mood trends and similarly colored calendar days. Unique smiley faces depict the user’s daily mood while gauges and other graphic elements help the user share what they are feeling on Twitter, Facebook, websites and blogs.
A new visitor can begin using MoodPanda by clicking the green “Start Tracking My Mood” button found along the right hand side of the homepage. The user will have to scroll down to locate the button. A pop up box appears and asks the user to log in. A blue button is available along the left hand side for users who prefer to register with their Facebook accounts. Users who do not wish to link accounts can click the link at the bottom of the right hand column. The registration form will appear and ask the user for a first name, surname initial, email address, password and Captcha code entry.
MoodPanda is a fun, interesting service, however it would be difficult to convince users to pay for it. For the most part, MoodPanda is more for entertainment purposes than anything else. Luckily the creators keep the application appealing by offering free access to all users. There are no subscription fees or other expenses required to use MoodPanda.
MoodPanda.com is a good tool for anyone who likes spreading their moods around. The application is also ideal for anyone who wants or has been directed to record their mood trends. The user can easily keep track of their moods and where and when they occur.