7 Mood-Boosting Apps That Are Worth the Download

Bad day? It happens to the best of us. Sometimes we just need a little pick-me-up, and it’s even better when it’s right at the palm of your hands. That’s why we rounded up some apps that’ll give you the dose of happiness you need. Check ’em out!

1. Headspace

Meditation comes with a handful of benefits, including reducing stress and increasing happiness. The problem? It’s not always easy learning how. Headspace makes meditation simple with easy-to-follow guides and small, digestible meditation sessions.

App Store | Google Play


2. Imgur

Sometimes you just need a little bit of entertainment to uplift your mood. Imgur is an image-sharing platform that gives you some of the most viral content on the web, from dank memes to funny and heartwarming stories.

App Store | Google Play


3. Happify 

Happify is a mood tracker developed by scientists and experts that teaches you how to take control of your feelings and thoughts using small games and activities. It’s a great app if you’re looking to break old habits that drag your mood down!

App Store | Google Play


4. Yonder

Did you know that more and more studies are finding that spending time in nature is great for your mental health? Yonder works by helping you plan your next outdoor adventure—from hiking and kayaking to rock climbing and skiing.

App Store | Google Play


5. LOL Pics

If you’re frowning now, try not to smile while looking through a series of hilarious pics. The app is updated daily with thousands of new funny pics submitted by other users.

App Store | Google Play


6. Zombies, Run!

You’ve probably heard it time and again…exercise is a great mood-booster. But if that’s not enough motivation to grab your gym shoes, try downloading this app. This audio experience turns your daily run into a zombie apocalypse, complete with different missions and story lines. You better run fast to survive!

App Store | Google Play


7. Spotify

Music is a classic when it comes to lifting your mood. Create your own playlists, discover new music, and listen to entire albums for free with Spotify.

App Store | Google Play

Got any more recommendations? Drop them in the comments below!


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  1. Aaron Morphet says:

    If any of these apps have student discounts that info would be great.
    I know Spotify does.

  2. George Rhoads says:

    Reddit is also a good application for up-to-date, viral, news stories online.

    There’s also a Sub-Reddit called r/Happy which is pretty good as well (it’s pretty uplifting from what I can tell).

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