Detox your mind with this rumination-busting iPhone app

Thought Detox Hero
Thought Detox Hero (Image credit: Dropped Bits)

What you need to know

  • Thought Detox has you write down your negative thoughts and then throw them away.
  • Time spent working through your thoughts is tracked by the Apple Health app.

We all have negative thoughts from time to time, especially in the middle of a global pandemic. There are all kinds of ways to try and deal with those thoughts and move on and one of those ways is to write them down and throw them away. That's exactly what Thought Detox helps you do, right from your iPhone on iOS 14 and beyond.

Instead of ruminating why not put your negative thoughts into this app and let it do the rest?

Writing down your negative thoughts and then discarding them can help you find peace. Thought Detox is an iPhone app that lets you mindfully work through those most private thoughts, on your most personal device.

Time spent working through your negative thoughts is tracked as mindfulness time by the Apple Health app, helping you keep tabs on how long you're working on yourself.

Thought Detox Screens

Thought Detox Screens (Image credit: Dropped Bits)
  • The simple, peaceful interface keeps you focused on writing.
  • Work through your thoughts in complete privacy: what you write is deleted when you release the thought.
  • Track your time using the app as Mindful Minutes in Apple Health.
  • Add widgets to view the past seven days of Mindful Minutes statistics on your home screen.
  • Integrates with Wind Down, to help you clear your head before bed.

I'm a big fan of anything that helps people deal with their negative thoughts and Thought Detox is an interesting way of doing exactly that. You can download the app from the App Store now for a bargain $2.99.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.