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Sanvello

4.7

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Free

( 19 Reviews)

 

Description

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most useful ways to manage anxiety and depression. Additionally, meditation has also been shown to improve symptoms of these mental disorders. Sanvello is a free app that focuses on these widely utilized practices while offering numerous other beneficial features.

 

Overview

Sanvello combines the effectiveness of meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy to assist in managing stress, anxiety, and/or depression. Sanvello’s platform allows you to track your feelings, offers self-help approaches, and encourages written reflection techniques. Its extensive features include relaxation techniques, mood/health tracking, guided self-help paths, goals/thoughts, a peer support community, and a progress indicator with a comprehensive goal of practicing mindfulness as a main objective.

 

“Sanvello is a free app that focuses on these widely utilized practices while offering numerous other beneficial features.”

 

Relaxation Techniques

If you don’t have much time in your day, you can use the convenient ‘Relax Now’ techniques to help reduce anxiety or stress while not taking up too much of your time. The makers also offer “Deep Breathing’ methods to relax you in sudden, stressful moments. From a physical standpoint, ‘Muscle Relaxation’ teaches you how to allow your body to unwind after a stressful day. To promote optimism, ‘Visualization’ teaches you to embrace your future. The ‘Guided Meditations’ section encourages mindfulness through a guided, calming journey.

 

Mood/Health Tracking

Since your input is essential to effectively managing anxiety and/or depression, Sanvello allows you to ‘Rate Your Mood’ throughout your day. You can enter your specific feelings, details, and context through ‘Mood Journaling’. Be sure to stay on track of your feelings, made easier with the ‘Daily Reminders’ feature. Your specific diet and lifestyle choices will differ from others, so Sanvello allows to ‘Track Your Health’ habits such as exercise, sleep, and caffeine. You can even set personalized ‘Health Goals’ based on your lifestyle. A convenient mood chart lets you ‘See Your Progress’ and improve your mood.

 

Guided Self-Health Paths

Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy to manage strong emotions by recording ‘Your Thoughts’ and discovering patterns through your ‘Thought Diary’. You can also learn to recognize fearful thoughts and ‘Find Cognitive Distortions’ while working towards ‘Your Goal’ of reducing anxiety or improving your overall health and mood. Every day you can accomplish small goals through ‘Daily Experiments’ and choose from the ‘Experimental Library’.

 

Peer Support Community

Cater to your specific needs through the ‘Search for Groups’ feature and connect with others similar to you through peer ‘Groups’. You can even speak in real-time with others in ‘Group Chat’. Sanvello allows you to show ‘Gratitude’ by browsing communities and supporting others’ post that resonate with you. If you feel like contributing, you can also draft your own ‘Community Post’.

User Submitted Reviews

19 Reviews

Victorine A.

February 6, 1:02PM

User since 2020

4.0

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Ease of Use

5.0

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3.0

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Value for Money

3.0

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Customer Support

3.0

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Overall Comment

The app is great since it has the option of offering self-help techniques to anyone who needs it. With this, it is much easier to heal and grow in your journey without feeling castigated. If one is perhaps scared of speaking with therapists this has the potential to really help them... Mental health problems are hindering people's productivity, making it difficult for them to grow and become who they were meant to be. Anyone dealing with mental health issues will probably gain after using this app. Highly recommend!

Pros

1. Good for relaxation and mental calm 2. Good for dealing with stress, anxiety or depression 3. Fairly good customer service 4. User-friendly features

Cons

The only issue for me was that I couldn't access all the features of this app without paying for the premium subscription.

Cliff C.

February 6, 12:53PM

User since 2020

5.0

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Ease of Use

5.0

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5.0

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5.0

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Customer Support

5.0

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Overall Comment

Cool app for tracking moods and helping to combat the big dark cloud of depression. Sanvello allows you to track your feelings, offers self-help approaches, and encourages written reflection techniques. A nice little friend for when times feel tough.

Pros

Helps you conquer depression and anxiety.

Cons

No cons.

Nancy R

February 6, 8:16AM

User since 2020

5.0

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Ease of Use

5.0

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5.0

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Value for Money

5.0

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5.0

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Overall Comment

This a really good app for managing stress and anxiety - it has a ton of features and I'm actually considering downloaded the full version which is a pretty unheard of decision for me, but I think this app is going to add enough value to my life. It's got a lot of cognitive behavioural therapy techniques which is really spot on for me, as that's what I'm working through with my therapist so it's a great support in that respect. I also love the fact that there's a community of like-minded and equally stressed or anxious users! I give it 5 stars.

Pros

Love the user interactions, and I love the fact that this app seems like it's made by people who really understand how to treat stress and anxiety.

Cons

None that I can think of!

Dominic O.

February 6, 7:31AM

User since 2020

4.0

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Ease of Use

4.0

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Features

4.0

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Value for Money

5.0

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Customer Support

4.0

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Overall Comment

This app has great features that combines CBT and meditation to helps you track your feelings and also offers self-help approaches.

Pros

Has many features that target in improving mindfulness.

Cons

No cons.

Edith O

February 3, 9:11AM

User since 2020

5.0

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Ease of Use

5.0

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5.0

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Value for Money

5.0

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Customer Support

5.0

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Overall Comment

Sanvello allows you to track your feelings and offers a self-help approach. It has provided me with a good framework by guiding me to overcome stress, depression and anxiety disorder. I have also come to set my goals which has helped me to stay focused. I don't need to pay for a therapist anymore, with this app I can ask for help and get answers.

Pros

This is a great way to access help without having to go out to a therapist.

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Jason B.

January 30, 12:05PM

User since 2020

5.0

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Ease of Use

5.0

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Features

5.0

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Value for Money

5.0

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Customer Support

5.0

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Overall Comment

Great stress management tools! The opening motto 'Habits for a healthy mind and more than just meditation,' sums up what the app is about and basically exactly what I'm looking for. One particular feature that really does it for me is the ability to track my moods and 'label' my emotion, so I can consciously process what I'm going through and when. I'm an aesthetics guy, so also really appreciate the fact that the background colors / images are totally customizable.

Pros

There are a lot of great features here. I struggle constantly with stress and anxiety so I love the whole 'mood diary' feature so that I don't have to exist on an emotional autopilot where breakdowns are around the corner. I also really appreciate the community section - its always helpful to not feel alone.

Cons

I always prefer it when apps don't ask me to sign in. You also have to pay if you want to access all of the features - although the free version is great.

Paul M

January 30, 9:09AM

User since 2020

4.0

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Ease of Use

5.0

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Features

4.0

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Value for Money

4.0

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Customer Support

5.0

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Overall Comment

Sanvello is a really well thought out and useful app. It provides a good framework to guide you through therapy for stress, depression and anxiety disorders. The multiple alternatives it incorporates makes it an essential tool to have to keep stressful emotions on check

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Abraham M

January 26, 1:06PM

User since 2020

5.0

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Ease of Use

5.0

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Features

5.0

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Value for Money

5.0

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Customer Support

5.0

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Overall Comment

This application is great for many reasons... one, you can set goals on there to help stay focus. Second, it will suggest a time of day to check in on you and see how things are going. That is a good reminder about staying focused. Lastly, no one has access to your information. It is very secured. I highly recommend.

Pros

Very user friendly. I am not tech-savvy but this app is not complicated... so everyone or anyone can get it.

Cons

Not much really... app is easy to navigate.

Suz K.

January 26, 1:04PM

User since 2020

5.0

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Ease of Use

5.0

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Features

5.0

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Value for Money

5.0

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Customer Support

5.0

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Overall Comment

Sometimes we don't need to approach therapists or councillors to ask for help regarding our troubles. Sometimes we need to talk to ourselves, reach out to our inner demons and workout all our problems by ourselves. And this app just provides all the help you need to do that.

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Suz K.

January 26, 1:04PM

User since 2020

5.0

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Ease of Use

5.0

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Features

5.0

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Value for Money

5.0

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Customer Support

5.0

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Overall Comment

Sometimes we don't need to approach therapists or councillors to ask for help regarding our troubles. Sometimes we need to talk to ourselves, reach out to our inner demons and workout all our problems by ourselves. And this app just provides all the help you need to do that.

Pros

Helpful to me!

Cons

None.

Suz K.

January 26, 1:01PM

User since 2020

5.0

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Ease of Use

5.0

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Features

5.0

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Value for Money

5.0

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Customer Support

5.0

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Overall Comment

Sometimes we don't need to approach therapists or councillors to ask for help regarding our troubles. Sometimes we need to talk to ourselves, reach out to our inner demons and workout all our problems by ourselves. And this app just provides all the help you need to do that. Incredible!

Pros

Very helpful!

Cons

Am currently satisfied with the app.

Melyne G

January 26, 12:53PM

User since 2020

5.0

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Ease of Use

5.0

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Features

5.0

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Value for Money

5.0

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Customer Support

5.0

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Overall Comment

Sanvello helps you to live the life you want, helps in building confidence and peaceful life. Am able to control and keep track of my activities and stay focused. It has healed a place in my life.

Pros

It helps me stay focused

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Tori A

January 23, 3:21PM

User since 2020

4.5

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Ease of Use

5.0

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Features

4.0

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Value for Money

4.0

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Customer Support

4.0

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Overall Comment

As it says in one of the first few moments into this app, “change comes from small steps over time”. Small steps, in small moments. Slowly. In order to fully enjoy Sanvello, you need to be deeply patient and focused on your journey towards being a better, more optimistic person.

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Braidley A

January 23, 3:16PM

User since 2020

5.0

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Ease of Use

5.0

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Features

5.0

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Value for Money

5.0

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Customer Support

5.0

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Overall Comment

On my journey of self awareness and self love. Sanvello has been of great help because it helps me keep track of my activities and keeps me focused. I have a place to write my feelings without worrying that someone else will read and judge me. It directs my journey and helps in meditation. I love this app.

Pros

Keeps me organized It's faster

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Shayna T.

January 23, 3:13PM

User since 2020

4.5

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Ease of Use

5.0

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Features

4.0

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Value for Money

4.0

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Customer Support

5.0

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Overall Comment

This app feels like a good friend who checks up on you from time to time. There is an unfortunate area of "scoring" where it gives your depression a "grade" and that can be a little scary... Other than that- there are great videos and helpful tips that actually work! The app and all the content in it is run by actual psychologists and it definitely comes through as super professional.

Pros

It feels really professional. They teach you different skills, and its through videos and visuals. It's better than text because if you are overwhelmed it's hard to read a lot.

Cons

I cannot tell if this app is super customized. Although they have asked me personal questions, I cannot see if there are different "tracks" for different people and their needs.

Jeffrey M

January 23, 3:05PM

User since 2020

4.0

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Overall App Score

Ease of Use

5.0

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Features

5.0

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Value for Money

3.0

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Customer Support

4.0

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Overall Comment

Sanvello really helps reduce stress with meditation techniques and it encourages me during the day at times when I may feel stressed. Great health tracker option, and mood entry. It also has a community, and a group chat - which is great.

Pros

Great ways to relive stress, user-friendly

Cons

Ayisha Y.

January 15, 7:39AM

User since 2020

5.0

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Overall App Score

Ease of Use

5.0

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Features

5.0

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Value for Money

4.0

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Customer Support

4.0

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Overall Comment

This is one of the few great apps I have ever used for mental wellness. It by all means cannot replace a therapist or professional help but it comes the closest of all the apps I have ever used. It really promotes self-awareness and helps you understand your emotions.

Pros

My favourite part is that it allows you to connect with a community which is a great support system for me. I also like how the meditation tries to follow a scientific approach which somehow 'calms' me because Ifind such solace in logic and logical processes. Mood and habit trackers are useful for identifying patterns and that really helps answer the questions of 'how' and 'why' These are really important factors when trying to get better.

Cons

The meditation audios could be improved upon. I don't understand how such an integral part of a wellness app can have glitches. Also maybe developers should take another look at the authentication process. In order to get the full benefits of the app, you need to upgrade.

Nomi R

January 15, 7:23AM

User since 2020

5.0

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Ease of Use

5.0

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Features

5.0

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Value for Money

0.0

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Customer Support

0.0

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Overall Comment

This app is so easy to use and really helpful in refocusing my energy and helping to calm my anxiety and stress.

Pros

Easy to use, effective, and simple and inviting user interface

Cons

Ita A

January 15, 7:17AM

User since 2020

5.0

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Ease of Use

5.0

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Features

5.0

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Value for Money

5.0

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Customer Support

5.0

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Overall Comment

This is a really easy app to use and gives you a nice reminder every day or anytime you choose which helps you stop and think about yourself and how you are feeling. Life gets busy and this is helpful for me especially when I am running around all day.

Pros

Excellent reminder to stop and breathe!

Cons

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