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Table 3 Brief summary of key characteristics of the most commonly nominated mood and sleep self-management apps (n = 9)

From: Evaluating the quality, safety, and functionality of commonly used smartphone apps for bipolar disorder mood and sleep self-management

  Daylio Journal eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker iMood Journal (Mood Diary) MoodPath Depression and Anxiety Tester Calm Headspace Fitbit Sleep Cycle Samsung Health
Survey nominations Mood; n = 59 Mood; n = 45 Mood; n = 9 Mood; n = 9 Mood; n = 8
Sleep; n = 24
Sleep; n = 9
Mood; n = 4
Sleep; n = 50 Sleep; n = 15 Sleep; n = 14
Cost In-app purchases In-app purchases Upfront cost In-app purchases In-app purchases In-app purchases In-app purchases In-app purchases Free
Health information Not shared Not shared Not shared Not shared Not shared Shared with third parties Not shared Shared with third parties Shared with third parties
Can users delete data? Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Crisis support No Yes No Yes No No No No No
Feasibility/ efficacy research 1 feasibility study 1 feasibility study No 1 efficacy study 3 feasibility studies, 6 efficacy studies 13 feasibility studies, 20 efficacy studies 3 feasibility studies, 32 efficacy studies 1 feasibility study 3 efficacy studies
Data export Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Key features Mood, sleep, and exercise tracking Mood, medication, and sleep tracking Mood, medication, and sleep tracking Mood tracking, psycho-education, mindfulness Mood tracking, mindfulness, relaxation, sleep therapy Psycho-education, mindfulness, relaxation, sleep therapy Sleep/activity tracking, psycho-education, mindfulness, relaxation Mood and sleep tracking, mindfulness Sleep and exercise tracking