Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about how the Morning Pages app works.

What is Morning Pages?

Morning Pages is a technique that allows you to capture what’s running through your mind. Writing your ramblings down can helps you build deeper self-awareness and clear your mind. It can act as, a substitute for meditation, a creativity recovery tool, or even therapy.

Does it cost any money to use Morning Pages?

Basic app usage is and will always be free. With the free version, you can write your pages, view simple statistics, sync between your iOS devices (via iCloud), export pages and set up reminders.

Pro features become available once you subscribe. These features include:

Text insights
AI text analysis that shows the moods, emotions and topics contained in your writing. This data is grouped by day, week and month so you can see how it changes over time.

Morning Cloud
Sync pages between your devices and your web browser and write your pages anywhere. (my.morningpages.app)

Writing styles
Choose a style from a range of preset fonts and background colors. (this feature is for the iOS and Desktop app only.)

The Morning Pro subscription has two options:
$2.99 monthly, with a one week free trial.
$29.99 annually, with a one week free trial.

Prices may vary based on your region due to local tax laws and conversion rates from U.S. dollars. Your subscription can be cancelled at any time.

Can I get Pro features for free?

Yes you can! Help to spread a word about the app and I'll unlock all additional features for you. Email me at [email protected] for details.

How do I cancel my subscription?

To cancel iOS or MacOS subscriptions please follow Apple's instructions: support.apple.com.
Web app subscription can be cancelled inside Profile's Membership section.

How do I sync pages between my devices and browser?

Morning Cloud sync is available for subscribed writers and enabled once you have Signed Up / Signed In to your account. This gives you simultaneous access to your pages both on the morningpages.app website and all your iOS devices.

How does text insights work?

Text insights is a fun feature which was designed to help motivate you to write more. It is generated by a machine learning algorithm, not a real person. Unfortunately machines make mistakes, just like real people do, so your insights won’t always be 100% accurate. If you feel judged or it makes you feel uncomfortable in any way, you can always disable this feature (tap the Info icon on the top of the Insights screen or just cancel your subscription).

There are three types of insights: emotions, topics, and mood. After you’ve written a piece of text, you can go to the Insights tab and check out what emotions, moods and topics are contained within your writing. Emotions (joy, fear, anger, disgust, and sadness) are displayed in colored circles, while topics are shown in white circles. Topics are themes and subjects that are featured within your text. Both emotions and topics are tappable. Tapping on the topic circle will take you to the piece of text containg that topic, and tapping on the emotion circle will give you an explanation of the meaning of that particular emotion.

Check how your text insights have changed by choosing how to group them: daily, weekly or monthly. Go back in time and see what you were thinking about a week or a month ago. Note that these statistics work best for pages that have 500 words or more.

Kate wrote a blog post for those who want to learn more about AI analysis.

If text insights don't work correctly for you, please read this.

How do you analyze my emotions?

Morning Pages uses IBM’s Watson Natural Language Understanding service, which offers emotion analysis for specific keywords and phrases detected in your writing. For example, if you write the sentence "I love apples," the insights will display "joy" as the prevailing emotion in this tiny piece of text. Emotion analysis is available for pages written in the English language only.

What kind of emotions do you display on the Insights page?

There are 5 potential emotions, with one displayed at a time. The types of emotions featured include: joy, anger, empathy, fear, disgust.

How do you analyze my mood?

Morning Pages uses IBM's Watson Natural Language Understanding service to analyze the sentiment in your text. The words in your pages can be positive, negative, or neutral. For example, the sentence "Have a nice day!" is a positive statement. Positive sentiment translates into a good mood, negative sentiment means you are feeling sad or angry, and neutral mood means you are calm. The app uses green for positive, red for negative, and grey for a neutral mood. The Mood Chart supports the following languages: Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

How do you analyze topics in my writing?

Morning Pages uses the IBM Watson Natural Language Understanding service to identify high-level concepts that are not necessarily directly referenced in the text. These concepts reveal what topics your writing is associated with. Topics analysis supports English and Spanish languages.

What is IBM Watson?

IBM Watson is a terrifying robot from the future, just like in the films Only joking! IBM Watson is in fact a sophisticated processing system that can analyse content in the way that humans do, and so sometimes understands us better than we do. It uses a mixture of different techniques such as machine learning, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence to answers questions about the content of any given piece of text. Morning Pages use some of Watson's services to provide insights into your emotions, mood, and personality, so you can understand yourself better and live a more conscious life.

How many words do I need to write to get the most out of my statistics?

Morning Pages can only show insights when a sufficient number of words has been provided. The advise is to write at least 500 words every day. If the app tells you that you don't have enough words in a piece of text, you can always come back and write some more!

I wrote some text, why isn’t the app showing me any insights?

There can be a few reasons: 1) you’ve not written a sufficient number of words. 2) the language you use in your Morning Pages is not supported by our service. 3) Your free trial has finished

Why is the app detecting my mood, emotions, or topics incorrectly?

Unfortunately, AI analysis is not yet perfect at detecting human language in all its variety and complexity. For some people it works fine, for others it doesn't. It really depends on how you construct sentences and what words you use to express your inner state. Emotions and mood analysis is a touchy topic; if you find the text insights inappropriate or condemning, or you feel judged or frustrated, just disable this feature in the Insights screen info settings.

What languages does the Insights feature support?

Emotion analysis is available for pages written in the English language only. The Mood Chart supports the following languages: Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Topics analysis supports English and Spanish languages only.

Why are my pages not getting synced between the Website and iOS apps?

This may be because you have not subscribed to the Pro feature plan, or your subscription has expired. If neither of these is the case and you’re still experiencing a problem, please get in touch.

How can I make sure my writing stays private?

If you don't want anybody to see what you have written, you can use "Lock Screen" feature, located in Settings → Lock Screen. This lock requires that you either use Biometric ID or enter a password whenever you open the app.

What kind of data do you collect about my usage of the app?

Unless you register with Morning Pages, you won't provide us with any personal information. If we ask for your personal information for another reason, such as for marketing purposes, we will ask you directly for your consent. When you browse the app, we automatically receive your phone's ID in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.

When you create a Morning Cloud account, your pages are securely uploaded to the internet. In order to make this possible, we store your writing along with your personal data (such as your email and password) on our servers. We do not share any of your data with any third parties, and you can delete your account and pages in the settings section on mobile and on the web at any time.

IBM Watson (the service that provides Text Insights) protects your data leveraging world-class security and encryption capabilities. Neither your data nor the insights derived from it will be shared with anyone.

Who built the app and website?

I did: Anastasia. I've been writing morning pages for quite a long time, and are hoping to build a simple and enjoyable product to help people like me express their thoughts and clear their minds. I work on the app and website in spare time.

Still have questions?

Feel free to send any queries to [email protected].