Optimism
Optimism
3.8.4

3.7

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Optimism

3.8.4
24 June 2012

Health diary software to monitor your mental health.

Overview

Optimism is a mood chart app that helps you develop strategies to manage depression, bipolar or other physical and mental health conditions.

It can be customized completely to suit your specific circumstances, making it relevant to any health condition that affects (or is affected by) mood.

Optimism helps you to:

  • Monitor and develop strategies, specific to yourself, that help you remain in good health.
  • Grow in your understanding of "triggers" that affect you, and the early warning signs or symptoms of a decline in mental health.
  • Find concrete starting points for discovering interactions between the factors that affect you. Charts and reports form a feedback loop, which helps you detect these interactions more easily.
  • Develop a wellness plan that documents your strategies and appropriate steps in the event of illness. It can be easily and regularly updated as self-understanding increases.
Optimism provides good integration with health providers, with detailed histories that can be reviewed quickly. It is grounded in preventative health and early intervention for better health outcomes.

What's new in Optimism

Version 3.8.4:
  • Includes a bug fix to prevent crashing after a password is entered.

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15 Optimism Reviews

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Dremwkr
22 January 2010

Most helpful

As a combat veteran I find Optimism helpful in dealing with my PTSD. It is simple, easy to use, and I can print out reports of how things went since my last Drs. visit that help us both in terms of my therapy, and adjustments made in it. In others words, it just works as it is supposed to. The price is reasonable, and its interface is mac-like. I have found it a valuable tool and recommend it.
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Version 3.2.0
Jonathan-Lentz
13 February 2017
Yes, contains a Key logger, WTF?
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Version 3.8.4
SDream
22 July 2016
WARNING ! Optimism Helper App v3.8.2 seems to contain a OSX KEYLOGGER !!!
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Version 3.8.4
outer
25 June 2012
v3.8.4 (still) crashes upon launch under Lion 10.7.4. Developer, while very responsive, pleads me wait to for the next one. App still tries to install background monitors I really do not wish to have happening without my permission. What to say? A unique, well designed application hobbled by lack of ongoing support and continued subterfuge.
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Version 3.8.4
outer
30 October 2011
v3.8.2 crashes upon launch under OS X Lion 10.7.2. Developer has been notified, and has identified a point of failure. Too soon to see whether that will result in a version upgrade or a silent fix.
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Version 3.8.2
outer
30 March 2010
WARNING: this app tries its best to install a background startup application called "Optimism Agent" into your System. I suspect this enables its scheduling and web synching features. Call me paranoid, but I consider this an outrageous abuse of my licensing fee.
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Version 3.4.0
2 answer(s)
Strider72
Strider72
18 August 2010
Respectfully, I think you are overreacting. Small "agent" apps are common, and easily turned off if you don't want them. If this were a rootkit or otherwise hidden or virus-like, I would agree with you, but helper apps and scheduler agents are common. Heck, even iTunes has a helper app like this.
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Version 3.6.0
zo219
zo219
28 October 2011
Anyone similarly concerned can, in Lion, go into System Preference/Users & Groups (similar panel in Snow Leopard) and click on Login Items, and remove or add whatever you like. You can also poke around in Launch Agents ... but, wait, if you know to do that, you don't need me to tell you. These "agents" or "helpers" are sometimes annoying but only a part of the app in question.
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Jrnyoflife
26 January 2010
Early Review, will add more later I am on disability for depression. I have only been using this software for a few days, and I can tell already that it will be invaluable for understanding the factors that can help treat my depression and lead to a healthier lifestyle. The program is very easy to use, yet is very powerful and flexible. There is also an area for daily notes and short and long term goals. The program produces impressive graphs. I haven't used it long enough to understand how they will be helpful but obviously it helps identify trends in a visual way. The program also has good reporting features. Two thumbs up and 5 stars! Kevin Fosler
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Version 3.2.0
Dremwkr
22 January 2010
As a combat veteran I find Optimism helpful in dealing with my PTSD. It is simple, easy to use, and I can print out reports of how things went since my last Drs. visit that help us both in terms of my therapy, and adjustments made in it. In others words, it just works as it is supposed to. The price is reasonable, and its interface is mac-like. I have found it a valuable tool and recommend it.
Like (6)
Version 3.2.0
Hello-
22 January 2010
Have a nice day. Or else... you'll be diagnosed as ill. Gotta go kick somebody's a** now.
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Version 3.2.0
Topgun
09 November 2009
Can't run with Intel, 10.5.8 :(
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Version 2.9.7
1 answer(s)
Topgun
Topgun
09 November 2009
I thought updating mac to Snow Leopard (10.6.1) would solve the issue, however, it didn't. Wrote an email to the publisher...hope they'll help =)
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Version 2.9.7
Frodo-life
25 October 2009
good app but would suggest two things: 1. iPhone app so you can track and enter data when not at home 2. Long term reports for more then 64 days 3. More options to customise and show stats you need i.e disable medication etc
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Version 2.9.7
Free

3.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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