Rosebud, an innovative new app that uses artificial intelligence to provide personalised feedback and guidance during journaling, officially launched in July 2023. Created by a Los Angeles-based startup, Rosebud aims to promote mental wellness, personal growth and productivity through tailored journaling support.
“Rosebud is like having a personal coach in your pocket,” said the app’s co-founder, Chrys Bader. “It learns about you over time and evolves from a simple journal into an interactive partner that helps you process emotions, work through challenges and make progress on goals.”
While journaling has long been used as a self-care tool, Rosebud brings the practice into the 21st century by incorporating AI.
As users write or voice in their daily journals, Rosebud studies their entries to understand their personality, relationships, interests and struggles and get feedback in real time for a more interactive practice of self-reflection that may otherwise feel daunting. It then uses this knowledge to offer feedback, ask thoughtful questions, provide motivation and recommend useful content – creating a safe space for self-reflection and discovery.
The launch comes at a pivotal cultural moment, as mental health issues grow worldwide. With rising stress, anxiety and depression, people are searching for effective and accessible solutions. Rosebud aims to fill this need by making personalized support available 24/7 through users’ mobile devices.
“As America struggles with the epidemic of loneliness. Many people find themselves alone and feel like they have nowhere to process their thoughts and feelings. Rosebud aims to change that and give people a tool to better process their thoughts and emotions” said Sean Dadashi, Rosebud’s co-founder. “It’s a non-judgmental presence that’s designed to help users improve their well-being and navigate daily life. The level of customization it provides is simply not possible with traditional paper journaling.”
Rosebud is free to try, with subscription plans starting at $4.99 per month. It is currently available via web app, with iOS and Android versions slated for release early next year.