Release 1.14

Learn to feel and understand emotions

Animi is the first app dedicated to improving alexithymia, emotional awareness and emotional intelligence


What users say about Animi

"This was far more informative than talking with a therapist for an hour to figure out what I'm feeling, so I would recommend it."

Cody Fisher

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Jaheim Philip

"I really like this app - it's going to be genuinely useful for me. The emotion compass is the best part. My wife agrees! It helped me to have a conversation I would otherwise have struggled with, by showing her the cards."

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Maya Robins

"The app is in my opinion much better than emotion wheels as there is so much more details/information."

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Step by step

How it works

Identify emotional label that might fit your experience

Use one of our tools to find a word that precisely describes what you are feeling. If you're not sure about the exact meaning of the word, consult our dictionary of emotions that provides further context and identification clues.

Log the emotion with a journal about your experience

Introspect about your feelings and emotions, the situation that triggered them, and overall context with the help of guided questions. This over time helps you develop emotional intuition.

Regulate, process, or communicate the emotion

Use one of the three breathing techniques to calm down, focus, or get a boost of energy. Or figure out what exactly is the message behind what you're feeling, and express it to somebody else in a productive way.

Emotion Identification

Find the right word

Use either our Emotion Compass or Body Sensations flow to narrow down a few labels that are likely to fit.

Emotion Compass

Indicate how much energy you currently feel and whether it's overall pleasant or unpleasant and get a few suggested labels.

Body Sensations

Select where in your body you feel activated, and then swipe on specific sensations to refine suggestions.

Emotion Encyclopedia

Understand and learn emotional context

Specific emotions are tied to specific situations, bodily sensations, and other clues. Read about each emotion in our encyclopedia to better understand the full meaning and implication of each word. This further helps you find the right label to describe your experience even if your emotional vocabulary is limited.

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Introspective Journal

Express and explore your experience

Expressive writing and journaling has been shown to be helpful in training the ability to detect emotions, as well as understanding and regulating them.

Introspective Prompts

Browse through questions designed to help you write more introspective and insightful journals.


Tag each journal with however many tags you like, to later get insights about your emotional patterns with relation to different tags and contexts.

Alexithymia Test

Measure your alexithymia and track progress

Take the latest scientifically validated questionnaire, get your alexithymia score, and understand exactly which things to focus on from the detailed test subscores. Repeat the test every month to track the progress of your emotional awareness journey.

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Work with emotions

Regulate, process, or communicate

After you identify an emotion, you can choose how to work with the emotion to understand it fully, quickly regulate your nervous system to calm down, or make sure you express it in a way that people understand.


Perform a quick 3-min breathing technique to shift how you feel to a different place


Fully experience and explore the meaning, purpose, and message behind identified emotions


Formulate a message clearly expressing how you feel in an understandable and productive way


We're mission driven

Animi aims to help people understand, work with and communicate emotions, and through that improve  wellness, quality of life, and deepen relationships

Data Privacy

We only collect anonymized alexithymia test data and other metadata to assess effectivity of the app. Your sensitive journal data stays on the device. We don't share the data with any third-parties nor sell it nor use it for any kind of advertisement.

Public Benefit Corporation

We incorporated Animi as a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), as we wanted to clearly signal to potential users, investors, or other stakeholders that we are not motivated only by profit, but mainly by our mission.

Social Impact Award

We won the Social Impact Award 2022 organized by Impact Hub.

Support us

Support the development

Donate a


You can support us by buying us equivalent of a coffee - everything will be used to offset some of the infrastructure costs that we now pay out of pocket and develop the app further, as well as to create YouTube and Instagram content about alexithymia. Any support is appreciated!



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