Reviewer: Jeremy Steinberg, GP, FRNZCGP
Date of review: August 2020
Comments: Fabulous uses behavioural psychology principles to help the user build positive behaviours and habits. It is more of a “wellness” or “self-help” type app rather than something that is targeted at people psychological illness. It is like a habit tracker and planner on steroids with beautiful design and is probably one of the best, if not the best, app in this category.
One downside is the cost, but there is a large amount of highly polished content that you get in return. I also couldn’t find any published research, but it was developed with input from behavioural psychologists. It would also be nice to be able to remove challenges if you find they aren’t working for you.
The free trial gives you access to all premium content and starts you on an introductory journey, which may not be suitable for all people, but then opens up to full customisation of the daily routine. After the free trial it reverts to the free version with limited content. Please make sure you unsubscribe if you do not want to pay after the free trial, as the company does not appear to give refunds.
Safety concerns: None.
New Zealand relevance: Yes, relevant to an New Zealand audience.