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AnalyzeThis listens when you (and/or others) talk and analyzes the “emotional content” of the words used, apart from their literal meaning. The app examines the words through six different “lenses”:

  • Wellbeing (free version)
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Money
  • Spirituality
  • Mortality

It returns a score for each category and displays a word cloud of the key words; the larger and bolder the words appear in the cloud, the more often they were heard.

As a general rule, the larger the sample of spoken or digital words, the more accurate the scores are likely to be.

The free version of the app includes only a “Wellbeing” score and accepts only spoken words. Upgrade to the premium version for $1.99 to include the other five categories and to enable pasting and editing of text for analysis.

The idea for the app came from research and reading about Positive Psychology, specifically the work of Dr. Martin Seligman at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. James W. Pennebaker at the University of Texas at Austin.

The app uses a process known as Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count to generate the scores and word clouds on the user’s device. No data is stored elsewhere or used for any other purpose.