Now and then, you need a little jolt of energy—someone to help you get over the hump of your current sluggish state. You aren’t alone. We all go through those moments. 

Finding a motivational app could just be the fix you need so you can get daily inspiration right at your fingertips.  There are tons of apps on the market, and lucky for you, we have taken the time to sort through the best motivational apps to get you started on your inspirational journey. 

Between free apps and paid motivational apps with monthly memberships to apps with daily quotes, self-care, and affirmations, this is the only list you will need. Oh, and yes, this list includes apps for iOs and motivational apps for Android.

Free & Paid Inspiration and Motivational Apps

1. Motivate Daily Motivation

Price: Free with in-App Purchases

Currently only available on iOS, the Motivate app features the best motivational speeches, videos, music, and more. This app has a little bit of everything for everyone. 

Every day the app’s curators choose different motivational content to feature on the app, or you can access the library of content if you only want to see a specific speaker or video. You can also submit your own videos and request for it to be featured.

2. ThinkUp Positive Affirmations

Price: Free with In-App Purchases

ThinkUp is a positive-thinking app that lets you record powerful affirmations to help you change the way you think. Select the affirmations you want and record them in your own voice for extra impact. You can also add your favorite music to listen to on a daily basis. Try using some of our powerful affirmations in our Ultimate Self-Care Guide with this app.

Recording your own affirmations is what really sets this app apart from other apps. This app is available on both iOS and Android.

3. Insights Timer App

Price: Free

Next on our list of best motivational apps is the Insights Timer App.  It is the #1 free app for sleep, anxiety and stress. This app offers live events so you can connect with the world’s best teachers every hour of the day for free.Even better, the app offers lie guided yoga sessions. With over 65,000 free guided meditations this is an app you definitely cannot pass up.  Also available on both iOS and Android in the Google Play Store.

4. Shine

Price: $12/mo, $44 annually (Also offers 7-day free trial)

Created by two women, one Black woman, and one-half Japanese, Shine emerged to life because the founders were tired of not seeing themselves represented in mainstream wellness. Both founders were tired of their voices and skin tones being overlooked and decided to create a representation space.  We absolutely love that!

Shine is a daily self-care app that allows users to meditate, connect with an inclusive community, and access content that reflects your mood. There are 800+ meditations created by a diverse group and you can save your favorite messages and meditations to create your own self-care tool kit.

5. I Am – Positive Affirmations

Price:  Free with Premium membership up to $2.99 a month, $19.99 a year, or $99 for a lifetime membership.

If daily negative thoughts about yourself slowly creep into your mind this app is here to help you help rewire your brain, build self-esteem, and change negative thought patterns.  Rid bad habits and thoughts with I Am – Positive Affirmations. Affirmations are simple but powerful tools and when done correctly can change the trajectory of your outlook on personal life goals. 

Available on iOS and Android.

6. Ten Percent Happier

Price: Free or $99 a year for premium content & unlimited guided meditations

Ten Percent Happier describes itself as a daily meditation coach in your pocket. And it’s true! If you are new to meditation no worries because with this app you have access to the world’s top mindfulness experts.  

Their meditation teachers are renowned leaders in the field and offer a variety of approaches so you can find the best for you. Ten Percent Happier also includes sleep meditations which we could all use.

7. Pep Talk

Price: Free with In-App purchases. Can purchase a monthly subscription or an elite lifetime plan for $99.

Who couldn’t use a great pep talk every now and then right?  Discover thousands of speeches from international speeches and thought leaders. 

According to their app, Peptalk provides life-changing curated playlists of audios that are perfect for listening to during your workouts, your commute, or any other reason you need a boost in motivation or need to be inspired.

Screenshots of the app show images of Oprah and Gary Vee, just to name a few so it may be worth the investment!

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8. Selfish Babe

Price: Free or $5.99 for app notifications & premium content

There’s something to be said about an app with over five thousand 5 -star ratings. A true self-love and self-care app, Selfish Babe is perfect for you if you’re trying to figure out how to love yourself and have no idea where to begin. 

With this app get access to so much more including the Selfishbabe blog, podcast, and Youtube Channel. Overall Selfishbabe is a personal development and lifestyle brand for women who are learning to selfishly and authentically love themselves. Through this, you receive real, relatable motivation right to your phone with the app.  Available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

9. Motivation – Daily Quotes

Price: Free with paid memberships ranging from $2.99 to $59.99 for premium content.

Everyone loves a great positive reminder and this app has you covered with daily motivational quotes. Per the app, you can customize the design of the quotes and share the uplifting message of the day with your friends, or use the image for Instagram or as a wallpaper. 

From quotes about working out to love and family quotes, Motivation – Daily Quotes has them all!

10. Daily Quote – Positive Quotes

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Start your day off right with inspirational and motivational quotes. These daily reminders help you overcome adversity, persevere, achieve your goals, and succeed.  You also have the opportunity to access quote backgrounds and wallpapers.

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11. #Mindful Daily Motivation

Price: Free with in-app purchases

A more simple and straightforward app compared to the others but this app still holds a lot of power as evidenced by over seven thousand ratings.

 #Mindful is a daily dose of mindfulness when you need it most. Different messages remind you to take a pause from anxiety and stress and just be present to the beautiful experience of life. Share meditations that resonate with you and it will show you more like it.

12. Mantra – Daily Affirmation

Price: Free with in-app purchases. Premium membership $19.99 annually

With Mantra you get 10,000 affirmations from 10 different categories plus a unique affirmation for each day. If one affirmation a day isn’t enough, just refresh the app for more to boost your self-esteem. This app also allows you to personalize with live or static themes, background sounds, colors, and fonts.

13. Daily Positive Quotes & Sayings

Price: Free with Ad-free version for $1.99

Are you the type of person that loves a “quote of the day”? This app has more than 11,500 inspirational quotes by famous people, sayings, and status in over 300+ categories for free. You also can get a “quote of the day” notification daily. 

Quotes are carefully selected to inspire friends and family and you can share via Email, Text, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and other chat messenger apps.

14. Fit Quote

Price: Free with option to remove ads for $1.99. Premium content $4.99

Of course, a list isn’t complete if we don’t have a little fitness inspiration. Who doesn’t need a little motivation when you are on your third set and just want to plop down and have a brownie? 

Fit Quote is a simple app to help keep you motivated to achieve your fitness goals with a different quote each day.  The app offers configurable reminders to view your daily quote and customizable background photos. 

The app is no-frills but gets the job done for the motivation you need to stay on top of your fitness journey. 

And there you have it! Fourteen of the best motivational apps that are sure to get you fired up for whatever your needs are in this season of life. 

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