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Expressing your emotions can be hard. It can be easier if you make music! Cove is trusted by doctors and therapists as a safe and secure way to look after your mental health.
• First SCROLL pick a mood that helps you frame your mood
• Then TAP to add chords, melody or even percussion
• You can SWIPE to change instruments - there’s over 30 to choose from
• Explore and be creative - there is no right or wrong way to make music!
We believe Cove has a role to play in improving emotional and mental health by encouraging self-expression. We believe Cove is especially good if you experience anxiety or depression.
Cove can be used any time, but may be most useful when you find it difficult to express yourself through other means, such as talking or writing. You can use Cove whenever you feel like it. You can make music by yourself, or share what you make with others.
We think it is important that any app that advertises about mental health takes it seriously.
That is why Cove has been tested, evaluated and trialed in the NHS and other organisations, and has been created in collaboration with clinicians and other specialists.
Cove primarily uses music instead of words to express a feeling or mood, and so it may be helpful in conjunction with talking therapies and counselling. Cove is not a substitute for professional therapy, and not suitable for those experiencing severe distress or suicidal thoughts. If you find yourself really struggling, in the app there are helpful links to organisations who can help you. Don't be afraid to reach out to someone.
Cove helps me relax take a few minutes for myself on creating sounds that I can later hear again. Creating your own therapeutic music and save it in your own library!
(Mer Wk)
I use this app to help me when I am ruminating on something, especially negative things. I make a little Cove song about it and it makes my mind a little light, a little easier to move. I love the minimal, intuitive interface, and it provides an interesting array of sounds to play with.
Really enjoyed the ease with which I can capture an emotion I am feeling at the moment.
...one of the best mental health apps.
(The Guardian)
Cove is a journaling app that upends what you’d expect from a journaling app.
For people who struggle with anxiety or just find it hard to even determine their own moods, melodies can prove a useful tool of expression.
(The Next Web)
We all struggle with our mental health sometimes, some more than others. We made Cove because we’ve experienced problems in the past. If you’ve found Cove useful, please tell others or leave a review.

What's New in Version 2.2

Cove now works beautifully on all new iPhone and iPads, so you can express yourself on any device!
Also in this update:
• We’ve fixed issue when switching apps while making music
• We really appreciate your kind reviews and they really do help others to decide whether Cove is right for them. So we’ve added the ability to provide reviews while you are in-app. You can also get in touch with us directly in the app, via the feedback form!



Humane Engineering Ltd.






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Rated: 4+


iOS 9.0 or later


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Customer Ratings

Current Version

66 Ratings

All Versions

66 Ratings

Customer Reviews

Best Instant Anxiety Relief App

Version 2.2
Nothing else works as well as cove does. Thank you thank you thank you


Version 2.2
I don’t usually write reviews but this is one of my favourite apps!! The colours are so soothing and it’s fun to play around with the different sounds.
The journal option however is probably my favourite part about it. Not only can you express the way you feel through music but you can also write down what has caused you to create that cove. It’s soothing to be able to look back through your creations and see how you were feeling and how you’ve grown from the experience.
This is something i’d recommend to everyone. It doesn’t matter whether you have something to get off your chest, an itch you just can’t scratch or you just want to relax. Thank you!

6 Stars

Version 2.2
The whole app is really aesthetically pleasing, and the music aspect is genius. I love how it’s up to you, it’s different all of the time, but all of the actual musical work is programmed already. This really saved the situation I’m in at the moment with stress, anxiety and other problems. Thank you!!!
Edit: also it’s all NO PAY and NO ADS.

Amazing, but I have a few requests

Version 2.2
Hello there!!! I was looking for apps to help relieve my anxiety and stumbled across this one. It’s a simple, well made app and I loved it the moment I tried it. I also greatly appreciate that there are no content that you have to pay for.
However, I have some suggestions that could improve the app. Could you please add the option to edit the descriptions of a finished piece after we’ve hit save? I finished my first cove and didnt have any pictures to upload so decided to just save it and see if I could come back and edit it. Turns out you cant and I would really appreciate it if the developers added the option to edit completed coves. It would also be nice if you added more describing words to choose from.
Could you also add an option to be able to listen to a song on repeat, as you would say spotify? You could add a timer so we can choose how long it plays. I was playing a song and relaxing and my phone turned off and the music cut off. I think it would be nice if we could listen to our songs without worrying about it turning off when our devices turn off.
Also, I unintentionally deleted a cove, and Id like it if there were an option to recover deleted songs.
Thank you for reading!! I hope you take my feedback into account, it would be greatly appreciated!!!

So impressed

Version 2.2
it looked like an amazing app right from the teasers, but i was so impressed upon opening the app and trying it out - the user interface design is just beautiful and relaxing, and the way the graphics flow is so soothing and satisfying - it’s all got a whole sort of “vibe” to it, i guess. and making the music is so simple, agan rhe design ideas of having water flowing over the rocks and objects to represent the different elements of music playing - it’s just such an amazing experience. and then when saving the song all the different sections of text - the title, the description, the location, the moods - it all just makes sense and it is so well designes. 10/10 would recommend this app - the music has you feeling so soulful, even though this is only my first day using the app, i am so looking forward to using this app in the future - when trying to relax before sleep, when wanting some alone time to think, maybe even during studying.
thank you for this wonderful app, Humane Engineering! so grateful to have found it. do not hesitate in downloading this app!

Beautiful app

Version 2.2
Beautiful design and concept. Instantly relaxed me. Thank you for this heavenly app.