If You Can't Say It Out Loud Then Send It Off Using the Note to God iPod App
It's always a comfort to know that there's someone out there who you can talk to anytime of the day about whatever might be weighing you down. Whatever your religion and despite of what you may or may not believe in, this app for your iPhone or iPod Touch can be the shoulder you can cry on whenever and wherever you may need one.
The truth is that life's very tough and at times, the world gives us more than we can handle. Sometimes there are just some things that are better left unsaid for fear that others may get on their high horses and choose to judge or ridicule us. Or it could simply be a case of not being able to find someone at the moment when you absolutely need to pour your heart out–and this is where the Note to God app comes in.
The Note to God app for your iPhone or iPod Touch is an uncomplicated app made fior a comforting purpose. The app's description in the iTunes App Store begins with the following simple statement:
“When you don’t have anyone to talk to, you can write a note to God.”
After you open the app, you are taken to a screen with clouds all over the background with two options in the middle: "Send a Note" or "Read a Note."
Choosing "Send a Note" will direct you to a screen with a message box where you can type in absolutely anything that you want to say or get off your chest. While you may not receive a response, there's always a sense of comfort in finally being able to let the cat out of the bag, no matter who may be on the other end of the line.
Selecting "Read a Note" will prompt you to choose from three more options. You can either read "Notes in the Cloud" which is a list of the most common words contained in the notes that other people have sent in. Choosing one of the words will display some messages from other people containing that specific word. You can also choose to "Read Random Notes" or "Search the Notes" for a specific keyword. This can have a therapeutic effect because reading about what other people are going through can make you feel less alone or burdened afterwards.
The app was created by a high school student named Allen Wright and was not made for any specific religion as its description aptly states:
"Note to God allows the user to enter a personal note to God. The app is non-denominational and is meant to allow anyone with any belief to communicate with his or her own higher power.
In many religions, the act of writing a letter to God is seen as a holy commitment and a legitimate way of communicating one’s spiritual emotions. The Note To God app is simply a digital expression of those same honest feelings.
After the note is sent, it disappears. The user can not recall past notes. This way, the writing of the note can be completely honest and the hitting of send is a true commitment to what’s in the note."
Get the Note to God app for your iPhone or iPod Touch here: iTunes App Store.