Lucidity by Christopher Benz

Lucidity is a Dream journaling mobile app by X. The purpose of the app is rather simple: provide an easy, clean way to document your dreams. In addition to that functionality, Lucidity also allows for tagging your dreams as well.

Why would anyone want to record their dreams? Dreams are usually silly randomness that rarely have much value, right?

Historically, no. In many cultures before the proliferation and spread of Catholicism, dreams were considered an integral part of every day life. They provided insight into the psyche, ideas for problems, solutions for health issues, and even, in some circles, visions of the future.

Lucidity, as the name implies, is all about achieving lucid dreaming states and re-established the trust and respect in dreams by showing interest in them. As you record dreams, or even just attempt to record them, you’ll remember more. At periods of practice, I remember anywhere between 5 to 7 dreams a night.

Lucidity does this by not only allowing you to record your dreams, but it also has tools to achieve lucidity, including All Day Awareness prompts, analytics on your dreams, and the ability to record dream signs based on an analysis of your dreams, culling all the key words. Lucidity is an example of an app that does things well. I have used a lot of lucid dreaming apps, and they all just seem to miss the mark. Either they’ll go too far or not far enough. The app even includes a wiki to explain some of the concepts it offers (like All Day Awareness). The one improvement I’d like is integration with Pebble to send random triggers for reality checks and possibly use the Pebble Time to record your dreams too with the pretty good microphone, or if the app could integrate with Sleep As Android or the Pebble sleep tracking to help record your sleep patterns on nights of the best dreams. I purchased the Premium unlock for $4.20 from the Google Play Store. It’s well worth it.