Do you have new habits you want to create but don't know how to begin? Do you feel like you're starting to work toward a new goal just to find that you can't quite keep going or reach a goal? Here are our selections for the best apps that can help anyone form and track a habit or set and complete a goal.
. Routinist – Scheduler Scheduler (Free)
For anyone who is concerned about efficiency, use this app to schedule down to the minute how to achieve your daily, weekly or monthly goals. Just create a habit in the app and enter how much time you want to spend on it. There is a filter option that can suggest how long to spend on each task. Alert alerts are optional, and my favorite is the Bells, since it makes me feel like I'm competing in a game. The first 15 habits you create are free, but you can upgrade to Premium ($ 2.00 / month) to remove the limit. The Help button is a great learning feature since there is a lot to take advantage of in this app.
2. Any.do (free)
This versatile day planner has options after options to organize your life. You can set your tasks to list or calendar view (by connecting to the Apple Calendar app), and you can use Siri and Alexa virtual assistants to create notifications and reminders. Each assignment provides a variety of customization options, such as adding lessons or notes. Upgrade to Premium ($ 2.99 / month), you have access to multiple customization tools and the ability to share goals with other users to get a team effort (like party planning!) Off the ground and run with ease.
3. Trello (free)
Need to divide your goals into smaller steps? Make micromanaging a virtue with this app. With Trello you can start a board and add tasks to it. The tasks (or cards, as the app calls them) can be broken down into checklists. For example, my kitchen tray has a card titled "Season of cast iron pan," which includes a checklist I wrote to remind me to look up a spice guide (which I forgot to do). Trello's premium features cost $ 4.99 a month and include extra security, app integrations and the ability to upload your own wallpaper and sell them to other users.
4. Habit-Bull (free)
This habit tracking app follows acclaimed comedian Jerry Seinfeld's "break-break" wisdom, where you build a chain as you meet your daily, weekly or monthly goals. Habits are created as yes / no or counted amounts. Your first five habits are free, while Habit-Bull Premium ($ 19.99 / year) lets you make up to 100 habits and includes other features like sky backup. The categorized questions range from professional to very personal goals, and the overall feel of this app is almost like betting with a good friend (probably one with a hairstyle as memorable as Kramer).
5. Remente (free)
Every New Year's Day, I write a bunch of resolutions to improve more areas of my life, just to put that list in a pile of receipts and takedown menus. Remente is a motivational app that keeps the sense of purpose worthwhile. It has a daily mood scheme, as well as one that considers how satisfied you feel in eight areas of life. If you lose focus, the app provides resources, such as courses and exercises that cover almost every topic you can think of. The target checklists are pre-loaded, so if you don't know where to start, Remente has you covered with the ability to add your own steps. With Remente Premium ($ 12.99 / month) you have access to multiple resources, customization options and thorough statistics.
6. Habitica (free)
Habitica is an app that makes completing goals feel like completing quests. Designed after 64-bit roleplaying, Habitica makes you an avatar and earns points by checking custom daily habits and disposable goals. You can unlock pets, skills, and quests with each use or purchase in the app, with the ability to interact with other app users. Habitica also allows you to categorize habits as positive or negative and includes difficulty levels. There is no better way to reach goals than to have fun doing it, and I can't get over how cute my avatar looks like a goofy party hat.
7. Swipes (free)
Do you have things to do? Like many things? Make a list in Swipes and swipe each entry to assign a deadline. Settings include different reminder options such as daily, weekly or once. Stop trying to keep a mental list and get it all down in this app, which you can connect to Evernote. Now you can focus on hitting the gym every Monday without ever having to worry about doing your annual play time.
8. Strides (free)
Strides contains four different templates to track "anything and everything you care about." Use the goal option for goals that need to be made by a specific date, habit for daily goals, averages for statistics over time (such as sleep hours or reading time), and milestones for layered goals such as project planning. The FAQ section is wonderfully straightforward and makes this app easy and addictive. You can set up up to seven goals for free, or upgrade to Premium ($ 4.99 / month) for unlimited tracking of goals and habits, along with other features like device syncing and data backup.
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