In Google Play Store, it is possible to find numerous applications whose function is to help us in different areas. It may be to exercise more, be more supportive, or even to save money. Within this group, some apps allow us to track our habits.
With them, we can track the days we play sports, how many books we read, how much water we drink, or something as simple as going up / down the stairs instead of taking the elevator. From there, we will have it easier to abandon bad habits and enhance good ones. Here are a few free options for this purpose.
This app, with an average score of 4.5 and more than 5 million downloads to its credit, not only allows you to track your habits but also gives you the possibility of setting smart and healthy routines and goals. It has several training programs (including one for weight loss) and a personal trainer, although some functions are paid.
A few years ago, HabitRPG completely redesigned its app and renamed it Habitica. Since then, it has exceeded one million downloads and has an average rating of 4.3. Its secret is that it raises us to live our life as if it were a game to motivate us while we organize ourselves. Just enter your habits, daily goals, and to-do list and create your own character. As you complete the tasks, you will level up and unlock armor, pets, abilities, and even missions.
An average rating of 4.8 and over a million downloads endorse this app designed to monitor your bad habits or addictions and analyze them to leave them behind. It doesn’t matter if you want to quit smoking, consume less alcohol, or reduce the time you spend on video games. Sobriety Counter shows you your time of abstinence and the money you have saved in it. At the same time, it offers you motivating phrases and a system of rewards and achievement trophies.
Inspired by Jerry Seinfeld’s productivity secret, this app boasts free and straightforward, with no in-app purchases or ads, which has helped it exceed a million downloads and achieve an average score of 4.6. Its function, basically, is to monitor your habits daily and then check your weekly and monthly progress. It includes widgets and allows export of the data to Google Drive, Dropbox and/or local storage.
A 4.6 star is the rating that the Loop Habit Analyzer has, which has also exceeded one million downloads on Google Play. Their goal is to help you create and maintain good habits, allowing you to achieve your long-term goals. To do this, it offers individual reminders of each habit, as well as highly detailed graphs and statistics that show how your habits improve over time. It is open source and does not include advertising.
Saeed Ashif Ahmed is a Blogger who has a keen interest in how emerging technology can help the world become a more just, equitable, and kind place. He enjoys interviewing CEOs of tech startups asking them what they are doing to bring greater opportunity and equity to our society.