HabitBull's app has a simple but powerful UI where you can see your whole month at a glance. With this UI, it's really easy to see on which day you broke a habit.
Further, their app has graphs and charts showing you visual data on how you performed with your habits, and what your success % is as compared to your desired goals. It's even better that you can export all the data in CSV format and analyse it by yourself all you want.
One really cool feature is the ability to decide how often and how many times you need to perform a habit. It could be that you need to exercise 2 times a week, which HabitBull allows you to track easily.
stickK is unique - instead of setting and tracking goals in an isolated way, the app has created a system of binding agreements.
As a stickK user, you sign a Commitment Contract stating that you will follow through on your newly set goals and targets by putting money on the line.
There's a psychology of loss aversion in place to not lose the money you put in, but more importantly this can build accountability to yourself that you've physically committed to your new goal, and there's actual stakes to it beyond a purely mental stake.
stickK users have put $51 million dollars on the line and collectively created 533,000 commitments. The website also says its users managed to avoid smoking 42 million cigarettes. There's power in those numbers, so perhaps it's worth giving it a try.
HabitBull for iOS scores an excellent 4.7 rating. See latest reviews.
HabitBull for Android scores a good 4.3 rating. See latest reviews.
stickK for iOS scores a poor 3.3 rating. See latest reviews.
stickK for Android scores an average 3.8 rating. See latest reviews.
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HabitBull is available as a free app. You can unlock premium features starting at $4.99 per month, or pay $19.99 for a yearly subscription.
stickK is a free to download app, but to participate in the accountability system you have pay for the stakes involved.
This app is not available for Web, MacOS or Windows desktop PCs.
Creating good habits is more than just using an app. You need the right mindset and approach for it to work.
If you're at the beginning of this journey, check out this actionable guide to Creating Habits that Stick.
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