At first glance, you might notice that Habitshare sports an aging UI. However, don't let that take away focus from the app's core value proposition.
Habitshare is trying to make habit tracking social. The app lets you do that by sharing your habits with friends, who can then see your progress with your habits and stay updated.
The core assumption of the is that by sharing your goals and progress with habits with your friends, you increase accountability and therefore increase your chances of success.
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.
Habitshare for iOS scores a great 4.5 rating. See latest reviews.
Habitshare for Android scores a good 4.4 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.
stickK App Review: Would You Put Money on the Line to Achieve Your Goals? by Money Crashers.
Habitshare is a completely free app.
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.
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