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.
Loop is one of the most popular free habit tracking apps, with its Android app clocking millions of downloads.
Loop is different from other apps in that it is open source. Its Github repository is available for anyone to fork and modify to their satisfaction, thereby allowing people with technical chops to make the app their own.
But Loop works great out of the box. It's got an extremely simple habit tracking interface where you can view all your habits at a glance, see how you performed in the last few days, and easily mark a habit as done, missed or skipped using taps and long-press actions.
The app also has cool analytics that lets you visualize your progress over time. What's especially great is the calendar view, which shows you at a glance which days of the month you performed or missed your habit.
All the data in the app can be easily exported as a CSV or a SQLite database file. You own your data completely.
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.
stickK is a free to download app, but to participate in the accountability system you have pay for the stakes involved.
Loop is a completely free app. It is also available as an open-source repository on Github.
This app is not available for Web, MacOS or Windows desktop PCs.
Loop is available for Android.
This app is not available for iOS, Web, MacOS or Windows desktop PCs.
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