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.
Momentum is a beautiful and simple habit tracker app built exclusively for Apple devices.
The core principle behind the app's design is based on Jerry Seinfield's productivity secret, which is - Don't break the chain. Each day you lengthen the chain, you make it more likely for you to stick to your habit and therefore less likely to stray from the path.
With an extremely simple and minimal UI, you can you glance all your habits in a second. Thanks to deep iOS and Watch OS embeds, you can check off a habit with one tap from the home screen or notifications shade.
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.
Momentum is available as a free download and is supported by in-app purchases, which start at $1.99 and go all the way to $14.99.
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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