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.
Streaks has a different approach than other habit tracker apps. It's less so a tracker and more a to-do list, with their core value proposition being to help you form good habits.
The app does this by having you list down the habits you want to inculcate as tasks in a to-do list. Each day when you perform the task, your streak increases.
Over a period of time, this would solidify the behaviour and therefore help you in incorporating new good habits into your life.
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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stickK is a free to download app, but to participate in the accountability system you have pay for the stakes involved.
Streaks is available as a paid app that costs $4.99.
This app is not available for Web, MacOS or Windows desktop PCs.
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