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.
Strides lets you track your goals and habits in one place.
There are separate tracker types in the app, but each of them allow you to track your progress over a period of time, whether it is with forming a new habit, completing a goal, even tracking the number of hours you sleep, or breaking a bad habit.
The app is also complete with 150+ trackers, allowing you to get started in seconds. You can customize and create your own trackers too.
Strides is perfect for someone who is all-in on the Apple ecosystem, as their app is compatible with iPad, Apple Watch and iPhones.
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.
Strides is available as a free app and supported by in-app purchases ranging between $4.99 to $79.99 for a lifetime membership.
This app is not available for Web, MacOS or Windows desktop PCs.
Strides is available for iOS, iPad and Apple Watch.
This app is not available for Android, 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.
You got this ✌️