Level up my life...
June 3, 2014 10:00 AM Subscribe
There are about a zillion goal-tracking and habit-forming apps out there with a bit of gamification ingrained in them. Which are great?
I used to track a number of different goals -- some positive (do this every day), some were negative (don't do this, ever!), some were daily and others were recurring tasks (drink 3 glasses of water every day, do the vacuuming 2 weeks after the last time you did the vacuuming), etc. -- using a combination of Remember the Milk and Joe's Goals and a blog. It was a bit tedious to keep up, but I found it help me keep my life a little more on track.
I know there has been an absolute glut of these types of Apps recently, but I don't know which ones are worth trying.
My ideal app:
-- Is cross-platform. I have an iPad and a few computers, and I anticipate getting an Android phone in the next couple of months.
-- Is free, one-time purchase, or ad-supported, not subscription based.
-- Offers some level of gamification, without necessarily getting overly cutesy about it.
-- Offers crowd-support but also privacy settings. I don't want to have everything open to every person I've ever friended on Facebook.
-- Isn't weight-loss, or even health, focused. It's fine if it supports weigh-loss and great if it includes food tracking, but if the sole focus is weight loss that's not where most of my goals are. A lot of them are things like house-keeping goals, rather than personal care.