Android app for daily goal setting
July 1, 2019 1:24 AM   Subscribe

I want an app where I can set my goals for the day in the morning, and check off what I achieved at night.

Most to do lists I have found are about maintaining a general, long term to do list.

I am looking for something explicitly daily, so that each day I can set a small list of goals to focus on that day (I imagine max 3, but that doesn't need to be a constraint in the app) and each evening check if I accomplished those goals (and, ideally but not required, also be able to list any goals I accomplished that I didn't list in the morning).

Having a scheduled notification morning and evening to do the goal setting/checking off would be good.

It would be nice if previous entries were saved in some back-uppable way, but not crucial to me.

I really want the satisfaction of checking things off, so just writing things as text is not best.

I don't mind if the app also does other things/can be used in other ways, as long as using it the way I've described is relatively easy and intuitive.
posted by Cozybee to Technology (8 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I use Google Keep Notes for exactly this: three tasks a day with a checkmark next to them. It has reminders to set tied to time or location, and some other fancy stuff like color-coding. Create a new list each day/evening, or just add new tasks to the top of your existing list.
posted by cocoagirl at 4:26 AM on July 1, 2019 [2 favorites]

Best answer: I use Do It Tomorrow. There is one list for today and one for tomorrow; if you need to you can push tasks forward, but when you do the task, the app draws an extremely satisfied "crossed out" line through the whole thing.
posted by basalganglia at 5:06 AM on July 1, 2019

I use my gmail calendar to set reminders and goals. I don't use it extensively,and I suspect it has more capacity than I use,and that might be useful to you. It's especially useful for me because it's integrated into my android phone.
posted by theora55 at 9:19 AM on July 1, 2019

Habitica might be good for this.
posted by neutralmojo at 11:46 AM on July 1, 2019 [1 favorite]

I use Google Keep for something like this. I actually use it for my shopping list, but the same idea applies. I use the check boxes. When I check something off, it moves it under the line that's there. If I want to use that the next time, I just uncheck it. If it's something I won't use again, then I can have the app delete those checked off boxes. I know I'm not describing it well.
posted by kathrynm at 4:59 PM on July 1, 2019

Best answer: If the tasks are different each day, Tick Tick. If they're the same, Loop Habit.
posted by dobbs at 7:05 PM on July 1, 2019

Response by poster: Good point for clarification: yes, I meant three different tasks per day, not repeating.
posted by Cozybee at 9:33 PM on July 1, 2019

I use an app at for daily habits that repeat (like a daily walk). I also use Google Keep (as some others recommended). With Keep, you can "Pin" a list so it stays at the top. If you open a list, you can add a bookmark to that specific list in your browser. I also use the Keep widget to make my pinned list available on my phone's main menu.
posted by drhex at 10:23 PM on July 1, 2019

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