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What are the best self-improvement app you use on a daily basis

I'm looking to add a few of these apps to add to my routine. It could be anything from meditation, to language-learning, to memory improvement and more... If possible, submit apps that stuck with you over time
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15 recommended
  1. 17
    PomoDoneApp for Mac, Windows, Linux & Android

    Pomodoro timer for your productivity tool

    Philipp Smirnov
    Philipp SmirnovBusiness Development Manger, Yandex · Written
    PomoDone has become a crucial piece in my productivity routine. I've tested many Pomodoro Timers, but this one is by far the best, that I've encounter. My favourite feature — the ability to log all tasks into my calendar on mac. This is a gamechanger for me. Besides, the interface is really neat — clean, simple, easy to navigate. Waiting for OmniFocus integration) This would be the killer feature for me.
    Alex Mauzon made this product
    It helps me apply Pomodoro Technique on top of my current workflow environment (Trello, Todoist and Evernote), and receive a measurable reports anytime (+ via email). Skyrocketed productivity FTW
    Sergej Kurakin
    Sergej KurakinSoftware Engineer, NFQ Technologies · Written
    As a constant learner and user group speaker I use PomoDoneApp every time I learn new things and prepare for talks. Pomodoro Technique helps me to stay focus on topic and don't get tired and PomoDoneApp helps me to jump across platforms and devices whenever I need and keeps me on track with Pomodoro Technique - perfect mix of Technology and Technique!
    • There are so few good solutions for juggling tasks in multiple trackers, because it's surprisingly difficult to get right. Many of us dream of having a single task aggregator to manage our stuff, but we also tend to be very picky about the features and how they're presented.

      In my limited experience so far, the PomoDone team seem like the right people to do it. Not only are they brave enough to take on a project with so many hidden complexities, but they're also giving it loads of attention in many different areas. I have several little niggles about details in PomoDone but, given what I've seen, this is a team that knows how to prioritise. No wonder they're showing the rest of us how to Get Stuff Done. Kudos!

    • PomoDone is definitely the best Pomodoro technique app around there. I've been using it since the first versions, a couple of years ago, and had tried several other options before.

      Two points I can highlight are:

      1. The ability to sync the tasks with dozens of to-do list apps (I use Todois), project managing apps (I like Trello) and any kind of tool that allows you to create lists. If you don't use any, you may simple add tasks directly into the app.

      2. The availability in all major platforms you can imagine. So doesn't matter if I'm on Windows or Linux PC or even can't install the app (using the web version or phone), I can just open the app and start tracking and managing my working hours.

      3. When a timer is finished, be it a working timer or break timer, it has the option to change the focus of the window to the app, reminding me that I need to stop or should get back to work.

      Besides that, it is so customizable (timers, sounds, shortcuts, etc.) that can fit to nearly any use-case, all up to the user! Finally, it keeps track of all your working time and breaks (which you can add notes to), so you may review them later and check out how you may improve on using your time.

      PomoDone really helps me getting things done, keeps me focused and helps me improving the way I use my time. I'm relly grateful for all the team and the creator, as there is simply no other app with the all the mentioned functionalties!! Thank you!

  2. 7
    Headspace 2.0

    Meditation made simple in just 10 minutes a day

    jpbkkrFront-end Developer · Written
    The only one that ever sticked for me.
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    • Brona Molnarova
      Brona Molnarovait's only impossible until it's done

      This is the first and only app I pay for :D Sometimes it can feel like a chore to do stuff that is good for you and this app takes that away for me. I teaches you gently and pleasantly and Ive been able to stick to it and understand more about how minds work. It helped me stop biting my nails.

    • Mayank Sharma
      Mayank SharmaTechnical Architect @

      Great product to get focus in a world of noise

  3. 4

    Flashcards, for your phone

    Clemens made this product
    use flashcards to memorize things
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  4. 8

    Your AI assistant for emotional health

    Leandra V. Silva
    Leandra V. SilvaCEO Empathy Bottles · Written
    It's perfect when you are not so well and super cool also to register happy moments. You can plan your day or review past situations
    Diego Dotta
    Diego DottaYouper Co-founder · Written
    Diego Dotta made this product
    Youper uses AI to personalize different techniques to your needs, so you can have your own routine to feel your best by dedicating just a few minutes a day.
    • Felipe de Araujo
      Felipe de AraujoFull Stack Developer

      Sometimes, when I feel like I need to understand better my emotions, I use the conversation tool inside the app. In few minutes, it helps me to feel that I have a better understand of the situation and I am in control of my feelings.

    • I've been using Youper for little therapy chats throughout the day. It's been a quick and efficient little helper. The chats are natural and encouraging, and great design and performance make it easier for me to keep coming back. Great work. Keep it up.

  5. Thibaut Davoult
    Thibaut DavoultGrowth Engineer at Livestorm · Written It's , has a lot of daily exercises and lessons, free games vs opponents of your level, and possibility to unlock more content daily for a ridiculously small fee. I've been enjoying playing chess for the past 6 months on a daily basis. Improved a lot at the game and it's great to "develop your brain"
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  6. Rob
    RobIndie App Developer · Written
    Best Diary I have ever had. Android and Windows.
  7. 3
    Productive for iOS

    Build good habits. Organize your life.

    This is a brilliant app. Separate out habits you're building from the tasks on your to-do list, and let this simple app remind and encourage you to make positive behaviors happen. Takes the load of remembering to call mom every week, or meditate each day, or drink extra water off of my distracted, unreliable memory AND my cluttered, overwhelming to-do lists relieves psychological pressure and self-criticism when, inevitably, I forget. Simple and satisfying to use!
  8. 2
    Simply.Digital - Goals & Tasks

    Todo list to track your time & help set meaningful deadlines

    This to do list app motivates me to get more done. Tasks can be scheduled for the day, the week, or the month. At the start of the month, I put all my tasks into weeks. At the start of each week, I move them into days. Each night, I say what time I'm going to do everything on tomorrow's list. Making a plan to get everything done, and knowing that I really should get X done now if I'm going to stay on track for that plan keeps me from procrastinating.
    • I've tried a lot of task managers, but kept going back to paper. This one finally works the way I think. I haven't seen anything else that does scheduling this way.

    • I work for myself and keeping strict 9-5 to manage boundaries *sounds* good but it's not practical. It also kinda defeats the purpose of being self employed (the flexibility). I've been really pleasantly surprised how well this app works for tracking all the things that I have to do. And even helping align time-spent with priorities. Its obvious right away if I'm spending too much time on any one thing... or not actually getting much done.

  9. 1

    Beat social anxiety with small challenges

    Nicely executed challenges to overcome social anxiety.
  10. 1

    Simple and beautiful habit tracker

    Joan Boixadós
    Joan BoixadósDoing things every day at · Written
    Joan Boixadós made this product
    You don't need 70 apps, you just need one to help you track your habits and work on your goals EVERY DAY.
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    • A year ago, I was using a permanent marker to color in squares on my calendar. Good days were blacked out and bad days got an 'x'. Building habits is as simple as two weeks in a row. I feel like EverydayCheck has taken that simple habit tracker to the next level—with tracking multiple habits, super cool visualization, and access to tracking across devices, everywhere I go.

    • Keeps me really focused on my habits.

  11. 1
    Five Minute Journal App

    The simplest, most effective way to be happier every day

    Fadeke Adegbuyi
    Fadeke AdegbuyiSocial Media & Content Marketing @Doist · Written
    This is an awesome tool to practice gratitude and mindfulness. It really shouldn't take you more than 2.5 minutes in the morning and 2.5 minutes in the afternoon to answer a set of questions that prime you for the day and let you reflect on how it unfolded.
  12. 1

    The to-do list that helps you form good habits.

    Helps me form good habits and break bad ones.
  13. 1
    Way of Life 3

    The ultimate habit maker and breaker

    Adam Kazwell
    Adam KazwellProduct manager/observer · Written
    Easy way to keep track of habits, Kevin Rose approved :)
  14. 1

    A smart task manager that prioritises your workload for you.

    Zerin Pekin-Kocakgol
    Zerin Pekin-KocakgolMarketing Exec for eisedo task manager · Written
    Zerin Pekin-Kocakgol made this product
    This platform is a different approach to your standard to-do list. It uses the Eisenhower Matrix to automatically prioritise your tasks into four quadrants: Do first, Do later, Delegate and Eliminate. It helps you to realise how much time you're spending on time-wasting activites, or activities that don't contribute to your goals (the tasks that fall into the Eliminate quadrant). It's a great way to work more meaningfully and be productive instead of just busy.
  15. 1

    "I know me": self-awareness made easy

    Afarin Pirzadeh
    Afarin PirzadehInome app- Selfawareness Made Easy · Written
    Afarin Pirzadeh made this product
    Try the Inome app @gflandre, if you would like to make reflection a daily habit and increase your awareness. Inome was designed based on several years research on reflection and self-awareness. It guides you through a daily process of reflection to develop self-awareness, discover who you are, and form new habits to design your life. We would love to know your thoughts if you start using it!