Habitual

Track habits, build routines & accomplish goals.

Habitual is a habit tracker that helps you form great habits, reach your goals and get your life in balance.
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@harshilshah1910 Ya... if you have an idea for an icon that combines a calendar and a checklist that doesn't end up looking like Fantastical's icon, let me know. I'm always open for ideas.
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@holger_edward_wardlow_sindbaek Yeah as we all know calendars always have a red header and are always slightly curled revealing the yellow coloured back of the page ๐Ÿ™„
@harshilshah1910 Most calendar icons do have a red header and a good deal of calendar icons also have a slight curve in the bottom right corner. Try to Google "calendar icon" (https://www.google.com/search?q=...). If you have a good idea for an icon that you feel would be good work for an app like Habitual, please let me know.
This app is a product of my personal failure to build new habits. During most of last year, I tried to kickstart several new habits. I wanted to get a good morning routine going, exercise and a bunch of other things, but no matter what I did, the habits I tried to form didn't seem to stick. That led me to read Atomic Habits and some other great books that explain the science behind habits, which really enlightened me as to why I was failing so spectacularly. One thing that really stuck with me was a method Jerry Seinfeld used to get into the habit of creating jokes every day. He'd have a calendar and every day he wrote a joke, he'd mark that day with a big X. After a few days, his accomplishments would be very visible and he'd have a chain of X's that he wouldn't want to break. That sounded like a great technique to me, so I started to look in the App Store for an app that did something similar. I found quite a few habit trackers, but they seemed either too technical, felt too clunky in their design or seemed too fluffy in the way they did things. I was looking for an app that could give me a quick visual overview of how I was doing, without me having to tap in and out of a lot of views. I've also been a big fan of the to-do app Things for a while, but none of the habit trackers really seemed to live up to that standard of clean and to-the-point design. None of the apps really seemed to give the user any information on the psychology behind habits either, which was why I had failed so spectacularly to begin with. So I decided to build my own habit tracker, thinking I could do it in a month or two. Here we are, over half a year later and it's finally ready for release. Habitual is centered around a calendar and a to-do list. The calendar gives you an immediate overview of how you are doing and the to-do list gives you an overview of what needs to be done. I've tried to make the design as clean-cut as possible, with an attention to detail that will hopefully make the app a pleasure to use. With build-in daily tips, advice and a three-part series about the psychology behind habits, you should be well equipped with the knowledge you need to build new habits. And just to finish things off... I now have a great morning routine going, I exercise 3 times a week and I've started a bunch of other great habits too. And the best part of it is that they all seem to stick ๐Ÿ™‚. I hope this app will help people alleviate the problems I had when I first started to build new habits. If you have any feedback, ideas or issues with the app, please don't hesitate to email me at contact@habitualapp.io. You can download the app through this product hunt promo link to get 50% off premium features: https://habitual.app.link/premiu.... Or take a closer look at the app on the website: https://habitualapp.io/?ref=prod....
Will check i out. Just out of curiosity, why would you prefer that users create an account to sync data, instead of icloud or dropbox for example? I always fear that if I like an app and pay for the lifetime subscription, then in one or two years the creator moves on to other project or life interferes with app development. Perhaps if the app syncs through icloud, it could still stick around after the developer has abandoned it. Thats just a thought
@kiljano Good question. I looked into iCloud when I first started the project, but ended up using email signup instead. Partly because I knew I wanted the app to span several platforms at some point and partly because email signup and data sync through Firebase is such a tried and tested solution, so it felt so much easier to work with. I understand your concern in relation to developers abandoning projects. I don't think syncing through iCloud would alleviate that issue. I'm in it for the long haul though :-).
You appear to have addressed literally all of my issues with the habit trackers that Iโ€™ve tried. It feels as if someone read my mind and created the app I wanted to use. Only problem is that I canโ€™t really use it efficiently because I donโ€™t have an iPhone (I downloaded it on my iPad and it seems to work well though)! Signed up to be notified about the Android release. Canโ€™t wait until then!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‰ PS: Iโ€™m sure you would have gotten a lot more upvoted had you posted this on a workday. For one, more people visit PH on workdays. But I also bet that more people are interested in being productive and forming habit during the workweek and would rather relax and not think about that on the weekend ๐Ÿ˜‰
@anna_0x Wow... that's just what I want to hear :-). I've coded the app in React Native, so I don't think it should be too hard to make the Android version. Hopefully within a few months. It's definitely the next big thing on my to-do list :-). Ugh... you might be right. This is my first launch on Product Hunt. Seems like a good advice for next time :-).
@holger_edward_wardlow_sindbaek Nice! I was actually meaning to ask how you coded this. I saw that you are a designer-turned-iOS-developer and was wondering what technology you could use to make both an iOS and an Android app. I'm definitely looking forward to installing this on my Android phone! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Wow! Cool project! But what about the widget? I think most tracker habits, this is not enough.
@rubanowlad Thanks man :-). Are you thinking about an iOS widget (https://developer.apple.com/desi...)? It's on my to-do list, but I'm unsure how much people actually use them. I have a few apps that have good widgets, but somehow I always end up opening the app anyway.