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Habit List is a Stand-Out Among Mobile App Organizers

Software that provides hard data to better understand how to complete tasks with better success rates.

Habit List

The app market is saturated with task managers and to-do lists. A few stand out, usually for their simplicity, elegant design or innovative approach to keeping users motivated. Habit List embodies all of these qualities and more.

The app is geared toward setting personal records, motivating users to compete against themselves as it tracks “streaks” when necessary tasks are completed. Streaks are displayed on a progress calendar, and each programmed task generates graphs of daily, weekly, monthly, and all-time completion rates, thus giving users hard data to better understand when and why they fail to complete tasks.

Habit List’s reminders can be easily personalized, and users can choose from different intervals when programming habits. This helps to keep track of goals like exercising at least three days a week, or taking public transportation to work every M-W-F. Extenuating circumstances are accounted for, so instead of abandoning the app in the event of a vacation or unforeseen obstacle, users can skip tasks and avoid disrupting their “streak.”

Also to its credit, Habit List does not require account creation and keeps data private. It’s available for $2.99 for iOS only.