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everyday.app

Simple & beautiful habit tracker for the Web, iOS & Android

everyday.app

Simple & beautiful habit tracker for the Web, iOS & Android

Everyday.app is a simple and beautiful habit tracker available on the 🌐 Web, 📱 iOS and 📱 Android. It also comes with web extensions to set it as the default new tab for Firefox and Chrome. It helps you form new habits by doing a little bit every day, no matter how little.

Love the simplicity, and that you've integrated skip and a don't miss 2 days notification.

One other feature I'd love to see is partial days. This can be hacked with Skip right now, but is different. A partial day is a day you did a lower level of your habit.

I often describe this technique as Green-Yellow Goals. Your Green goal is the goal your aiming to reach, while your Yellow goal is a lower goal that allows you to maintain your streak.

So, for example, my Green goal is to do 30 minutes of yoga a day, but my Yellow goal is to do at least 10 minutes. Provided I do at least 10 minutes a day, I haven't broken my streak (haven't hit Red), but I'm ideally aiming for 30 minutes.

Likewise, my Green goal is to do yoga 7 days a week, but my Yellow goal is to do at least 5 days.

I currently track this with a Google Spreadsheet, but I like the ease of use of your application more. The combination of web app, mobile app and Chrome extension is the exact combination I'm looking for in a habit tracking app.

I used to use a custom Chrome extension to show Don't Break The Chain on my New Tab, but that wasn't ideal on mobile.
@FastFedora Thanks for your thoughtful feedback Trevor! My short answer to "partial goals" would indeed be to use the skip. The nice thing about "skip" is that everyone can use it as they please. For some, it's a way to "save a streak" and have a second opportunity, for others it's a "couldn't do it but it was out of my control, i.e run on a rainy day" and finally, for some others it's a partial goal "I didn't get to 30 minutes of yoga" so that's "half a day". I myself use skip for each of these depending on the habit. I like the flexibility as if it were on a piece of paper. If I start defining too many use cases it might become confusing and hard to communicate. Finally, I want to focus on the idea of doing it every day no matter how little. So doing 10 min yoga, is already a big win from my point of view. Using skip as a "half the goal" is really for more advanced users/habits.

I'll, however, give more thought to this use case since it's important to "minimize the lows" ;D

Hope the app helps!!
I agree with Trevor. I love the idea of being able to feel positive about every day, even if we don't (for example) do yoga for 30 minutes but instead for 10 minutes, at least it was done. Choosing "skip" feels like failure for me and then the pressure of only having one more chance is not something I'd want to have to deal with.

I think the idea to focus on creating a habit to do every day is unrealistic, although there are people who can do that. I have read where people set goals to read at least one page per day of a book, and that goal is probably doable for most people (but not all). Lots of people set goals to exercise 3 to 4 times a week due to their lifestyles (jobs, travel, children's events, etc), so those people won't see a benefit to your app.

I wouldn't be confused if you set up different use cases, I'd find the app less strict, less judgmental (of course the app doesn't judge me, I judge me, but, hell, I'd like to say I did a bit of exercise if I did, even if it wasn't the complete goal for the day ). I also would like to be able to set goals for some things to not do every day, but create habits for weekdays, and some habits for weekends.

Based on Trevor's feedback and what I've suggested, I would also love to see a weekly or monthly graph of which days I achieved my goals fully, partially, or not at all (would like a better word than "skip," though). Color coding would be cool. I would be more motivated seeing I did something partially than it to appear on your app as though I didn't do it at all when I actually did try to maintain a habit.

I feel an app like that (with allowances for partial goals reached and customized habit goals--not all to be every single day) would be great for someone like me. I can't be the only person who feels like this.

Best of luck with your app!
Sorry I just saw the calendar which reports activity. That is nicer than the graph chart I mentioned. It's a very nice touch! Still want to be able to to partial goals reached and pick how many days a week I want to reach certain goals. :)
I appreciate the feedback Jane. I just wanted to explicit that the app's goal is to motivate people to do every day habits that can be automated (and thus, become real habits). So, from a conceptual point of view, the app doesn't "care" about if someone accomplished their daily goal of 10 pushups, meaning that if they did 5, that's already success and the app understands that the person should be marking it as done. Because the habit is to start performing the action and not just "how much of that you do on any specific day". This at least is what I want to accomplish/communicate with the app. So to be more specific, "partial goals" are a bit out of the current scope of the app and people are using skips as a workaround when they feel they can push them beyond that (which is cool, but again, not the focus of the app).

Having said this, and knowing this is a widespread need, I am already thinking of ways to support "partial goals" (maybe with colourcoding as you suggest) as well as the possibility to track "frequent tasks" such as "gym 2x week".

I know you might find the differences subtle, but they do mean a lot in terms of UI, communication and also in the actual goal of the app.

Thanks again for taking the time to write me valuable feedback and I hope the app will help you :)

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