The Best Apps to Build Better Habits (and Stick to Them)

The start of a new year is as good a time as any to think about some of the positive, healthy habits you'd like to develop—and maybe some of the negative, unhealthy ones you'd like to leave behind.

Perhaps you've started with good intentions and since had a slip, or you are struggling to keep up a run of several days sticking to the same routine, which is especially understandable in the midst of a global pandemic.

Don't give up on developing those good habits, because there are plenty of apps to help you meet your goals: From simple to complex, from stand-off to hands-on, there's enough variety here for everyone to find a habit-forming app that suits them.

HabitBull

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HabitBull gives you a good idea of everything that a decent habit tracker can be: a simple interface to log your goals and how often you want to hit them, more detailed calendars and charts so you can monitor your progress over time, and plenty of support to make sure you stay on track. You can choose to start positive habits or to stop negative ones.

When it comes to setting up new entries in your main HabitBull list, you've got plenty of flexibility—it's up to you how you name and organize your habits and how often you want to try and keep (or avoid) them for. The app can ping you with reminders if you want, and it can sync across multiple devices, so you always know what you need to do and when.

Freemium for Android and iOS

Goalify

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