With the end of the year looming just around the corner of October, some people are likely already considering what their new year resolutions might entail. The great thing about resolutions, though, is that you don’t have to wait until a new year to turn over before you can start working on creating new habits and breaking old bad ones.
There’s an abundance of riches when it comes to habit tracking apps for iOS, but our favorite is Streaks. It gives you powerful features, almost unlimited customization options, and integration with Apple features like the Health app and Shortcuts to automate much of your digital habit tracking.
When it comes to creating new habits and keeping track of your progress, there’s no other app that makes this a simple and delightful task. Due to the deep Shortcuts integration, you can even check off your habits throughout the day without even opening the Streaks app. This is such a powerful piece of automation that the Streaks app incorporates beautifully into their platform.
On top of the great usability and convenience factors, Streaks also features a gorgeous interface. When the competition is this thick with other options, a great UI goes a really long way in determining which app to trust with these new habits and behaviors.
And, the fact that Streaks benefits from a healthy development cycle shows us that this app is here to stay, meaning we likely won’t have to uproot our systems and find another home for tracking and building new habits. In the event this does happen, the automatic integration with the Apple Health app means our data is stored in a central location that we can use in other areas.
You really can’t go wrong with Streaks. It’s a well-designed and well-executed app that checks all our boxes. But, if it just doesn’t speak to you, there are a few other respectable options on the table.
Productive is another great option with powerful features (like Boost Mode and location-based reminders) at a bit of a premium. And if you like the idea of gamifying your habits or want something more social, check out Habitica.
Check out our full review for a lot more detail and our three main contenders, as well as several other honorable mentions. Good luck building the systems in your life to make you successful over the coming months!