Habitica is a free habit building and productivity app that treats your real life like a game. With in-game rewards and punishments to motivate you and a strong social network to inspire you, Habitica can help you achieve your goals to become healthy, hard-working, and happy! For more details.
Last but not least, there are “to dos”. Like it suggests, you put in a list of things you need to get done and check them off as you finish them. They won’t reappear again (like the habits and the daily goals) and you gain points and experience for these tasks too.
It all sounds great, the interface is good too (except for the fact that you can’t change your name… I signed in with my Gmail and it didn’t give me a choice to set up my name and profile properly). The main reason why I was very unhappy with Habitica was the fact that it depends on internet connection.
You might be saying “Kanra, it’s the 21st century, the time of 3G and 4G, just get internet, why dont you” but no. There are a lot of reasons why I am not a fan of having cellular data connection on my phone and it’s because (1) it drains my battery a lot (2) it drains my credit a lot (3) even if I have a powerbank and a 3G package, it would drain my time a lot too.
It’s not like the app doesn’t work at all- you can still access it and see all your tasks. However, if you put in new tasks, or check off tasks, it will register them and then when you reconnect to the internet, all of those edits are wiped clean. It’s really frustrating, especially since I tend to use these kinds of apps while I’m travelling to and from school to help make use of my time and when I come home and reconnect to the WiFi, everything is gone.
So that really limited my usage and after a few days, I deleted the app. I’m still looking here and there for other apps and unfortunately, Habitica does not seem to compatible with me. I installed a couple of others too but so far, I haven’t found anything I like!
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