People are paying more attention to their habits, both good and bad. Habits are things you do every day, and good ones can help you live a better life. There are now plenty of apps to help you build better habits or track the ones you have. This genre crosses over to many others because there are so many ways to do this. Here are the best habit tracker apps for Android and links to other lists that might help.
Daylio is a multi-purpose app. It works primarily as a journaling app and lets you track other things, such as your habits and mood. You can even use it for fitness tracking, although it’s not as good as an actual fitness tracker. In any case, this is a good place to start habit tracking. You can keep track of the stuff you want to do every day and help yourself build better habits.
The app isn’t overly difficult to use and has a lot of extra flairs that make it kind of fun. It’s also free via Google Play Pass if you use it, and that makes it an even better bargain.
EZ Habit is a bit more minimalist than most habit tracker apps. It’s easy to use with a clean and uncluttered UI. You input a habit you want to track and then log when you perform that habit in real life. The app shows you all your habits and how often you do them. Thus, you can see if your tracking is paying off.
It’s a bit pricy at $6.99 for the premium version. However, given how many apps in this space use subscriptions, we appreciate that this one doesn’t.
Price: Free trial / $39.99 per year
Fabulous is one of the most colorful habit tracker apps on mobile. It claims to use science to help you learn and build better habits. The app does this by acting as a life coach of sorts. It encourages you to continue your new daily habits in a way most hands-off apps don’t. It works quite well, although the UI can be a bit cluttered for some.
The free version lets you do some stuff. You can get the premium version for $39.99 per year or a little over $3 per month. That’s not terrible pricing for a subscription service.
You can build habits with something as simple as a calendar. You input all the stuff you want to do every day and tell the calendar what time you want to do it. Like Google Calendar here, a good calendar app will remind you to do those things. You can also set recurring tasks, see how the new habits affect your daily schedule, and more.
It won’t track your habits with graphs or anything like that. There is still some value in seeing how your new habits affect your schedule, though, so we still think it’s a good, basic recommendation.
Price: Free / $5.99
HabitHub is a good competitor to EZ Habit. It features a clean UI, easy controls, and a modern look. The app uses Seinfeld’s productivity secret. You build up a long chain of days to perform your new habits. Continuing the streak becomes the motivator to keep your new habits going until they become actual habits.
You can track various habits separately from one another, and that’s quite nice. It runs for $5.99, but that is a single purchase price and not a subscription.
Price: Free / $4.99 per month / $19.99 per year / $49.99 once
Habitify is another clean and useful habit tracker app. It lets you input the habits you want to track. There is also enough customization to please most people. This one also works with the Seinfeld method of using streaks to keep yourself motivated. The app also includes a daily routine planner, reminders, statistics about your success, and more.
This one has a subscription service, and it’s one of the pricier ones on the list. The subscription unlocks unlimited habit tracking, unlimited notes, and a privacy lock. The free version works well for folks who don’t have much to track.
Loop Habit Tracker
Loop Habit Tracker is one of the best free habit tracker apps for Android. It features a clean design, easy controls, and you can track multiple habits separately. This one also uses the streak system since it is so effective. The app generates a habit score based on your streaks and consistency. Additionally, Loop supports more complex schedules, such as doing something every five days.
It also comes with widgets, reminders, and other statistics. It doesn’t have all the flash and flair of some of the bigger names, but the feature set is perfect for this sort of thing.
Price: Free / $4.99 per month / $30.99 per year
Tangerine is one of the smaller names in habit tracking. However, it still does a decent job. It boasts a simple UI, easy controls, and it’s quite easy to jump in and get started. What makes Tangerine good is that it lets you track your habits in a few different ways with decent statistics. It also asks about things like your mood to help you keep track of that as well.
Tangerine also has a subscription service. The subscription unlocks unlimited habit tracking, unlimited reminders per habit, more stats, and you can start adding photos to your notes. If you don’t need all of that, the free version should work just fine.
Price: Free / $27.99 per year
TickTick is a to-do list app, and it works well as a habit tracker. You can put in stuff you want to accomplish and set it to repeat at custom intervals. The app also comes with reminders, widgets, and more. You can also collaborate with friends and family if you want to include others in your habit plans. Like many, it doesn’t provide insights and tracking, but you can do more than track habits with a to-do list app.
TickTick runs for $27.99 per year. The premium version unlocks an unlimited number of things you have in the app. For example, you get two reminders for free (per task), but you have to pay for more.
Price: Free / $2.99 per month / $24.99 per year / $44.99 once
Timecap might have the best UI of any app on the list. It’s modular, straightforward to use, and you can do more than just track habits. For instance, if one of your habits is to write for a couple of hours a day, the app has a built-in timer so you can keep track of how long you do a thing and not just that you did it. That’s kind of what makes Timecap different from many others.
This one is fairly expensive, but there is a single premium price to avoid the subscription costs. This one is competitive in the habit tracker genre, and it’s definitely worth a try.
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