Long story short: My habit tracker app Peat is out now. You can download it for free. I think it might be the best habit tracking app on the App Store but you’ll be the judge of that seriously biased opinion.
Some people don’t get why building habits is so important for a happy life. Here’s my elevator pitch for why you would want to go through the hassle of sticking to a habit:
It literally changes your identity.
You become a different person. Just by deciding to do something regularly, you’re suddenly a person that works out, that flosses daily, that reads a new book every month. It doesn’t matter who you want to become, the fact is that building a habit stands between you and your future identity.
I love challenging myself like that but the current choice of apps didn’t fit my needs. All of them are needlessly complicated or cramped full of gamification features like streaks. As you know: I hate streaks. They create needless pressure and destroy any form of motivation as soon as they break.
That’s why I build Peat. It’s basically a tally list on steroids. You do what you want to do, you check it off. Every completion gets a green square. Over time you see your progress through the amount of green squares in each month.
You won’t get punished if you miss a day. Who cares! As long as you come back to it and try again, you’re on your way.
Here’s a list of what Peat can do right now
- Reminders: Set a customizable daily reminder for each habit you don’t want to forget about.
- Statistics: Keep an eye on overall trends or dive deep into specific habits.
- iCloud Sync: No matter if you’re on your iPhone or iPad, you can check on your progress and mark new completions.
- Widgets: Slap your habits right where you can keep them in mind. See your progress right on your home screen.
- Currently available in English and German
Peat is free to download and use. Some features require a subscription though. I’m trying to become an indie dev here, so please bear with me.