At the end of last year my boyfriend told me about an app that would act like a to-do list but it was a game at the same time, I laughed but was intrigued. I downloaded it just to check it out and never touched it again. After a few days I decided to take a more serious look at it.
The app is called Habitica, there is also a browser version of it. I however use it on my tablet.
Like mentioned the app is sort of a game, you make your character and you do things to level up, gain experience, loot and quests, kinda like a rpg. If you lose all your health, you lose a level, and you can party and join guilds to do quests. The way it works is, you can set habits, dailies and to-dos.
Habits basically is were you put things that you want (or don’t want) to become a habit, like brushing your teeth or a bad habit like smoking. Habits don’t disappear when completed and can be completed at anytime with no time limit a good Habit will give you experience (and loot if you are lucky) a bad habit will damage you.
Dailies is something you set up to be done at specific days of the week (or everyday) that NEED to be completed, like per example update your blog (I don’t know were I got this example <.<). Dailies appear on the weekdays you have set them to be completed. Completing them will award you experience (and loot if you are lucky) however, failure to do so will cause you damage.
To-do’s are literally a to-do list, you put things that you need to do like per ex, call a work mate or organize your closet. Like habits they don’t have a time limit, but once you complete them they disappear. As others, completing them will award experience and the mighty loot if you are lucky.
For me Habitica is not so much about the game as it is to keep you organized and on top of things. It helps you remember all the things you need to do, and keep you focused on what you want to accomplish. The game in itself is a bonus.
So if like me, you forget a lot and need to focus, Habitica might be the change you need.