I definitely fall into the camp of too lazy to write reviews, even when they are well-deserved. When the pop-up came up to rate the Streaks app, I felt compelled mostly thinking of the next person who might benefit.
This app offers a lot so that you can really customize your experience. It has taken into account that not all goals or parameters of success are measured the same and even allows you to differentiate between the "do" goals vs. the "do not" goals (i.e. do drink 100 oz of water/day, do not drink alcohol). I know there are a lot of ways I am underutilizing this app. I think this is mostly due to the lack of instructions especially the app on your phone vs the one on my computer/Mac.
The biggest benefit I have found is that the interface (like grouping like goals) has resulted in internal motivation. When I complete one goal, visually seeing it completed and the ones next to it not completed, tricks my mind into wanting to complete the other goals simply to check them off the list.
One complaint I do have is not being able to (or not knowing how) to rearrange goals on different pages after they are created and I have been tracking them for a while. For example, I have a goal to journal every day and to study art for X amount of time/day. Originally, these generally seemed like they fell into a similar category; however, I recently created additional art goals like drawing 50 circles/day, drawing 50 ovals/day, etc. etc. I would like to move the journal every day on a separate page but have not figured it out and do not want to lose what I have captured by simply restarting.
I’ve severe ADHD, cognitive issues (long covid,) and a TBI (hit by a drunk driver and also injured at a water park- all in one year.) I’ve also been working as a crisis counselor through the Pandemic despite these barriers and my life fell apart. I went from undiagnosed to diagnosed but then I couldn’t find solutions.
Im finding them and if you have these barriers I found this IN ADDITION to paper tracking, Structed and Timmo (yes- I need multiple options,) and Routinery have been my magic bullets. I wasted years trying every single app and am here to say it’s THIS ONE mixed with putting your routines and only urgent things in your calendar, using external clocks to time yourself and not giving up. If this tools not working for you then it’s not this tool it’s that there’s somewhere else that’s not yet supported.
Bravo creators at a time where the Worlds facing more disabilities Techs showed up as the unforeseen ally to equity. Also I do use my Apple Watch and will say if you want this to work/ use as few apps on it as possible. Force your brain to register it. Also “due,” is my very last and the pre installed apps (update your phone- you’ll see why,) all play nicely together. My memory issues mimicked Alzheimer’s (post Covid.) I think this is great for kids too, for disabilities and for just general over whelm. 5 stars isn’t enough- BRAVO.
I love the Steaks app. It is simple enough to get started right away, persistent enough to get my attention when I have a spare moment, subtle enough that it doesn’t draw my attention away when I’m busy, and nicely designed.
I really enjoy using the app and I find that my thinking has shifted substantially since I started using it. I entered a goal for “eat a healthy meal” and while that might seem utterly underwhelming as my target is literally *one* healthy meal at some point during the day. My focus has shifted from “what am I going to eat for lunch?” when my work schedule gets too crazy for what I had planned, to “what healthy meal will I eat today?” This has the knock on effect of generating loads of healthy meal ideas that I’m enthused about, without any real pressure. So my eating is better throughout the day. I was eating fast food at least 3x/week before. I got fast food once in the last two weeks. Not perfect, but definitely progress I’m happy with.
I’ve set similarly effective goals for quality time with my kids, maintaining other relationships, and exercise. Some goals I don’t hit everyday, but I’m making progress on those too.
So glad I got this app. Best $5 I’ve spent in a long time.
Love this app. I have other habit trackers, but they are not as graphical and easy to use as Streaks. I like that iCloud sync works well with my iOS and Mac devices. The degree of customization is ideal but not overly complex. I use this app every day to track my weight lifting body splits, my runs and type of runs (tempo, long, etc), coffee intake, teeth whitening, shuddering “O’s” (yea, you read that right lol), dog walks, veggies eaten, etc. The one limitation as of Jan 2022 is that there are four pages of 6 trackers each for a total of 24 activities to track maximum. This sounds generous, but it’s actually quite easy to fill. Example if one puts each body part as a lifting tracker (biceps, chest, back, etc), at least 8 activities are taken up. Please Developer, give us another page or two (5-6 pages of 6 each), begging you! Awesome app overall. Get it!
Full disclosure, I’m an experience designer but I’ve tried to separate the “academic” from my experience of the app.
I’ve used Streaks on and off for years. I came back to it in late 2022 and my overall thought is that “less is more” has fallen a little by the wayside. For example, could you please make it “fall off a log” easy to have a view that shows all one’s tasks regardless of positive/negative/completion status?
I understand why some may want the level of filtering / number of views but honestly, I really just need to see all tasks with all statuses - and I’d bet I’m not alone. This also could increase retention with new users. Thanks!
Nice to have: a tally-like option to simply count when you did something, with no specific date or number requirements. Use case: days I went on a road trip, days I went to Target, days I went to the beach.
I have been using the Streaks app for a while now, and it has been a game changer for me. I have always struggled with keeping up with my daily habits, but this app has made it so much easier. The app is incredibly user-friendly and the interface is easy to navigate. The sounds when I complete a task are very appealing and provide a sense of accomplishment. I also love the month view, which allows me to see which days I completed a streak and which days I need to work on. This helps me stay motivated and stay on track. Overall, I highly recommend this app to anyone looking to improve their daily habits. It gets 5 stars from me!
Love the app, I rarely write reviews but this app has been super helpful in forming new habits. I have been trying to learn about 4 new habits mixed in with standard daily tasks I wanted to do and planning them all out in time slots doesn’t work for me but dynamically getting to them during a week on a specific cadence does work and this app allows me to track my performance at just about any frequency or configuration I can think of. Props to the devs and UX/UI designers on this one, very impressed and really enjoy using it.
I am trying to set up a simple task but it’s absolutely unintuitive. How to record back date, delete a task, I wanted to record starting with Jan 1 and could not. I have no idea how this is used - and I’m very comfortable with tech in general. I don’t think a simple app like this should require help amd tutorials - which don’t help at all anyways. I hope my $5 goes to help develop a better app soon. I deleted the app. Will try another.
The whole interface is a confounding mixture of taps and long presses to accomplish the singular task of marking an activity complete. It’s terribly frustrating to try and record activity and the target cycles through three views. A long press zooms into the calendar for date adjustment or confirming completion. It’s all so complicated and somehow worse than all the swiping that’s popular with apps these days.
I have no idea how this app was able to charge me $4.99 plus tax. I don’t even know what the charge is for, but I have filed a complaint with Apple and requested a refund. I also have deleted this app from my phone and never once used it for anything. I wish I had never heard of this app as this is the very first time I have been charged for something I did not buy in 15 years of using an iPhone!!!