Every person dreams to achieve something great in their professional lives, but only a handful of people enjoy success. People can’t see the future, but they can improve it by working on goals.
Why some people are successful and others struggle? Well, I’m not a successful person, but I’ve read the interviews of people who began their entrepreneurial journey from scratch. During the interviews, the entrepreneurs uttered these two words frequently “hard work and planning”. Succesful people set goals and work hard to achieve them. They also track and analyze their achievements.
Smart entrepreneurs hire personal assistants. The PAs remind their bosses to complete tasks and attend meetings on time. As PAs demand and draw hefty salaries, only a person with deep pockets can hire them.
Goal setting apps are great alternatives to PAs. They allow you to set goals and track your progress. They also display alert/notification for due tasks. If used regularly, the apps can help users stay focussed on goals.
Here’s the list of best free goal tracking/setting apps on the Google Play Store and Apple app store.
Best goal setting app for Android and IOS
Habitica is a free Android and IOS app used by half a million users. It develops the habit of completing tasks in the users. Before you start tracking habits and goals with the app, you must create an avatar.
Habitica lets you customize the avatar’s body shape, skin tone, and hairstyle. You can also equip the avatar with various accessories. After creating the avatar, users must select their interests and add the tasks which they want to complete.
The app enables you to add tasks/goals to one of these three categories – Daily, To Do, Habits. Habits are subdivided into two categories – bad and good. Good habits will improve you as a person. For example, going out for a morning walk and meditating every day are good habits. Bad habits are the ones that you’re trying to avoid or cut down.
Adding tasks isn’t enough. Users must complete the tasks they’ve entered in the app. If you don’t do so, you’ll lose points. The app will also reduce your experience and your avatar will lose customizations.
The app has a nice background music. It lets you change the audio theme and the interface language. You can enable daily reminders for tasks and set custom day time in Habitica.
Loop Habit Tracker
Loop is a free app that helps you build and maintain good habits. The app is intuitive and doesn’t require account registration.
The Loop application’s main interface boasts a top bar and a 5 column grid. To create a habit, you must tap on the plus sign on the top bar. When you do so, the app will open a pop-up box that boasts options to enter a habit name, set a reminder and repeat frequency. Fill the text fields and tap on the submit button.
When you add a habit, the app will automatically add a new row in the grid. The 1st column of the row flaunts the habit name. The remaining date columns are populated with a cross icon. To mark a task as completed, long press on the cross icon.
Users must tap on the habit to see its progress. Loop app supports dark theme. It has the option to hide completed tasks and sort habits by name, color, score. It ships with a beautiful widget that boasts your tracking data. Loop lets you export the data to a CSV file. It also enables you to import the data from the exported CSV file.Download Loop
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Goal and habit tracker
GAH is beautifully designed goal setting app with plenty of options. It is lightweight and has a simple UI. GAH provides an option to export and import goals. You can configure this application to automatically backup your goals to the phone’s storage memory. GAH lets you manually export the tasks and tracking data to Dropbox or Google Drive.
The app allows you to sort Goals in 9 different ways. It has an inbuilt calendar, with which you can see the completed or pending tasks for the week or month. GAH supports popup notifications. You can set daily, weekly, quarterly or yearly goal reminders with this app. GAH enables you to bookmark goals/tasks.Download GAH
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HabitHub is a top-rated goal setting app with an attractive UI. Unlike Habitica, HabitHub doesn’t ask users to register an account or log in to the app with their FB or Google account.
HB prompts users to add goals. The app has an inbuilt calendar module. When you complete a goal, the app displays a graphical link between the current date and previous date on the calendar. The link will grow each time you complete a task. Users must grow the link as long as they can. To make sure that the chain/link doesn’t break, you must use complete the due tasks on time. The app enables users to stay focused on their goals by setting daily reminders.
HabitHub has limited free features. It generates various types of graphs. The app allows you to see graphs for the data recorded between two dates. The free version of HabitHub app doesn’t support backups. It also lacks a dark theme.Download Habit Hub
Strides is a top-rated IOS app that allows you to track all types of goals and habits. It enables you to create and categorize tasks. All goals in this app are displayed in a list so that you can focus on every goal and keep your life in balance. Strides app displays a notification for every due task. It generates various types of graphs so that you can track your progress.
Strides application lets you create a project for entering and tracking work-related tasks. Completed projects in the Strides app are called as milestones. You can backup your data online with this app.Download Strides
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Productive is dark themed IOS application with an intuitive interface. Like other goal settings app, Productive allows you to add goals and measure your progress. This application ships with 6 predefined tasks – health, fitness, home, hobbies, social, efficiency. You can edit the default tasks and set reminders for them. The app lets you set an icon for the tasks.Download Productive
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If you want to become a successful person, install one of the apps mentioned above. Then, open the app and set a monthly or yearly goal. Now, make sure that you use the app on daily basis.