I came across this app by accident. I wasn’t looking for a new way to track my habits or even create new and better habits, but finding this app was such a happy accident.
I’ve tracked my habits on and off for many years now. Habit tracking has motivated me and kept me going through many hard parts of my life. But my issue with habit tracking is that it always felt like an extra task that I had to go out of my way to complete. This is why I’m grateful for my happy accident with the Streaks app.
While watching a YouTube video about the best apps for an Apple Watch, I heard about Streaks. I can’t remember which Youtuber it was but they were saying about how easy it is to use and how it being on your Apple Watch just makes habit tracking so simple.
Well, I was hooked on the idea from there.
I headed over to the App Store and sure enough, it was there and it was pretty cheap too. I’m not usually one to pay for apps when I can find a similar app for free, but I took a gamble and I’m glad that I did.
What is Streaks?
If you’ve never heard of the Streaks app, it’s basically a habit tracker that can help keep you accountable in working towards your personal goals. It’s super easy to set up and begin tracking your goals and habits. The goal of the app is to encourage you to complete a habit every day. And the best thing about it is that you can sync the app across all your devices.
Is it cute?
We all know that the appearance of apps matter, right?
The first thing you’ll notice about the Streaks app is that it’s simplistic but beautiful. There are no over-the-top images or pop-ups which helps to keep the app focused on tracking your goals. You can choose the background colour to personalise it to your tastes too.
One of the main ways I use the app is through a widget on my iPhone home screen. It’s super easy to track my habits through the widget and you’re able to personalise the widget colour too. It’s aesthetic and productive.
How it works?
There are 3 different types of tasks you can track in Streaks:
- Positive tasks. This is a habit that you wish to create. A great example of this is reading each day or taking your vitamins.
- Negative tasks. This is something that you want to stop doing. It could be something like no spending, no junk food, or not endless scrolling on social media.
- Timed tasks. These are habits that you want to do for a minum period of time. It could be exercing for 30 minutes. journaling for 5 minutes or reading for 1 hour.
There are endless possibilities with these types of tasks so you can customise them to suit your goals and lifestyle. The default is positive tasks but Streaks uses a small icon next to the task name to indicate either a negative or timed task. Another helpful thing that the app offers is reminders so you can get your tasks done at any time you wish.
Streaks also lets you see an overall view of all your habit data. Just tap the little star icon in the lower-right and you’ll see a stats overview of all of your tasks. You’ll be able to see your all-time completion percentage, total number of completions, and charts to show your task history.
So, as you can tell, I really do love the Streaks app for helping me keep up with my little habits to work towards my goals.
Have you used a habit tracking app before? Does Streaks look like an app you’d like to use?