Tap that App: Vanquish Procrastination in Habitica

By Adam Robbins, August 8, 2018

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Tap That App is a monthly segment where we feature an app our editors think is cool. 

This was supposed to be the year that we got fit, finished that screenplay and turned our life around … after surviving this next round of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds.

How do we improve our lives with all these shiny, fun distractions? 

Habitica has a solution: make a shiny, fun to-do list. 

Imagine yourself as a tiny wizard (or thief, warrior or cleric) leveling up and casting spells powered by your list-checking progress. Add in the things you need to do, or want to do more (or should really do less) and the gamified app taps into the neuroscience behind your brain’s reward system to keep you on the right path.

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Image via Habitica

Check a task or a good habit off your list and Habitica rewards you with magic points and virtual gold to spend on pixelated pets or amplifying armor. Miss something essential or indulge a bad habit? It dings your hit points.  

Add friends (or meet some in the Tavern) to the app and it becomes mutually reinforcing, through quests where you slay beasts by doing your daily tasks, knowing that a lazy day brings suffering to your team. 

tap-that-app-habitica-2.jpgImage via Habitica

It won’t do the adulting for you, but Habitica’s DND-like system makes it a little easier, by making our good habits more fun.

Habitica is available for iOS and Android devices and online at habitica.com

For more Tap that App, click here.

[Top image via Habitica]

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