How to Track and Build Your Habits Using Habitify

The easiest way to establish a new habit is not to repeat the same tasks every day. Missing one day of the streak can discourage you from continuing, and manually remembering them can be difficult.

However, habit tracking apps like Habitify can help transform your potential into concrete habits.

What Is Habitify?

Habitify is your assistant in enhancing the process of habit-building. It helps you in the three most essential habit-building steps. These are selecting a habit, reminding you to do it, and keeping track of your development goals.

The app categorizes habits based on the time of day: morning, afternoon, and evening. By giving you only what you need to do during that timeframe, you are not overwhelmed. It also offers a better overview of your habit performance, compared to other habit tracking methods.

This multi-platform tool offers downloadable apps for macOS, Android, and iOS, while being available on the web. You can either use the free version of this tool. Or you may upgrade to a premium plan to enjoy the complete features unlimited times, starting at $5.99/month.

Download: Habitify for Android | iPhone | macOS (Free)

How to Start Tracking Your Habits With Habitify

You can start using this app for free by signing up from the web browser through the following steps:

  1. Click on Sign-Up from the app home page.

    A visual showing Habitify sign-up steps
  2. Use your Google account to continue.

    An image displaying Habitify sign-up steps
  3. The sign-up flow will take you to your Habitify online dashboard.

    A visual for Habitify sign-up completion and dashboard

Once you sign in, you can proceed with the following steps to start developing a habit.

1. Create a Habit

Habitify comes with a minimal interface. Therefore, adding a new habit for tracking is easy. You can try the following steps, to begin with:

  1. Select the All Habits option from the dashboard and click on the Plus (+) sign.

    An image showing creating habit from All habits
  2. You’ll see a collection of the most popular habits, sorted based on category.
  3. Select the category of your choice and choose a habit.
  4. If you want to build productive habits, browse the Increase Your Productivity section.

    A visual showing options for productivity habit on Habitify
  5. Now, you can choose from habits like Read an Article, Review Your Day, Clean Up Emails, and Write in Journal.
  6. If you don’t see your preferred habit on the list, you can create it by clicking on the Create My Own option at the top of the list.

    An image showing creating personalized habits
  7. After you add a habit, the app will record it in the dashboard. You can click on the All Habits section to get the complete list of your habits in Habitify.

    A visual representing the All Habits list section of Habitify
  8. When you click on a habit, you will get a description view of it. There, you can edit the habit-related data, check the progress of records, and view history.
  9. You can also add notes and images for every calendar day, including your experience of practicing habits.

    A visualization of every day section to add notes and comments
  10. The app also offers a mood tracking feature. Select a mood icon to note down the reason behind your particular mood.

    An image showing the mood tracking section of Habitify
  11. You may use mood tracking to register why you may have skipped a habit.

By following the above steps, you can effortlessly add cool habits to your Habitify profile and pursue them with dedication.

2. Choose the Right Metrics

You need to choose the right measuring unit while you’re adding new habits to your Habitify profile. It helps you to track the data of progress in the pursuit of any habits. If you want to form the habit of reading, reading more may not be your only objective.

First, you need to fix your aim: do you want to read more books, read for more time or read quickly? Then you need to select the habit goal, time, schedule, etc., as you see fit.

Habitify assists you by letting you set different measurements for different goals. Here are the steps you can try:

  1. If you want to build the habit of running, you can set goals to run any number of kilometers, meters, feet, yards, or miles.

    A visual showing the Goal metrics in Habitify
  2. If you choose any other habits, you’ll have the chance to select relevant units. To form the habit of reading, you can choose from times and minutes.

    A visualization of modification of Goals in Habitify

3. Keep Pursuing Habits

If you want to develop habits, you need to form the habit of tracking. Habit tracking is essential when you’re pursuing any habit. Skipping the habit tracking will result in missing your daily habits.

A visual illustration of missing a day for habit

You can add the task of habit tracking in the app and add a daily reminder. Thus, it’ll alert you to check the habit tracker app for tracking the other habits.

Analyzing Your Habit Tracking Data

When you are trying to form a habit, it is vital to analyze your progress. After pursuing chosen habits for a week, you can analyze your habit performance.

Habitify offers thorough but easy-to-understand graphics and statistics. Regular tracking of such data will show you if you’re underperforming in a specific habit and how to pick it up.

All of your habit progress data stays synced between multiple devices where you use Habitify. Therefore, you can access the data from your home, office, or fitness center.

1. Understanding Key Metrics

An image showing metrics and performance of habits in Habitify

Habit metrics are powerful tools for self-reflection. With a proper understanding of these metrics, you can define the factors affecting your behaviors.

By making sense of the following key habit metrics of the Habitify app, you can get real insights from this data-driven app:

  1. Habit streak shows for how long you have marked any habit completed without any break in that streak.
  2. The habit trend graph displays an overview of the habit progress. You can compare your habit performance by different weeks, months, and years.
  3. Average Completion Rate indicates the percentage of completed habits out of the total number of recorded habits.
  4. The calendar view shows how many days within a time frame you have consistently practiced your habits.
  5. The Daily Average Performance metric represents the average time counting of habits.
  6. Total means the total time you performed the goals from the day of starting the habit.

2. Visualize Tracking Data

When you know the meaning of each metric of the app, you can easily interpret the data. You may check the visual report of your daily, weekly, and monthly habit practices. The data will show which habits are your strong point and which ones require more attention.

Also, the statistics can encourage you to continue performing the habits without any break. When you see a long streak of progress, you will want to continue the chain without a break. Moreover, when you realize you are lagging in performing some good habits, you will feel the urge to do that more regularly.

Turn Your Daily Goals Into Habits

Regardless of age, forming good habits can change your life for good. By using the practical features of Habitify, you can remember to maintain the goal streaks until they become your habits.

Growing good habits is a great way for personal improvement, especially being highly productive at work or home.

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