Great idea, terrible execution and support 1/5
I love the idea of having an rpg life style. The app itself has great potential, only issue is it is buggy and very clunky. There would be many times where my app freezes or if I am in a party, it would say you can create a new party (my party name is still there...). Additionally I thought ok maybe the next version would be better and decided to support the devs with a purchase of gems. The purchase was successful, only thing is I got no gems... when I spoke with their devs and support it took two whole days for them to say “we are working on a fix”, no timeline, my cash already in their wallet. Until they get their app stable and their customer support to a higher quality I don’t think I’ll be supporting habitica.
Additionally for those of you thinking about contributing to habitica to win some free gems, the process either involves you coding for them which is fine minus the extremely slow feedback and long iteration cycles or doing some writing/drawing. For the latter you won’t be awarded for contributing until you earn enough points on another system to be considered. (I have to win virtual currency with another virtual currency???)
Just think about it.
Love this app! 4/5
Love this app. It’s a fun an easy way for me to keep all my daily reminders as well as my weekly or monthly chores. There is one problem that I am dying for them to fix. The app is slow in realizing that is the next day. Like really slow. It sometimes doesn’t update to the next day until the afternoon time, even if I am trying to use it or if I close it out. This can be a issue for tracking habits or reminders going off too late in the day for you to complete them. Once that is sorted out, I’ll be very happy with this app! I will keep using it even while I wait for it to be fixed because I really do like it but I hope it gets fixed soon.
Habits for the day are showing pending tasks from previous day 3/5
By Horrible cook
App is pretty good. At the start of the day, only yesterday's remaining habits are displayed. Have to click start my day, refresh the habits page to see the actual list.
Love it despite the bugs 4/5
- 6 Plus
- latest iOS
Habitica literally changed my life, drastically helping my productivity and self-accountability. Praise given to the small dev team and passionate community for updates. Bugs are usually present but there’s progress.
Good stuff. No Crashing! 5/5
This app is great, having a blast using it, but the new update is crashing in the rewards tab and not showing my party properly. I certainly think it deserves 5 stars, but I figured I’d let you know!
Edit: Seems to have likely been server side, since it is now working smoothly :)
Help >~< 5/5
When I equip my armor and other items to my character it tells me that it’s been equipped, but it won’t show up on my character. Sadly if I remove them they immediately disappear and I can’t put it back on....my only complaint thus far. Thank you guys for this app. It makes me feel productive and that I’m actually leveling up in real life. <- sad I know but it helps ❤️
FINALLY. Update fixes some key bugs that made app unusable. 2/5
Edit: lowered to 2 stars because my alarms and reminders are STILL going off around 33-48 hours too late.
I’m still keeping my review at 3 stars until I get more time to mess with the app.
It seems to be finally working so far, but I haven’t had a chance to check all the bugs.
I will say that ALL of the tutorial reset itself so I had to sit and tap the screen for about 5 mins until I could use the app again, so that was irritating.
The rearranging bug seems fixed, but the app is still extremely slow in all aspects.
This is extremely helpful at keeping me on task, but the app is often slow, buggy, and difficult to use.
I find myself closing out the app to try to fix issues more than it’s actually open.
Update to developer response:
I’ve reported at least three bugs, including one about reminder times going off three days and 9+ hours after the correct time.
This app has been a lesson in patience, but I’m not receiving app rewards for being patient with a buggy and broken app. Maybe give out character experience for having to deal with all the issues since you’re very much aware of them?
Update delete 1/5
By Scouter john
Why did you update your app and delete all my information?
Also I get a message that “couldn’t connect to server. Check your network connection” but WiFi is great? The deleted info thing is what soured me on your app.
All my problems got fixed, I love the app it’s so cute and fun
Love the idea for the app, but a lot of work needs to be done 3/5
Absolutely love the idea for the app and social aspect to work together with friends, however the number of bugs you can find is simply overwhelming. It crashed a few times, but the most annoying is that I lost my dailies streak just because app decided to asked me for the third time what I did yesterday. I’m impatiently waiting for bug fixing updates...
Good but buggy 3/5
By No It Wasnt
This app has helped be a lot, but there are a lot of bugs in it. For instance I got invited to a party I hit accept says I can't join a party I wasn't invited to. It took a day to leave a party after hitting the leave button repeatedly. Over all good but very buggy.
Really quite good 4/5
I have been enjoying this app a lot since I downloaded a few days ago. It’s really a good motivator to develop healthy habits considering it confers points toward something fun to do on the app itself. I did turn off badge notifications because they stay on all day even if you don’t do certain tasks until later in the day. I would restore them and give five stars only if they fixed that issue.
The most bug filled popular app I’ve seen. 2/5
Despite the terrible interface, lack of usability, repeated, repeated, repeated instruction for the main features but zero instruction for most gamification features, constant unwanted windows (like profiles of people in my party) popping up when closing pop up windows, basic features intermittently not working and bugs all over, this app has somehow gotten 4 stars.
The web interface seems to be the main focus. The mobile app is an afterthought at best.
The only habit tracking application I’ve ever stuck with. 5/5
I use the “Pomodoro” method with Habitica and it really works great. The pixelated aesthetic is really great, too.
The armor and pets act kind of like little incentive achievement type things.
Great application!! 5/5
By Fudigks yps tS ofhfcicificu
Does so much! 5/5
I am so bad at getting things done once the day gets busy, but this app helps me work on habits and to-dos in a fun way. I love that it also gives you a chance to check off dailies you forgot from the day before, when you first open it in the morning. And to me one of the best dailies is the one that says “wrote 3-5 to-do’s for tomorrow” - that one gets my next day off to a good start before bed! There’s much to much to cover here but I love the app. The only thing I’d change is the ability to go on quests alone. None of my friends seems to use the app, and I don’t want to afflict a group of strangers with my unfinished dailies, but this knitter really wants a yarn pet - the quest scroll is maybe the second in-app purchase I’ve ever made!
Love the concept, but the bugs... 4/5
By Marcus Regulus
I enjoy the app, it’s tally of positive and negative habits, and the reflection of my own daily actions on my character. However, the bugs have been frustrating. The bugs aren’t going to keep me from using the app, much like Creative Assemblies’ bugs in their Total War games haven’t stopped me from playing those either.
Amazing app! 5/5
This is the best productivity/to-do list app I've ever used! I love how it makes tracking daily activities and habits into a game. Even though I don't participate in quests, the experience and health points are hugely motivating for me. I love that there are three different modes (dailies, habits and to-dos) for tracking different types of activities, so it lends itself well to anything from getting through a daunting to-do list to making and sticking with major (or minor) lifestyle changes.
I love the new feature in the recent update that allows you to check off dailies the next morning if you forgot the night before. I forget sometimes and it's great that I can now maintain my streaks even if I spaced checking them off the day before.
Hell Yeah 5/5
By Arica Tuesday
Now that you’ve fixed that awful task ordering bug it makes things so much easier. All around this app is amazing and has really helped me, thanks so much guys!
Great productivity app 5/5
By Cyrus Krieger
Great productivity app
i think this app is really good, and it gives you so many reminders to do what you have set up, but the problem is I still procrastinate so much. I have declined this app and that’s more of a me problem so that’s not really the point. this app gives a way to do what you need to do for fun and as a competition so it does help and i’m starting to use it more now too.
1/18 update broke the game.. 2/5
I love using this app. It motivates me and makes things I have to do fun! But with the recent update, it broke a lot of things. First, my character no longer has a class. I don’t know how to fix this since i already selected to be a mage when I was lvl 10, and the choose class button is gone.. so now I’m classless. Second, the stat points were allocated for me already.. all to strength. I was not able to allocate them personally, and I checked my auto-allocate is turned off. Third, and most annoying— clicking an equipment icon crashes the app. I can’t but or check any equips. And it crashes the game, which makes it unplayable. I’m not touching this app again until everything is fixed.
Best habit tracker! 5/5
Loving this app so far and all of the game features that convince me to check in on my daily goals
Great concept/even better execution 5/5
I'm a recovering gamer and not only does this app hit a well trodden reward system in my brain, it is also one of the best habit/productivity apps I have found. I'm thoroughly enjoying getting things done using this app. It's pretty amazing.
This is by far my most used app. I’ve been using it for over a year and while some bugs have popped up, they seem to be doing a great job fixing them and keeping the app updated.
This app helps a lot 5/5
This app helps you break habits, get things done, and become a better person. It's a great motivation tool, especially for gamers, but that doesn’t mean it’s hard for non-gamers to get into it easily.
The Year of the Organized 4/5
By I cant give it 5...
Its cute. Its motivational. Its organized. Plus 3 stars.
Love keeping track of daily tasks and goals and Im even using this app to drink enough water! With an impending move its helped me compartmentalize all of the things I need do to with the checklist it has! Plus 3 stars.
It is however mildy buggy. Its still a little sassy when reorganizing tasks changing some things around and sometimes duplicating tasks but you can fix it by refreshing whichever list. Strangely on my habit tracker theres a constant purple circle outline. It seems like it should appear while loading things but it stays in the middle of the screen on the habit tracker page. Its only mildy annoying but definitely not enough to make me us this app any less. Minus 2 stars.
today's release has bugs 1/5
Can't see my items page.
Can't invite my party to a new quest
Lost progress and party/quest trouble 3/5
I enjoy this app quite a bit. But as of the latest update..... It kicked me out of my party and I lost all progress with a quest (the killer dust bunnies) I’m really upset about that cause we were so close to completing it :/ oh well
For future updates I would love to an actual quest progress bar+stats when taking on both type of quest cause as of now my wife and I were utterly confused as to what to do. So if you could make that a little easier to understand I will give this game a 5 star rating :3
This app is so great. The online community is very 10/10. Usually is something’s online the community is inappropriate or rude. I like the parties and that you fixed iOS Inbox glitch. This is a truly amazing app and totally recommend it to mature people! Don’t get on this just to be online, actually use the help! Thanks to everybody who made this app happen!
I love the overall interface of the app, (habits, to-dos, etc. are all in one app) but the app is buggy and just odd at times.
You NEED This App! 5/5
If you've tried countless productivity applications, websites, tools, and tricks to no avail, look no further! Habitica is one of the greatest productivity apps out there, and there's a solid reason for it. Using a similar rewards and punishments system that are commonplace in the typical role-playing games from the days of old, Habitica transforms your life into a real-life game!
The main tools that the website and app uses are list-based, allowing you to customize your playing experience into Habits, Dailies, and To-Dos that you will personally strive for. Join a party to help you stay consistent and become one of hundreds of Habiticans who have transformed their lives and achieved their goals through the use of this app. Then, discover and join a guild for more in-depth conversation topics, tools, and resources with other like-minded Habiticans.
Since Habitica is open source, a lot of the content is provided by the users. While updates may be a little slow because of this, the staff also works hard to get things updated and fixed to the best of their ability while still providing awesome content and ease of productivity. They are super responsive and dedicated to the site. Even the community is super helpful and endlessly friendly.
I cannot recommend this app enough to anyone who wants to see serious and positive changes in their lives.
So far so good 4/5
I’m withholding 5⭐️ rating until I get farther and unlock more features (only level 6) but so far I love it! It’s a lot easier to stay on task when there’s immediate-feedback of some kind, and I’m using it to keep on top of studying and housework.
Thanks for the great app!
Really good, update not working 4/5
This app is a great idea and I can see it really helping me in the future!! The only thing is it won’t update to the newest version. I tried deleting it and reinstalling it and it still looks different than how it is displayed in pictures in the App Store. How can I fix it?
You Don’t Know How Much I Love This 5/5
First Of All, I Want To Say, That This App Actually Encourages Me To Do My Homework. Second Of All, ITS A GAME. You Can Literally Do Your Daily Tasks And Progress In Something, And If You’re A Gamer That Can Take Some a Time Off, This Is Perfect For You. Thanks For Making This App
Love it, but missing something very helpful 5/5
This app makes setting and working towards goals easy, fun, and interactive. The only thing I would suggest as improvement would be to add an “Impact” option for each habit. For example, a bad habit that I set as high impact (let’s say smoking) would have a greater effect on my score than a bad habit with a low impact (such as checking email too much). The same with a high impact good habit (saying a prayer) compared to a low impact one (reading an inspiring quote in the morning). These would all have different effects on the score when completed or neglected, thus allowing the user to prioritize which ones to complete at first.
Hope this suggestion helps :)
The option to have dailies that have been one temporarily disappear until the next day would thoroughly enhance my experience. As a person with a ton of dailies, being able to do away with the ones dealt with and exclusively look at the ones yet to be done would make the whole experience more efficient and cleaner.
Great start 3/5
This is a pretty solid idea, only hampered by a buggy/slow responding UI with some questionable UX choices (there’s so much stuff that’s buried within menus of menus)
If they can work all that stuff out this will be a pretty solid task manager.
This app is amazing!!! 5/5
I’ve been using habitica for a few months and I LOVE it! It’s helped be me more productive then ever!
Don’t judge by appearance 5/5
By VGN Gaming Youtube
People say it’s confusing and impossible to use....but I have no idea why those people are so angry at it.....it is simple and easy to use...just click plus and boom new task....very simple....should be 5 stars but there is some haters out there
Great app! 4/5
This seems like a fun yet productive way to get tasks done! I’m wondering how to add tags, for instance I created my account, but didn’t select the work tag, does that mean I can never add a work habit or to do???
Great app but one thing annoys me 4/5
By Coach J
This app has been helping me do what I need to do and I love it but, sometimes it shuffles my to-do’s around
Deleted- Uses INTERNET ONLY 1/5
I was Excited until I found it only works with internet....If I can’t access an app without internet access I’m not interested..
This is the only thing that helps me. The only thing I don't like is there a few things that are only accessible on the website. But overall this app is awesome.
Apple Watch Support, Please! 4/5
I like this, a lot. I have ADHD and I'm using it to help me remember stuff I need to do, and then actually do it.
It really needs Apple Watch support though, because picking up my phone, unlocking it each time, it's kind of a bit to do. Especially since I'd like this to help me with even my small habits.
Otherwise though, wow, good job!
Gamify your goals/habits/to-dos 5/5
So Fun 5/5
By Captain Switchblade
Chore Monster Beware!!!!! This is mad fun for basic daily crap- never procrastinate-kill that beast!
Makes developing and keeping good habits fun. 5/5
This app is so much fun! I saw someone mention it in a discussion on reddit about lesser-known apps that are great. I’ve been using it for about a week, and I’m already noticing an upward trend in my productivity. My only qualm about the app is that it can be really buggy sometimes, especially when I’m creating new to-do items or moving them around in the list.
Good app overall, but could be better 4/5
This remind me of an app I used to have on iPhone 5. I loved that app (I can’t remember the name but it was better than this in a way). Please update UI to be more “fantasy” or rpg-like, you know, the app would be way more immersive. Then I might subscribe.
Other than that, this is a good rpg-theme habit tracking app for those who love video games.
Crashes every time on login and on registration
Cool idea 3/5
But moving items around is seriously buggy. I try to order my To-Do list by holding down a quest and moving it around but it’s almost RNG as to where it ends up because it surely doesn’t go where I drag it. When I do get it in the order I want, I can refresh or change tabs and it will be like I didn’t even change anything, like it didn’t save! Incredibly annoying and should hopefully be easily fixed. Other than that issue, seems like a really cool concept. I’ve been looking for a good productivity app like this!