4 Best Habit Tracker Apps for Mac in 2021

Developing new habits or breaking bad ones take time and effort.

Habits are all about behavioural change. At first, you have to consciously apply effort to perform a new behaviour.

But the human brain is a highly efficient computer. It knows when you're trying to achieve something repeatedly, and it helps you in doing so. The longer you perform a new habit consistently, the more subconscious the behaviour becomes, and the less effort you need to put to perform it.

Habit tracker apps on your Mac device can help you in this journey, to help keep track and visualize your progress, as well as be mindful and aware of whenever you might stumble.

Whether you want to use a simple and straightforward app, or something with more features and complexity, we have gathered the best habit tracker apps for MacOS available on the internet.

Everyday

Everyday is hands-down one of the most delightfully simple habit tracker apps out there. All the action happens on its simple visual interface, where you can see your habits stacked vertically on the left, and a timeline that progresses towards the right on top to the current day.

The core concept of the app is to perform habits daily, and to not break the chain or streak. If you perform a habit, you mark it as done. On the right, you see how long your current streak, as well as the previous high score of your streak and a total count of times you performed a habit in its lifetime.

The app is designed and built for every conceivable platform. You can use it on your Android device, iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, Mac or on the Web.

Everyday is available for free and supported by in-app purchases that cost between $4.99 for the monthly plan to $29.99 for yearly access.

Everyday is available for iOS, Apple Watch, MacOS, Android and Web.

This app is not available for Windows desktop PCs.

Habitify

Habitify keeps things simple with their straightforward habit tracker that operates on a. setting up your habits, b. getting cues that remind you to perform a habit, and c. visualizing your progress with various habits over time.

The app's features are thoughtfully constructed, taking into account real-world usage of various habits. For example, you can create a habit for meditation and also track the time you meditate in each setting, which is the behaviour of a lot of people building a meditation habit.

Another useful feature is the ability to group habits. Sort of like folders, but for a set of habits that belong to a broader goal. The app also gives you the ability to add notes, which serve as a record of your thoughts as you progress through your habits journey.

Habitify also hands-down has one of the nicest looking landing pages.

Habitify is available as a free app and is supported by in-app purchases that start at $4.99 for a monthly membership all the way to $64.99 for a lifetime membership.

Habitify is available for iOS, Apple Watch, MacOS, Android and Web.

This app is not available for Windows desktop PCs.

Streaks

Streaks has a different approach than other habit tracker apps. It's less so a tracker and more a to-do list, with their core value proposition being to help you form good habits.

The app does this by having you list down the habits you want to inculcate as tasks in a to-do list. Each day when you perform the task, your streak increases. Over a period of time, this would solidify the behaviour and therefore help you in incorporating new good habits into your life.

Streaks is available as a paid app that costs $4.99.

Streaks is available for iOS and MacOS.

This app is not available for Android, Web or Windows desktop PCs.

Momentum

Momentum is a beautiful and simple habit tracker app built exclusively for Apple devices.

The core principle behind the app's design is based on Jerry Seinfield's productivity secret, which is - Don't break the chain. Each day you lengthen the chain, you make it more likely for you to stick to your habit and therefore less likely to stray from the path.

With an extremely simple and minimal UI, you can you glance all your habits in a second. Thanks to deep iOS and Watch OS embeds, you can check off a habit with one tap from the home screen or notifications shade.

Momentum is available as a free download and is supported by in-app purchases, which start at $1.99 and go all the way to $14.99.

Momentum is available for iOS, Apple Watch and MacOS.

This app is not available for Android, Web or Windows desktop PCs.

Get started building good habits today

We hope you find a habit tracking app for Mac that suits your needs.

Creating good habits is more than just using an app. You need the right mindset and approach for it to work.

If you're at the beginning of this journey, check out this Actionable Guide to Creating Habits that Stick.

You got this ✌️

By the way, I created a simple habit tracker app that lives on a spreadsheet. You can use it directly using your own Google Sheets account.

Hundreds are using this spreadsheet to make their habit tracking simpler and more effective. You should try it too.

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