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Do you find you can't get things done? If you are king of the procrastinators, ruling over a realm of incomplete tasks, HabitRPG might be for you. This app is basically a to-do list manager, but it frames everything as a quest in your own personal RPG.

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If you finish something successfully, you get experience and gold. Why would you need gold? To get better weapons and armor, obviously. When you fail at completing a task, the app docks you HP. The mobile app was also the subject of a kickstarter campaign. Note, this is the official app, but third-party clients have been available for a while.

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HabitRPG has two visual styles. The actual to-do manager is clean and modern-looking. Although, the action bar is backward, and I don't know if I can cope with that, personally. The RPG elements of the app are 8-bit themed, which makes sense in context. HabitRPG is free if you want to give it a shot.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • Łukasz Zając

    OHMYGOD at last.
    Been waiting for it since the Kickstarter ended.

  • ZombiePete

    Do you do anything with these weapons or hit points, or is it just a visual thing to add color to a mediocre task manager?

    • Łukasz Zając

      If you don't do a daily you lose HP. For doing tasks you earn coins which you spend on rewards you set, i. e. eating a donut or watching a movie, or you can buy weapons and armor which lower the hp loss or exp gain. Visit habitrpg.com for desktop client and try. :P

  • maani

    http://www.rexbox.co.uk/epicwin/

    wish this came out on android

    • Cheeseball

      This is basically the EpicWin of Android, minus the nice graphics.

      • http://ocdevel.com lefnire

        Habit creator here. EW's only one in the space - actually TaskHammer's the Android go-to, surprised it hasn't been mentioned (EW is iOS only). Other players are SuperBetter (the most known of all), Lift, LifeRPG, Chorewars, Habbit, Beeminder, etc. HabitRPG is but a drop :) The mobile app is super basic at present, the website (habitrpg.com) has been around for about 1year, and we're gonna be pulling in features bit-by-bit. Lots on the horizon too. EW was unfortunately abandoned (shame too, I would have used the shit out of that app) - but Habit's open source and hopefully people will help with our future plans of a class system, mounts, boss battles, and more.(http://goo.gl/d3ZIb)

  • http://thedangerbrain.com/ Alfonso Surroca

    Awesome! I've been using HabitRPG since day one, and the web version of it is kind of hit or miss.

  • German Alonso Pimentel Vera

    Clever...

  • GraveUypo

    i don't know, this sounds just like one more chore to do on top of the others.

  • thartist

    Did it actually help anyone do what they have to?

  • http://www.talltechtales.com/ Mattias

    Pretty neat...having connectivity issues with the sync though. There's another third party app for this that seems more polished than this one (it's got ads though, ick)

  • angel_spain

    For me it should include some kind of electric shock or annoying alarm when cheating, unfortunately.