You can find a beautiful visual habit tracker in our apps 🎨
Habits are activities you perform regularly and usually serve to improve your skills, organization, or well-being.
⚡️ Unlimited number of habits is available on Premium plan – Free plan is limited to seven habits
You can interact with your habits either in the habit tracker or via the habit widget at the bottom of the calendar.
To track an activity, double-click on a particular day in the habit tracker or click the complete button present on each habit block on the calendar.
Habits can be grouped into routines – though we call them habit groups in our apps. Habits can also be scheduled onto the calendar either manually or automatically. See our article dedicated to habit scheduling to learn more.
The habit widget is a pretty cool feature of Lunatask. Be sure to check out how it works.
Daily vs weekly habits
⚡️ Weekly habits are a feature available on Premium plan
We differentiate between daily and weekly habits. Daily habits are tracked once or many times a day. You can also set up a custom recurrence for daily habits – for example, water the plants every Tuesday and Friday.
On the other hand, weekly habits are not tracked per individual day but per whole week – it does not matter on which day you track them. So, for example, you might want to read a book twice a week regardless of the day – you care only that on Sunday you have two activities tracked for that week. You would use a many-times weekly habit with the goal set to 2.
The habit that is recurring once a week on Sunday is still considered a daily habit.
Habits vs recurring tasks
Both habits and recurring tasks are activities you regularly perform at set intervals, so naturally, there is an overlap. It is up to you whether you decide to use a habit or recurring task for a specific activity.
There are some considerations that might help you to pick one over the other:
- Habits show your current and record streak (the number of consecutive periods in a row – usually days – you completed the habit) to keep you motivated to beat your past best, recurring tasks do not
- Habits can be scheduled on the calendar automatically every day, whereas, for recurring tasks to appear on the calendar, they have to be scheduled each morning manually
- There are features on our roadmap that will enable deeper integration between habit and mood trackers – for example, our apps will be able to find whether there are correlations between your habits and your mood or energy levels, i.e. "Does taking a food supplement X affect me in any way"
Current and record streak
We often get asked what the numbers in the habit tracker represent. The number on the last activity in a block of consecutive activities is your current streak, and the number all the way on the right is your past record streak. These serve to motivate you to beat your past best.
The current streak is not shown for many-times habits. Instead, the number represents the number of times the activity was tracked in a given period.
Why do I need to double-click to track an activity?
It is a double-click instead of a single click to avoid accidental clicks, e.g. when switching from other windows.