Habitica is an app that aims to help users keep track of and adjust their habits through gamification. Users create an avatar and identify personal habits, to-do items and daily chores. As users successfully increase positive habits, decrease negative habits or complete their to-do items, they earn points. Points can be used to purchase avatar upgrades, personal rewards (e.g., time for watching TV, time for playing video games, etc.), and to level-up the user’s avatar. Each level up helps the user build their avatar in one of four attributes; “Strength,” “Intelligence,” “Constitution,” and “Perception.” Users can interact with others in four ways; Tavern (chat room), Party (groups of friends), Guild (forums for different topics), and Challenges (challenges presented by the community). Some of these interactions can earn the user special gems and gold so they can purchase rare items, quests, pets or seasonal items.
Available for: Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires Android 5.0 and up. Available on the Web.
Developer: HabitRPG, Inc.
Type of Treatment: Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring, Productivity
Targeted Conditions: Not Specified
Target Audience: Not Specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French,
German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian,
Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Cost: Free with in-app purchases
Get it On: Apple App Store, Google Play, Web
Research on this App
There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Habitica
Click the links below to learn more about the treatment types used in this app.
How Symptom Trackers Work