One feature to add might be a view for one year ago today. There are journals that have 365 pages and you write a line for each year of the highlights of the day. As you write the new year's line you end up reviewing what you were doing in previous years. It seems like you have most of the pieces to do this.
Thanks for sharing!
It would be great too if in the settings, you could set a notification time for each day. For example, I could set it to ping me at 7:30pm with a notification reminding me to do an entry for the day. When I clicked on it, it would auto-load to entering the log for the day.
It doesn't quite auto-load though.
That being said, I feel like the replies here are a bit of a hugbox. As far as the app's value itself goes, I don't see any benefit of this compared to an accomplished.txt file. In fact, a txt file is better because it covers more use cases and has a simpler interface(just start typing).
Why should I use this rather than a notepad? Look for features you can add that would be useful for manipulating data about accomplishments. Find ways to set the app apart.
Accomplishment ranking could be one useful feature. Then you could list even the tiny accomplishments, but if you want to just look at the big accomplishments you can always sort based on ranking to clear out the noise.
It's better than a notepad in that it will send you reminder notifications of accomplishments. A notepad requires you to look at it again.
There are also counters on each category so you begin to notice and feel confident about how accomplished you are on certain areas of your life.
There is also a strengths/skills page which collects notes you've made on each accomplishment. It needs to be improved but eventually you will see patterns in the skills you use to accomplish things.
I hope that helps. I probably should have written that on the website.
An app is way better than a notepad. Reminders, categorization, tagging with skills, extracting patterns, these are very useful things.
Stress burns the mind in the same way as physical activity burns the muscle. At some point you need to give your mind a rest. I suggest this book:
or this one:
This should help you keep your strengths intact regardless of your current situations ... who is to say that next endeavor will be better than the previous one.
Info is saved on the device.
My bad. I'm not a fan of cliches either, even visual ones.
While that would have been moderately amusing, the actual application is a much more useful and helpful concept.
Great job on launching something!
How about a Windows Phone version (Hey stop laughing! I am too being serious)
I find critique useful, I hope you do too. I do not like the notifications, how you set them. I would prefer to wake up to my morning alarm and see a random awesome thing I did the day or week before, along with a motivational 1-a-day quote.
Great idea on the alarm. I collect great quotes and I want to use them. I just thought I couldn't serve them well in this version of a small local app.
I'm hoping to eventually use the app to sprinkle a person's day with things more positive and substantial than a compliment or two. It might also make sense to have different features trigger after 25 or so entries.
One thing I wanted in my app was a timeline view so that I could see an overview of the most notable events in my life, and drill into certain periods for more detail. I think you could do that with this app.
Lastly, provide a way to export data. I want to remember these things forever, even if you decide not to continue supporting the app.
This is because everyone's internal lens is different, so comparing "results" is compounded even more than usual.
I'm giving this app a shot to see if it has benefits over the .txt file. Thanks!
Looks nice too :)
Building something you think might help other people is good for your sanity.
So my questions...Is it possible to load up a bunch of existing data in to the app? And would there be a way to implement a count of the achievements for each category?
I'm a recent graduate, in the weird transition of student life and real life.
edit: And just to be clear, I don't see where it would be an issue using it in the app, as the title of that book was supposedly inspired by Jobs saying the phrase, who in turn got it from yet another book. Just wondering if the fact that it's a book title is what the issue is.
I am curious now.
There's nothing inherently wrong with it, but my inner writer cringes, since it's a random throwback to Jobs' commencement speech, and it seems a bit out of place (especially in contrast to the previous 3 headings). I tried to come up with something short/powerful/meaningful, but in the couple minutes I've spared I've come up empty handed.
I would recommend finding a different background image for your header, as I think you could find something a bit less noisey. I like back5 with an y-offset of 540, but another stars/galaxy image would be great if you can find one available for free!
BUT. It looks great! I really wish it was available for android. Keep it up, this is a win for you to remember :)