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Variable Recurrence: Not an "Every Day" Feature

March 5, 2012 by James Tauber

One core feature of Habitualist is the ability to track tasks that have a variable recurrence. While most to-do-list software supports recurring tasks like “floss every day”, most fail at targets like “go to the gym three times a week” or “blog every 2–4 days”. This is where Habitualist shines.

We don't claim to be the first to support these kinds of tasks but we're taking it a step beyond earlier apps like Sciral Consistency by supporting units other than days (weeks, months and years) and by allowing you to optionally target the number of times the action is performed in the specified period of time. We then use this to prioritize your actions (which we'll cover in more detail in a subsequent post).

New actions are entered by completing the sentence “I want to...”, filling out the action, number of times, range and units of recurrence and start date in natural language:

We're continuing to refine the input that we accept as we get more feedback.

Habitualist is a great way of tracking the things you want to do on a regular basis, the things you want to turn into habits.

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