If you think about it, is not life just a big role-playing game begging to be conquered? We all have a number of specific tasks that we have to do every day. Sometimes these items get boring on our to-do list and cause us to lose motivation. What if you could take on these tasks and turn them into something great instead? Now you can.
With Habitica: Gamify Your Tasks you can finally get your real work done and give them an exciting RPG spin like never before. Instead of pulling your feet while doing your boring and lifeless tasks, you can think about your next and forthcoming ones. Create unique quest names, custom rewards, and even create groups online to help others achieve their goals.
: Install Habitica
To begin your new epic quest and improve your daily life, you'll need to grab Habitica. It is available for both Android and iPhone. Please visit one of the following links to install it.
Step 2: Sign in or register a new account
When you first open the app , a splash screen will be displayed, allowing you to scroll or skip altogether. Once you leave this screen, you will be on the main sign-in page where you can create your account. You can easily sign in with your Google or Facebook account to get started right away. However, you can set up an e-mail account if you wish.
When you create an account, not only can you save your progress, but you can also use your character across multiple devices and platforms. Very useful for the comfort and ease of use!
Now that you've signed in with your preferred method, you can now set up your hero profile. Select your display name and user name here or accept the default values. These will be attached to your profile so that you can connect to the online features with other group members. However, you can change these two names at any time if you wish. Tap "Next" to continue.
Now that your profile name is maintained, it's time to change the look of your hero. You can change your body size, skin color, hair type, and hair color, add extra accessories, and also change the shirt color. If you want, you can even press Randomize to get a look for you. There are also more premium options that you can get later to improve your style. Tap "Next" to continue.
With your hero's look set, you can now choose the types of quests or quests you want to tackle personally. For example, if you want to make sure you keep up with your classroom homework, then you should definitely select "School." Select all the items in the list that you want to work on for your tasks, and then click "Get started" to begin your journey.
They are now guided by the brief introduction to habits and what they are. Depending on which items you have selected for editing, a short list of sample quests will be created that you can view and are referred to as "habits." These are just examples, but if one is suitable for your needs, you can keep it. Generally, you will delete them and start over with your own habits.
Tap a custom you want to delete, then simply press "Delete" in the top right corner and finally "Delete Task" wipe it from your list. Do this for any pre-generated habits that you do not want to keep, so you have a clean plan for your own tasks.
From here you can add your own custom habits by pressing the plus sign button at the bottom of the screen. This is a one-time task that needs to be performed only once. Give your quest any title and add specific quest notes directly below it. Get creative and think of some cool quest names from your favorite games to get you even more motivated.
Decide now whether this habit has positive or negative qualities that can be assigned to it. For example, if you miss the task or fail in some way, it should have both positive and negative qualities. This ensures that you can have rewards for completing the task or be penalized if you fail them. After that, you can choose the level of difficulty for the habit and then set how often it should be reset.
Now simply click "Create" to complete the process. First, add some basic tasks until the rest of the setup is complete. Do not complete any of your tasks yet, as you have not yet set up your reward system with custom actions. Once you become familiar with everything, you can come back and deal with even more important tasks that you need to take care of.
Tap the bottom of the Dailies tab then you get a basic tutorial on what that feature is. These are tasks that you would do daily, such as washing dishes. Just as with the main tasks in the Customs section, some basic tasks are generated based on the previously selected tasks. If you need to delete and restart it, select the item, and then click Delete as before.
Now you can tap the plus button and set up a handful of your daily tasks to add to your list. Still try to creatively work with your titles and descriptions to make you smile every time and increase your motivation. Works every time, trust me. With Dailies you have a few more options than with the main tasks of the habits.
If you want, you can add a checklist to your specific task or task if it concerns more than one thing. Tap the text box and enter anything you want. Then it will automatically be saved in the list. You can change the list order by tapping and dragging the 6-dot icon to the right. You can also delete any item by tapping the "X".
Select the difficulty level of this particular task, and then select the scheduling system for this task. Enter your start date and then choose how often you want to complete the task. Selecting "Daily" will allow you to decide how many days you will have to wait to get the job to finish again. The same applies to the other time options. So move on to your personal tasks.
If you really want to make sure you never forget to do your daily chores, you can set up a reminder to alert you. You choose the time you want to be remembered and it will tell you when it's time to complete this task. You can also add any tags as your list grows over time. Click "Create" to complete the process.
If you have a specific to-do list for the day You can use the Tasks tab, which is different from the other two list options. First and foremost, a task list consists of one-time tasks that usually have to be done at a specific time and date. Consider habits as your main story quests, daily papers as your daily tasks and quests as the side quests that seem random over time.
Delete all items in the pregenerated list, and then tap Plus to start. Creating a to-do list entry essentially uses the same format as for the daily papers. Give your task a title and add notes that might be helpful to you. Create the checklist, set the difficulty level, set a due date, and then set reminders. You can also add tags here.
When your to-do list is ready and ready to save, tap Create to finish. You will now see the checklist of the items you have created and can tap on each box after completing the tasks. Once all items on the list have been completed, your quest is complete and you can receive any reward you have set. Restart tasks when your reward system is up.
Finally, you can invoke the reward system that will be used to complete your quests! When you complete your tasks, you receive a certain amount of gold that you can spend on your rewards. By default, you can purchase items of equipment to build and strengthen your character. Basic weapons, armor, and potions help you get started.
The real fun is creating your own rewards and determining how much gold each value has. There should be a predefined reward item called "Reward for yourself." If you tap on this entry, you can create your first custom reward and get the good stuff.
Add a title to your Reward Item entry and add any notes that might be helpful here. Under "Costs" you can choose how much gold is needed to buy this reward. Do not set it too low or too high, but you may have to mess around with this number and find a convenient amount for future use. You do not want to go through the reward system, so it's important to find a perfect balance.
Once you're satisfied with the reward title name, notes, and gold costs, tap "Create" to complete the process. If you get enough gold by completing your custom quests and tasks, you can tap the gold icon to the right to earn the reward. That's all there is to do!
Now you have to go back and start building your quest lists and add more rewards Once you have created a decent number of tasks and rewards based on your own life, you can safely tackle your tasks one after the other. Do your best to finish it on time and not to cheat! Cheating does not contribute to your own self-confidence and only affects your personal development.
When you have successfully completed a task on your list, tap the plus icon to complete it and gain some experience and gold. If you missed the deadline or did not complete a specific task, tap the minus sign to confirm the failed task. You lose a certain amount of HP if you fail a quest. So think about it. Try to complete as many times as possible to stay alive!
You can also add tags to your tasks by returning to the Tasks page and filtering the icon at the top right the screen. Tap Add New Tag and enter any name to help organize your tasks as you add more to the list. For example, you might want a label called "House Chores". This makes it easy to call all quests at once to save time and keep track. When your HP ever reaches zero, you actually lose your gold and your character also drops one level! The loss of all your gold can, in some cases, significantly lower you. Do your best to complete your tasks as much as possible.
You can get Random Items every day when you log in for the first time So, if you look back once a day, you get some free items. You can also get random items as you complete your tasks. A higher perceptual value increases the chance of receiving random quest rewards. A complete Perception kit is the key to obtaining free items when completing your quests.
Checking Out the Option Menu
The Options menu contains many helpful features that you will not find anywhere else. On the left, touch the menu and then right-click the gear icon. You can edit your profile, change your character class, or sign out of your current account. If you want to reset and restart your account or delete it completely, tap Authentication.
This article was created during Gadget Hacks' special coverage on how to use your smartphone to increase productivity. Take a look at the entire productivity series.