College students around the nation and even the world share many common necessities when it comes to forming good habits. We feel the need to be on top of all of our priorities, including school work, health and wellness activities, social lives, and so on. The hardest part of this is actually finding the time to create the habits that you want to keep. Luckily, there are applications available to you that can help you form those good habits.


Free for iPhone, iPad, iTouch. Android and web application coming soon.

This app is very clean and easy to use. Simplicity at its finest. It works by allowing you to identify good habits that you want to get into the routine of learning, such as taking your vitamins every day or brushing your teeth, tracking your performance every single day, and seeing how you progress over time.

This app is great if you have daily goals that you set for yourself. By using Lift, you get the chance to get into the routine of everyday activities. After a while, you get used to doing those activities. Repetition creates memory for you. Sooner or later, you may not even need to use the application for what you originally needed it for, pushing you to add other habits to master.


Free for iPhone, iPad, iTouch. Not yet available for Android.

This app is simply focused on helping you record what you get done each day. At the end of the day, you write down everything that you accomplished throughout the day and record it to see how productive you were. From there, you can assess what things you need to do in order to get better with producing content.

In terms of habits, once you get into the habit of recording what you get done each day with iDoneThis, you start to figure out where you need to spend more time at in your life. It’s very simple to use and it gives you the opportunity to set a time in which it will ask you, “What have you gotten done today?”


Free for iPhone, Android, Windows, Mac, and Web.

It’s a simple to-do list. Getting into the habit of writing to-do lists is something that will teach you how to prioritize your activities and projects, plus it gives you the chance to maximize your time efficiency. There’s not really a downside to creating to-do lists, other than not accomplishing everything on it.

If you want to get into the habit of doing things that will benefit you, Wunderlist will give you that opportunity. As a college student, HackCollege knows how hard it can be to juggle all of the things that you have going on. Classes, having a social life, eating, sleeping, working out, etc. all can be hard to wrap your brain around sometimes. But with this app, your time will be well divided, giving you the maximum opportunity to accomplish your goals. That’s a habit we all want to master.

What are some other applications that you use that help you form great habits?

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