Habitica: Gamified Taskmanager

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

The NEW app from HabitRPG! Rewritten from the ground up for a smoother experience and more features. Treat your life like a game to stay motivated and organized! Habitica makes it simple to have fun while accomplishing goals. Input your Habits, your Daily goals, and your To-Do list, and then create a custom avatar. Check off tasks to level up your avatar and unlock features such as armor, pets, skills, and even quests! Fight monsters with friends to keep each other accountable, and use your gold on in-game rewards, like equipment, or custom rewards, like watching an episode of your favorite TV show. Flexible, social, and fun, Habitica is the perfect way to motivate yourself to accomplish anything. Habitica can be fully enjoyed for free, but if you would like to help support us, we also offer optional in-app purchases and subscriptions. If you choose to purchase a subscription, payment will be charged to your iTunes account only when you confirm your purchase. The longer the length of your subscription, the more gems you can purchase for gold! There are four types of optional Habitica subscriptions: $4.99 every month; $14.99 every three months; $29.99 every six months; and $47.99 every year, which is a 28% discount! (Prices may vary by location.) Subscriptions renew automatically unless cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off in your Account Settings in iTunes after purchase. You can also manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase. Thanks for choosing Habitica! Terms of use: https://habitica.com/static/terms

Version

1.11

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

No

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

iOS Version

11.0.1

Accessibility Comments

As of the latest version, this app is completely accessible as far as I can tell.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

I have a group that is temporarily serving as the unofficial VI hub for Habitica until we hit 30 people and can officially create a guild. Post your name in the comments if you'd like to be added and I'll do so as soon as I can.

Developer's Twitter Username

@habitica

Recommendations

6 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Katie 2 years 5 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by Ashley on Thursday, September 28, 2017

I am so excited that they have finally made the app more accessible. I have re-downloaded the app. My name on there is Ashley Coleman.

Submitted by Tangela on Thursday, September 28, 2017

In order to find your user ID, go to the menu tab, settings, account details, and its under the API heading. Please note: I will need your user ID, but NOT your API token. Your API token is used to link Habitica to 3rd party extensions and should not be widely shared.

Submitted by Katie on Friday, September 29, 2017

My user name is b237b878-ee71-459d-9507-d964aaUser ID, b237b878-ee71-459d-9507-d964aa4109abUser ID, b237b878-ee71-459d-9507-d964aa4109ab4109ab

Submitted by Muhammad Saidinas on Friday, September 29, 2017

Hi, can I join too?
My ID is:User ID, 988db8dd-e66c-495d-8459-5b5fece4f8df

Submitted by Tangela on Friday, September 29, 2017

Invitation sent. Katy, can you try resending your code? Prefferably on a line by itself, please?

Submitted by Elena Brescacin on Friday, September 29, 2017

Hello,
I am enjoying this game, it's a way to have fun, together with keeping up with tasks and healthy habits. I do not like role play games themselves, but this is different from others: the role play is our real life!
Let me give my userID so if someone wants to invite me, feel free to

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Submitted by Renita Rogers on Friday, September 29, 2017

Can I join?My user name is Nikolah and my user id is
6c7db23f-52b2-4e56-a0f0-7011df82dfe9

Submitted by Elena Brescacin on Friday, September 29, 2017

hello, I received an invitation from a user called tangela
But when I enter the "party" section and attempt to push "accept", I get an alert, "you can't join if you are not invited"
But, the user did invite me; I got the e-mail and clicked on the link!

Submitted by Yujin on Sunday, October 8, 2017

I am excited. Please add me. My ID is:
314bb03c-af4b-4cae-80d2-dda488126c98

Thanks

Submitted by Tangela on Sunday, October 8, 2017

I'm sorry. Recently, we've had issues with people creating accounts to power level, which isn't a problem in itself except that when they enter quests, it means the rest of us can't participate. Currently there's no way for me to remove problem people from the party without the help of admin, which is time consuming and inefficient. I'm still more than happy to answer questions here or via pm, but until I have the ability to edit party members, I can't in good conscience allow people into the group with the potential to break things for the entire group.

Submitted by Tangela on Sunday, October 8, 2017

The developers are aware of this issue and have stated a fix is planned, so hopefully this will be only a temporary restriction.

Submitted by Kattiger on Monday, October 9, 2017

Great app for staying motivated. My user name is Kattiger and I have been looking for a voice over users guild, and it seems one exists yay thanks apple's. My user id is
51e2ba78-d4f4-4594-a69c-63d528a2f617

Submitted by Tangela on Monday, October 9, 2017

As far as I know, no vi guild exists yet. I'm working on making that happen, but as yet haven't. I had opened my party to serve as the hubb for it, but see last comment for an explanation of why that is no longer precisely the case.

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Monday, October 9, 2017

This seems to be a good app. However I would need some instructions. I cannot get the hang of getting started.

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Monday, October 9, 2017

I finally figured out how to play. You can add me at
User ID, ddaea6dd-218d-4295-8eb5-6fd855f8c28a
And I am looking forward to join.

Submitted by Tangela on Monday, October 9, 2017

Sabrina, what questions do you have? I'm more than happy to answer questions, but if you don't ask specific questions I have no way to know what you need help with.

You can find a wiki at http://habitica.wikia.com/wiki/Habitica_Wiki which explains a lot of the concepts and offers tips. Often, you can find what you need by simply doing a google search for term/concept habitica wiki.

I'm happy to answer questions as I've said, but specific questions about how to do things accessibly on the app once you're familiar with the general principle from the wiki is the best method.

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Monday, October 9, 2017

I have gotten the hang of creating the habits now. I would appreciate recomendations of positive ones because my brain is tangled and I am not good at these things. The interface is awesome. I would like as many recomendations for todo, habits and dailies. I am aweful at thinking of such things when I need them. :-) But I ha ve gotten the hang of most things. I am looking forward to it when I can actually join a party. That will be awesome. I like games like this. This and Plant Nanny are my favourites because they are very useful.

Submitted by Tangela on Monday, October 9, 2017

A lot of times those are based on your rl goals. You can check the wiki for some sample todos, dailies and habits, or look for guilds related to your goals and interests which often have community tasks you can use.

Please do note the difference between a party and guild. Parties are smaller and more loosely organized, as well as generally having no specific purpose.

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Thursday, October 12, 2017

What do I use gold for? And is it possible for your character to die? It is probably a stupid question but I am not willing to try that. Rofl. I guess it is possible to actually die. Because if health drops to 0 you probably die.

Submitted by Tangela on Thursday, October 12, 2017

Hi. Yes, it is possible for your character to die. In the event of your death, you will lose: ◾ One level, plus all XP they had accumulated toward the next level
◾ One attribute point from a random attribute, which is regained when they regain the level (it will have to be re-assigned)
◾ All of their gold points (GP)
◾ One piece of current class or non-class specific equipment

All these are if applicable, and taken from the habitica wiki.

Now, on to good news. Gold can be used to buy items in the rewards column of the app. This can be things like health potions or new equipment/armor. You can also sell eggs, potions, scrolls, etc. from your inventory to gain more gold.

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thank you. I didn’t want to try killing my character just because I wanted to know. Lol. I love this useful game. I like combining useful with games.

Submitted by Molly on Friday, October 13, 2017

Hi, I'm quickly becoming addicted to this game to! I have always liked lists, so this is perfect.
I submitted a bug report to the developers, when I open a challenge description there doesn't appear to be a way to close it with voiceover on. I turn VO off and tap in the upper left corner to do this. The developer got back to me promptly and said this will be fixed in the next update.
I'm excited to try questing, my suer ID is: ec05e5de-7b4c-4963-bca5-654c501d7333

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Saturday, October 14, 2017

Yay! I just leveled. That is awesome. I am doing this quite fine.

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Monday, October 16, 2017

There has been a new update for this app. I just thought I would post it.

Submitted by MelodicFate on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

I've been playing with this game for a while. I finally made it to level 10. I'd like to be added to the party. My user ID is 894bfdd8-34c7-4693-9a97-4c14ab726fbe

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

In an earlier post, Tangela told us that they didn’t add anyone to the party untill something had been fixed. I don’t recall what that was though.

Submitted by Saskia on Thursday, March 1, 2018

Hey everyone :)
Since their huge accessibility update last fall,I have been an avid player of Habitica. I absolutely enjoy having a gamified planning system and it really works for me to make progress on my goals and projects.

However, as of now I unfortunately couldn't find a guild for blind, visually impaired or even disabled players - so I decided to make my own :)

If you would like to join the Blind Bohemians of Habitica, leave me a comment with your user ID or simply click the following link:
https://habitica.com/groups/guild/fc8b250a-2fe9-4ef0-b8d9-bb6464060576

I am looking forward to meet you over there in the streets of Habitica :)

Submitted by Jim Homme on Friday, April 6, 2018

Hi. I'm looking for advice about how to get started, but I don't know what to ask. Helpful, eh? Should I start by putting in something like one daily task I want to do then go from there? I'm probably even using the wrong terms.

Thanks.

Jim

Submitted by Christina on Friday, April 6, 2018

Hi,

At first, Habitica can seem quite confusing. It may help to check out the help links in the Tavern. When you go to guilds then tavern, you can swipe with three fingers to go between the chat and the help information which has buttons for new users to get started.
It's best to start with a few daily's and habits because, if you aren't on top of things and have too many daily's to complete, you will receive damage to your avatar's health by not completing those. To-do's do not impact your stats negatively. Daily's not being completed will impact negatively and likewise, completing them will impact positively. Habits can be either positive, negative or a combination (ie. if you bite your nails, you can put a plus on that for days you don't do that and would put a minus for days you do it (if you miss a day, there is no impact on your stats that I'm aware of)). All of this and much more including examples of habits, to-do's and daily's can be found at www.habitica.com and in the app.
Hope this helps.

Submitted by Jim Homme on Saturday, April 7, 2018

In reply to by Christina

Hi Tina,
Thank you so much for that very clear explanation. It seems like when I create habits that both good and bad are selected. How do I tell if I'm making a good or bad habit?

Thanks again.

Jim

Submitted by Jim Homme on Saturday, April 7, 2018

Hi,
It's cool that you can create Checklists and reorder them. Does anyone know how to mark checklist items complete? Can this be done?

Thanks.

Jim

Submitted by Saskia on Saturday, April 7, 2018

Hi :)

When creating a habit, it lets you mark if you want the habit to have a positive and negative option. After creating the habit, the VoiceOver rotor lets you decide between "Score habit down" for the negative effect and "Score habit up" for the positive effect.

The checklists do currently not work properly with VoiceOver - theoretically you should be able to expand a task to watch the checklist items and check items off, but VoiceOver cannot read the lists at the moment and does not have the necessary commands in the rotor.

However, I have been in contact with the Habitica team about the checklists and they have told me that they want to fix the checklists issue in an upcoming update, so I'm quite excited for that :)

Hope this helps :)

Submitted by Lukas on Saturday, March 16, 2019

Hi, I hope someone is still watching this thread as I decided to check out this app only now. Is it just me, or does registration not work with VO in the most recent version? There seems to be no accessible way for me to move on from the what should we call you screen. There is just the title, the labels for display name and user name, the actual text fields for these, and then a probably prewritten message from a Justin dev. :-) It says that once I am all set, I will proceed to creating my avatar, but there is no way to dismiss this message or get any sort of a next or ok button or something like that, even after I click the done button in the bottom right corner of the on-screen keyboard in both fields. Does anyone have any clues, or is this really a recent broken accessibility issue? Thanks, Lukas

Submitted by maxi on Monday, March 18, 2019

how do i get past the "i'm your guide to habitica" screen where it shows my username and display name?

Submitted by Lukas on Saturday, March 23, 2019

I only managed to solve this by logging into my account from the web and filling out some info, then returning to the app. I imagine starting with the registration on the web, before first launching the app, and then only logging in from within the app once the registration was complete would be a much easier way to solve this issue.
It would be nice, though, if they fixed this in an upcoming update.
Lukas

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