Parents' Guide to

Habitica: Gamified Task Manager

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Better habits only a game away; has purchases, messages.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 13+

Rude staff, bad atmosphere

As an app, Habitica is buggy, slow to load and lacking in features with no significant new releases in years. But the staff promote the vibrant community as a major USP for their app. And it was vibrant... until they removed fired their moderation team with no preparation, alienated all volunteers on the platform and posted rude and threatening messages, violating their own community guidelines. Anyone speaking up against these changes is being muted or banned with no explanation. Give your custom to a deserving company, not this one.
age 12+

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Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (2):

This app will likely motivate teens and adults who love racking up points on video games, beating enemies, and checking leaderboards. Habitica: Gamified Task Manager may not be the prettiest app ever, but its old-school video game graphics and simple reward strategies are cool enough to keep players checked in often, which is exactly what people who are trying to make a change need: consistent tracking, lots of motivation, some competition, community support, and a little creative fun. Parents may want to set expectations around in-app purchases before downloading. And, as always with any app meant to motivate, the app's effectiveness will only be as good as the user's commitment to change their habits.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Skills: Self-Direction: achieving goals, effort, goal-setting, identifying strengths and weaknesses, motivation, personal growth, self-reflection, set objectives, work to achieve goals, Emotional Development: moving beyond obstacles, persevering, self-awareness, Responsibility & Ethics: making wise decisions, Tech Skills: social media
  • Pricing structure: Free (optional in-app purchases from $0.99 to $19.99)
  • Release date: December 15, 2015
  • Category: Productivity
  • Publisher: HabitRPG, Inc
  • Version: 1.6.5
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.2 or later; Android 4.0.3 and up
  • Last updated: July 20, 2017

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