Elephant is a visually beautiful and clever habit-changing app for Apple Watch and iPhones that gently reminds users to practice a new habit you’re trying to develop throughout the day. While it is free to download – know that it does only come with three habits installed: Drink more water, Be More Mindful, and… quite frankly, I don’t recall the third because, after choosing the “Drink more water” option and setting my reminders, the other options disappeared.
Elephant lets you:
- Pick a habit you want to set in stone. Or create your own.
- Choose how often you want reminding each day.
- Send gentle notifications straight to your watch or phone.
The Good News
This app, as is (as in free) is perfectly wonderful if you are looking (as I was) for reminders to drink more water throughout the day. It’s also great if you want to be more mindful or as I like to call it, if you want to remind yourself to live in the moment rather than hurrying off to the next one.
You can set reminders throughout the day (a set number of times) – they will then appear as a notification telling you to “Drink Water” or “Be More Mindful…” As someone who struggles to make herself drink more water, this has really come in handy for me. When my iPhone reminds me to drink more water, I do just that.
The Less Than Perfect News
I feel silly calling such a small amount of money “less than perfect,” but if you want to truly enjoy the functions of this app – as in choosing your own habit (or, say, setting a reminder for vitamins, supplements, or medications), you’ll want to pay for the full version.
I cannot give you any information on the paid version, as I do not have it. For example, I don’t know if you can (with the full, paid version) choose more than one habit or not. As most of us are working on multiple habits, I would hope so!
From Elephant: Elephant is free to download and comes with three of the most common habits pre-installed. For a one-off in-app purchase of £0.99, users can unlock the full power of Elephant, allowing them to create custom habits and increase the number of times they can be reminded each day from 10 to 60 times.
Here’s a link to the website: www.elephantapp.com (You can find more information on their beautiful website, including a video.)