“If a goal is worth having, it’s worth blocking out the time in your day-to-day life necessary to achieve it.”– Jill Koenig
We all have tasks and goals to achieve in day-to-day life. Many of us have a habit of writing goals in a diary or on sticky notes. But how many of us actually follow it?
Can you guess why?
Because there is no one to nudge us with notifications and reminders every time we try to run away from our goals.
Fortunately, we have goal-tracking apps that can help us in this case.
What are goal-tracking apps?
Goal tracking apps help you set goals and track them daily with reminders, calendars, and other smart features. These apps have changed the nature of habit building. Let’s have a look at the best goal tracking apps for businesses.
8 Best goal-tracking apps for businesses
SmartTask is an award-winning all-in-one project management software built to plan, manage and execute projects with ease. It has a simple user interface and does not require training to learn. It comes with project management, milestone tracking, task management, team collaboration, CRM, time tracking, custom analytics, and reporting features.
As far as the goal tracking aspect is concerned, you can create milestones and track your project’s progress. You can also set dependencies, create recurring tasks, track time on tasks, create custom fields, auto-schedule tasks, invite guest users on projects, chat, do video conferencing, and much more.
SmartTask allows you to manage tasks with the tasklist, board, calendar, and timeline views. You can manage multiple projects with the portfolio view and save your team from burnout with the workload view. You can also track the progress of your projects by creating custom project dashboards with the help of project analytics and global analytics views.
SmartTask also integrates with Zapier, Integromat, Pabbly Connect, Slack, Jotform, Google Sheets, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Dropbox, MailChimp, and 1000+ other applications so that you can work with your favorite tools.
- Project Milestones
- Tasklist, Board, Calendar, and Timeline Views
- Portfolio and Workload Views
- Recurring tasks, Dependencies, and Reminders
- Time Tracking and Budget Estimation
- Call Tracking and CRM Analytics
- Instant Messaging, Video Conferencing, and File Sharing
- Custom Charts
- Productivity Scoring
SmartTask offers free pricing with some limits and charges $5 per user/month and $8 per user/month for premium and business plans respectively when paid annually.
ClickUp is an all-in-one work management tool that can help you with your goal setting and tracking. It allows you to set, edit and track personal goals. You can set the name, due date, and other details with the Goals feature and edit it too. You can assign targets and track goals with the help of the “Targets” feature. You can also track team goals with the help of a weekly scorecard.
- Set Goals and Track Progress
- Set Milestones
- 15+ Views to manage work
- Task Management
- Workflow Automation
- Team Collaboration
- Document Management
- Time Management
ClickUp offers free pricing and a paid plan starts from $5 per user/month to $19 per user/month. It also offers customized plans for large enterprises.
Strides is a goal-setting and habit-tracking app. You can set and track habits and goals in one place. You can track your goals and customize them according to your needs. You can also get updates about your tasks with the reports feature and set daily goals with the help of the Daily Goals feature.
- Goal Setting and Tracking
- Habit Tracking
Strides is a good habit and goal tracker app with a free forever plan.
4. Way of Life
Way of Life is a very intuitive app for goal tracking and habit building. You can set up a fixed target and compete with your personal best week after week. You can track the trends of your habit with the help of charts. You can track anything with the help of customized tasks. Reminders also help you keep yourself in check.
- Habit Tracking
- Color Blind Mode
Way of Life offers free pricing and in-app purchases are available.
GoalsOnTrack is a goal-setting and goal management software. You can create SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound) goals and break them down into smaller sub-goals. You can create goals with detailed action plans from inbuilt customized templates. You can also keep track of habits with daily check marks and goal journal features.
- Goal Dashboard
- SMART Goals
- Multi-level Subgoals
- Progress Tracking
- Task Management
- Time Tracking
- Habit Tracking
- Vision Board
- Reports & Charts
GoalsOnTrack offers an annual subscription at $68 per year with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
6. Coach Me
Coach Me has taken a very personal approach to goal setting. You can choose from the predefined goals that it has in its app. You can also choose from habits that you want to quit, for eg. smoking. You can also get personalized coaching services from the coaches and share experiences with the community.
- Predefined Goals
- Personalized Coaching
- Community Support
Coach Me offers free pricing for their app along with community support but they do charge for the coaching services that start from $25 per week and vary depending on the services you choose.
ATracker is a goal-setting and habit-tracking app that can also be used to manage time. You can view time spending histories in a list or calendar view. You can create reports of your goals and share them via social media. You can track and set weekly and daily goals. It also has cross-platform synchronization.
- Goal Tracking and Setting
- Time Spending History
- Widget and Watch
ATracker offers a free version and then it gives multiple options to upgrade for iOS and Android users starting from $2.99.
Habitica takes the habit-building approach to a whole new level. They have created an experience where the app treats your life like a game. You will have to track your habits and manage them to earn rewards. Kids will love this app for sure.
You can view your overall progress with the help of a leveling system. It also has customized color themes with light and dark modes.
- Habit and Goal Tracking
- To-Do Lists
- Streak Counters
- Reminders and Widgets
Habitica is free software that offers an optional in-app subscription starting from $4.99/month.
Woah! This was some kind of a list.
I have curated a list of all the best goal setting and tracking apps. They all have various functionalities ranging from setting goals and tracking habits to managing time and gamified experiences. Every app has its own functionality. So, now it’s on you to decide which app will suit you and your team.
Guest author: Shyamal Parikh is the Founder of SmartTask, an online work management/automation software that helps teams streamline their processes may it be sales, hiring, customer success, or projects. He actively shares strategies and techniques that improve a team’s productivity.