Contacted developer numerous times about my Habits not working but have never been given any resolution to the problem. Submitted by invoice number and security code for the program too. Very poor customer help.
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Developer's web site seems dysfunctional. Updates via MacUpdate Desktop fail. So, too, do attempts to upgrade from this MacUpdate page. I get this:
The requested URL /Habits.dmg was not found on this server.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
I bought and downloaded AND IT IS VERSION 1.0.0 - Then I went back to download AGAIN and AGAIN and even though the .dmg file says "Habits_1.0.2.dmg" IT IS STILL VERSION 1.0.0. PLEASE HELP, I do not like the FONT and want to change it!
Thank you for offering this as a MacUpdate Promo. I had the original before you folks bought it from the original developers.
Just a few things.
1. This has been mentioned already: Could you please add a way to 'clear' the day. If I accidentally click on a day there is no way I can 'clear it'. It's "stuck" with either an 'bar-from check' or 'x'.
2. It would be SUPER nice if you could add a "slant: /" meaning that I did complete the habit but I was 'seriously tempted' to break it. An example: I want to give up drinking. But one day I was really on the verge of breaking the regime, I really wanted drink, but I go through the day...it would be nice to have that 'slant: /' just to remind me that I need to work on my 'thoughts' to keep me from 'sliding'. The original developers like the idea but unfortunately they were never able to integrate this into this really nifty software. I hope you folks give it some consideration.
Have a great year. And thank you again for making this available at MacUpdate Promo.
Hello George and Suresh, I've bought this app without knowing you were the developers. As I was very satisfied with your application Moneybag, and would be very delighted if you could add some features to "Habits" such as some customs designs that appears next to my "Habits" description. It could be a "thumb up" when we follow the habit, or a reminder when we didn't follow some habits for a long time...
I really want to see more design on the app, because it looks too empty at the moment. You could also offer us to chose to follow an habit for a limited time, and offer us to have a reminder in the finder that appears at least once or twice a day at the top of the screen like a pop-up to encourage us to follow the good habits...
There are so many thing to improve with this app anyway. And I know you'll do your best to satisfy us... hope you will add the automatic update feature in both "Habits" and "MoneyBag" it would save us so much time!
Best of luck!
The idea behind Habits is excellent and the app is quite simple. You just install and begin to use as there is no learning curve, the app is completely intuitive.
Habits simple approach also helps its own use. To keep a daily control of habits is a habit itself and need to be achieved. An app bloated with features would make harder to develop such a control, but Habits avoids this with its straightforward interface.
The app offers integration with Facebook, an ubiquous feature these days. I consider much more adequate to have a kind of alert option using native OS X notification or Growl integration.
Habits interface could be improved in two aspects. It may do a better room distribution to show more habits in the list. To reduce a bit the size of icons and text would produce this. And the calendars could advance in weekley basis instead of the usual monthly view. Weeks are more relevant to habit development and to jump between months will hide the yes/no marks from the past month.
Another point to improve is the habit entry. You can only use 20 characters to name your habit and there is no way to edit this name.
A welcome feature would be a way to save and restore habits history for cases when the user switch to a new computer or need to do a complete system reinstall.
Habits initial release has a critical problem regarding the font embedded into the app. To design its nice chalkboard UI, developers used a typeface called Pencil Pete trial, a free font with just the basic A-z characters. Hence you can write just in plain English as letters like á, è, ü, ç, ẞ, œ or ñ are not available.
The use of Pencil Pete may also be improper as it is a trial font. Its author says the embedable version is available for sale in his site, what makes uncertain if one is allowed to include it in a commercial product.
With some small improvements and an adequate font, Habits would be one of these great 'small' apps which help you to get a better life quality. By now, these issues seriously limit how good it can be.