Whether professional or personal, setting goals is one of (if not the most) proven ways of tracking your growth and development. That’s why we’ve compiled the ten best goal-tracking apps that you can use to turn your goals into reality.

The real challenge isn’t defining your goals — it’s sticking to them. This list will help you find the right tools to help you actualize your goals. Let’s get started. 

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1. Todoist

Todoist screenshot

Todoist is an intuitive tool for managing tasks and to-do lists. You can create multiple projects and organize your tasks by project or priority. With Todoist, you can track multiple goals at once for simultaneous goal setting. You can also set reminders, create subtasks for bigger to-dos, and integrate with other apps to organize your workflow.

One of Todoist’s most helpful goal-tracking features is its productivity charts. This acts as a personal coach for productivity, encouraging you when completed tasks are done quickly. You can set daily and weekly goals and then track how you’re meeting them over time.

Key features

  • To-do lists
  • Task priority levels
  • Reminders, deadlines, and recurring due dates
  • Kanban boards
  • Task delegation
  • Productivity charts


  • Beginner (Free): Five personal projects, three filter views, and one-week activity history.
  • Pro ($5/month): 300 personal projects, 150 filter views, unlimited activity history, and task reminders.
  • Business ($8/month): Shared team workspace, 500 team projects, unlimited team members and guests, and team roles and permissions.

2. Habitica

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Habitica is an excellent tool for people who want to gamify their goals. It lets you create tasks and your very own “player character.” Your tasks become your “quests,” and, in true video gaming fashion, your character levels up by completing these tasks and building habits.

While Habitica is great for individual use, it also shines when you use it with other people. You can challenge them to a habit-building contest or team up in a boss battle where everyone must complete tasks to help the team win.

Key features

  • To-do lists
  • Recurring tasks
  • Habit tracking
  • RPG-inspired character customization
  • Cooperative features


  • Free for personal use.
  • Group ($9 base fee + $3/member per month): Team-based tasks, group management, and additional in-game benefits.

3. HabitShare

HabitShare homepage

HabitShare is a social goal-tracking app that allows you to share your habits and challenges with friends. You can create groups and compete with others. The app also provides insights and analytics based on your progress.

What makes HabitShare unique is that it isn’t a habit-tracking tool with social features — it’s a social platform and a habit tracker. You can choose which habits you want to share with your friends and vice versa. In-app messaging allows you to communicate with friends within the app, too.

Key features

  • Habit tracking
  • Reminders
  • Social media features
  • Privacy settings


HabitShare is free to use.

4. Streaks

Streaks homepage

Streaks is a to-do list app that helps with tracking goals and creating healthy habits by incentivizing you to hit daily goals. You can create up to 24 tasks, each one with its own streak. Missing a task will reset your streak counter for that task to zero.

Streaks is exclusively designed for the Apple ecosystem. If you have an Apple Watch, it can automatically track exercise goals like total steps you’ve taken and your heart rate. You can also set break days for each task so you don’t lose your streak for tasks that don’t come up on a daily basis. 

Key features

  • Habit tracking for individual tasks
  • Break days
  • Reminders
  • Task timer
  • iOS Health app integration


Streaks costs a one-time payment of $4.99.

5. Momentum

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Momentum fulfills the same purpose as other goal-tracking apps on this list, but it functions a lot like a task management platform. It lets you define your working hours, set task deadlines, and move tasks around via a simple, intuitive interface.

The core principle behind Momentum’s design is realism. It doesn’t aim to help you push as many daily tasks as possible. Instead, it helps you maximize the realistic capacity you have so you can reach sustainable levels of long-term productivity.

Key features

  • Task and progress tracking
  • Clean, simple interface
  • Weekly and monthly views
  • Print view for hard copies


Momentum costs $10 per month.

6. Fabulous

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Fabulous is a self-care app that helps you transform your life by taking on your goals. Backed by behavioral science, it guides you through a series of challenges and habits to improve your overall well-being.

Fabulous believes that caring for oneself is the key to building good habits. It promotes simple yet impactful lifestyle habits like drinking water and taking breaks. The app also provides personalized coaching to help you stay on track.

Key features

  • To-do lists
  • Habit coaching
  • Community discussions
  • Deep work timers


The Fabulous Premium plan costs $39.99 every three months.

7. TickTick

TickTick goal tracking app

TickTick is a great goal tracker that helps you set and achieve your goals. It lets you organize tasks easily with customizable lists and reminders. The simple interface makes it user-friendly. You can also collaborate and share lists, making it useful for personal and professional goal management.

Flexible calendar views with Way of Life.

Key features

  • Task management
  • Reminders
  • Customizable lists
  • Collaboration
  • Cross-platform sync
  • Calendar integration


Annual plan is $35.99.

8. GoalsOnTrack

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GoalsOnTrack is a personal progress app that helps you prioritize and schedule your goals. You can set SMART goals and monitor your progress with ease. With GoalsOnTrack you set can new goals and break bad habits. 

If you enjoy writing detailed notes about how you’re handling tasks, GoalsOnTrack has a built-in journaling feature. You can write entries for each task to revisit later and see how you’re progressing toward your goals.

Key features

  • To-do lists
  • SMART goals and subtasks
  • Time tracking
  • Calendar view
  • Goal journal
  • Team goals and conversations


GoalsOnTrack only has an annual subscription that costs $68 per year.

9. Way of Life

Way of Life screenshot

Way of Life is a habit-tracking app that lets you visualize long-term habits through straightforward apps. Simple graphs allow you to create daily habits and see if you’re progressing over weeks, months, or even years.

Way of Life recommendations.

Way of Life lets you choose between creating fixed goals or goals based on your previous performance. You can add tags to habits, add notes to to-dos, create reminders, and start chains.

Key features

  • To-do lists
  • Progress graphs and trends
  • Tags and reminders


Way of Life has a free version and a paid version that costs $4.99 per month.

10. HabitBull

HabitBull screenshot

HabitBull is one of our favorite goal tracker apps. It has a simple and intuitive interface that allows you to set goals and monitor your progress. In addition to its built-in graphs, HabitBull allows you to export your data in spreadsheet format to analyze your performance from different perspectives.

HabitBull also has a user community you can engage with, which uses the power of human connection to keep you motivated.

HabitBull key features.

Key features

  • To-do lists
  • Detailed performance graphs and trends
  • Exportable reports


HabitBull has a free plan and a Premium plan that costs $4.99 per month.

11. Strides

Strides goal tracking app

Strides is another popular goal tracker app. It simplifies the process of setting and achieving goals with its user-friendly interface. The customizable tracking features make it easy to track progress, and the reminders keep you on track. Whether it’s personal development goals or work-related milestones, Strides helps you stay organized and motivated.

Key features

  • Custom goal tracking
  • Progress monitoring
  • Reminders
  • Personalized milestones
  • Flexible metrics
  • Interactive dashboard


Paid plans start at $4.99 per user/month.

12. Hubstaff

Hubstaff time and activity report

While Hubstaff can serve as a free goal-tracking app, it has all the features you need to identify your work habits — and those of your employees, too. 

What sets Hubstaff apart from the rest of the tools on this list is that you can see exactly how much time, money, and team bandwidth you’re spending on each task. This makes it a great tool for not only time management but workforce management as well. 

Hubstaff’s productivity tools show you what types of activities are taking up most of your time. You can see how much time you’re spending on different apps and URLs, projects, and tasks. You can also access advanced productivity metrics like trends, focus time, and distracting activities with the Insights add-on.

Focus time with Hubstaff Insights

Key features

  • Time tracking and to-do lists
  • Activity reports
  • Idle time detection
  • Project management
  • Work breaks
  • Project budgeting and client invoicing


  • Free plan 
  • Starter: $7 per user/month
  • Grow: $9 per user/month
  • Team: $12 per user/month
  • Enterprise: $25 per user/month (annual pricing only)

Need more advanced features? Hubstaff also offers extra add-ons that boost its primary team management features:

  • Tasks ($3 per user/month)
  • Insights ($2 per user/month)
  • More screenshots ($3 per user/month)
  • Corporate add-on ($3 per user/month)


Goal-tracking apps play an essential role in building healthy habits, but that’s only half of the equation. No tool can get you your desired results if your goals are impossible to begin with. Establish your SMART goals, then look for a goal-tracking tool with those in mind. 

Are you struggling to keep up with your daily to-dos, even more manageable tasks that should be easy to complete? A basic to-do list app will likely suffice. Maybe you’re a manager looking to set and track goals for your team. You’ll benefit more from goal trackers with advanced metrics and features to help your team continue to grow.

As you try out these tools, weigh the pros and cons of each. Free goal tracking apps are often simpler and easier to use but lack the more advanced features like the ability to separate personal goals and work goals. 

Each app has unique features and benefits, so finding the one that works best for you is crucial. Whether you want to be more efficient at work or build healthy habits for your personal life, these apps will help you stay on track and succeed.

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