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My first derailment! Loving it.

Beeminder is, so far, perfect for me. After pushing the free plan to its generous limits I decided to spring for Infinibee to setup a large number of plans, as Beeminder replaces Habitica for me as my daily task planner. I’ve been a loyal Habitica user for years, but while the carrot worked great for to-dos, there was never a strong disincentive to avoid failing tasks.

Habitica would give you a “perfect day” if you finished all of your todos that repeat every day, as dailies, but over more than a few years of usage I never got more than a few dozen “perfect days”, despite being tasks I knew I needed to do every day!

It did an okay job at prioritizing long term goals in making todos that had laid stagnant longer worth more points, but Beeminder does such a good job of breaking down long term goals into short, daily, actionable bites, and it can especially handle well tasks that occur at a rate different than once every day! What an incredible tool! Since I started using Beeminder, I’ve been getting the Habitica equivalent of “perfect days” nearly every day, and when I work ahead I feel better the next day taking some time off knowing I’m on track!

My first derailment happened today - I set a goal to stop overeating in my dieting app. But, frankly, looking back on how much work I have gotten done because of Beeminder just in the past week I can definitely join the loyal crowd of people who profess that Beeminder has definitely derived me more than enough value for the price!

I have to say, though, as a student with limited income the 5$ derailments are already incredibly terrifying enough for keeping me on track for almost anything in my book. :smile:

I love this chart where you can see when I start using Beeminder after switching from Habitica in Anki.

Cheers!

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What a great attitude! Welcome, I hope Beeminder helps you as much as it has helped me :slight_smile:

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Yeah, this feels amazing to hear; thank you! And you’re epitomizing the Type Bee Personality :grinning:

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:grin:

Wish there was a way to automate anki and beeminder directly based on # of cards.

Btw use speed focus add on on anki to decrease time spent on cards, I was about 13 sec now at 5-6 sec each card, less time spent doing cards :innocent:

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I hear there was an outdated extension for Anki? But for me it’s a do everything or do nothing kind of goal I lump into a dailies task.

https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/1928083890

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Here’s my anki addon which is up to date, though it tracks something slightly different: Anki addon: maintained progress

Though if something simpler is working well for you there’s no reason to change.

Edit: oh, it looks like that’s the one that is linked. There was a different one that was never updated for anki 2.1. I am actively maintaining this one.

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