RoutineTap is a habit monitoring tool that helps the user identify positive and negative trends in their daily habits. The user can record any regular habit they want, from how many hours they sleep in a day to how many minutes they spend working out. The user can set their own questions that can be geared towards a larger goal. The application encourages the user to answer their questions often to ensure that they collect accurate data. The user can view their data and compare their habits to previous months to see how far along they have come towards their personal goals. The application displays results as bar and pie charts to make it easier to look for trends. The user simply answers their questions each day and the application records their habits.Show more screenshots »
RoutineTap appeared in 2011 as a new way for users to record their daily habits. The application has gone largely ignored so far. This could stem from the fact that it offers a basic service with little to call it truly unique. Some users may find it beneficial to view their past data, but there are many other options to record habits in much the same way that RoutineTap does.
RoutineTap is focused on habits, and allows users to record theirs each day. The application lets the user set their own questions and view past data that can be compared by day or month. This is a helpful service however other applications offer similar tools that let the user record their progress and set goals. Some provide additional features that let the user save more details about their main goal as well as each step they take towards it.
RoutineTap’s appearance is modern, but lackluster. The user can view data using simple line graphs or pie charts. The application doesn’t incorporate any stylish visual features. The primarily light grey and white color scheme feels far from motivating. A few unique visual elements would go far in making RoutineTap more original and attractive to the user. It serves its purpose, but offers little else to encourage the user to access their account each day.
A new user can register for a RoutineTap account by clicking the light grey “Sign Up” link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The form on the next page asks the user for a name, email address and password. The user can click the blue “Sign Up” button at the bottom of the form to submit their information. The user is automatically logged in after successfully submitting the registration form.
RoutineTap is available to all users for free. There are no subscription fees and the user doesn’t have to make a purchase to maintain account access. All users are given the same level of access and can utilize all basic features. The price is right where it should be for the number of features offered by RoutineTap. The application would have to make a significant increase to its feature list to begin charging for a subscription.
Users looking for a watered down, basic way to record their daily habits might like RoutineTap. The application doesn’t offer much in the way of unique features or visual stimulation. The user is given a barebones habit monitoring tool. While it can record data and present it in a readable way, it offers little else to entice the user to give it a try. Users who want to record goal information or other details should look elsewhere.