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Lift is an app the helps users make and retain good habits and track their progress as they go.

What's New

This release is Lift 2.0. The changes in this release are mainly polishing up existing features: new icon, tutorial cards for new users, new explanation of goal options (they're coaching options now!), and new default profile icons.

But the transformation from 1.0 to 2.0, which took all year, is much more significant. If that interests you, continue reading.

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There are two ways to understand Lift 2.0. You could read through the feature changes (I'll include those below) or you could go through an exercise with me.

The exercise is simple. It starts with two questions. Read through your list of current Lift goals. Is there a goal on there that's too hard for you? Is there an important goal that you didn't include on your dashboard?

On my dashboard, I have goals like Drink More Water and Set Priorities for My Day. These are easy to do once, but hard to do consistently. Lift 1.0 gave me the motivation to get over the hump and turn my aspirations in to habits.

On my dashboard, I also have a seemingly simple goal: Run. But my running story is much more complicated than my other goals. When I was younger, I fell in love with running and had many healthy years culminating in a summer where I was averaging 70 miles of running each week (that's a lot by most standards). But then I started getting injured.

The running injuries have been a 15 year frustration. Then, last week, I found a coach on Lift (Ryan), who specializes in running mechanics. I hired him right away and I've been sending him videos of my running form for analysis. This is the essence of Lift 2.0—I found the perfect coach for my most challenging goal.

If you've been a long time Lift user, your current dashboard probably reflects that you have many goals that were lacking a routine. These are the only goals that made sense in Lift 1.0.

For Lift 2.0, you get to think about a different, more challenging category of goals.

Let me prompt you with some specific scenarios.
* Do you have the optimal productivity system? A coach can help teach a new system or refine your existing one.
* How is your diet? What would a coach who saw what you ate each day have to say to you? Something helpful?
* How do you choose your workouts? A coach could help you find a more interesting and more effective workout routine.

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In the transformation from Lift 1.0 to Lift 2.0, we've added or changed:

* Coaches: 700 coaches serving 1300 goals.
* Q&A: 75% of questions get answered immediately.
* Props: made it easier to see who's cheering you on with a notification center.
* Plans: built step-by-step expert guidance for diets, guided meditations, yoga.
* Progress: updated tracking to have weekly targets and celebrations.
* Reminders: fixed a lot of bugginess about timing.

These aren't just a collection of features, they're the most powerful mobile coaching platform ever invented. Each of these represents an important aspect of coaching: prompting, motivating and educating.

If you want to be super human, Lift 2.0 is the best training available.

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In service,
Tony, Erin, Alicia, Herzog, Esther, Terrie

App Description

If you want to be superhuman, Lift is the best training available.

Get fit. Get thin. Get rich. Get promoted. Get happy. Get productive. Lift coaches you in more than 200,000 different goals.

Coaching ranges from simple reminders all the way to hiring one of our 700 expert coaches.

Here's exactly how Lift works.

STEP 1: Choose your goal.

Lift helps you focus on the daily practice that goes into achieving your most important goals. If you are willing to do the work, we will help you achieve anything.

The Lift community works on goals big and small. In 2014, Lifter's top goals were: exercise, drink more water, read, meditate, go to sleep by midnight, go to the gym, run, set priorities for your day, pushups, and save money.

STEP 2: Turn on coaching

There are three types of coaching Lift can provide you: advice, motivation, and prompting. Use as much or as little coaching as you want.

* Advice comes from the community of users and coaches. Everyone is available to answer your questions, and you can hire any of 700 1-on-1 coaches.

* Motivation comes from celebrating every step of progress. The Lift community cheers you on and the Lift app records your biggest milestones.

* Prompting comes in the form of reminders. We're all busy—Lift will make sure you don't forget what's important.

STEP 3: Turn momentum in to achievement

The Lift app and community are all focused on regular progress. If you can make a little bit of progress today, we'll help you make even more tomorrow.

You should also know that the Lift team is always available to help you. Visit our blog for interviews with our most successful coaches (http://blog.lift.do) and email us if you have feedback or questions: feedback@lift.do

In service,

The Lift team (Tony, Erin, Alicia, Herzog, Esther, Terrie)

P.S. we should mention diet goals since they are so important to so many people. We've measured the effectiveness of the most popular diets on Lift. If you're looking for a way to lose weight, we've seen high success rates in The 4-Hour Body, Paleo, Vegetarian, Bulletproof, Whole 30, Mediterranean, and South Beach.

P.P.S. we hate to tell people what their goals should be, but we're also big fans of meditation as a way to do pushups for your brain. We've helped more than 85,000 people learn to meditate. The keys are to start with just a few minutes each day and drop the judgement: everyone's mind wanders. We have dozens of meditation teachers and a collection of guided meditation videos that can help you learn how to become a meditator.

P.P.P.S. We love to hear from you. Email us at feedback@lift.do

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

December 28, 2014 New version 2.0
November 28, 2014 New version 1.9.20
September 16, 2014 New version 1.9.17
July 19, 2014 New version 1.9.15
July 05, 2014 New version 1.9.14
March 04, 2014 New version 1.9.9
November 30, -0001 Initial Release