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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 version of Lift adds group activity feeds to your activity tab. Now you can follow activity from within your groups.

This feature should help smaller groups of friends to form accountability groups. If you’re interested in creating a group you can do that from the web version of Lift.

If you’re interested in having us feature your group, reach out to us: tony@lift.do. We’re looking to feature and promote new groups that are of general interest to Lifters, have high quality active coaches, and have pre-existing communities.

Read on for more about our progress with groups.

Groups are getting stronger, to the point that I think we should rename them. They’re really more like coaching programs or habit-based training plans.

One of the key features and goals for our work is to help people with information sharing. Sometimes that will mean people within the community sharing tips with each other. But groups also allows us to bring in experts to give you direct instruction and guidance. Let me tell you about two new groups that have active coaching.

Getting Things Done (GTD) by David Allen has launched a productivity group. GTD is the world’s most popular productivity system and has grown from a book into a large coaching organization. This Lift group is lead by Kelly Forrister, who has been working with David Allen for 20 years and heads the GTD online learning division. She’s answering questions every day on Lift and has been an enormous resource for thinking about productivity. I can’t believe that we’re able to offer this service to you for free.

Secondly, I’d like to highlight a group that I’m running, called Power Lifters. This is an experiment based on my own experience remaking my own life and everything I’ve learned running Lift. It’s a top to bottom makeover with a different focus each week. Right now we’re deep into morning routines. One warning: the information I’m trying is experimental and includes a high volume of email.

In other news, Erin has been publishing daily research reports on habits through our @liftapp Twitter account. I’d love to hear what you think of them.


Tony, Jon, Matt, Erin, Matt, Alicia & Sonya.

App Description

Goal tracking with community support to hold you accountable and cheer you on.

=== Features ===

* Mark your progress with a single tap.
* See your progress visualized.
* Get support from your friends.
* Try to beat your best streak.

=== Success Stories ===

“I lost 8 pounds with the Four-Hour Body diet. Then earned Vietnamese & Italian. The crucial thing is that I have been able to increase the consistency of habits that make me happier & healthier. Lift is a sticker chart for the iPhone age.” ~ Robin A

“I've finished reading two books, and am on my third with the Read habit. I'm saving money with the Don't buy coffee, Bring lunch to work, and the Cook dinner habits. I've kept off the 30lbs I lost earlier this year with the Crunches, Pushup(s), No sweets, and 10k steps habits. And have improved my relationship with my wife with the Tell my wife I love her, and the Make coffee for my wife habits – it's the little easy things that can make the difference over time.” ~ Augie S

“I've been consistently flossing for the first time in my life. Developing reading and exercising habits now. Lift has been a great app for keeping myself accountable and to make sure I'm using my time wisely.” ~ Jonathan F

=== Tips ===

Lift works through positive reinforcement. If you can do something once, we can help you do it three times. If you can do it seven times, we can help you turn it into a habit. When you join Lift, choose habits that are most important to you and then set yourself the goal of making it through seven days. We'll help you take it from there.

For more visit http://blog.lift.do. Send feedback to feedback@lift.do.

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App Changes

March 04, 2014 New version 1.9.9
February 08, 2014 New version 1.9.8
January 29, 2014 New version 1.9.7
November 21, 2013 New version 1.7.6
November 13, 2013 New version 1.7.5
October 29, 2013 New version 1.7.4
November 30, -0001 Initial Release