stickK: Goals & Accountability

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About this app

▌stickK: the poster child of Behavioral Economics (featured in over 60 books and 20 textbooks) turns 14 years old!
▌As seen on The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Psychology Today, Bloomberg, The Economist, NPR, LA Times … and lots more!
Created by a Behavioral Economists from Yale University, stickK is a goal-setting platform, habit tracker and online community of goal-setters. Our platform is designed to motivate and help you achieve your goals by leveraging the power of incentives, financial accountability and social accountability to your advantage.
No matter what your goal is - meditate, learn a language, lose weight, quit smoking or drinking, exercise more often… stickK can motivate and help you achieve it! End procrastination once and for all. Hold yourself accountable. Turn your goals into habits.
Trick yourself into a virtuous cycle, turn your goal into a habit and stop procrastinating once and for all: create a Commitment Contract between present you and future you.

1. Set your goal - ANY goal (lose weight, self-care, meditation, finish thesis…) and a timeline to achieve it
2. Invite someone - a friend, coworker or family member - to hold you accountable and verify your progress
3. Put your money where your mouth is! Set a price on inaction - add Stakes to your commitment (optional)
4. Track your progress by reporting your successes or failures daily, weekly OR at the end of your Commitment Contract


- Invite a Referee that can verify your progress reports. They’ll have the final word on your Report and will be an essential part of your journey.
- We’ll take their word over yours, so pick wisely!


- Add Stakes to your commitment and increase the chances of success
- If you’re unsuccessful, stickK will hold you accountable and send the amount at stake you pledged to:
- A friend
- Charity (from a list of 20+ 501(c)(3) organizations)
- Or our most popular option:
- An Anti Charity (an organization or foundation you fervently oppose)

Get an extra kick of motivation and select an Anti-Charity. Research shows that people work harder to ensure that their money never falls into the wrong hands ;)

- Upload pictures of your progress and share with friends & family
- Invite Supporters to become your personal cheerleaders and source of motivation


- Track your routine from start to finish in your Commitment Journal: record your thoughts, comments & – see yourself grow!
- Submit daily, weekly or periodic Reports: whether it’s a daily chore, a new habit, or a long-term commitment, stickK’s platform can suit any goal

With a vibrant support network of over 600,000 users, stickK Communities provide an unrivaled level of motivation and inspiration for like-minded goal setters.
See what others like you are committing to, motivate them with your creative Commitments and share your progress! Our Communities include:
• Career
• Diet & Healthy Eating
• Education & Knowledge
• Exercise & Fitness
• Family & Relationships
• Green Initiatives
• Money & Finance
• Weight Loss
• Sports, Hobbies & Recreation
• Health & Lifestyle
Whether you’re the everyday slacker trying to get some clarity in life with routine meditations, a life-long smoker who is looking to quit once and for all, or the casual runner that wants to step-it-up and run a marathon— stickK is the most motivating habit tracker out there that challenges you to stick(K) to your word, regardless of the goal!
Now with Daily Check-ins to track your progress daily. Daily planner & habit tracker.
As always, if you run into any troubles, let us know at
Updated on
Jan 7, 2022

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308 reviews
Mary Shadbolt
January 25, 2023
Great concept. Worked better than most things for keeping me working toward my goal. Unfortunately, the app doesn't work right. Too often I was marked as unsuccessful when I submitted my report on time. The Submit Report button doesn't always work. The time stamp is wrong. You have to check your email for a confirmation that it went through. The staff are friendly, helpful, and willing to refund to correct errors but I don't want to have to email for corrections multiple times a month.
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Dwayne Perkins
June 26, 2021
Can't report if you succeeded in your habit through the app. Had to wait for an email that sometimes arrived too late and then it says you are unsuccessful and you can't change it. Should be using device system clock and allow reports the entire day through the app. Also, in the notification settings window, I can't tell when I have turned them on or off. I am trying out several of these kinds of apps and there are better options even though this one has some unique features.
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Pasha Sidorenko
October 14, 2020
App feels like a beta version, though im still using it bc i hope they will quickly fix the mistakes. Layout is pretty neat, though you sometimes get lost in it when you go to your friend's commitment for example - no easy way to get back to home page. Keeps crashing a lot. Tried to be a referee for a friend - didnt work, keeps saying "pending". Pictures take a long while to load to journal for some reason?? Reporting a commitment is also a hassle.
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July 7, 2020
Thanks for the feedback! We're always looking to improve the stickK experience and we really appreciate you taking the time to send in your thoughts. We'll be sure to take a closer look at the issues you mentioned and aim to resolve them in future updates. If you have any other feedback, you can always reach us at ""

What's new

★ Stick to your 2022 New Year’s Resolutions and track your progress DAILY!
★ Share your progress to your favorite social network:
1. On your Commitment page, tap ‘Share’ (top-right)
2. Snap (or pick) a photo. Add motivational stickKers & emojis
3. Share it on your favorite social network, your Commitment Journal or via SMS / Email
★ If you enjoy using stickK, please take a minute to share some feedback with us!