No matter how many to-do lists or productivity apps you use, it will be useless if you just swipe them away or look at them when they sound of an alarm but then forgot to do what it is you were supposed to do. A new Kickstarter project wants to blend the physical and the digital to help you develop a habit and accomplish the things you really need to do. Droplet will be your "trainer" and best friend for this.
The way that Droplet works is pretty simple, that you wonder why no one's thought of this before. You stick the tiny device anywhere and on to anything that needs to be done/accomplished/finished. Now you can set up the activity on the accompanying app, which you can access on your smartphone or tablet. The app will then remind you of what you're supposed to do, but instead of just swiping it or checking on your mobile device, you need to actually go to where your Dropet is, and physically press the button to indicate that you're finished. This will ensure that you actually did do something, rather than just dismiss the notification on your smartphone.
This is not just a cute device that you attach to things, but it has a lot of practical applications. You can use it as a reminder to drink your medicine or take some medication. If you share a house or apartment with roommates, you can use it as a reminder to do your respective chores. You can also use it as a tracker for how many hours you're working on a certain project or client. It can also remind you to floss before you go to bed. You can also use it to trigger some actions when pressed, like to automatically buy something from an online retailer when you're running low on supplies.
The Droplet app can also give you graphs and charts of your activities, so you can see where you spend time the most or what you are able to accomplish in a day or a week or a month. The campaign still has 32 days to go and almost half the target amount still needs to be raised. So if you think you need something like this in your life, you can head on over to their Kickstarter page to support the project.
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