Habits Pro is the most versatile Habits Tracker apps ever built. Each its categories represents a different domain of your life. Three categories are already set up to get you started. To make the best use of this app, please read through the instructions below.
Habits Pro is a variation of our best selling app Track & Share.
How to use Habits Pro
The best way to get started is with our illustrated PDF Habits Pro user guide
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New how-to videos for new version 4.0 of Track & Share.
We are uploading videos. Total list has 25 new videos.
How to Make a Yes No Entry - iPhone version
How to Use the Visual Calendar - iPhone version
How to Use Categories - iPhone iPad
How to Edit or Delete Entries - iPhone version
How to Show a List of all Entries - iPhone iPad
How to Reorder Items - iPhone iPad
How to Use Multi Graphs - iPhone iPad
How to Use the Large Graph - iPhone iPad
How to Add a Number Item - iPhone iPad
How to Add a Weight Item - iPhone iPad
How to Add a Yes No Item - iPhone iPad
How to Make a Visual Scale Entry - needs in-app purchase
How to Add a Visual Scale Item - needs in-app purchase
How to Add a Note Item - iPhone iPad
How to Delete an Item - iPhone iPad
How to Pause an Item - iPhone iPad
How to Share Data - iPhone iPad
How to Backup to iCloud and Dropbox - iPhone iPad
How to Restore Data - iPhone iPad
How to Use the Items Counter - iPhone iPad
How to Use the Daily Reminder - iPhone iPad
How to Use the Clearing Hour - iPhone iPad
How to Use the Color Themes - iPhone iPad
How to Set up a Person Profile - iPhone iPad
Make an entry
On the iPhone It’s just one tap make a Yes entry. Tap to cycle through: yes / no / clear.
Or use the calendar: double tap any date to make a Yes entry.
You can also tap a calendar date and use the Make Entry button. Use that option to include a short text note with your entry.
Set up a new item or edit an item
Tap the “Edit” button on a Track screen.
Adding an item:Tap the button “Add Item” button. Select the type of item. You can choose from
- Items that let you track if something happened or was done (Yes / No)
- Visual Scales (These item types are available in the Track & Share app, or upgrade Habits Pro at More / Purchases)
- Number items to track things like time, weight, $, cups, pills, decimals, or count things (formats: 1 12 123 1234 1.1 1.12 12.1 123.1 0:00)
Enter a name for your item.
Select a color for the item’s graphs.
Add to badge counter to be reminded to enter data for the item. A red circle will appear on the Track & Share app icon showing how many items still need an entry for the day.
Show in Categories
Select in which Track categories to display the item. The same item can be displayed in several categories. You only need to enter data once for an item and the information is updated in all relevant categories.
Set up a new item or Edit - special settings
Enter a Unit Label (for Numeric items). Example: cups, $, lbs, kg, hours
Select Entry Icon (for Numeric items). You can select an icon from built-in icons, chose and scale an image from your image folder, or take and use a photo.
Edit icons Tap on an icon and edit it. Full customization - make Habits Pro your app. Have you tried using photos?
Total and Goals (for Numeric items and Visual Scales). For data entries that should be added up to reach a goal, select where your goal applies: for a day, a week, or a month. E.g., 2 servings of fruit per day. The goal is adjusted automatically for different views (daily, weekly, monthly).
How to create a weigh goal
For setting a weight goal, choose not to add up entries. You might want to start a graph at a higher value than zero to be able to spot changes more easily. E.g., if your weight is 190 lbs and your goal weight is 180 lbs, then starting the graph at 175 lbs will give you good visibility of weight changes and trends. For Visual Scales goal setting is simple, select an icon here to set it as the goal.
Active on days (for Yes / No items). Check on which days data should be entered. For example, practice Yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A checkbox will appear on the Track screen on active days as a reminder. Data can be entered every day. However, only Yes or No entered for active days are considered for the weekly and monthly % of Goal Completed graphs.
Remove an item from a category
Tap Edit. Tap item. De-select screens on which the item is displayed. Select a category to park your item. For example, use the Paused Items category.
Delete an item for good
Tap Edit. Tap item. Tap red Delete button at bottom of screen.
Select a time frame
Select the time view. Tap on h, d, w, m for hourly, daily, weekly, monthly views. Portrait mode shows 6 hours, 6 days, 6 weeks, or 6 months. Landscape mode shows 12 of each. The most recent hour, day, week, or month is on the right end of each graph.
Navigate through Graph screens
Navigate through Graph screens by swiping across the screen title left or right. Graph screens are arranged in the same order as the Track screens.
Each item on the Graph screen states the item name, the range of values shown in the graph starting with the lowest value followed by the highest value. If a goal is set for the item, then the goal is stated as well. The item goal is also shown as a dashed red line.
Select graph type (tap “Style” button)
By tapping the “Style” button on a graph of an item cycle through different graph types: bar chart (with our without grey trend-line and red goal line), Line chart (with our without grey trend-line and red goal line), Icons (only for items using icon scales)
Select statistics (tap right button in chart)
Tap on the right button of the graph to cycle through different statistical analyses of the item: Average, Minimum, Maximum, Total, Last. Example: in the weekly view, the Maximum analysis will show the maximum value entered for each week. The Average view will show the average value for each week. For item were Totals make sense, the Total view will add up all entries for the time range. The goal is adjusted automatically depending on the time frame chosen. For example, if the daily goal for glasses of water is set to 8, then the weekly goal is displayed as 56 glasses.
Bring up a large graph for the item (tap on a small chart)
Tap on an item’s chart to get to a large graph for that item. Large graphs can be compressed by pinching to bring more data into view. The monthly view can display up to three years at a glance. Swipe left-right to scroll graph back in time. The date range at the top of the display shows which dates are in view. The value range shows the minimum and maximum values that are displayed. Use the slider to pick out dates and have the app read out the value.
Share items or entire screens
Habits Pro uses your default email account to send export files.
Set a 4 digit code to protect your entries in Track & Share.
Check this to turn the badge counter on. A number in red circle will appear on the Track & Share app icon to remind you to enter data each day. This applies for all the items that you want to be reminded of. The badge counter will count backwards to zero until you have made all entries for the day. To be reminded of an item, adjust the set up of the item.
Some folks make entries after midnight before they go to sleep. To see after midnight which items still need to be entered or are already entered, set the clearing to a time like 1:00 or 2:00. Default setting is 0:00 (midnight).
This is a list of all items in alphabetic order. Make edits to your items here. This is also the place to get to items that are not displayed on any Track screens. The All Items list is only for editing or deleting items. Use a Track screen for making data entries.
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