Archive for 2012

Get the Jump on Your Resolutions

Thursday, December 20th, 2012
Get the Jump on Your Resolutions

This is a guest post by Philip Hellyer, who has done more in 2012 than he thought possible, with the help of Beeminder. He’s going to get a head start on 2013, and so could you. Here’s how. It’s approaching that time of year again. People will ask you about your resolutions... »

Pledge Short-Circuiting

Saturday, December 8th, 2012
Pledge Short-Circuiting

Until now you haven’t had much choice about how much to pledge (put at risk) on your Beeminder commitment contracts. It starts out free, then $5, then each subsequent time you derail from your yellow brick road you’re encouraged (though not forced) to jump to the next pledge level for your next... »

Beeminder ♥ RescueTime

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
Beeminder ♥ RescueTime

UPDATE: Check out the announcement of Beeminder integration on the RescueTime blog. A lot of people use RescueTime as a way to keep track of how they spend their working hours. While RescueTime is great for showing you how you currently spend your time, RescueTime combined with Beeminder is great for helping you spend... »

Beeminder ♥ Fitbit

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
Beeminder ♥ Fitbit

By popular demand, we’ve now added Fitbit to our growing list of integrations. We’ve had a lot of people ask for this integration, and even a few who have already started automatically sending their Fitbit data to Beeminder with our API... »

Beemind Your NaNoWriMo Progress

Thursday, November 1st, 2012
Beemind Your NaNoWriMo Progress

National Novel Writing Month starts today! Over a quarter of a million people participated last year, logging over 3 billion words! Here’s how the NaNoWriMo site describes it: NaNoWriMo is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing on November 1. The goal is to write a 50,000-word (approximately 175-page) novel... »

Beeminder ♥ Trello

Monday, October 29th, 2012
Beeminder ♥ Trello

Lately at Beeminder we’ve been using Trello for just about everything. We use it to stage blog posts and track bugs and new features on the Beeminder API and website. The Beeminder iPhone... »

Announcing the Beeminder Android and iPhone Apps

Thursday, October 25th, 2012
Announcing the Beeminder Android and iPhone Apps

We’re excited to announce that starting today, you can stay on top of your Beeminder goals wherever you are. We’ve just released Beeminder apps for both iPhone and Android. Get them here: Beeminder iPhone app on iTunes Beeminder Android app on Google Play Or click/touch one of these screenshots: Here’s what these apps let... »

Emergency TV Day

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
Emergency TV Day

“I’m akratic about how little TV I watch.” I might be the single most bizarre akratic on earth but I’ve noticed that I waste tons of time on stupid little distractions, yet rarely watch movies or TV. Sitting down to do so seems like such an extravagant... »

Launch Anniversary! How Crazy Are We Now?

Friday, October 12th, 2012
Launch Anniversary! How Crazy Are We Now?

Answer: Still super crazy! Before we give a little one-year retrospective, allow us to demonstrate just how crazy we are. One of our long-time Beeminder users — and not someone we know in real life — just paid an $810 contract. That’s a new record and tops even me and Bethany. It sounds so ridiculous, I know, but the... »

The One Must-Do Task Each Day

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
The One Must-Do Task Each Day

This is a guest post by Alice Harris. It is crossposted on Mark Forster’s Get Everything Done blog which we’re long time fans of. Beeminder’s brilliant for encouraging yourself to Do Important Stuff. It’s turned me from the person who every week would remorsefully discard a fridge full... »