The “I Will” System

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
By dreeves
Padded cell that says 'Committed?'

“80% of success is showing up.” — Woody Allen “It should be completely implausible to describe a startup’s CEO as a flake.” — Paul Graham and Jessica Livingston’s heuristic for successful startups For the past two weeks I’ve been trying a new system I’ve formulated to make all casual commitments be... »

Beeminder: Like Pact Except All We Do Is Take Your Money

Friday, July 21, 2017
By dreeves
Pact logo upside-down

As of last week, our esteemed competitor, Pact, is officially shut down. We’re genuinely sad about that but were very touched that they endorsed us in their announcement to their users. Which is why many of... »

Announcement: Beeminder Adds PayPal as a Payment Option

Thursday, July 6, 2017
By dreeves
PayPal logo

Guess what? This is not actually the most buzzworthy Beeminder-related news right now. There’s some even bigger (and entirely unrelated) news that we can’t share yet. How’s that for an infuriatingly vague teaser? But to hold you over, we thought we’d let everyone know that as of this week we finally officially support PayPal. As in, you can now authorize... »

The Bee Team Goes To Amsterdam

Friday, June 9, 2017
By bsoule
Bee riding a rainbow bike

Hallo onze vrienden! The Beeminder founders and Lillian and the founders’ kids, and other Beeminder friends from Portland... »

iOS Updates: Apple Health, Today Widget, and GTBee

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
By Andy Brett
Apple Health dashboard

If you have a minute to add a rating or review for the new versions we’d be really grateful! Releasing a new version wipes out the previous ratings, so we’re starting from scratch. The Beeminder iOS app... »

Maniac Mayhem: Commit To a Month of Making Things Every Morning

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
By Lillian Karabaic
Screenshot from a previous Maniac Week

You may have heard the term “Maniac Weekend” around these parts before. It refers to a focused, concentrated 2.5-day period where one tries to cram in as much focused work time as possible. Sometimes these weekends have actually been Maniac Weeks, requiring... »