This is our 14th press roundup! The internet seems to just keep on loving us. We’re very touched! Our last one was a year ago, making this one pretty much a 2019 year-in-review, Beeminder-buzz-wise. (Speaking of years-in-review, we also collected a list of things Beeminder did in 2019 on the forum.)
Without further ado, here’s a short list of the links we’re most excited about:
Wired has an article on four of the best life hacks from the world’s extreme productivity gurus and Beeminder is discussed in the “high-stakes hacker” section. (Also features Beeminder’s friend and integration partner, Complice.)
Peter Allen has a brilliant video outlining the features of Beeminder and describing how he uses it.
Tim Ferriss praised Beeminder in his podcast as a good tool for sticking to your goals. He discusses Beeminder in the context of shame and loss aversion being a powerful motivator.
Thomas Frank continues to talk about Beeminder and the role it plays in his own productivity, including a video on the Importance of Habits. We’re also featured prominently in 8 Best Habit Tracking Apps of 2019. And we’re featured in College Info Geek’s 40 Best Apps for Students.
The Cool Tools podcast interview with our friend Lillian Karabaic has an amazing Beeminder testimonial.
And, for completeness, below is a list of everything else we’ve come across that we believe to have been written by bona fide humans about Beeminder. Actually, we raised the bar a bit this time and jettisoned low-effort listicles or things that seemed to be mentioning Beeminder perfunctorily. But, as usual, there’s no cherry-picking. It’s really this unanimous that we’re this great. Hover over the links for dates, commentary, excerpts. (PS: We did scrounge up a couple negative ones in the list below. Haters rejoice!)
Alex Strick van Linschoten blogged about using Beeminder to learn programming
Beeminder is on a list of the 5 Best Habit Tracking Apps for 2019. It mistakenly claimed Beeminder is iOS-only (now corrected!) but otherwise has a nice synopsis of Beeminder. (Also features Beeminder’s friend and integration partner, Habitica.)
Prasanna Kumarr wrote about their journey reading Infinite Jest, using Beeminder to keep themself on track
Podcast that plugs Beeminder for household chores
Cameron Chaleff documented building a physical Beeminder check-in button
Phil Newton blogged periodic checkins on their major 2019 goals, often involving Beeminder
Beeminder and Habitica on Joshua Hollings’s blog
There are new posts tagged Beeminder on Quantified Self including talks by the Beeminder founders
A handy outline/summary of Nick Winter’s Motivation hacker mentions Beeminder, naturally
How to Stop Procrastinating on College Info Geek has a nice section on Beeminder
A list of gamification apps which Beeminder sort of counts as
Thomas Frank mentions his use of Beeminder in an interview with fellow productivity Youtuber Matt D’Avella
Nadi De Angelis’s favorite apps and gadgets
Wanikani + Beeminder = Pledge money to keep your review queue down! (so much hate in the comments!)
There’s a Beeminder GoodReads group
Last but not least — and with way too many testimonials to list — there’s everything we’ve noticed people say about us on Twitter and of course an amazing amount of love in the Beeminder forum.