Accountability Partner Apps

Find an Accountability Partner via these Apps (Free & Paid)

Getting an accountability partner increases your chances of achieving your goal. But where do you find an accountability partner? 

One of the places you can find them is through the accountability partner apps. That’s what you’re going to discover below through this article. 

Some of these accountability apps are niche-based, like losing weight, going for a run, etc. Others are generic. 

Some are free, while others are paid.

Let’s have a look at them below!

1. stickK

This accountability app is free to download. To use it, you’ll need to sign up with an email to create an account.

Then, do the following:

  • Select a goal
  • Stake money to a friend or a charity you don’t like. (You’ll be asked for your credit card details so that you can be billed.) 
  • Choose a referee (who’s nothing but an accountability partner). It could be your friend or someone from the stickK community.
  • The referee will verify if you are doing what you committed to.
  • Every time you fail to accomplish a goal, your credit card will be billed, and you’ll lose whatever you’ve staked.

For example – Imagine you commit to spending 1 hour in the gym, for 5 days a week. As for stakes, you choose to send money to a charity. You set the reporting frequency to every week and select one of your friend as a ‘referee’ who will verify whether you are actually going to the gym. 

Now if you fail, you’ll lose the ‘staked’ money. 

StickK app
Click here to check out StickK’s website

At the time of writing, this app had 50k+ downloads and seems to work fine. There is an active community of goal-setters and referees. 

This means there’s a good chance you’ll find an accountability partner in the app itself. You can also access the app on a desktop.

Available for: iPhone, Android, Web.

2. Coach.me

This app brands itself as a habit-tracking app. Here, you can find coaches who’ll help you stay accountable. Through your coach, you’ll pick up new skills that will make you more competent.

It has around 500K+ downloads on the Play Store. There’s no joining fee. Using their habit tracker is free of charge. You might have to pay if you wish to work with a coach.

Available for: iPhone, Android, Web.

3. Covenant Eyes and Victory App 

These are 2 apps specifically designed to help you fight against porn addiction. It harnesses the power of patented technology with that of accountability.

The Covenant Eyes app runs in the background of your device(s). It tracks which websites you visit. And every time you end up on a suspicious website, it will take a screenshot and blur out the sensitive parts.

Then the Covenant Eyes app will send these images to your accountability partner for review on the Victory app. Do note that you’ll have to invite an accountability partner in the first place. So make sure it’s someone you trust and with whom you can have conversions around ‘sensitive’ topics.

Its pricing starts from $16.77 per month. It’s a good fit for individuals trying to get rid of their ‘unhealthy’ internet addiction. 

Available for: iPhone, Android, Web

4. Focusmate

One of the biggest challenge remote workers face is laziness and procrastination. Since there are no people around us, there’s no one to give active feedback when you slack off. 

Focusmate aims to solve this problem by providing a virtual co-working space. Here’s how it works:

Imagine you’re going to start working at 10 in the morning.

  1. So you book a 50-minute session that starts at 10 am. The website pairs you with another member of the community who’ll be your accountability partner. Currently, you can book only 25-minute(the Classic Promodoro) or 50-minutes sessions.
  1. Then at 10 am, you and your accountability partner will get on a 1-1 call to begin the work session. First, you’ll and your buddy will share goals for the session with each other. After that, work begins.

All this while, you’ll be on a live call with your accountability buddy as if you were co-workers in the office. 

  1. After the session, you share what you accomplished with your accountability partner, and they do the same before ending the call.

The site offers a free and paid version. 

In the free version, you can book a maximum of 3 calls in a month

In the paid version, you can book unlimited calls for just $5/month.

Since it’s a gated community(pay $5/month to get in), most members here are committed and understand the value of accountability. This is a big positive!

However, there are a few downsides:

  • Poor internet connection could affect your live call.
  • Currently, Focusmate doesn’t have an app. Their website is the only touchpoint. 

Available for: Web

5. BeeMinder

BeeMinder is a tech and data-driven app that acts as your accountability partner. The idea is simple – If you don’t follow through on your goals, you pay money. And because it relies on tech, it strictly monitors your progress. 

Any goal that you can put a number on can be tracked using this app. Once you set a goal, the app sends you a reminder to complete the task. 

Since it works by connecting to other apps, it can automatically detect if you are following through on your promise.

So for example – Let’s say one of your goals is to learn a new language. For this purpose, you decide you’ll complete 1 lesson every day on Duolingo. Since Beeminder can read your data on Duolingo, it can verify if you are on the right track or not.

Beeminder sting

Basically, slack off, and BeeMinder charges your credit card.  

Available for: iPhone, Android, Web.

6. MyFitnessPal

This app primarily tracks your diet and exercise routine. It operates on a freemium model with an active community of fitness enthusiasts. 

There’s a good chance you’ll find a buddy willing to keep you accountable while you do the same for them.

Available for: iPhone, Android, Web.

7. Noom

This is another app that focuses on the health and diet tracking of its members. They serve individuals and corporates. 

They offer diet and calorie tracking tools. As a member, you also get access to a 1-1 call with a certified coach, personalized lessons and access to a support group. Be it through a coach or a support group, you’re likely to find accountability there.

Available for: iPhone, Android, Web.

8. Rewire companion

This app is specifically designed to help people reduce fapping. What I like about it is that it’s community-driven. The tech is relatively simple on the backend.

There’s a counter that shows how many days you have been clean. Every time you relapse, you can mark it in the app, and the counter restarts. 

There’s a tab where you can check the journey of fellow companions who are trying to get rid of their addictive habits. You can read the stories of others, message them and find buddies who’ll keep you accountable on this journey.

As for their web version, they have a forum where you can interact with others. Unfortunately, this app isn’t available for iOS.

Available for: Android, Web.

9. Weight Watchers

This app helps you lose weight. They offer a diet plan based on your food choices and lifestyle. 

With their membership, you get a meal and workout plan.

You can track what you eat, get coaching, and access to a supportive community where you can find accountability partners.

The membership pricing starts from $15/month, with a joining fee of $20. Since it’s a gated community, you’ll only find people who are serious about their goals. 

Available for: Web

10. Strava

Are you someone who loves to run, cycle or hike? Then Strava is an app that you should check out. Apart from tracking your race stats, you can also connect with like-minded individuals from their community. They have over 50 million app downloads.

There’s a good chance you might find someone who’ll become your accountability buddy.

Available for: Web, iPhone, Android.

11. Fittr

What started as a Facebook group in 2013 has today become a million-member group. Fittr is an app where you can track your calories, avail yourself of workout plans, and work with a personal trainer. You can also read the success stories of other fitness enthusiasts. 

Fittr

Since it’s a community-driven app, you can find a fitness buddy too.

Free (and Freemium) accountability partner apps

There’s very little barrier to entry on free apps, so these generally have more members compared to paid apps. Some of them include:

  • stickK 
  • Beeminder 
  • Rewire companion
  • Strava 
  • MyFitnessPal

Paid Accountability Partner Apps

With paid apps, there’s a barrier to entry. So here, you are more likely to find members who are serious about accountability. Because you’re paying a small fee, you’ll also get access to coaches who’ll help you achieve your goals apart from keeping you accountable.

  • Coach.me
  • Covenant Eyes and Victory App
  • Weight Watchers
  • Noom

Fitness and Weight Loss Accountability Partner Apps

Most of these apps also offer diet and workout tracking in addition to a supportive community.

  • MyFitnessPal
  • Strava
  • Weight Watchers
  • Fittr
  • Noom
  • Fitbit

Where else can you find an accountability partner?

Apart from apps, you find such partners in niche communities or by joining real groups. Facebook communities are a good option for finding an accountability partner.

Conclusion

I hope this article helps you find the right app to connect with a like-minded accountability partner. Have you tried any of the apps given in this article? If yes, then how was your experience? Let me know in the comments below.

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