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Life Logging & Quantified Self Tools

For some, the lifelogging movement (and the concept of quantified self) has an intrinsic appeal. An entire life in numbers and statistics (number of calories consumed, biometric readings throughout each day, and even the air quality of a person’s surroundings) can not only bring a new perspective to life around us, but to improving and optimizing the way we live our individual lives. These apps all cover different aspects of life in numeric form, but when parsed together, they can become a more comprehensive portrait of the numbers behind how we live our daily lives.

  1. ActivityWatch is an app that automatically tracks how you spend time on your devices.

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows Phone
    • Kindle Fire
    • Accurately tracks full day’s steps, distance and calories burned via 3-D motion sensor
  2. Gyroscope is a personalized dashboard for tracking your life.
  3. Exist lets you keep track of your life with advanced analytics that work across multiple services.
  4. Smarter Time is an automated time-tracker on Android, Mac and Windows. It uses your location, your input and your phone's sensors to guess your activities and offers relevant analytics and goals, all the while keeping your data fully private.
  5. Your life on a dashboard, automatically track your activities!.
    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Wear
    Lifelog is the clever activity tracker app for Android that keeps track of what matters to you – like how many steps you take – without needing a SmartBand. You can also set personal health and fitness goals and then follow your progress.
  6. MetaMe automatically analyzes your computer usage to help improve your productivity.
  7. The Activity app provides a simple visual snapshot of your daily activity, with three rings telling you everything you need to know. The Move ring shows how many active calories you’ve burned. The Exercise ring shows how many minutes of brisk activity you’ve completed.
  8. Open Humans is a platform that allows you to upload, connect, and privately store your personal data – such as genetics or activity. You can join and contribute to diverse research projects. We want to empower you to explore and analyze your data.
  9. Save time with this robust lifelogging app for iPhone that focuses on improving daily productivity. Superday shows where your time leaks and suggests fixes.
  10. Mood Chart software for tracking and maintaining mental health. Discover your triggers, know the signs of a decline in your health, adopt strategies to help you stay well.


    According to their official website, this application/service no longer exists. See

  11. dacadoo (formerly QUENTIQ AG) is a Zurich based company that combines mobile technologies, social networking, gamification and big data analytics with the aim of helping users improve their health and well-being.