Macs can be used to track many items of importance. We can use Quicken or iBank or any decent money management tool to track our money and where it went. Time trackers do the obvious and capture the amount of time we devote to a particular task or project during the day. Exercise and health can be tracked by various applications on your Mac, from a workout to a simple reminder to stand up, take a break, do a little heart pumping exercise.
Here’s another one. It’s called WaterApp and it’s obvious in its benefit, and yet unique in what it helps you to accomplish. Think of WaterApp as the app that reminds you to stay hydrated (which means drink lots of water in health and exercise speak).
It’s both a reminder and a tracker packaged in a clever design which delivers liquid visuals so you can see at a glance how your water intake for the day is going, so, in turn, you know how much more to drink.
For each glass of water you drink during the day, click WaterApp to have it recorded. There’s a built-in reminder to notify you when it’s time to take a drink (of water).
Your water intake is recorded and you’re rewarded when you drink the appropriate amount each day by a visual announcement (hint: all it says is ‘Great!’).
WaterApp is not devoid of some refreshing eye candy and features a classy looking water wave animation below the app window.
Wait a minute. Who carries their Macs around with them wherever they go each day? Well, maybe a few folks, but that’s not the norm. An iPhone gets carried everywhere, so there’s also a WaterApp app for iOS (iPhone and iPad).
For Mac users WaterApp also features a Notification Center Widget which displays the number of glasses you’ve had for the day. You set the goal for how many glasses you should have each day, too. And, better yet, with WaterApp on Mac, iPhone, and iPad, every drink is stored and synchronized between devices.
Nicely done, cheap, and worthwhile. But it does tell us something about how our lives have become so complicated and busy that we need a reminder app to tell us to take a drink of water.