I used Beeminder for a few months and found it extremely effective. However, a huge pain point of mine was forgetting to manually log the datapoints since a lot of my goals couldn’t be logged automatically. This involved having to message their support e-mail each time. Eventually, this became such a huge friction point that I quit Beeminder.
Since then, I noticed that I haven’t maintained my goals as much as I did on Beeminder. I believe that recording that I did X goal made Beeminder so effective for me, rather than the avoiding the punishment that comes when you don’t do X goal. It was satisfying that I did X goal and seeing the graph change.
That being said, I want to find another solution like Beeminder without the punishment. Any ideas?