'Tis the season of New Year's resolutions and being almost a week into 2011, we've all had at least one thought of cheating on our bettering promises, that is, if we haven't cheated already. However, if you want to keep track of everything you're doing to better yourself this year, and you want a shiny graph at the end of the year, or even month for positive reinforcement, here's something to help. If you don't already know who Nicholas Felton is, he's a data visualization specialist based in New York. His company, Daytum has taken his life data making habits and made it possible for iPhone users to to track their lives. It's a little like Facebook 'year in status' application but a little more useful to track your life with.

Your life made pretty

Felton himself keeps data on everyday habits such as commutes, gym visits, and even interactions with friends with graphs for proof at the end of the year. With the Daytum iPhone app, you can pretty much track any type of data you would want to like how many times you've had a cup of coffee, to how long you've showered to how many concerts you've been to. You just add an item in the application and update it every time it needs an addition. You can also assign categories to your items such as 'learning' for items like 'read a book' and 'watched a documentary'. The data you put into the application can be accessed and edited on the Daytum website. The application is available for free via the app store and can be used on iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads running iOS 4.0 or later.

Publish date: January 5, 2011 2:23 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 7:06 pm

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