Accompl.sh is an online system that allows its users to commit, track and organize their long-term goals and resolutions. In a single place, a user can see what progress they've made towards achieving their goals and they can upload media and content to document their journey. Accompl.sh gives its users 365 days to accomplish their tasks which can be anything from learning how to cook an egg to losing one hundred pounds. Users can also make their goals and journey to accomplishing them public to the Accompl.sh community or even share their tasks with their friends on Facebook through the Accompl.sh plugin. Additionally, Accompl.sh is a place where users can get inspiration for their life and how to make themselves better by browsing through the goals and resolutions of others and seeing their progress. Overall, Accompl.sh is a positive application that can help users be accountable to their goals and may help them achieve them more than doing it on their own.
Accompl.sh is a small startup based out of Brooklyn, New York. It has been featured on USA Today, LifeHacker, ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch and now AppAppeal.com! Accompl.sh was created and is developed by Jenn Vargas, who has 101 goals of her own on Accompl.sh in 2012 and aspires to achieve all of them. Jenn has worked at Yahoo, Etsy and Flickr. In February 2012, Accompl.sh tracked over 52,000 goals and is growing by the minute.
Accompl.sh requires its users to "lock down" their goals. They need to setup ten goals and can only check them off once they are achieved. This is a sort of coaching system built into the mechanics of this application. Accompl.sh can also be linked to a user's Facebook account so they can share their goals and be accountable to their friends. Aside from those nice features, Accompl.sh is really simple in what it sets out to do- just list and track someone's goals. In fact, it does this really well.
Accompl.sh is very simple by design. However, for those who fear commitment, the application might be a little intense for them. This is because the application requires a new user to setup ten goals and lock them in. This is the only way to start tracking goals and the only way to check off the goal is to achieve it! For those who can't think of ten goals to accomplish right away, they can explore through the public goals of other Accompl.sh users and perhaps get some inspiration that way. There are also "Challenges" available on Accompl.sh that one could sign up for and work on to help them become a better person. There are some banner ads through the site, but they aren't too distracting and overall the site operates fast and is designed well. One thing that is a bit off-setting is that unless users subscribe to Accompl.sh Plus, they will lose visibility of accomplished goals and older lists over time. One would think that maintaining these accomplishments for all users would be crucial to motivating its base, so this is the only major downside seen for this tool at this time.
Users can register for Accompl.sh by visiting: http://www.accompl.sh/register
From there, new users will just need to setup a username, password and provide their email address. Once inputted, users can start building their lists.
Accompl.sh is completely free and there are no plans at all for charging its users. The site is supported by advertising banners which are located typically at the bottom of the sites on Accompl.sh, but aren't really obtrusive. For users who want to maintain for than one list and more than ten goals, they can do so by purchasing Accompl.sh credits. For $1 users can get an additional list of fresh new goals. Or, for $18 per year users can get 5 Accompl.sh credits, they can join an unlimited number of challenges and they can view their past lists as well.
Accompl.sh is recommended for anyone who aspires to do more with their life and isn't afraid of a little accountability. For one's life journey to include constant self-improvement and self-actualization, this is a lofty but incredibly honorable way to live life! Accompl.sh can fit nicely into an over-achiever's lifestyle. In fact, everyone should give Accompl.sh a try in order to improve at least some part of their life or knock off an item from their bucket list. It's a lot cheaper than a life coach!