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HabitRPG Releases Rainbow Armor, Officially Becomes the Coolest To-Do List App

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I love making to-do lists. No, really, I’ve been making them compulsively since I was a pig-tailed lass in elementary school. There’s just something satisfying about listing out everything you need to accomplish.

Of course, completing those to-do lists is another monster all together. Thankfully, there’s a to-do list app out there that knows it’s a monster.

No, really, it’s an actual monster.

Guys. Guys. Guys. I think we're in trouble.

Guys. Guys. Guys. I think we’re in trouble.

HabitRPG is an online time management app that takes the form of an old-school RPG. The player — you — sets daily goals, habits, and to-dos. Every time you complete something, you level up, gain new equipment and pets, and further your progress in your battle class of choice. Every time you don’t do something, or you take part in a bad habit (like negative self-talk or biting your nails), you lose health. There’s also an awesome party/accountability system that allows you to complete story quests with other members.

I’ve been using HabitRPG for a while. It’s fun, it’s addicting, and it’s an awesome throwback to games gone by.

But who knew it was also socially aware?

I am an awesome rogue.

I am an awesome rogue with an awesome fox.

Earlier this month, HabitRPG released a Rainbow Warrior set in honor of the San Francisco LGBTQ convention GaymerX. It’s free and available to the end of the month. Also, it makes you look like a cool crystal-clad intergalactic warrior.

But here’s why this is really cool. When many companies are still too scared to “make a statement” (whatever that means), HabitRPG is like whatever, man, here’s my statement: don’t be a jerk about equality.

Now, some people probably see this as a useless ploy with little real world value.

Let me tell you: it’s not.

The day after the armor was released, I peeked at the community Tavern chat, expecting the usual internet vitriol.

Not so with HabitRPG. Not only were the users I saw really supportive of the move, but one mentioned that this armor premiered the day after they came out to their family. It seemed to mean a lot to the user to see support at that time, even if it was pixelated.

Dude. That’s awesome. And it reminds us that support is still needed in all forms — even in web app to-do lists.

I admit, before the Rainbow Armor I’d thought about supporting the app with a subscription, but never gotten around to it.

Now, you can bet I’m supporting it. Why?

Because I believe that the best people to support are the ones who support others.

Writer, knitter, firebrand. Likes superheroes, cats, and changing the world.

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