Straight off the bat, one of the great things about ToDoist is that it works across a wide gambit of platforms and devices. From the desktop (Windows and MacOS) to iOS devices (iPhone/iPad/Apple Watch) to web browsers (Safari/Firefox/Chrome), you can use the app wherever you need it and, for the most part, it looks and acts the same across them. You can even use it with smart home assistants like Amazon’s Alexa ecosystem. In short: it can work wherever you work from.
But with Carrot Rewards, you have a tool that’ll help promote more activity in your life in a more manageable way with the ability to gain rewards for reaching your goals. This app is rather unique in the sea of health apps, even in the free apps department. Carrot Rewards is a partnership between the Ministry of Health, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the BC Healthy Living Alliance, and Social Change Rewards, along with NGO partners: YMCA Canada, Heart & Stroke Foundation, and the Canadian Diabetes Association. At the moment, it is only available to residents of British Columbia, Newfoundland, and Ontario but the plan is to have it be available to all Canadians.
The aim of the app is to help Canadians be better educated and create healthy and manageable changes in their health, both physical and mental, while offering meaningful incentives. You heard me! Along with pairing up with multiple organizations, Carrot Rewards offers its users point rewards to programs such as SCENE points, Aeroplan Miles, Petro-Points, or More Rewards. You can only have one reward program linked to your account, but it is better than having to sign up for yet ANOTHER loyalty reward system.
You get the points/rewards by not just completing your challenges but also by filling out surveys.
Now I picked SCENE as it is a better option for me in earning free movie passes in my area, but in the end, the choice is ultimately up to you. Usually the surveys will give you 5 to 20 points at a time, but at the end of the last year I did complete one worth 200 points! That’s all for this week’s app review, good luck with getting organized this year and stay tuned for more great app suggestions!