Water — An Elegantly Simple Reminder App
The talented folks at NFN Labs understand the importance of staying hydrated in your day-to-day and busy lives. The intake of water at regular intervals is essential for a healthy body and hence, they’ve crafted a really simple and elegant reminder app to ensure that everyone drinks water on time. And the app is simply called… Water.
At it’s core, Water is a really simple idea. It will remind you at regular intervals that it’s time to drink a glass of water and it will also keep track of how much water you’ve had so far. The beauty of the app lies in the way everything has been implemented. Water is really slick. I love the use of dark grey and blue colors throughout the UI and the elements stand out beautifully. Even the icon is really nicely done.
The main screen in the app denotes your daily water intake, which you can set when you first launch the app, along with the time you wake up at and the time you go to bed at. Let’s say you set your goal to have at least 10 glasses a day, between 7AM and 11PM. Water will work out how often it needs to remind you and ensure that it does. As you consume your glasses of water, the water level in the main screen falls, so you know exactly how far away you are from your goal.
Water has a few more tricks up its sleeve. As it keeps track of how much water you’ve had, it can also display your performance over the last two weeks as well as your longest streaks. You can choose to badge the app icon with the number of glasses left in the day, you know, just in case you miss a notification or two. As and when you drink water, you can simply swipe on the notification to mark the intake.
I love that you can set not just your daily goal, but also your default drink size. The developers claim that the app was conceptualized, designed and built in just 12 days flat.
Water is available for $1.99 on the App Store and while the price may seem “high” at first, remember that these are two dollars you’re spending on your own health.