View Full Version : Bean Counter iPhone App Review

02-20-2013, 09:31 PM
Just wanted to share with y'all my new favorite iPhone app. It's called "Bean - A Counting App". 99 cents in the iTunes store, and well worth it.

It's a simple app that let's you keep a running count of... anything you feel like counting. Up to nine things can be counted. It's attractive looking, easy to use, syncs with iCloud in case you drop your phone in the toilet you won't lose track of what you're counting.

I kind of hacked it by writing my goals in the tally description and I'm using it to track a bunch of different goals for 2013. I've been doing it since the beginning of the year faithfully and man it's REALLY helpful to see the truth staring right at you about all the things you're trying to accomplish, and it's VERY satisfying to click the little squares when you do stuff.

I kept all mine positive, as positive tallies are more motivational than negative ones. The one 'kind of negative' thing I'm keeping track of is "non-paleo meals", but I'm just putting a cap on how many I can have this year, and enjoying them. I'm not calling it "cheating" or "messing up on diet" etc... because those are too negative. I'm just budgeting them so I don't overdo it.

I can pretty much guarantee you I wouldn't be accomplishing as much without this year without this app egging me on everyday.

One click in the square adds one to the tally, and a two-finger click removes one. You can change colors, order, and zoom into individual squares or quadrants. Super simple. Super effective. I highly recommend this.

Here's a look at a screenshot of my app in action, and all the things I'm keeping track of right now...


Happy Counting Everyone!!!

02-21-2013, 08:42 AM
Neat. I can see that being useful to hold me accountable. Thanks
For sharing that.

02-21-2013, 08:54 AM
Very nice dude. I might have to get that. Thanks for sharing!

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