Habit Tracker and Streaks

How to use the habit tracker in Writing Analytics.

Writing Analytics comes with a built-in habit tracker. The grid gives you an overview of the frequency of your writing routine.

The best part is that you don't have to check days off. Writing Analytics will do that for you as soon as you complete a writing session or log words manually.

The Grid

The grid in the Overview shows your activity over the past three months. Writing days are green, revision days teal. Days when you both write and revise, the square will show both. Yellow marks days that you took off. A dark grey outline shows the current date.

Hover your mouse over the grid to see how many words your wrote/revised on that day.


Writing Analytics also tracks any writing streaks that you build. A writing streak is a series of consecutive days when you write or revise. It's a great way to stay motivated, championed by many writers including Jerry Seinfeld.

Below the grid, you'll find two cards that show the length of your current streak and your longest one.

As you build your streak up, you'll start earning awards. The series goes all the way to 365 days.

Days Off

Everyone needs a day off from time to time. If you need a break or don't write every day, you can take days off to avoid losing your streak. There's no limit on how many you can take. Writing Analytics will skip those when calculating your streak.

If you write for two days, take two off and then revise for two further days, you'll build a four-day streak.

To take today off, click the Day Off button above the grid:

A confirmation dialog will pop up:

Your day off will be marked with yellow on the grid. If you change your mind, you can always cancel it and write some words instead!

Days off cannot be taken retroactively or scheduled in advance. You can only take today off. In case you're taking multiple days, you'll have to log in to the app every day to maintain your streak.

Have a question? Reach out to us at support@writinganalytics.co. We'll be happy to help!

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