In 1726, while on an 80-day ocean voyage from London to Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin developed a plan and corresponding chart for regulating his future conduct.

He based his plan on a chart of thirteen virtues. He committed to giving strict attention to one virtue each week - placing a mark on his chart each time he transgressed that week’s virtue.  After thirteen weeks he moved through all thirteen virtues. He would repeat the course four times a year.

Use this modern incarnation of Benjamin Franklin’s original chart to improve and regulate your daily conduct. Every evening review your day. Tap the day's date to place a mark if you transgressed the week's virtue. One virtue is highlighted every week and the whole chart should be completed four times in a year. The goal is to live your days - giving strict attention to each virtue - without having to place any marks on your chart.

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What’s New

Version 2.0.6

This update includes ongoing improvements in the data model and bug fixes. Stay tuned for some upcoming welcome improvements. Thank you for using Ben’s Virtues.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

sandune11 ,

Updates remove data

Love the app, but your update just wiped out all of my data from the past several weeks and started me over at the beginning. Maybe you could add that to your bug list next time.

jacobsw ,

A good app that could be great

• Doesn't let you modify virtues to focus on the ones most important to you; you can only track the 13 virtues that Franklin chose.
• If Franklin transgressed against a virtue multiple times on one day, he'd make multiple check marks in that column. This app only lets you make one mark per day.
• Although Franklin emphasized one particular virtue each week, he tracked all 13 virtues every day. This app only lets you track one virtue at a time.

• Simple, clean design
• Provides helpful info on Franklin's definition of each of the 13 virtues.
• Easy way to track a different virtue every week.
• Free.
• When I emailed the developer mentioning my above criticisms, he responded with a prompt and friendly email. He mentions that he's considering developing a pro version that would add multiple checkmarks per day, and tracking of multiple virtues. I'd be very interested in seeing that, and I hope he'll find the time to develop it.

BOTTOM LINE: Although it's not perfect, it's a solid, useful app. Plus, it's free.

Jothiram ,

Support for more than one virtue

Great app. It would be good if I can mark all the virtues instead of just focusing on one virtue alone.


Reason Interactive
46.6 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 and watchOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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