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Routinist helps you achieve goals and build habits by scheduling time for them as part of your everyday routines.


I built Routinist because I got tired of having excuses for why I wasn’t taking action on my goals: I don’t have time... I’m too tired… I forgot… etc. Routinist eliminates these excuses for me.

Becoming a better you is hard. It requires motivation, planning, commitment and execution. Only you can keep yourself motivated and committed over the long term. The purpose of Routinist is to help with the planning and execution parts, so you can improve your health, achieve your goals, and continue becoming a better you.


Step 1: List your typical morning routine actions and estimate time for each action. This can be super simple (get ready for day for 45 mins), or as detailed as you like (floss 1m, brush 3m , shower 10m, shave 5m, etc.).

Step 2: Enter your desired sleep and Go Time (the time you need to leave for work).

Step 3: Add new actions (those small steps towards your goals like flossing or exercising) and their estimated time, and insert them into your routine.

Routinist uses this info to remind you when to wake up and go to bed so you have time for your routines and get the sleep you need. Take action during the time you most control: your mornings and evenings. Routinist removes the ‘when’ so you can focus on the ‘what’.


• Build morning (and evening!) routines
• Wake up and bed time reminders
• Understand your time constraints and prioritize
• Reduce decision fatigue
• Routines sync with your Apple Calendar!
• Optimize your routine: tweak the time, order and frequency of actions for any routine any time (yes – even during an active routine)
• Complete actions, skip actions, and undo skip/complete as needed
• Continuously updated routine completion times
• Timers & notifications for each action
• Apple Watch! Complete, Skip, Pause & Resume from the notifications on the Apple Watch or iPhone notification center
• Flexibility: schedule actions on certain days each week or every x days, x weekdays, etc.
• Progress Tracking for a birds eye view of your progress
• Detailed History of every routine
• Dark Mode
• 120+ action ideas with suggested times



Routinist is probably very different from any other app you’ve tried, and it takes some getting used to. But I strongly believe this unique approach to achieving your goals will make your life better.

“Anyone can list out their goals, but they will be quickly abandoned without the help of an app like this… No other goal app compares to Routinist. Worth the time to learn.”

“This app enabled me to establish a regular morning routine for the first time in my 45 years of life.”

“If you have different times for leaving to work/school everyday but similar morning tasks this is perfect. It is worth the time to try it.”

"Your app has enormous potential in helping others reach theirs."




Routinist does not advertise and is instead supported by Premium membership through an auto-renewing subscription. If you choose to purchase Premium, payments will be charged to your iTunes account, and your account will be charged for renewal 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your settings in the iTunes Store after purchase. The current price is $4.99 USD per month, and may vary from country to country.

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What’s New

Version 2019.1

Version 2019.1:


Routinist was built to focus on the time you can most easily control, your mornings and evenings. However, many of you have requested the capability to create mid-day or one-off routines for the things that don't always fit into your mornings or evenings (Gym, Study, Lunch, etc).

• Other Routines -> Premium Subscribers can now create unlimited additional routines. I think you'll really enjoy interacting with these updated, yet familiar routines. And I hope they help you accomplish even more.

• Calendar Sync - Add the ability to pick which Calendar your routines are assigned to (routines currently appear in the default Calendar).
• Other Routines - Add the ability to set start time reminders for these mid-day routines (I would suggest trying Apple's Reminders app in the meantime).

Please email routinistdeveloper@gmail.com if you have thoughts/questions/suggestions/etc.

Thank you for your support!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
767 Ratings

767 Ratings

moesamazing ,

Made life better!

I absolutely love this app! I used to have a note that told me what tasks to do in the morning and before bed and this is just a huge upgrade for me. It automatically calculates the time and starts the next activity and I can skip items. It’s just made the start of my day so much better I feel happier and more focused when I get to work in the morning because I know that everything has been going well In the day so far. It also helps me relax and sleep better at night knowing everything is done for the day. My house is more organized since I have a daily task to do the dishes and pick up. I love that it calculates what time you should start your night routine and when you need to go to bed and I love that it calculates when you should wake up in the morning in order to leave the house in time. This app has kept me from getting distracted on Facebook for example in the morning when critical test need to get done I’m just so happy this is my favorite app on my phone. Thank you so much to the developer.

SimplyWithStyle ,

Cautiously Optimistic

Update: I think I’ve got it figured out. After several more days of not being able to open the app without it crashing and with no update or way to ask for help in sight I decided to delete and reinstall the app. It seems to have worked but I lost my carefully created and fine tuned routine. I was also worried when I reinstalled because it was saying the only option if you want to have more than 15 actions between your morning and evening routines is to pay a couple bucks a month for Premium, but last year I paid for Premium as a one-time, in-app purchase. I was able to restore my purchase and it appears I can start adding actions back in. I’m cautiously optimistic, but I’ll be watching to see if it starts crashing again, or if it tries to charge a monthly fee. My guess about the crashing is it had something to do with the new subscription format? I wish this all would have somehow been communicated! Upping review to three stars, will fix it again as I see how things go.

Original: I actually love this app but for days now it has been crashing every time I open it. No update in sight and I could be wrong but I don’t think there is any way to reach out to the developer. I’m hoping this one star review will get their attention! Then I’ll fix my review.

rae.storms ,


Love this app!! It is perfect for organizing your morning and evening habits/routine, and keeping track of what actions you are completing each week. The app is a little confusing to get the hang of at first BUT the developer (Tim) is VERY responsive and super helpful!! Routinist has really helped me create and practice a solid am/pm routine that I was really struggling with before the app. Routinist has unique alarms that go off whenever your routines should START, that way you have enough time to complete the routine and still be able to go to bed or leave for work ON TIME! Routinist will ask you what time you wish to leave in the morning by, and how many of hours of sleep you want, so then depending on how long your am/pm routines take (which YOU create/add in what actions you would like completed each night or morning), the app will then let you know when you should be in bed in order to get that full nights rest and leave on time in the morning!!


Timothy Johnson
46.2 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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