Today’s app of the day is Nomo Clocks which is a simple clock app but offers so much more if you’re trying to kick a bad habit or a destructive lifestyle. First and foremost, you should probably understand the mentality behind a sobriety clock. Replacing bad habits with healthy ones in order to live a more productive and happier life is what this is all about. If you approach the app as a challenge for personal betterment you’ll definitely succeed with enough conviction, however, if you dread the fact that you’re giving something up a timer app isn’t going to solve your problem. I would say if it’s giving up chocolate or a simple weight loss plan and you’re not obese, for instance, it’s not something that I would consider detrimental to your life in the grand scheme of things. If you’re an alcoholic or a drug abuser this app, while in a supplemental aspect has benefits, it certainly won’t be enough.
All of that in mind what this app brings to the table is a pretty intuitive look into kicking a habit whether it be low-level stuff like coffee, chocolate or a simple weight loss plan or could be very useful in higher risk substance abuse such as cigarettes, alcohol or drugs. Simply click Create A New Clock, Enter a name, date, category, money saved and time saved so the clock can start showing you how time quantifies these areas of your life. Click Create Clock at the bottom and start the clock. Lets put this in perspective. In the city of Philadelphia, the average cost of a pack of cigarettes is $9. Let’s say for the sake of argument you buy two packs a week totaling $18 a week and you’ve chosen to quit at age 30. Assuming you’re successful and the average life expectancy is 79 years you’ll have saved $45,864. The monetary stats aside the time to smoke a cigarette on the average is six minutes. Assuming you’re successful again and the same duration of time has passed with 40 cigarettes a week you’ll not only not have smoked 101,920 cigarettes but you’ll also have saved 611,520 minutes or to put it in simpler terms one year and about two months of your life. All of this is also neglecting the main focus, that is that you’ve quit a habit that not only affects your mood for the better in the long run but also betters your health overall so you can focus on really important tasks such as quality time with your family or not be taking multiple breaks at work so you can better focus on your career.
All of this is also neglecting the main focus, that is that you’ve quit a habit that not only affects your mood for the better in the long run but also betters your health overall so you can focus on really important tasks such as quality time with your family or not taking multiple breaks at work so you can better focus on your career. This is also just one example of something that you can give up to better your life with the habits you choose to do on a daily basis. Quitting smoking or alcohol is an incredibly daunting task which I’ve never personally had the displeasure of having to give up, however, in my life, I can see when certain things are prohibiting myself from accomplishing the goals I have set. Over the past 87 days, I’ve been alcohol-free, not because of a problem with drinking but because I have weightloss focused goals in which alcohol in any amount would derail every time. Nomo Sobriety Clocks have helped me stay on track along with other weight focused apps to keep the pounds off and I consider it an easy and quick way to check in every day.
From a UX/UI perspective, this app is graphically leaner than I’d like for my taste, but it is a sobriety app so I wouldn’t expect it to be flashy or have amazing graphics due to its content. Just like other apps that I’ve reviewed it is very intuitive and has many great features. Other than just having a clock that quantitatively calculates certain parameters but it also has a social feature for help from other users. While I do not utilize this feature I can see it’s power if used properly. If you’re on a personal quest it might not be for you either but if you are in need of additional support I would say try it. What I wish this app had are connections to support groups in your local community and the times that they are going on. I would say to get rid of the ads for rehab facilities and partner with them in a less obvious way to help monetize. However, overall, the app does everything as advertised and does it extremely well. I would recommend it to anyone who needs it! Download it here for iPhone or here for Andriod, now!