With summer fading fast, many minds are likely working to get back into the swing of things. Lift, an app backed by the original creators of Twitter, is a reminder check-in app that’s designed to keep you on track. Set up a type of habit (practice clarinet, say, or run lines) and the app will ask you to check in each time you complete the task.

Lift also has a social element — every time you check-in, it shows up on a free-flowing feed of check-ins from all app users, who can comment on your progress. You can also, of course, choose to Tweet your progress. (One drawback of that integration is that if you opt to be a bit more private, the app will ask you to connect your Twitter account every time you open it.)

The Lift app is available on iTunes. (Screenshot)

So while Lift may not be able to count calories, exercise or practice for its users, it could aid those who want to feel a little less alone while they tackle their goals. Free, for iPhone.

Hayley Tsukayama