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12 Best Morning Routine Apps to Start Your Day with a Boom this 2024

apps Dec 15, 2022

How do you start your day?

How would you LIKE to be starting your day this year?

If what you’re doing now isn’t lining up with what you’d like to be doing, these apps can help!

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Check out these useful apps for your morning routine:

1. Habitica

If you’re having a hard time getting habits to stick, this app has a creative way of addressing that. It uses turn based RPG-style gamification to encourage you to keep up your daily activities. For better results, this app has a dedicated server implemented already. When you start using the app, you create a character, including setting up your character’s class and skills.

As you complete your daily to-dos, you’re able to advance through quests, defeat bosses, collect pets, upgrade your equipment, and get loot.

2. Strava

Exercising is a great way to boost your mood and energy in the morning. Using an exercise tracking app can help you keep up a consistent workout routine and motivate you to set goals for growth. Strava is an app that’s designed around running, biking, swimming, walking, or jogging. It tracks the distance of your workout, the intensity, and your route.

With Strava, you can set goals with your own time constraints. The app will help remind you to exercise, so you can meet your goals and maintain a healthy, regular exercise routine. You can find discounts on Strava and other fitness apps on

3. Focus

Focus is a time management app that helps you avoid distraction and concentrate on what you really want to do. It has a built-in task manager, activity tracker, and a focus mode that helps you spend a set amount of time without any distractions.

If you have trouble concentrating enough to get things done well in the morning, focus could be a helpful tool for jumpstarting your routine. For Apple users, the app syncs perfectly to all devices, including Apple Watch.

4. Gratitude

Expressing gratitude has been proven to be beneficial for your mental health, especially when it’s part of your daily routine. The Gratitude app is a journaling app that gives prompts to help you think about things you’re grateful for and write them down every day. You can also look back at what you’ve written on other days to remind yourself of all the things that have made you feel gratitude recently.

It's an easy-to-use app that you can add into your morning routine easily to put yourself in a better mood for the rest of the day, every day.

5. Calm

Calm is a meditation and mindfulness app. It features guided meditation sessions that focus on a number of areas where you might be having trouble, including sleep, dating, anxiety, panic, and more. The app also has breathing exercises, stretches, calming music, and bedtime stories to help you improve your sleep.

Spending a little time on mindfulness in your morning can reduce your stress for the rest of the day, as well as making you an overall happier and healthier person. Calm has a free tier with 1 daily session and a premium tier that starts at $14.99 per month.

6. Insight Timer

Insight Timer is a meditation app that helps you practice mindfulness through guided meditations every day. There are more than 130,000 guided meditations on that app, along with access to live events, private mentoring, and workshops. You can also use the mood tracking feature to help you keep tabs on how you’ve been doing over time.

You can use the free tier to access an enormous number of guided meditations. There’s a lot available, and even more with the premium service, which is $60 per year.

7. Blinkist

Reading is a useful habit to pick up, but if you don’t have time to dedicate to reading every day you can use an app like Blinkist. This is a service that gives you access to thousands of book summaries in written and audio form.

These summaries break down all the information from the book and give you the highlights. It’s perfect for someone who wants to benefit from the book, but doesn’t have the time.

Blinkist costs $7.49 per month or $89.99 per year, but there is also a free version that allows you to listen to one pre-selected book daily.

8. Readwise

If you already have a reading habit, and you’re looking for a way to better retain the knowledge you’ve read, Readwise can be a useful tool to help. This app allows you to sync your highlights, notes, quotes, and more from a wide variety of platforms, including Kindle, iBooks, Pocket, Medium, Goodreads, Twitter, and others.

Whatever you save on these platforms can be accessed from Readwise, giving you the chance to go over it all again in the morning when your mind is fresh.

Readwise is $4.49 per month for the basic version and $7.99 per month of the full version with extra features.

9. I am

It’s easy to build up negative thoughts about yourself and continue to repeat them in your mind. I am is an app that sends you push notifications with daily affirmations you can repeat to yourself in the morning. Affirmations help to put you in a more positive state of mind, boost your confidence, and set you on a good track for the rest of the day.

I am is a free app, but there is a premium tier for $2.99 per month or $19.99 per year that unlocks extra features on top of the positive affirmations.

10. Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock

Most alarm clocks wake you up at an exact time, but the Sleep Cycle alarm clock app tracks your sleep pattern and wakes you up when you’re at your lightest sleep stage. Instead of waking you up at a static time, you will set up a time range. During this range, the app will look for you to go into a lighter sleep phase before ringing gently.

By waiting until you’re in a lighter phase of sleep, this alarm can allow you to get more rest instead of interrupting your sleep at the wrong time.

11. Fabulous

Fabulous is a general habit-tracking and motivational app that can be a real benefit for not just your morning, but your entire day. You get to set your goals, called “journeys”, and build a simple plan on how to reach them. The best thing about Fabulous is the way it gently coaches you towards your goals, rather than badgering you constantly with notifications.

Basic goal setting and tracking is free, but there is also a premium version with a lot of awesome routine-building extra for $39.99 per year.

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12. Alarmy

If you’re someone who has trouble waking up in the morning, even with an alarm, this could be a good solution for you. Alarmy is like an alarm clock with a vengeance. When you set your wake-up time in the morning, you also have to set up your wake-up method.

One of the most popular and unique things about Alarmy is their picture alarm system, which refuses to turn off the alarm until you take a specific picture (you will set this yourself).

Alarmy is a free app that gives you all the features you need to get out of bed on time to start your routine.


A solid morning routine can’t be built in a day. But, with the right mindset and a few helpful tools, you can start your day off right more often.

These apps will help you take your 2024 morning routine from random to purposeful, so you can set yourself up for success every day.


1. Which app is best for meditation in the morning?

Look for apps that offer guided meditations and mindfulness exercises tailored to morning routines, focusing on starting the day with calmness and intention.

2. How can I track my morning exercise routine?

Choose apps with fitness tracking capabilities, allowing you to set exercise goals, monitor progress, and integrate various types of workouts into your morning routine.

About the Contributor

Veselin Mladenov is the Content Manager of ThriveMyWay. He has more than 10 years of experience in the field of corporate marketing and sales, and decided to pursue his passion - digital marketing and content creation.

LinkedIn: Veselin Mladenov


Zoi Kotsou

Copywriter - Content writer - Content Creator - Columnist

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