Complice is the Qualified Self to Beeminder's Quantified Self. One might work better for you than the other, or you'll become an unstoppable productivity machine by using both! We've written a few blog posts featuring Complice and its Beeminder integration: blog.beeminder.com/complice, blog.beeminder.com/beemplice, and blog.beeminder.com/arbeetrary.
What can I beemind with Complice?
- submitting daily intentions
- submitting daily outcomes
- percentage of daily outcomes completed
- working in a coworking room
- submit weekly review (overall or per-goal)
- submit monthly review (overall or per-goal)
- DIY "arbitrary" metrics
If you're already a Complice user, go to complice.co/apps/beeminder for more details and to get started.
What's an "arbitrary" metric?
(Almost) whatever you want it to bee! Maybe you want to complete a certain number of "documentation" outcomes per week, but you've also got other non-documentation-related outcomes. Use the arbitrary-things integration to send only completed documentation-related outcomes to a particular Beeminder goal.
More explanation and examples from Malcolm himself in his brilliantly-detailed blog post. If you've used IFTTT and/or the Beeminder IFTTT macros to glue anything together before, it's similar to that — without having to bring in IFTTT as a third-party!
For any task you enter in Complice, you can filter it by goal, text, or regular expression matching, or starredness, then select any of 5 things to beemind:
- creating such a task
- marking it as complete,
- the number of pomodoros assigned to it
- any number appearing in the task (e.g., "10 pushups")
- the sum of the numbers in the task (e.g., "pushups: 10+10+10+8")
Then, optionally multiply the number by something (e.g., if you wanted to turn each pomodoro into 25 minutes or 0.5 hours, for some time goal) then pick the Beeminder goal to send the datapoints.
Note that the DIY arbitrary metrics stuff is only related to tasks.
How does my Complice data sync to Beeminder?
Beeminder receives updates to your goal directly from Complice when you check off tasks or complete pomodoros.
I submitted my data in Complice, but my Beeminder goal still derailed!
Contact Beeminder to get your derailment undone, and let Malcolm know about the missing Complice data!