There are plenty of self-help apps to track what you're eating and how often you exercise to help make you healthier.
But have you ever heard of one that aims to make you a kinder person? Me neither – until now.
Kinditude, just released for the iPhone, takes on this task, giving users the ability to input kind acts they've done under categories of expression (thoughts, words or actions), scenario (spontaneous or planned), mode (money, time or effort) and what the kindness is towards (people, environment, animals or self).
All the data submitted for each donation you've given or piece of sidewalk trash you've picked up winds up being crunched and spit out in graph and chart form to show you exactly how (and how not) you've been kind over days, months and years of time.
The idea is that - like in the fitness tracking apps that analyze all your diet and exercise data - Kinditude will give users the info needed to improve in the areas of kindness they are lacking the most.
The app also provides a random act of kindness (1 of 40 options) every time it opens and has a general reminder function that will simply nudge you once a day with a "remind to be kind!" notification. It can't hurt.
The app runs $1.99 in the App Store and can't be ruled out as a decent passive-aggressive holiday gift for that special someone in your life who could use a little help in the kindness department.