Mastery

Mastery Free App

Rated 4.14/5 (674) —  Free Android application by Mihail Burduja

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About Mastery

In order to become a Master you must practice a skill for 10000 hours.
Mastery tracks how much time you spend on developing your skills. This app allows to gamify your skill development and enhance productivity.

G+ community: https://goo.gl/TG4Yww

Tips and tricks
• The main screen of the app contains the activities that you created.
• The Skills menu item allows you to manage skills (create, view, edit, delete).
• The Categories menu item allows you to manage categories (create, view, edit, delete).
• The Trends menu item displays some neat charts.
• The Store menu item allows you to manage products / rewards (create, view, edit, delete).
• The Transactions menu item shows the expense / income coin transactions.
• There is one category created by default: General. You can edit it, and you can add more categories by pressing on the + button when on Categories page.
• Icons for skills, categories, and products are mandatory.
• You can add activity only when you have at least one skill defined.
• Store is for user-defined rewards (see explanation below).

Store
The use of the store is completely optional. The main aim of it, is to allow the user to define some rewards for time spent developing a skill.

Examples:
• Gaming - you can purchase an hour of gaming using X coins that you got from developing a skill.
• TV Shows- you can purchase an episode of TV Shows using X coins that you got from developing a skill.
The idea is to allow you to define rewards for your time spent developing useful skills.

More icon packs will be added in the future.
More gamification features are going to be added in the future (feel free to suggest them).

The free version allows you to have a maximum of 7 skills at a time, everything else is not restricted.

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Download / Install

Download and install Mastery version 2.1.1 on your Android device!
Downloaded 100,000+ times, content rating: Everyone
Android package: ro.mb.mastery, download Mastery.apk

All Application Badges

Free
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Android
4.0.3+
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For everyone
Android app

App History & Updates

What's Changed
* Fixed order issue when viewing activities for a skill/category.
* Added sorting options for skills.
* Increased skill limit to 7.
Version update Mastery was updated to version 2.1.1
More downloads  Mastery reached 100 000 - 500 000 downloads
Version update Mastery was updated to version 2.0.0
More downloads  Mastery reached 10 000 - 50 000 downloads

What are users saying about Mastery

T70%
by T####:

This app has a lot of potential. The idea is great but trying to figure out how to use it is maddening. It took me two days and a lot of searching a g+ page to figure out how to add skills to a category. I don't use g+ so I had to figure that out first, not cool. Now I can't figure out how to add activity to my skills or how to change the hours to minutes. I was able to add activities previously but now I can't figure it out?! The app seems fairly new so I'll keep my eye out for improvement but as of now, it's not worth the aggravation. If the usability improves I would buy it so I'm hoping it pans out.

I70%
by I####:

There are plenty of 'level up' oriented apps out there, but this is the one that I actually stuck with. It's simple yet elegant, and is without any nonsense or clutter. I tried it for a week with the 5 skill limit, but once I saw the potential this app can bring, I bought it without any regrets. Soon I'll be a master botanist, guitar player, and handstand expert! Only nit-pick is that I could do with more icons. Perhaps a way to integrate our own?

U70%
by U####:

Fantastic app with a brilliant idea. I immediately bought the full app even though I'm only tracking one skill because I support the idea of logging in hours to achieve mastery. I personally don't care about the level aspect of the game although I do appreciate it. What I'm more interested in is logging my hours for particular skills. That way, I can see how much time I devote to my skills. Tracking my hours also adds an element of professionalism in that it's almost like clocking in for work. What I'd like to see improved would be the trends and stats for the skills. It's strange that I cannot specify the date range for the trend I would like to see. This is especially so when I go to misc. section of my skill. It tracks averages since the inception of my skill but there's no way to check averages for the past few months, weeks, or even days.

V70%
by V####:

Worst buy. You can't edit simple things like what level you want to be when you hit 10.000 hours or the what type of lvl growth your want. Default lvl at 10.000 is lvl 88. Doesn't make any sense...

D70%
by D####:

Excellent app, but the "10,000 hours for mastery" is a myth. The number of hours for mastery of a skill depends upon the skill's level of difficulty. For example, I don't need 10,000 hours to master, say, hopscotch. I'd like to see custom time levels for each skill.

W70%
by W####:

Been through almost every productivity app of this kind and I can say with no doubt that this one is one of the best. straight forward and practical. This app can have lots of more features and it is still at it's start. but nonetheless , creator did a wonderful job! ----- Making this app social will definitely take it to the next level.

Z70%
by Z####:

A simple but great app. Works better for productivity than checklist-based apps

A70%
by A####:

Great app. It would be great if you could implement a promodoro timer to measure sessions. Nonetheless you did a great job.

R70%
by R####:

Definitely a must for learners! It would be perfect with syncing feature , and more icons to choose from.

J70%
by J####:

There should have been the way to open a category under another category and each category could have shown the total hours spent on skills under them.Is it possible?

Y70%
by Y####:

Did not understand

F70%
by F####:

Adorable and fun way to track practice hours.

C70%
by C####:

This app is fantastic! Would you consider developing an iOS version as well?

E70%
by E####:

I do think is great but it does have a lot of bugs to be fixed

N70%
by N####:

Great app but could use more icons.

H70%
by H####:

This is awesome!!!!

K70%
by K####:

Other productivity apps involve checklists which didn't work for me and only made me more stressed. This app gives me the satisfaction and motivation of working towards something bigger without checklists. Of course, this won't work for everyone, but it was just what I needed. I like the app's design and found it easy to use. I also love that this app doesn't make me feel like I'm being forced to buy premium. While I did purchase it, I was able to do it mainly because I genuinely wanted to support the app and not because the app was practically useless without the unlocked features.

O70%
by O####:

Wondered if you could publish at what levels the competency tags change. E.g: level 1-20 is novice, 20-500 competent (i'm guessing here) but yeah like a side tab giving you that info. It would be cool to aspire to the better compentancy tags, and so know where those milestones lie :) other than that this is probably my favourite app of all time! Thanks very much!

X70%
by X####:

I really like it. I've had this app a little over a week now. It's really nice how it limits you to just five goals (I am one to make tons and tons so I need to be limited). I just bought it today because I want to change my main goals but I don't want to lose all the progress I have made. That being said, it would be really nice if we were able to sort our skills by the level we're on (high to low, low to high, for example). I'm not a gamer so I love how simple this is yet it still feels like a game. Thank you for the app. :)

P70%
by P####:

So far, I find this app very useful. I use it to track my language learning progress. There are a couple of things that would up my review to a solid 5 stars if they were added. First of all, it would be nice to be able to back up my progress to a cloud service. That way I could share that data with my other devices. Also, it's difficult to distinguish among the different backup files that are saved to my device. They seem to be saved using random numbers instead of being titled by date or other more clear identifier. So, the backup files are pretty useless to me. In addition to having cloud backup, it would be nice to be able split up my budget in the store by category. I'm trying to use my coins based the category under which they were earned. For example, 500 coins earned under the Language Learning category might be spent purchasing a book of fiction in my target language, as opposed to using coins earned under another category to purchase items not in any way related to language learning. Other than those couple of things, this is a solid app. And I look forward to continued use and updates. I'll purchase the premium version to gain the ability to add more skills.

M70%
by M####:

Edit: problem was a bug and dev communication is excellent. This is one of the most useful apps i have ever had. Everything is great, but why doesn't the skill category display in chronological order? What order is it in? Can I change it?

B70%
by B####:

This apps is basically a step by step progress making to achieve your goals. I've always struggle on how to built a systematic plan and reward in my life to achieve multiple goals. THANKS TO THIS APPS! It helps me by giving me motivations (level upgrades!! ) and a simple working system to go restricted my plan. IF YOU ARE SAYING THAT : MY TIME IS SPENT BUT I LITERALLY DID NOTHING (LACK PRODUCTIVITY) YOU SHOULD INSTALLED AND BUILT A SYSTEM YOUR OWN. IT IS AWESOME I DISCOVERED THIS APPS!!!!!!!!:-D Woooooooo

Q70%
by Q####:

Highly recommended for those who want to improve on a skill, and want to have discipline in attaining it. Bought the premium after trying it out for a few hours, and I must say, I've been making the most out of it since. The store function is a great way for healthy delayed gratification! It's all about the focus!

G70%
by G####:

Almost great. However, it falls short because of several underdeveloped features. Firstly, I believe an app like this needs to have more flexible goal measuring options. Currently, the app only supports daily goals. However, I don't study daily. Instead, I aim to study for a set amount of time per week. Sadly, people like me cannot properly measure their study habits as we cannot set weekly or monthly timed goals. Secondly, the graphing options aren't good enough to be useful. Again, there seems to be no dedicated and detailed 'weekly' study graph. Thirdly, it would be great to see study time broken-down by label/tag. It would be helpful to see which study methods I use the most, perhaps by displaying both percentage and time spent. As it stands, the app will be good for some, and mediocre for others. However, as I understand it, this app is in active development. And, as such, will hopefully gain features in the near future. At which point, this review might be updated to 5 stars.

S70%
by S####:

I love this app. The way you log everything is very simplistic but effective and I love how you don't have to mess with making tasks but just input the time spent on your skill. I love how it has an rpg feel to it without adding "classes" (like mage) or attributes (like stamina) like other apps do. Takes out all of the bs taking time away from you actually practicing the skill and makes it flow much smoother. Not a hassle to use. The categories mechanic is an amazing touch. I look at it from an Elder Scrolls point of view that the Categories are my overall level in a skill section (like mage skills, sneak skills, ect) and the actual skill section are the actual skills feeding into the overall level. Best app in this group by far. One suggestion I would make is to have the Categories level up and use the conjunction of the skill levels associated with it as XP. Again, this is a great app and am very happy I found it. Edit: A search bar for skills would be nice as well as the ability to sort skills in a custom order.

L70%
by L####:

Perfect! Exactly what you expect. I will happily give it 5 stars if an option to create icons is added. Just a simple feature where you can add pre-made shapes/objects onto a background. Or just a greater selection of icons for each category, like there is for "Musical".

T70%
by T####:

It's not easy to actually add the time you did something. The activity shows minutes, but I can only enter hours. Otherwise I can't see how to track what I did.

I70%
by I####:

I like the app. The only issue is that you can go into a negative currency? I think it kind of defeats the point of working for coins if you can buy items regardless.

U70%
by U####:

I've tried a lot of time management apps, and this one suits me perfectly. I love the concept, the interface is very neat. I love everything about this app, it's so challenging! It motivates me a lot. Highly recommended!

V70%
by V####:

Excellent concept ... very easy to use. 1 update to make it a 5 ... I'd like to be able to plan my activities ahead of time (e.g. for the day/week/month) and then on the appointed day select the activity and turn on the timer and go till it alarms ... then on to the next activity, with Mastery updating how much time was spent on each activity automatically. That way when it's activity time I'm only focused on completing the set activities and not updating what I've acomplished in between activities.

D70%
by D####:

Amazing app, so simple and soo helpful. This is like leveling up exactly in a video game online but in real life and time. If you're chasing after a goal in life and you're a perfectionist, this app will be your best friend. Love it!

W70%
by W####:

Its pretty damn awesome. I will certainly use this often. The feeling of having your efforts recorded in such palpable manner is great. A couple of cons though which keep me from 5/5: * I'd love a dark theme, would even pay extra for it. Please add, the whiteness of it all kinda gets to my eyes after some use. (also I prefer the dark aesthetic) * More icons. Or at least a way to import images. Thatd be amazing.

Z70%
by Z####:

Wherever I try to add any icons or categories the page resets and I lose all progress and it's been really frustrating. Can you please fix it?

A70%
by A####:

When I start the timer and rotatw the phone, tha acticity reloads and the timer stops

R70%
by R####:

The help file references menu items that don't exist in the actual app. Unusable

J70%
by J####:

Great app for a great concept. Works much better with more inspiration toward mastering one or more goals than simply doing check boxes each day. Thanks!

Y70%
by Y####:

Seems to do the job specified, can't complain, hope future updates dont destroy what is effectively a perfect app, as so many other apps seem to experience

F70%
by F####:

Not the best layout for a time management app, needs pre-loaded skills and categories etc.

C70%
by C####:

An amazing app that gives you an incentive to do tasks that you might otherwise avoid!

E70%
by E####:

OK app. Icon stolen from the "universal diary" app


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