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I'm Lichen It: Why Plant Nanny Is My New Favorite App

I'm Lichen It: Why Plant Nanny Is My New Favorite App

What is it?

Plant Nanny is a helpful, healthy and downright adorable app for your phone that's designed to track your water intake and help you stay hydrated. It uses a delightful premise and a cute interface to trick you into drinking more water, and we absolutely can't get enough.

I'm Lichen It
I'm Lichen It
I'm Lichen It

How does it work?

After recording your weight and daily activity level, the app tells you how many ounces of water to drink each day. You then must water your plant by entering in each time that you drink water. If you forget to drink often enough, then your adorable sprout-child will die a sad, painful death of neglect. It sounds cheesy, but trust me, it works. As you meet your goals each day, your plant grows, and you feel a profound sense of parental pride as you watch your baby bud blossom into a fine flower. You'll also feel hydrated and refreshed. Seriously, though, do you ever feel randomly tired throughout the day, even though you got a decent amount of sleep the night before? There's a good chance it's because you're not drinking enough water. So yeah, this app should fix that.

Where is it available?

You can get the Plant Nanny app in the App Store and on Google Play.

How much does it cost?

Nothing. Plant Nanny is free, thankfully, although according to the Google Play Store, it does offer in-app purchases. That said, I haven't actually seen any in the app, so they aren't intrusive. It does have ads, though, at the bottom of the screen. 

What keeps me from lying and watering my plant without drinking?

Because you will be raising your plant on a garden bed of lies and its roots will become twisted and mangled by your deceit. Not only will you be setting a deplorable example for it, but it will soak up your dishonesty in its thirst. Soon enough, it'll become corrupted and will probably grow up to look like this. Plus, you'll probably get thirsty later and be dehydrated. Anyway, the satisfaction of seeing your plant grow up honestly is totally worth doing it the right way.

Be well, Auburn.

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