Life Balancer Support

7 Habits Life Balancer

Help balance your life and plan your week with this free iOS app.

This app will help you to (1) create and review a mission statement; (2) identify what roles you play in your day to day life and devote time to them each week, (3) align yourself with your long term goals, and (4) continually improve yourself mentally, spiritually, socially, and physically.

For a detailed description of how to use this app, please read my post about How I plan my week.

Bugs, Questions, and Suggestions

To report bugs, make suggestions, or ask questions about the Life Balancer app, please contact me directly:


The Life Balancer app is Open Source! You can download the source code (and make contributions) here:

6 thoughts on “Life Balancer Support

  1. I have the same problem as Mohah dated December 15, 2014. I was able to use the app previously, but now it closes instantly when I try to open it. I’ve tried reinstalling, but I continue to have the same problem. I use the iPhone 4 with the latest iOS update.


    1. Hi Todd,

      Could you give me some extra details to help track down the problem?
      – Do you have iCloud enabled?
      – If yes, how much free room do you have on your iCloud account?
      – If no, could you try to enable it and try loading the app again?


  2. June 10, 2014

    RE: URGENT: The 7 Habits Trademark Infringement

    It has come to our attention that your organization, (or “you” hereafter), currently offers for sale on the app store, an app entitled, “The 7 Habits Life Balancer” app. See Exhibit A as an example.
    Franklin Covey Co. (“FranklinCovey”) is the owner of United States Federal Trademark Registration Nos. (3,569,491; 3,569,490; 3,569,488); 3,084,533; and 3,642,324 for the marks, respectively: THE 7 HABITS; THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE; and THE 7 HABITS FOR MANAGERS. In addition, FranklinCovey is the owner of Canadian Trademark Registrations Nos. TMA771469, TMA449897 for THE 7 HABITS and THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE. Moreover, FranklinCovey is the owner of additional common law rights in these and related marks. FranklinCovey uses these marks, is affiliated with, and offers a suite of training products and services based upon Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” which enjoys indisputable goodwill and reputation worldwide. As a result, FranklinCovey has made a substantial investment in the exclusive right to use a host of marks beginning with the phrase “THE 7 HABITS” for services generally described as business consulting, educational, and personal development services and also for certain other related goods and services including, without limitation, books, audio tapes, video tapes, classes, and workshops (the “7 HABITS Marks”).
    As a trademark owner, we risk losing rights in our trademarks, if we do not enforce them. The continued unauthorized use of the 7 HABITS, or derivatives thereof, in your organization are likely to cause confusion and deceive consumers and the industry into wrongly believing there is affiliation, connection, or endorsement of your activities by FranklinCovey, or that your services originate from FranklinCovey. As a result, such use constitutes trademark infringement and unfair competition in violation of federal and state laws.
    In sum, given the use of similar or identical marks in the same industry, consumers encountering your marks are likely to mistakenly believe that your organization is affiliated with or sponsored by FranklinCovey, and we cannot allow this consumer confusion and the resultant deterioration of our valuable goodwill in our trademarks.
    Franklin Covey, therefore, demands you immediately:
    (a) Cease and desist all use of the 7 HABITS Marks or any confusingly similar variations thereof;
    (b) Destroy all materials bearing the 7 HABITS Marks or any confusingly similar variation thereof, or that contain copyrighted content owned by FranklinCovey; and
    (c) Remove all references to the 7 HABITS Marks from your Communications, including removal of any associated meta data.
    Franklin Covey takes these matters very seriously. We must receive your written confirmation no later than June 25, 2014, that you will comply with the demands set forth above. In return for your prompt cooperation, we may be willing to agree to a reasonable phase out period to allow your client to transition to a new seminar. Therefore, please contact us immediately to discuss the resolution of this matter.
    Nothing stated in or omitted from this letter shall be construed as a waiver of any of our rights, all of which are expressly reserved.

    Ms. Michael Bettin
    Director of Legal Services
    FranklinCovey Co.
    P (801)817-5635 and F (801)817-817-8197


    1. Hi Michael,

      Thank you for your message, and I understand the importance of enforcing your trademark rights.

      A few corrections to your message:
      1. The app is NOT being sold on the App Store. It is a free download. It does not generate revenue.
      2. The name of the App is “7 Habits Life Balancer” and NOT “THE 7 Habits Life Balancer”.

      Regardless of the above, I agree to:
      1. Remove the words “7 Habits” from the title of the app (the original name was intended to be just LifeBalancer, but that name is apparently already taken on the App Store, so 7 Habits was added to the beginning to make the name unique)
      2. Remove the words “7 HABITS” from the title of the app from any web pages that I control, and make best efforts to do the same on web pages that I do not control.
      3. I will add a disclaimer that this app is in no way associated with nor endorsed by Franklin Covey, and that FC is the owner of the TMs. If you have specific text in mind please send it my way.

      However, I intend to continue to use “THE 7 HABITS” trademark when making reference to Stephen Covey’s book: ie “This app is based on the weekly planning method used in the book ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People'” as I believe this is allowable TM use.

      Some background:
      I built this app mainly as a tool for myself to plan my week (I’ve previously tried and purchased the Franklin Covey Outlook addons but they are a hybrid method not ideally suited for me). The intention long term is to make this app open source so the community can update it. The spirit of this app is much in the same spirit as the book – to help people better themselves. I respect the Franklin Covey brand and it is not my intention affect the company in a negative way.

      I am hoping to be able to make the TM related changes to the app in the next few weeks. I am aiming to have the next version released before July 1.


      Alex Czartoryski


  3. Thanks so much for this app. I’ve tried several apps that say based on Covey’s idea, but yours is the closet. Easy to use. Agree with your point about not tying priorities to goals; the navigation between priorities and goals and home is convenient enough. Looking forward to the new version for ios7.
    And, could you enable the role section with moving handle in edit mode, like in goal section? You know, there are times i would like to focus on a certain role, i want to move it on top of the list.
    Again, thanks so much! The app is fantastic!


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