10 of the Best Water Apps to Use for Free

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You’ve heard about the benefits of drinking water. Still, you may need prompting, reminding, and inspiring. Of course, there’s an app for that. Check out 10 of the best water apps to use for free and have received great reviews from tech-savvy water drinkers.

Whether you’re enjoying watermelon water, blackberry fizzy water, or a variety of healthy flavored waters, track your intake and use the best water apps currently available for free.

Plant Nanny – Water Reminder

Users have to drink enough H2O to keep the adorable plant on the app alive. It brings some much-needed excitement to the otherwise tedious tracking process. Gamifying your water intake is both fun and effective.

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  • Cost: Free
  • Available on: Google Play / iTunes
  • Rating: 4.6 stars
  • Reviews:
    • “Awesome app! I’ve had it for about a week now, and I’ve drank so much more water than I did last week! Note to the person just starting with this app, though, the plants can die! That’s a pretty good motivator for me, along with the want to see the plant level up. You can turn on reminders so that you are always keeping your water intake in the back of your mind, they’ve really helped me.”
    • What a sweet reminder Free water intake reminder with a sweet twist. Best part…my kids told me about it and they love having a collection of plants 😉 Cute little plants to grow! No purchase necessary.”

My Water Balance

My Water Balance App

  • Cost: Free
  • Available on: Google Play / iTunes
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Reviews:
    • “I’ve been using this app for almost a week and I have already become much more aware of how much I drink each day. Before the app, I tended to drink a cup of coffee, energy water, club soda, and an occasional glass of wine. I would rarely drink plain water… My 10-oz daily cup of coffee equates to only 8 ounces of water, due to the caffeine content. My 20-oz energy water only adds 8 ounces to my daily water count. 😔 So I’ve become much more mindful about what I drink — not just how much. 😎”
    • “Perfect for keeping me accountable for my water intake. I’m not working out, I’m not a runner or training, just need to drink more fluids!”

Daily Water (Free Version)

Use this iTunes app to plan your drinking schedule, email the data to friends and doctors, and see a histogram of daily, weekly, or monthly consumption.

daily water tracking app

  • Cost: Free
  • Available on: iTunes
  • Rating: 4.5 stars
  • Reviews:
    • “I love this app because it is simple, single-focused and effective. Other apps try to do too many things and complicate the goal. On the home screen the app shows how many glasses so far which is great—you don’t have to open app to see where you are.”
    • This app has been perfect for keeping up with my water intake. Not only can you set reminders on your phone for when to drink, you can track your history, set a default drink size, set a default cup size, set a daily goal, and even change the unit of measurement to suit what you’re comfortable with. It can even transfer the data to the Health app if you like to keep track of your overall health.”

Hydrate Daily

With Hydrate Daily, you’ll get suggestions on handpicked gear, set custom goals, and track ongoing averages.

hydrate daily water app

  • Cost: Free
  • Available on: iTunes
  • Rating: 4.7 stars
  • Reviews:
    • “Super easy to use! The app allows you to set up custom reminders (both in the frequency of the reminders and the ability to customize messages). I checked out at least five different water tracker apps that were either too difficult to use, or that did not have a flexible enough platform to meet my specific needs.”
    • “I have acne problems and forget to drink water a lot since I’ve been busy. With this app (and a few face wash products) I’ve achieved a little to no acne.”

Water Drink Reminder

Get reminded to drink each day, track your habits, and use it with your watch or another mobile device.

water drink reminder

  • Cost: Free
  • Available on: Google Play
  • Rating: 4.6 stars
  • Reviews:
    • “Before the app, I wouldn’t get thirsty during the day. Instead, I would find myself becoming dehydrated at night and throughout the early morning hours while I was meant to be sleeping.”
    • “This reminder app to drink your daily water is awesome! As someone with Sjogren’s Syndrome, it is vital that I am aware of my fluid intake everyday and this app has made it extremely easy to monitor.”
    • “Love this app. Using it and eating a little better helped me lose 4 pounds in 3 days and I actually feel a lot better also!! Keeps me grounded in drinking my H2O”

Waterlogged

This visual water tracker uses photos of cups to record your intake. The app also integrates with other health apps. Spend less than a minute per day concentrating on water consumption.

waterlogged tracking app

  • Cost: Free
  • Available on: iTunes
  • Rating: 4.3 stars
  • Reviews:
    • “I can honestly say that I love the app. Tracking every ounce of my water consumption became a matter of life and death for me. I tried multiple different apps and I found this one to be the easiest to use.”
    • “I have the free version of this app. I’m really bad at remembering to drink water, so this app has been very helpful. I love that it can connect with the health app and automatically enter how much water I drank that day. I highly recommend this app! It is to simple to use, yet highly customizable (even in the free version. 5 stars!”

Hydro Coach

The Hydro Coach app calculates how much water you need, tracks what you drink, and keeps reminding when it’s time to drink again.

Hydro Coach - best water apps

  • Cost: Free
  • Available on: Google Play
  • Rating: 4.6 stars
  • Reviews:
    • “This app works best when you allow the notifications. It has been very helpful in maintaining the right fluid intake. The only thing that would be helpful is if you could differentiate between various beverage options as they are not all equal in water content.”
    • “I appreciate the scheduling component. The ability to accommodate my schedule is very useful as I don’t want to constantly be interacting with the app unless I’m tracking water. Additionally, it would be nice to have the ability to automatically set water mounts for certain days of the week when activities occur like workouts, cleanses, massage, or with certain meds when increased water is important. Possibly a manual option to increase by percentage in the daily diary.”

Aquaalert: Water Tracker

This colorful water tracking app gives a graphic display of daily consumption and level of hydration, has automatic bedtime mode, and keeps a consumption chart history.

Aquaalert Water Tracker - best water apps

  • Cost: Free
  • Available on: Google Play / iTunes
  • Rating: 4.6 stars
  • Reviews:
    • “Very easy to set up the constant reminder and the amount of water to drink which tracks it every day up to a month. I highly recommend to download this app, it does have minor ads but you can purchase the one without ads which I read it works with smart watches too.”
    • “Allows custom drink sizes which most of the other apps don’t. Easy to use.”

Waterbalance

This comprehensive water app provides facts about water and health, allows you to earn badges and share achievements with friends, and considers height, weight, age, and lifestyle.

Waterbalance - best water apps

  • Cost: Free
  • Available on: Google Play / iTunes
  • Rating: 4.2 stars
  • Reviews:
    • “My favorite simple water app. It’s stylish and good for morale with the badges. The water animation is simple but sweet. I have no complaints but I would like it if you added a notification sound that reminds me to drink like maybe a water trickling sound.”
    • “I really like this app. Tried about 7 other water apps and this one has so many great features, but it would be better (for those of us unfamiliar with metric measurements) if there was an option to use ounces and if I could customize the volume of each drink option… please update!”

Water Time Pro

With a rating of 4.7 stars, this is one of the best water apps in the Google Play store. Water Time Pro has flexible settings, offers automatic calculation of water consumption, and tracks other beverages such as coffee and tea.

Water Time Pro - best water apps

  • Cost: Free
  • Available on: Google Play
  • Rating: 4.7 stars
  • Reviews:
    • “Took less than 5 minutes to set up, and now the reminders helped me to increase to 1 gallon a day. Perfect balance of reminding without being annoying. LOVE the sleep feature and how the reminders work.”
      “Love this app! Cute, daily reminder to just drink some freakin water! I have 2 little kids so I easily get distracted. Since I’m constantly on my phone, this really makes me grab a cup and fill it real quick before I forget again!”

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