Who Are You? 5 Insightful Online Apps to Analyze Yourself

Mihir Patkar 10-05-2016

The Internet has every possible statistical data you might want. A large part of your life is also stored online now. Basically, if you know where to look, the Internet can analyze your life and tell you things that you’d never know otherwise.


That’s where your friendly neighborhood MakeUseOf comes in! We scoured the web high and low to find tools that can read your social networks to offer insights, as well as sites that have general statistical information to provide a cool take on your life so far.

You’re Getting Old (Web): Every Statistic About Your Birth

How many people were already on Earth when you were born? How many breaths have you taken in your life? How many times has your heart beaten? In terms of earth rotations since you were born, how far have you travelled? You’re Getting Old has all the answers.


Just key in your birth date and in a few seconds, the site will create a report full of fascinating statistics about you since your birth. It’s all about putting context to your birth date, such as presenting it as the sum of two younger celebrities’ age, or to announce when you passed 10,000 days on good old Earth. Super cool! (Web): Find out When You Will Die, and Much More

Using census data from across the world, turns your life into a series of fun charts and graphs. For example, you can find out how much of the world’s population or your country’s population is older than you. There are also personal milestones, like finding out when you’ll be the 4 billionth person alive!



One of those milestones is your projected life expectancy in your current country. A bit morbid, yes, but it’s still cool to know. Plus, you can use a world map to check your expectancy in other countries, much like other interactive ways to compare your country and other nations 4 Interactive Ways To Compare Your Country With Others Read More . Apparently I’m going to die on March 2, 2058, so I’m going to set a reminder for March 3 and see what happens! (Web): How Good-Looking Are You?

While beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, there are certain standard features used to judge it objectively. A few geeks decided to turn it into an algorithm to let you see if you’re hot or not. Just upload a photo of yourself to and let it analyze the image to determine where you fall on the scale: Hmm…, Ok, Nice, Hot, Stunning, or Godlike.


Now, the makers of HowHot are quick to point out a few things. First, you have to be over 18 years of age to use this. Second, the algorithm uses Switzerland’s Blinq social network as a benchmark of beauty, so the results might differ based on your country. Also, it is susceptible to simple tricks, so make sure you use our tips to take a great profile photo 5 Tips to Make a Great Profile Picture for More Likes and Followers There are plenty of suggestions from studies and photographers on how you can make a more presentable profile picture for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or any other network. Here are the best. Read More before uploading. Finally, and most importantly, remember that this is a fun tool, so don’t take it too seriously.

Gyroscope (Web): Central Dashboard for Activity Across Apps

You are constantly logging your life’s data in different online services like social networks, fitness apps, productivity apps, etc. Gyroscope connects to your accounts on all these apps to make one central dashboard of your activity. So instead of choosing between Runkeeper or Strava Runkeeper, Strava, or Garmin? Pick One & Sync with the Rest Fortunately thanks to the wonders of APIs, it's possible to use a multitude of fitness services without carrying multiple devices on every jog or bike ride. Read More and worrying about your Google Fit syncing Google Fit Review: Will This App Make You Healthier? Google's entry into the smartphone health craze is here: Google Fit. Let's take a look at what makes it unique and how it stacks up against the competition. Read More with Apple Healthkit apps 6 iPhone Apps You'll Want to Use With HealthKit With the myriad of fitness apps and gadgets available, it can be a pain to keep track of health information that's scattered all over the place, unless you use HealthKit. Read More , just use Gyroscope.


Gyroscope divides your life into three spheres: sports and fitness, explore and adventure, and digital. So it’s a one-stop shop to look at photos from Instagram, track where you have been through Moves Moves For iPhone - Activity Tracking Done Right [iOS] Moves is a new iPhone app designed to track your activity - running, walking, and cycling - over the course of a full day. It's free, and requires no additional devices. The only requirement is... Read More , remember what you were listening to on Spotify, and so on. The free account even generates a free report of your past year; but you’ll need to shell out for a Pro account if you want a detailed history using data from all those apps.

Right now, there’s also a Gyroscope iPhone app in beta, if you want to try it out.

Download: Gyroscope for iPhone (Free)

Gmail Meter (Web) and ThinkUp (Web): Analyze Gmail and Social Networks

The best way to get through your email quicker is to track your inbox habits How to Beat Email Addiction by Tracking Inbox Habits Email is hijacking your days, and it's being sneaky about it. You can regain control over your time. Figure out how much time you devote to email right now and steal it back. Read More , but that’s easier said than done. Gmail Meter analyzes your inbox to give you useful data about your email behavior, such as how long responses take, which day of the week or which time of the day is your busiest usage, and so on. In case you can’t sign up for the new version of Gmail Meter, you can still sign up for the old version if you scroll down to the bottom of this page and click “Get Old Report”.


Similarly, you can analyze your social networks with ThinkUp, a tool made by one of our favorite productivity experts Gina Trapani My One Best Productivity Trick: How Gina Trapani Gets Things Done Gina Trapani has one top poductivity trick to get things done even on a busy day. Here's what it is. Read More . You’ll get a daily or weekly digest that shows your activity on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, the kind of reach you got, which posts had the most interactions, what your followers were liking or ignoring, and so on. If you don’t feel like ponying up 5 bucks per month for it, you can always use Twitter’s analytics tool or use Wolfram Alpha to dig up cool statistics about your Facebook Use Wolfram Alpha To Dig Up Cool Statistics About Your Facebook Account [Weekly Facebook Tips] If you've heard of Wolfram Alpha before, you'll know that it's a wealth of knowledge that's occasionally compared to the likes of the Star Trek computer. There are all sorts of weird and wonderful uses... Read More .

Do You Trust Online Tests?

In the course of researching for this article, we came across several online “tests”, which let you find out your IQ, your EQ, your Briggs Myers’ personality type, and so on.

Do you trust such online tests to give you the right answers?

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  1. Eric Guo
    May 11, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Hi Mihir,

    Thanks again for the write up! I just wanted to reach out to let you know that we have changed the page you linked to a little bit. We are no longer offering the legacy version of the tool. Instead, we just released a new email report for everyone to use and we're using that page as a way for interested users to sign up to our beta waitlist for the upcoming web interface.

    Thanks much!
    Eric Guo

    • Mihir Patkar
      May 14, 2016 at 6:16 am

      Thanks Eric! Any way MakeUseOf readers can be fast-tracked in the beta waitlist? :)