The finger or chopstick test works too.
If you have a quick water trigger finger, or if like me you live in a place where you really cannot control it when it rains for a week at a time, change your planting mix to a drier mix and make sure you are not over potted in containers. 50/50 peat lite is what I use because I water nearly every day. I do not add more than 20% compost to my garden soil because I have clay which also retains water. I do not use compost or manure in pots ever, everything has died with that combination. Some people like to put dirt in their potting mix, but I have problems with the mix not draining so I don't like to do that although sometimes I get the dirt mix because I am using steam sterilized soil mix. I have to dilute that with more perlite.
Make sure your potted plants have lots of holes and if you are still over watering switch to terra cotta pots which breathe.
I have had to train myself to feel the soil for moisture and to not just automatically water. Sometimes with rain there isn't a need to water daily and sometimes it rains but the wind dries everything out so much I have to water twice a day. I also learned with mulch, and larger plants, sometimes they can go a day or two without needing water. My tomatoes are in deep containers (18 gallon tubs), when I water, I water deep, but with mulch on top, I can go two or three days sometimes before they need to be watered again. My orchids on the other hand are unhappy as it is easier for me to water everyday and harder for me to remember to water every four days. They end up starving.
Happy gardening in Hawaii. Gardens are where people grow.