Tuesday Tech: New Year's Resolution Apps
Over the next week you’ll be getting the dreaded question: “So what are your New Year’s resolutions?” We can’t help you choose one but we can show you 40 apps to help you achieve them. Here are our favorites in each category
The good news is that in this age of smartphones, we can actually use our smartphones tohelp us achieve these resolutions. We’ve compiled 40 iOS apps that you can use for free, to help out with your New Year resolutions. Some feature productivity enhancementtraits, others help you to watch your finances and your health, and if you have a habit to kick, there’s an app for that too.
There’s no better way to celebrate a renewed year with the right spirit to take on the next batch of challenges. Here’s to a fruitful 2013 ahead. Onward to the list!
Save More Money
Can’t seem to save enough money to buy yourself all those awesome geeky stuff you really must have? Looks like you need your very own financial advisor, like the ones below.
Mint allows you to add multiple type of bank accounts to your account on their website. You can add your personal bank, credit, loan and retirement account to Mint and it’ll automatically retrieve transactions as you make them.
Eat And Live Healthier
For easy to do home workouts, Sworkit comes with a few moves and instructions for bothstrength training and yoga. You then set the amount of time you want to work out for, and it’ll provide a simple workout program for you.
If eating healthy is the goal of your New Year, then this app will give you the information and recipes you need to start eating healthy. It features diary free, fat free, gluten free and many other healthier-than-usual recipes to suit your needs.
DailyBurn features a combination of tracking your food and calories, and also provides workout and training plans to help you achieve your health goals.
Make Or Break Habits
During this New Year, if your goal is to break a bad habit like smoking or drinking, we’ve got some apps to help you. Need to pick up a new habit? We got that too.
All you have to do is add a habit and then decide if you want to ‘make’ it or ‘break’ it. You then start tracking by tapping the happy or sad face – happy if you succeed, sad if you do not – then watch your progress with charts and graphs.
Kickit is an app designed to help you quit smoking by showing you financial incentives. By saving up on the cigarettes you are not buying, you can see an estimate of how many more days are left before you can buy that thing you have been eyeing.
Quitter is an app to break bad habits that cost you money. It could be smoking or a constant craving of junk food. You can see how much you’ve saved each day, add pictures to motivate you and share your progress on social networking sites.
Be More Productive
With only 24-hours in a day, these apps could help you be more productive by better managing your time and daily to-do tasks throughout each day.
We’ve done an in-depth look of Any.DO before, but it needs to be on this list. Having a to-do list and setting deadlines for each list item can help you manage your time better and not miss out on any important tasks. Not only does it work across iOS and Android devices, it’s now integrated into Gmail and you can set reminders right from your mailbox.
This app works really well with the features on their website. With an account on their website, you can set reminders via email, SMS and instant messenger. It also syncs and backs up whatever information you add to your mobile device to the web account.
Todoist is a productivity app that helps organize your tasks and works well with your desktop browser or Android device. It also works well with services like Gmail and you can get notification reminders via SMS or email.
Look For A Better Job
Feel like you’ve hit a brick wall in your career? Maybe these job search apps can help you get a new, better job you want to get up out of bed for.
If you’re looking for a job and want an online presence of your skills, then go to LinkedInand create an account immediately. This app will help you get job-related notifications wherever you are.