Another New Year is upon us, and we all have listed, just like every year, some ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ that we want to meet.
But just like every year, you might also end up dropping them as you move a few months..err days into the year. Well, maybe not. Because you could totally use some help from technology to help you meet those resolutions, or at least last them for longer.
Be it a crazy weight shedding regime or a long list of books that you have to read, these 5 apps on your mobile phone could be the saving grace.
Map my Fitness
So you decided to get in shape this year, after much procrastination. Interestingly, a lot of your friends must have too. But you can stand out by actually sticking to your healthy living goal for 2015 using Map my fitness.
This fitness tracking app that enables you to use the built-in GPS of your mobile device to track all of your fitness activities. Helps you record your work-out details, including duration, distance, pace, speed, elevation, calories burned, and route travelled on an interactive map.You can even effortlessly save and upload your workout data to MapMyFitness where you can view your route workout data, and comprehensive workout history.
Experts say that the best way to achieve fitness goals is to track them so you know what to work on and so you won’t get discouraged. This app just makes the cut to help you last your fitness objectives for the year.
So your last year was all about spending and empty wallets, making it imperative for you to have saving more many as your resolution for 2015. In that case, maybe you need your very own financial advisor to manage your budget and expenses.
Wally+lets you log the details of your expenses: amount, venue, time,category, notes, and photos of receipts. You can do so manually, or just allow Wally+ to do so automatically with its InstaScan feature and you can even attach photos and tag friends to capture the people and moments associated with your every expense.
Wally+ also enables you to get insights on your expenses through its automatically generated charts and graphs and allows you to back up and export your data via iCloud and CSV email. Also the app is free, so save away this year.
Download – Android | iOS
While your calendar takes care of your schedule, you will still need to create a set plan of the things you need to accomplish each day. Creating lists is the perfect way to tackle goals and writing them down in an Evernote checklist will make you feel empowered as you check them off well into the new year.
Set Reminders to keep pace with your resolutions, whether that means maintaining a weekly exercise schedule, tackling a home remodel or reading more books. You can quickly jot down important concepts, make a to-do list, and sketch out key metrics, all without missing a beat. Snap photos of your notes with your mobile device and capture them into Evernote.
In all, this would help you go paperless in 2015 and do your life’s work better.
“I will quit smoking/drinking/junk this year” could easily be one of the most exploited New Year resolutions and one of most unachieved one too. So this this New Year, if your goal is to break a bad habit like smoking or drinking, Quitter could help you.This FREE application will keep track of how long you’ve been smoke-free and how much money you have saved since giving up smoking. Simply enter the cost of a pack of cigarettes and how many you smoked a day and watch as this program keeps track of how much money you’re saving. Quitting smoking can be one of the most difficult things you will do but a quick glance at the dollar signs on your phone will help you stay on track. Go ahead, be a Quitter.
Download – Android | iOS | WP8
If you have planned on learning a new language this year, this app would be your saviour. From drills to exercises to real-world translations, Duolingo helps guide you from the beginner level to more advanced aspects of your new language. Not many languages are supported, but if you’re interested in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, this is the app for you. So expand your linguistic horizons with Duolingo this year.