5 apps to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions
The new year has arrived, which means you’re probably well on your way to keeping your New Year’s resolutions.
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As you know, the hardest part isn’t making the resolution—it’s sticking to it. You start off strong in the first few weeks of January and suddenly life happens and you’re right back to your old ways.
So what is the answer? I have 5 great apps that will help guide and motivate you to conquer those 2023 goals.
5. Serial reader
Apple store: 3k+ ratings, 4.8 stars (at time of publication)
Google Play Store: 1k+ ratings, 4.9 stars (at time of publication)
Do you want to read more in 2023? Serial Reader is the perfect app for those who feel they don’t have enough time to read or don’t have the attention span.
Available on iOS and Android devices, this app breaks books into small parts called problems, allowing you to complete a section of the book in 20 minutes or less. Who doesn’t like that? It will alert you with a new small edition every day which helps make reading a habit.
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As soon as you download the app, you can set what time of day you want to be notified, and what’s cool is that it has tons of classic books for you to enjoy.
And if you go to their “Add Your Book” feature, you can add books you’ve been meaning to read—but haven’t gotten around to.
Serial Reader is free to download and use and includes a Premium option for a one-time purchase of $2.99 for those who want to unlock more features like using different fonts and saving books for later. The app has over 3,000 reviews and an impressive 4.8 star rating. I hope you will love it as much as the praise it receives.
4. Training buddy
Apple store: 22k+ reviews, 4.8 stars (at time of publication)
Google Play Store: 19.2k+ reviews, 4.0 stars (at time of publication)
Seriously, I’m not sure how the holiday pounds came off so easily. This technology will help excess weight melt away with a little effort and focus.
Getting in shape is a super common New Year’s resolution, as any regular gym goer can surely tell you. With the Fitness Buddy app designed for iOS and Android, you can set your goals in a much more achievable way. The app acts as both a nutritionist and a personal trainer, all rolled into one by asking you a series of questions as soon as you download it to get an idea of what you’re looking for.
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You can also try hundreds of different exercises they offer at the gym or at home, and it even offers personalized meal plans to help you eat healthier. It’s a great app for those who want to get a new routine and be more in tune with their health. You can either subscribe to their premium plan or use their free features, and it’s filled with great reviews, so it’s a pretty safe bet!
3. EXIT NOW
Apple store: 12k+ reviews, 4.7 stars (at time of publication)
Google Play Store: 61k+ reviews, 4.6 stars (at time of publication)
Another common resolution that people try to stick to in the new year is to quit smoking once and for all. This is certainly one of the tougher solutions to stick to, especially for those who have been smoking for longer periods of time. But Exit Now! The app, available for iOS and Android users, is meant to help make travel easier for users. It will customize the experience for you by first asking questions such as how often you smoked per day and when you last smoked.
Once you’ve answered their questions, you’ll be taken to the homepage where you can keep track of your goals. The app offers a community room where you can connect with other people trying to quit smoking, as well as small tips pages to improve your health and beat your cravings. With a 4.7-star rating and over 12,000 reviews, QuitNow! has proven to be a good choice to help people quit smoking completely. You can download the app for free and it has a PRO option that you can subscribe to if you want extra features like extra achievements and unlimited community time.
Apple store: 90k+ reviews, 4.8 stars (at time of publication)
Google Play Store: 249,000+ reviews, 4.5 stars (at time of publication)
Some people simply want to feel more in control of their hectic lives in the new year, and Todoist is the app that can help with that. Not only does it let you list tasks you need to complete, it also sets due dates for things with deadlines to ensure you get them done on time. It starts by asking some basic questions about how you want to get the most out of the app such as – How do you plan to use Todoist?
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Once you’ve answered all the questions, you’ll be taken to the main page, where you can add personal tasks as well as schedule upcoming things you need to complete. The app even lets you set reminders so you don’t forget to complete anything. Todoist is available on both iOS and Android platforms and is free to download. It has been proven to help tons of people get their lives organized as it has over 89,000 reviews and a 4.8 star rating!
Apple store: 760k+ ratings, 4.8 stars (at time of publication)
Google Play Store: 203k+ reviews, 4.3 stars (at time of publication)
Maybe you spent a little more than you intended in 2022 and want to try to budget your money in 2023. You can easily do that with the iOS and Android app Mint. This free app can sync with all kinds of accounts, including checking and savings, credit cards, loans, investments and bills. It will track all your expenses and place them into categories so you can clearly see what you have spent the most. The app will first ask what you need help with, whether it’s getting control of your spending habits or improving your credit score.
Once that’s done, you’ll be asked to link the credit cards and bank accounts you want to link to the app. On the overview page you see a complete list of options for how much you have in cash, credit, loans, investments and property.
If you click on the Monthly tab at the bottom, you will be asked to connect a bank account. When you connect, you’ll see a report specific to what you spent that month.
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You can then even set a limit for each category, and the app will notify you when you approach that limit. The app can also help you pay off debt and can show you your credit score and net worth. Mint is free to download, although it offers two different premium plan options and various other features. It has 4.8 stars with over 758,000 so you can say it works pretty well for people.
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