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Keep your New Year’s resolutions with the help of these great apps

The new year is almost upon us. Hopefully, 2016 was a good year for you, but if you want to make 2017 even better, you’ll want to set up some New Year’s resolutions. What better way to achieve your resolutions than with the technology you already have at your disposal? You can use your devices to keep on track and help you achieve your goals — all you need are the right apps. Let’s take a look at some resolutions that you may have, and some of the best apps to help you achieve them.

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Read more — Scribd


Scribd is definitely one of the most popular apps for accessing magazines, ebooks, graphic novels, and even audiobooks on the go. The app provides personalized recommendations, but you can also browse by topic, or explore what’s currently trending. You’ll have access to some of the most popular publications on the planet, including Bloomberg, Time Magazine, People Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Money Magazine. The app is also incredibly handy if you’re a university student, since it allows you to search for dissertations, scientific studies, government reports, and even sheet music. Your unlimited selection of books will not only sync across all your devices, but will be ready for you to read offline. The app is free to download and comes with a 30-day trial period, but a membership cost is $9 a month.

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Learn a new language — Duolingo


So you want to learn a new language? Well, felicidades! Estamos muy orgullosos de ti! You should try Duolingo. This app will give you as much as you can handle in the form of short, lesson-orientated bursts. You can learn at a gradual pace, too, and even practice with your friends. There is a bit of gamification here, so it will feel almost as if you’re playing a game and striving to reach the next level.

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Set good habits — HabitBull


Looking to start some good habits, or simply stop your bad ones? If you think you’re eating the wrong things, spend too much time on social media, or you just want to get up and walk a little more every day, then HabitBull will help you keep track of everything you do. When tracking your habits, the app will let you see if you’ve achieved your goals. You can also view your progress in weeks or months with the calendar view. The key here is to keep at it, and even if you don’t reach your goals at first, just don’t give up. Building good habits, and getting rid of the bad ones, takes time. This app will help you meet your goal with a fun, game-like approach.

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Fall in love — 36 Questions

Do you want to fall in love? Getting to know someone can be tricky, so having some icebreakers can be helpful. These questions were created by Dr. Arthur Aron, and they’re said to make you fall in love. To get started, just read the questions and then take turns answering them honestly. Questions are in sets of three, and each question will get a bit harder to answer than the previous one.

Examples of questions you’ll answer are:

  • What would constitute a perfect day for you?
  • If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?
  • Complete this sentence: I wish I had someone with whom I could share …

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Change your career — Glassdoor

If you’re looking for a new job, or you’re thinking about changing careers, the first thing you’ll want to do is some research. Glassdoor offers much more than the latest job listings. You can check out reviews for the company, salaries, benefits, and other things that are important to you. You will also be able to use the Know Your Worth tool so that you can calculate your current market value and search average wages. You can also see what former employees have to say about a company.

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Save more money — Goodbudget

Very few budgeting apps are as well rated as Goodbudget. Here you will be able to do all your money management and keep track of all your bills and expenses. You can also download them as a .csv file if you like to work on it in Excel. With this app, you will be able to create a budget and stick to it. It’s a great way to get your spending under control and help you achieve your budget goal.

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Get in shape — Nike+ Training Club

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Nike+ Run Club is a running app that takes an adaptive approach to your training. Based on your goals and fitness level, it will adapt its recommended training curriculum to better suit your progress. Not only does the app help you stay motivated by integrating with social apps like Facebook, but it will allow you to send a “shoutout” to a friend to help them stay motivated. This app is even available for Apple Watch.

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Lose weight — MyFitnessPal

This app will let you keep track of your health wherever you go. Not only will it help you keep track of your calories, but you can use it to scan items you are about to buy at the supermarket to get additional nutritional information. MyFitnessPal works with a huge database of more than 5 million foods, and it also has a companion Apple Watch app, which will make this app essential as a companion to all your other fitness apps. The app is compatible with most of the top fitness apps including Strava, Apple Health, and Runtastic. It will keep track of calories burned and your exercise throughout the day.

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Eat healthier — Nutrino

Nutrino will give you the foods you need to eat to become healthier, but in a personalized way. It suggests what foods to eat based on your personal preferences. In the app, you can plan your meals based on your goals. You’ll also want to log your food, exercise, and other information so that the app can learn more about you. Nutrino will even show you a list of the restaurants nearby that serve whatever kind of food you want to eat. Plan ahead and get healthy with this great app.

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Get organized — Quip

Being organized will help you stick to your resolutions. Quip lets you create notes, lists, documents, spreadsheets, and more. If you need this for work, it will allow you to collaborate and communicate with others. All the collaboration and chats are done in real time. Instead of communicating through dozens of emails, you can do all the work as if you were in the same room with others. Organize your documents, and all your notes, and export them to the cloud, as PDFs, or even as Microsoft Office documents. It’s a great app to get all your work and tasks under control. To keep track of all the conversations, it also offers an Apple Watch app companion.

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Travel more — Skyscanner

If you want to travel, you will need an app to search the best deals on flights and hotels. Skyscanner helps you nab great deals as well as check out reviews, compare prices, and book right in the app. You can even search and find a car rental with Skyscanner. It is a comprehensive travel app that will help you plan your next vacation.

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Meditate — Headspace


If you’re stressed out or want to improve your focus, then this meditation app might be just the solution. The app will take you through the basics of meditation and track your progress. It also has a buddy system, so you and your friends can keep each other motivated. You get rewards the more you use the app, and it has a Take10 foundation level, which is free. After the 10-minute Take10 sessions, you can continue with a range of guided meditation techniques. You will also be able to download the sessions for offline use. A premium membership will run you $13 a month — or $95 a year —  but you can also purchase a one-time subscription for $400.

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Quit drinking — Twenty-Four Hours a Day ($6)

Twenty-Four Hours a Day is a book that was written back in 1954. It offers inspirational quotes for meditation, and it helps people who are dealing with problems with alcohol live a sober and healthy life. This is a must have app filled with amazing inspirational messages that can be with your wherever you are.

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Quit smoking — Quit Pro

If you’re a smoker and one of your resolutions is to quit, then this is the app for you. You basically input a lot of information that tells the app the reasons why you smoke. Any triggers that make you smoke such as hunger or stress, and even any locations that may be a trigger for your smoking. The app will then help you track your progress based on the information you’ve provided. The app documents the number of days since you quit, money that you’ve saved by not buying cigarettes, and even how many days, months, or years you have added to your life.

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