The new year is almost upon us. Hopefully, 2018 was a good year for you, but if you want to make 2019 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 New Year’s resolution apps to help you achieve them.
Read more — Scribd
Scribd is 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 get access to some of the most popular publications on the planet, including Bloomberg, Time Magazine, People Magazine, Fortune Magazine, and 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 costs $9 a month.
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. There are 23 languages to choose from including Spanish, Italian, French, German, Russian, Greek, and er — Klingon? Whatever you learn, Duolingo is one of the best language-learning apps out there.
Set good habits — Way of Life!
The more information you provide the app, the more effective it will be at helping you get rid of those nasty habits in the new year. You can set up reminders and custom messages to give you that little push you need in your daily life. The app also allows you to keep journals and notes, in addition to logging your exercise, and even how much water you drink. The free version limits you to only three items you can choose to track, but you can upgrade to the premium version for $5 to get access to unlimited items.
Fall in love — Match.com
If you’re looking for love, then Match.com is one of the best dating apps you can download. A veteran of the dating game, Match.com wants you to find love by “winking” at matches through the app, whether that’s from your own searches, or through Match’s own recommendations. You’re going to want a subscription to get the most out of it though, and that can get a little pricey — $21 a month for six months — but it does allow you to see who’s viewed your profile and liked your pictures, as well as a lot of other features.
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 can also use the Know Your Worth tool to calculate your current market value and search average wages. You can even see what former employees have to say about a company.
Save more money — Qapital
If you’re not great at saving money yourself, then you might find a rules-based app like Qapital will work for you. It links to your savings account, then uses IFTTT (if this then that) rules to trigger the transfer of money every time you perform a specific task. So if you’re addicted to Starbucks, you can set up the app to save $5 every time you buy from the coffee shop. There’s a freelancer rule, which sets aside a certain percentage for tax every time you get paid, and it can provide alerts or stop payments when cash is tight.
Get in shape — Nike+ Training Club
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.