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.
Eat healthier — Foodprint by Nutrino
Foodprint by Nutrino will highlight 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, or dietary restrictions like diabetes. 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. Foodprint by 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.
Get organized — Wunderlist
When collating our best to-do list apps a lot of the same names pop up again and again — and Wunderlist is one of those that’s always mentioned. It comes with simple tools to create tasks and share them among your immediate family or friends, and since it has abolished its premium service, it comes with more free features than many other competitors, including time limits, comments, and the ability to assign tasks to specific people.
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.
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.
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. You can also share inspirational messages by text with others. This is a must-have app filled with amazing inspirational messages that can be with your wherever you are.
Quit smoking — QuitNow!
If one of your resolutions is to stop smoking, then there’s an app that can make your difficult task easier. QuitNow! is a motivational app that helps you to quit by reminding you of when you quit, as well as serving up a variety of reasons to keep going. It’ll show you how long it’s been since you smoked your last, how many cigarettes you haven’t smoked, how your health has improved, and — best of all — how much money you’ve saved by not lighting up a death stick and by rethinking your life.
Concentrate/sleep more — Noisli
One of the ways to achieve better health and relaxation in the new year is to make sure you get a good night’s sleep. This app generates high-quality ambient sounds such as rain, wind, a forest with birds, and many others. This app can be used to help people suffering from insomnia, possibly to soothe a migraine, or simply when you want to concentrate while studying or reading. If you suffer from Tinnitus or ADD and ADHD, this app can also be of help to you.
If you want to dig in a little deeper, head over to our picks for the six best budgeting apps and our comprehensive list of the best health and fitness apps. Or if you’re looking to kick back and relax a bit, check out the top games for iPhone and Android.