It’s January, a month of fresh beginnings, renewed optimism, and a bunch of resolutions. Sometimes it can be hard to keep track of your progress towards your goals, and that’s where smartphone apps come in. For every goal you have, there’s *probably* an app for that.
In no particular order, here are my top 10 apps that I’m currently using to help me track and advance with my resolutions.
Audible (app store, Google play)
Often I’ll make the decision to read more, then find myself too busy to sit down and, you know, actually read. With audible, I can listen to a book while I’m walking, working out, cooking dinner, whatever. It’s a real game-changer.
Castbox (app store, Google play)
There is no shortage of podcast apps out there. I love using Castbox to listen to my favourite podcasts and the news. While listening I can do all the things I listed above with Audible. I can also make my own playlist, which doesn’t get automatically put on random with no option to change it!
ClearScore (app store, Google play)
A free way to check your credit score, keep track of your debt, get offers and deals, view recent changes to your score, view your score over time, and coaching. What’s not to like?
Trello (app store, Google play)
I am a list lover, this app was basically made for people like me! I like being able to categorise different lists into boards. I can add labels, due dates and attachments to tasks (cards), I can choose a cool background. I can even colour code the labels. If you love organising with lists too then check out this app.
Fitbit (app store, Google play)
Pretty much everyone knows what Fitbit is at this point so I won’t bore you with the details. What I like most about it is that I can be in a group with people that I choose, for example, I’m part of a Facebook fitness group and we have a Fitbit group we’re in too. It’s an extra place to have support to achieving your fitness goals.
Google keep (app store, Google play)
Again, lists! I use Google keep mostly for recurring checklists, like weekly cleaning, so I no longer have to write out the same list every single week. I can just keep re-using my existing ones.
MyFitnessPal (app store, Google play)
This is another app that most people know about. Fitbit is great, but I prefer using the food diary and weight tracker in MyFitnessPal.
Google calendar (app store, Google play)
So organised! One feature of Google calendar that I love and constantly use is the ability to have multiple calendars all syncing at once, and they can all be different colours! I have calendars for my health, family, this blog, finances, events and birthdays and work. This makes it super easy to find a particular entry because you can hide the other calendars easily. I can also sync in my family members calendars which is so helpful when you’re trying to organise something.
Zombies, run! (app store, Google play)
Runner 5, ready? There has been a zombie epidemic and you are a runner, responsible for gathering supplies, rescuing survivors, and building your base – Abel Township. You also have a secret mission the other characters don’t know about. In each run/mission there’s progression in the storyline. You don’t even have to run, you can walk or jog too. They also have a couch to 5k training app to help you.
Loop Habit Tracker (not available on iPhone, Habitica is a good alternative, Google play)
Resolutions are all about establishing habits to work towards a greater goal, so this habit tracker had to be on the list. You can set alarms to go off at different times of the day, so you can be reminded of your tasks at a suitable time.
What apps are you using to help you stick to your New Year’s resolutions?
Share them with us in the comments.