New Year’s resolutions are a great way to give us the push we need to commit to ways we want to better ourselves in 2016, and luckily today’s technology makes it easier than ever to stick to our goals!
Whether it’s learning a new skill of getting rid of poor habits, there’s an app out there for everyone! We’ve rounded up our top 5 below for your convenience.
- Start a Diary
A diary always sounds like such a good idea at the beginning of the year, but who has time to write every day? Momento (£2.99 in the iOS App Store) is a “smart private journal that combines your private memories with those collected from social networks, apps and your devices to create a beautiful timeline of your daily activities that stays up to date effortlessly”. A great timesaver when most of us are already sharing our best moments on Facebook and Twitter.
- Save More Money
Not quite hit your savings goal this year? You need Pennies(£2.99 in the iOS app store) Pennies is a personal finance app which helps you track day to day expenditure with an easy to use interface. It’s easy to set up and allows you to budget for multiple items, ensuring your money is spent in the most efficient way possible.
- Be More Organised
Forever scribbling important notes on the scraps of paper – never to be seen again? Nu Notes (Free in the iOS App Store) features scan technology to capture notes, drawings and doodles, allowing you to categorise and flick through scanned notes in a ‘virtual bookshelf’ of book covers, never to be lost again!
Notes can then be highlighted, annotated, or added to with images previously stored on the device, before being shared via email, social networks, dropbox and iMessage. With Nu Notes™ you can access all your scanned notes in one place, allowing for easy access to your handwritten pages. Whether you have 5 minutes between lessons to recap on last week’s revision or you’re catching up on minutes from that all important meeting over a morning coffee, this app will allow you to pick up from whenever, wherever you left off.
- Learn a language
Does the extent of your holiday vocabulary finish with Hello and thank you? Be flummoxed no more with DuoLingo (Free on iOS and Android), the free language app which makes learning fun. “Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up.” Duolingo delivers bite-size lessons which are proven to give results, and there are a wide range of languages and difficulties to choose from, if you’re a complete beginner or you just want to brush up on your existing knowledge.
- Improve Fitness Levels
A classic new year’s resolution never losing popularity, we all strive to be fitter next year then we were the last. Seven (Free on iOS and Android) abolishes the “I don’t have time” excuse with its intense 7 minute interval training workouts, individually designed to target a range of goals, and each equivalent to an hour’s workout. “The 7 Minute Workout effectively increases your metabolism, so the benefit is in effect throughout the day.”