Apps help to streamline life in many ways, so it probably comes as no surprise that you can use apps to help you with your New Year’s resolutions as well. The top ten New Year’s resolutions for 2017 and 2018 weren’t too different, so we think it’s likely many of you will have eating healthier, exercising, managing money, or starting a new hobby somewhere on your 2019 list.
With that in mind, we’ve pulled together a collection of apps to help you with your New Year’s resolutions. The apps are organized into five groups: exercise, mental health, hobbies, money management, and healthy eating. We hope they help you to keep your resolutions on track, right from the start.
Exercise Apps to Help with Your New Year’s Resolutions
monkii bars App
The popular monkii bars 2 is a portable, lightweight training tool that allows you to get a total body workout without being stuck in a regular gym. You can workout anywhere — including “in the wild” — thanks to this 5-star companion app for the monkii bars training system. The app includes a large library of free workouts for people on the go, ranging from introductory options for exercise newbies to highly intense routines designed for people who are ready for the extreme. Download for Apple. Download for Android.
Couch to 5K App
With the slogan “from the couch to the 5K finish line,” Coach to 5K offers a manageable program for runners in need of some motivation. This running plan only asks you to put in 30 minutes each day, 3 days a week to be race-ready in 9 weeks. Choose your virtual trainer depending on what type of motivation you need from fun and entertainment to no-nonsense instruction. Coach to 5K enables you to share workouts with friends, connect to music playlists, and record distance with GPS. Download for Apple. Download for Android.
With 30-minute instructor-led videos, iYoga+ helps you hone your poses from home. Choose your videos by level and by target muscle groups. iYoga+ also provides Morning and Evening Lessons to energize you for the day or prepare for sleep. Additionally, iYoga+ includes a directory of poses for you to learn about what each position helps you accomplish for your own strength and flexibility goals. Download for Apple.
Mental Health Apps to Help with Your New Year’s Resolutions
While our society is more “connected” than any other in history, people feel profound loneliness, in part because they don’t feel truly known. The award-winning Empath app creates a unique space where you can be vulnerable and share your authentic self, rather than an artificial curation of your life. In addition to fostering rich interpersonal connections, the app enables improved emotional mindfulness by tracking your feelings over time. Download for Apple.
Named Apple’s “2017 App of the Year,” Calm brings tools and strategies to help you relax, find joy, and sleep easier. Great for people new to meditation, Calm provides breathing programs and nature sounds as well as Sleep Stories to let you wind down your mind and body. The latest version includes Calm Music tracks and a “Kids” version of Meditation. Download for Apple. Download for Android.
Hobby Apps to Help with Your New Year’s Resolutions
Artifact Uprising App
Whether you have an upcoming foreign trip or just want to broaden your cultural knowledge, Duolingo helps you build skills in a new language. The app offers more than 30 languages all in a format meant to feel like playing a game so that you stay motivated while you study. With personalization features, Duolingo lets you learn at your own pace, in your own learning style. Download for Apple. Download for Android.
If you haven’t heard of geocaching, you’re missing out on a hobby that combines adventure with exercise. Sometimes called the “world’s largest treasure-hunting community,” people who participate search for hidden containers called geocaches. There are millions of these clever containers hidden in almost every country across the globe, and the app helps guide your explorations. Download for Apple. Download for Android.
Money Management Apps to Help with Your New Year’s Resolutions
As NerdWallet’s slogan puts it: “Make all the right money moves.” This app approaches financial health with a comprehensive system. Using insights about your spending habits, NerdWallet categorizes what you spend on, gives you tips to improve your credit score, and advice about staying on a budget. You can also connect your credit card to receive cash-back rewards. Download for Apple. Download for Android.
Tailor your money tracking features to get the best financial fit for your lifestyle with Qapital’s Goals and Rules. Set your particular parameters and financial Goals then track your progress and improve your spending habits. The features include a built-in Qapital Spending account that earns interest and allows you to automatically pay bills and receive weekly insights. Download for Apple. Download for Android.
Healthy Eating Apps to Help with Your New Year’s Resolutions
Unlike other food apps that focus on calories, Harvest takes a more educational angle to healthy eating. This app updates you on fruits and vegetables currently in season, tells you about the best ways to store produce, and provides criteria to select your fruits and vegetables. Additionally, Harvest includes information about the average pesticide levels and preparation suggestions for particular produce. Download for Apple.
YAZIO Calorie Counter App
With meal planning and food diary features, YAZIO helps its users track and control their health goals. Find recipes, receive daily dietary tips, and record the foods you eat and the activities you complete. YAZIO helps you organize your health and pairs with other health apps including Apple Watch, Fitbit, and Garmin. Download for Apple. Download for Android.
FoodStand turns healthy eating into an interactive game. This app includes healthy eating challenges, daily motivation, and incorporates the buddy system to help you stay honest about your habits. Developed with input from dietitians, challenges incorporate Guidebooks to outline the health benefits for eating habits like avoiding fast food and eating distraction free. Download for Apple.