I’m sure we all made them; whether it may have been “I’m going to try and be more on time”, or even “I’m going to give up smoking this year”, New Years Resolutions are something that many of us vow to do year-after-year, but that many of us all can’t seem manage to stick them out – despite starting the year with the best of intentions.
But, believe it or not, this is exactly where your handy little smartphone may come in handy! In order to help and try and put you in good stead for 2013 , here are some great apps that may just be able to help you to stick to your resolutions, once and for all:
1. Habits Pro
We all have bad habits, whether it be going to bed late, or skipping breakfast in the morning on our mad dash to work. And, it’s these bad habits that often form the basis for many of the New Year’s resolutions made at the end of each year.
Well, if you’d like to ditch these bad habits for 2013, then Habits Pro may just be able to help you. Simply set all those goals you’d like to achieve everyday, and the app will remind you if you’ve done them or not – it’ll even make a graph of your progress along the way! So, you can make sure you’re sticking to every single one of your New Years Resolutions for a better and more successful 2013.
I for one would love to be more on time – but no matter where I’m going or what I’m doing, I can’t help always being late. Well, if you’re like me, and you’ve vowed to be more on time for 2013, then here’s a handy little tool that’ll make sure you actually stick to it.
GoTime uses your smartphones traffic info, location, GPS system and events synced to your calendar, to remind you not to be late – and, if you’re on your way to a meeting a friend and dragging your heels a little bit, the app will even tell you when to quit dawdling and tell you to get a move on!
Anyone with a full-time job and kids to look after will tell you that trying to keep in regular contact with all your nearest and dearest can be a nightmare. With so much to think about, you can’t even remember to pick up the phone and make a simple phone call.
Well, that could all change, with the help of Stay In Touch. The app allows you to set reminders to follow-up contact with your friends and family either weekly, fortnightly or monthly. All you need to do is choose the reminder time, and the app will send you a prompt to call, text or email that particular person. Easy peasy!
It’s too easy to fall into the trap of filling up your shopping trolley with items you don’t need when you’re doing the grocery shop – I know that those offers on your favorite chocolate bars seem like a great deal, but trust me, you don’t need them and they will end up making you spend more.
Well, if you’re rubbish at sticking to what you need, ShopShop remembers the same items listed from your previous shop, so remembering what you need is easy. All you need to do is stick to your list every week and you won’t fall into that nasty unnecessary spending trap in 2013.
if you’re a smoker, then it’s likely that “I will quit smoking this year” will feature on your New Year’s Resolution list. And, if it’s at the top of your list for 2013, then this app may just help you to finally stick to it. My Last Cigarette can help you to quite for good, by exactly highlighting the positive effects it’s having on real aspects of your lives; from how much you’re benefiting your health, to how much you’re saving money. However, if you’re struggling to fill that void that’s left between your fingers after you’ve stopped, then E-Cigarettes, such as those from Ecig Wizard, have been specifically designed to still give you the sensation of smoking without the nasty smells, smoke or negative health implications – so you may be able to successfully ditch the bad habit for 2013!
Ella Mason, an experienced freelance writer, wrote this article. Ella specializes in providing useful tech advice for businesses and other users.