Top resolutions? (Totally unscientific…just looking at all the ones that I’ve tried and lost my will on over the years. )
Lose weight. Check.
Exercise more. (OK…did that one.)
Make more money. Check.
Spend less. Check.
Save more money. Check.
Quit smoking. (Did that one.)
1. Save time and your waist-line by eating at home- Answer: Ziplist (free for iPhone and Android)
Make meal planning and shopping a breeze by saving your favorite recipes from the web or even TV to your iPhone or Android. The best part is that with a click, the ingredients to any recipes can be added to your mobile shopping list, guaranteeing you never forget your list when you hit your grocer. Shoppers save time by not having to back-track through the store, or forget those little impactful ingredients like a pinch of parsley. And by eating at home, you are more likely to save money and eat healthier because you know all the ingredients.
2. Succeed at Weight Loss- Answer: MyFitnessPal
Lose weight with MyFitnessPal, the fastest and easiest to use calorie counter for Android. With the largest food database of any Android calorie counter (over 1,100,000 foods), and amazingly fast food and exercise entry, we’ll help you take those extra pounds off!
3. Keep Track of Personal Finance and Budget- Answer: Mint [Note: I use Mint and I love it. A great service although they try to solicit upgrades. JS]
This personal finance app puts all your bank, credit card, investment and loan accounts in one place, making it easy to stay on top of your budgets and spending. You can add cash transactions – a handy on-the-go feature that will help you track where your money goes at all times.
4. Quit Bad Habits- Answer: MyQuit Coach
MyQuit Coach application allows you to design a personalized plan to help you quit smoking. Through this intuitive iPhone app, you’ll evaluate your current status, set attainable goals and adjust preferences according to your needs. You’ll have the option to choose to quit smoking right away or gradually decrease your daily nicotine intake. Personalized inspirational photos, motivational tips and progress charts will keep you on track while achievement badges will reward you for progress. And you’re not alone with a
built in social support circle and the ability to update your Facebook and Twitter as friends cheer you on. [Note: I think this one is a good idea now that it looks like Nicotine gum and patches aren’t doing the trick. JS]
5. Get Organized and Improve Time Management- Answer: Action Complete
Action Complete app is a task manager allowing you to create Projects, which are the larger goals comprised of individual Actions, Waits and Pending items that may come with completing a project. Every task and project can be tagged and associated with specific people and places, and the app offers several sorting options to sort by tag, people, places, urgency, or project. [Note: I’m a big fan of Google applications — and I use Google Tasks relentlessly. Takes time to transition to a paperless to-do list, but it really works well. JS]
Let me know how you are doing on your resolutions and if any apps you have found are doing the trick for you!