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8 Great Apps to Help You Meet Your New Year’s Resolution

New Year's Resolutions are a popular way to challenge yourself and improve your life, but it's not always easy to follow through and reach your goals. Whether you are trying to get in shape, become more productive, or just make 2015 a happier year, here are 5 apps that will help you improve your life in the New Year.

HabitRPG – Web, Android, iOS


This app helps you rach your New Year's goals by turning your life into a Role Playing Game. Whether you want to learn a new language, spend more time with your family, or write a novel, you assign yourself goals then earn gold and experience points as you get closer to achieving them. You can spend these points on new characters and features, but if you miss your goals or fail to reinforce a habit you lose health and ultimately die in game. This app is a great for iPhone and Android smartphone users looking to bring an element of excitement to their New Year's Resolutions.

Wunderlist – Web, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows, Mac


Staying organized is something we all struggle with. Writing to-do lists is a great way to stay on top of your tasks and responsibilities, but a pen-and-paper list can really hold you back in a world filled with smartphones. Wunderlist lets you keep detailed task lists right on your smartphone. It even works across platforms, lets you group tasks based on hashtag categories, and share a list with your friends and family. That means no more excuses this year.

Calorie Counter by FatSecret – Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Web


If you've decided to take better care of your body in the New Year it all starts with eating healthy. Whether you are trying to lose weight, build muscle, or just improve your nutrition, the Calorie Counter app has a feature for you. It lets you look up nutrition info for all types of foods, brands, and restaurants, keep an exercise diary, keep track of what you are eating every day, & more. Best of all, Calorie Counter is available on iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phones, so you can get fit no matter which smartphone you have.

Elevate – Android, iOS


Maybe your body is in great shape but you want to work improving your mind and get better at expressing yourself. If so, this app will help you take your mind to the next level. Winner of Apple's App of the Year Award for 2014, Elevate challenges you with personalized games which help you improve your communication and analytical skills. It's more fun than doing your homework and far more addictive, so it's never been easier to get smarter.

HelloWallet – Web, Android, iOS


Are you trying to get a better handle on your finances? Many people have problems budgeting money, whether they are spending too much or looking to save up for a new gadget like the iPhone 6. Well here's an app that can help. HelloWallet lets you connect multiple bank accounts to your smartphone to monitor the balances and make the most of your money. You can set up a budget and keep track of your spending in different categories of your choosing to finally reach those financial goals.

Kickit – iOS

kickitEvery year millions of people decide to quit smoking in the New Year, but unfortunately they are not all successful. Kickit can help you become smoke free in 2015 and beyond. The app tracks the time since you last smoked, shows you how much money you have saved based on your smoking habit, and event lets you set goals for what you can buy with the money saved. Unfortunately this app is available only for iPhone users, although there are similar apps available for other operating systems.

Duolingo – Android, iOS


We would all like to learn a new language, but we don't all have a plan for breaking the language barrier. Luckily you can make this year the one where you finally break through with Duolingo, a free app which helps you learn one of 9 new languages. This app makes the learning process feel less like a chore and more of a game so you will be speaking fluently before you know it.

LinkedIn – Android, iOS, Blackberry, Web


Whether are looking to make new business connections, find a new job, or break into a new career entirely, the LinkedIn app will help you succeed in the New Year. This app connects you with over 300 million users worldwide, recommends employment opportunities, and lets you update your profile right from your iPhone, Blackberry, or Android phone. Instead of getting distracted by your smartphone, use this app to stay motivated and persistent in your job search