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Keeping app with this Year’s Resolutions

Keeping app with this Year's Resolutions

by Mikee Ocampo Falcis

It is the start of the year 2014 and for sure we are all busy listing down our own New Year’s Resolution. Although some of us may not be able to keep everything that’s on the list, just remember that you can always start over whether it is the beginning or end of the year.

Here are some mobile applications to help you keep and achieve your plans for the year and the years to come.

Resolution: Stay fit with Active Fitness App
Almost every year, this is one of the plans we all promise ourselves to do. The Active Fitness app might just be the help we all need. The app will track activities, follow progress on maps and set out a comprehensive training plan to help the user stay fit this year.

Resolution: Quit smoking with Stop Smoking App
It is really hard to quit smoking, but with the Stop Smoking app constantly pestering you about why you should continue to avoid the habit, you might just make it all the way through 2014 without lighting a single stick.

Resolution: Start saving money with Mint App
Manage your finances properly with the Mint App. This electronic financial wingman sends you live, up-to-date information about your financial accounts, bill reminders and personalized money advice right on your phone.

Resolution: Lose weight with Diet Tracker App
Losing weight is definitely one of the most difficult New Year’s Resolutions to stick to; but with the Diet Tracker app monitoring your weight trends and progress, your diet program just might work. The app will constantly remind the user of whether his or her current diet is working or not.

Resolution: Travel the world with Trip Advisor
As long as you were able to save money, you will also get the chance to travel. But don’t forget to bring your Trip Advisor with you as the app lets you check out reviews of different locations, recommendations on hotels, places to visit and sights to see from fellow travelers.

Resolution: Keep a Journal with Day One
Some of us want to start keeping a journal, but few of us actually follow through. The app Day One makes the process easier by making journaling a multimedia experience. Users can attach photos to journal entries that can be as short as tweets or Facebook status updates. The app automatically logs weather data and even the number of steps a user takes in a given day.

Resolution: Run a Marathon with Nike+ Running
If you’re planning for a more specific fitness program, this Nike app is specifically tailored to help runners prepare for long races. A coach feature offers specific training regimens for 5Ks, 10Ks, half-marathons and marathons. The app tracks your run times and distances to create a customized program tailored to your abilities. As with other fitness apps, it’s easy to blast your running data to social-media sites so you can humble-brag about what great shape you’re in.

Resolution: Meet That Special Someone with Hinge
There are already dating apps for hooking up and bribing women into going on dates with you, among other delights. Hinge attempts to strike a balance between the physically minded Tinder and the personality-driven old-school dating sites like eHarmony and Match.com. Hinge users still judge potential mates based on looks, but the app pulls in friends of your Facebook friends to establish a mutual connection, and offers suggested date spots based on shared interests.

Resolution: Force Yourself to Keep Any Resolution with Lift
No matter what you’re pledging to accomplish in 2014, Lift will probably help you reach your goal. The incredibly simple app tracks how often you complete the tasks that you assign yourself and rewards you with virtual check marks for being consistent. The task can be anything — drinking more water, praying, brushing your teeth at night. The goal is to turn aspirations into hard-to-break habits. Users pursuing the same goals support each other through discussion groups.