Have your apps helped your New Years Resolutions?

Earlier this year we wrote about apps that could help with your New Year’s Resolutions, but that was just the tip of the iceberg.  We thought, now that January is over and Big Ben’s bongs are but a distant memory, now would be a good time to see how your plans for a changed you are holding up.

There are countless goal oriented apps on the market, some of them specifically designed for particular topics such as fitness or health, others are far more generic.  For example:

Bookout

Many of us lament how little reading we manage to get done over the course of the year. Whether you never pick up a book, or the only books you currently read are to tiny versions of yourself involving mythical creatures or superhero worms, then this app could be for you.

Bookout allows you to set goals for how much time you want to spend reading, and will also allow you to track your progress.  It’s a great way of recording where you’re up to, and with its myriad of social features you could be a literary expert by the end of the year.

1Password

2016 saw a number of high-profile hack attacks, so it makes sense that you might want to take some time this year to sure up your online security.  However, we all know how hard it can be to come up with unique, secure and memorable passwords – a new one for each site or platform you wish to use.

This is where 1Password can help.  This handy little app will generate and store super passwords for you, all of which can be accessed through one password (that yes, you will have to remember).

Streaks

This app is great for keeping you on track with any of your goals.  All you have to do is choose up to six daily tasks that you want to focus on. It might be drinking more water, walking the dog, quitting smoking or staying on top of the ironing pile. Whatever it is, add it as a task and update every day when you have completed it.

Your results will be recorded and you will notch up “streaks”, showing how long you have been able to maintain that particular goal.  It can be a great way to stay motivated as you don’t want to have to go back to square one after being so good for so long!

Yousician

While many of us want to give up something, there’s a good few out there that want to learn or try something new. If you have always wanted to make sweet music, then Yousician could be for you.

This app can teach you the basics of instruments such as piano and guitar, whilst offering you the opportunity to playback what you have learnt to help highlight any errors. It’s perhaps a great way to get started and see if you can get to grips with an instrument before paying out more for one to one tuition.

The app is free; however, to get full benefit there is a monthly subscription fee of £14.99.

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