Making resolutions is much easier than keeping them. Here are a few tools that might help you stay the distance.

Way of Life!

The more information you provide the app, the better it will be able to help you get rid of those nasty habits in the New Year. Set up reminders and custom messages to give you the little push you need. Keep journals and notes, in addition to logging your exercise, and even how much water you drink.

My FitnessPal

Keep track of your health wherever you go. Not only will the app help you monitor calories, but you can use it to scan items you are about to buy at the supermarket to get additional nutritional information. MyFitnessPal works with a huge database of more than five million foods. The app is compatible with most popular fitness apps including Strava, Apple Health, and Runtastic – recording calories burned and your exercise throughout the day.


Nutrino will give you notes on the foods you need to eat to become healthier – personalised to you. Plan your meals based on your goals and log your food intake, exercise, and other information so that the app can ‘learn’ more about you. Nutrino will even show you a list of the restaurants nearby that serve whatever kind of food you’d like to eat.


Achieve better health and relaxation by making sure you get a good night’s sleep. This app generates high-quality ambient sounds such as rain, wind and even a forest with birds, among many others. The apps can help people experiencing insomnia, or to soothe a migraine, or to aid concentration while studying or reading. It can also help if you experience tinnitus or ADD and ADHD.


Very few budgeting apps are as well regarded as Goodbudget. Manage your money and keep track of all your bills and expenses. Create a budget and stick to it. It’s a great way to get your spending under control and help you achieve your budgeting goals.


So you want to learn a new language? This app will give you short, lesson-orientated bursts. You can learn at a gradual pace, too, and even practice with your friends. There is a bit of gamification here, so it will feel almost as if you’re playing a game and striving to reach the next level. Choose from 23 languages, including: Spanish, Italian, French, German, Russian, Greek, and yes, even English.


A common resolution is to read more. The app helps to keep your literary motivation high by enabling you to set goals for how much time you want to spend reading (or how many books) and track your progress over the year. Its social features may also turn you into a bookworm bragger before 2019 is done.