New year, new you. January 1, 2020, wasn’t just the start of a year. It was also the beginning of a new decade — and the ideal time to get cracking on those resolutions. Fortunately, entrepreneurs and software developers from every field and industry are busy devising ways to help you meet your most pressing goals and pave the way to become the person you aspire to be.
In that sense, here are 10 apps that will aid you achieve those goals and live up to your ideal version of yourself.
Let’s face it: for many people, saving money is next to impossible. But it’s also a necessary step for meeting your other goals. Looking to buy a new car? Fund your next great trip? Even secure your dream home? Saving money is essential for all of those things.
That’s why you need Digit. With it, you can manage your money, saving a little bit every day. The app takes your spending habits and goals into account to figure out how much you can afford to put away at a time and automatically transfers it into a savings account. By using it, that big purchase you’re hoping to make will be within reach soon enough.
If you want to learn a new language in 2020, look no further than Duolingo. The popular app offers “bite-sized” lessons in more than 30 languages, accommodating multiple levels and paces.
Advance through themed lessons — tenses, clothing, education, and more — solidify streaks, and keep building on your skills. Besides, Duolingo boasts a highly engaged community that can help you while you learn the language you want. In bocca al lupo! Bonne chance! Buena suerte!
We all have habits we want to break, from the mundane ones like complaining too much to the potentially dangerous ones like smoking and drinking too much. The first step is identifying the problem and wanting to fix it. The second is downloading HabitBull.
HabitBull allows you to track your progress visually through an easy-to-use interface. It also offers helpful features, including reminders and forums in which you can stay motivated through the aid of a community of like-minded people.
Want to destress in the new year? Looking for a way to relax and better manage the day-to-day pressure? Many swear by mindfulness meditation. If you’re interested in trying it out yourself, then you need Headspace.
With Headspace, you can practice exercises and listen to guided meditations to find the peace and calm you so desperately need in your hectic life. It’s the ideal app for people new to meditation, as well as people who have been practicing for years.
Whether you’re looking for a new job, want to grow your professional network, or are hoping to expand your skill set, LinkedIn is the app you need. With it, you can apply to jobs of all types, from a full-time software-development position to a freelance writing gig, get news about your industry, and connect with others in your field, including leaders and recruiters.
You can also receive personalized recommendations on jobs that are a glove-fit for you. What’s more – there are plenty of courses you can take to gain a professional edge. This year, you can become a better professional with LinkedIn!
Everyone has too many bills to pay and accounts to keep track of. With Mint, you can stay on top of all things financial via one simple dashboard. Want to budget better in 2020? The app offers personalized tips for all of your money matters.
You’ll also receive reminders before you need to pay your bills and warnings when your funds are low. You’ll also have unlimited access to your credit score, so nothing will sneak up on you. All of those features turn Mint into a must-have app for anyone looking to be a little more organized with their economy.
Getting in shape is many people’s new year’s resolution, and MyFitnessPal helps you do just that. You can easily track your daily calorie intake by accessing the app’s database of millions of foods, as well as scan any prospective purchases at the supermarket to find out their nutritional facts.
MyFitnessPal is also the perfect app for helping you meet your fitness goals. By keeping you informed about what you’re eating, you can better arrange your meals and create a healthier diet for you. Knowledge is the first step to realizing your goals and this app is what gives you the data that will show you the way to a healthier you.
Maybe you started off this 2020 by promising yourself that this year will finally be the year to achieve all kinds of resolutions. You’ll only be able to pull that off if you keep an optimistic mind about it all. That’s what this app is about.
Motivate yourself to incorporate more positive, self-affirming habits into your life with Productive. Keep track of adjustments you’re trying to make by adding habits to the app and getting reminders about ones that require a little extra support. The “chain” feature will help you keep going — if you miss a day, the chain is broken, and you have to start over.
Helping others should be on everyone’s 2020 resolution list. Through ShareTheMeal, you can quite simply be a better person. With just one click and 50 cents a day, you can feed a hungry child. The initiative is sponsored by the United Nations World Food Programme.
Such an amount of money is meaningless for most of us, so having an app that deposits it for you in such a positive initiative definitely has to be on your smartphone.
Your bad habits are keeping you down, but this could be the year you break them once and for all — if you use Strides, that is. The app allows you to stay organized in pursuit of your goals by breaking them down into manageable components.
You can view data about your goals, including your achievements and averages, through charts and other visual content, as well as receive reminders. Setting up Strides is very easy and you can keep track of almost anything you can think of, from reading more books to drinking more water.
Don’t let another new year’s resolution fall by the wayside! With these apps, you’ll be able to keep working toward your goals in 2020.