Manage Your New Year Resolutions with These Mobile Apps

The following post is from Stephanie of


The New Year is just around the corner which means it’s time to start thinking about what goals we have for the New Year.  Whether you are trying to lose weight, stop smoking or find a new job, there is a mobile application that can help your manage your goals.We compiled a list of mobile applications that can help you keep and reach the most common resolutions.

Save Money

  • Gas Buddy ($2.99)-  The price for the app will pay for itself if you drive a lot. It uses GPS technology to show which gas stations have the lowest prices.
  • BillMinder ($1.99)- If you’re racking up a stack of late fees for bills, you may want to invest in this helpful app. It gives you an easy-to-read list of your upcoming bills each month so you won’t have an overdue bill again.
  • Spend ($0.99)- For the price, Spend is a valuable tool for writing and managing your budget and analyzing your spending habits.
  • Kids Eat Free ($0.99) If you have kids, this app will help you find the “kids eat free” days for the restaurants in your area.
Loose Weight
  • Lose It! (Free) –  This app allows you to set goals and establish a daily calorie budget that’s suitable for you.
  • Daily Burn (Free) – If you’re looking for a way to manage your diet, fitness and exercise goal be sure to download this app. It’s fully backed by
  • Nike + GPS ($1.99) –  For more serious runners,  Nike+ will map your runs, track your progress and give you motivation to go further.
 Eat Better
  • GoMealsHD (Free) – GoMeals allows you to search thousands of food and dishes from popular restaurants, grocery stores and items you have in your own kitchen to easily see the nutritional facts and create a daily food diary.
  • The Eatery (Free) – This app allows you to see what you are eating by snapping  photos of your food.  You can even share photos with others and get feedback about your eating habits.
  • Tap & Track ($3.99) – My favorite thing about this app is that it doesn’t require internet access. Tap & Track will allow you to keep track of your calories by calculating your BMR and finding the appropriate daily calorie intake your body needs based on weight, age and height.
Quit Unwanted Behavior
  • Quitter (Free) – This app will help you drop the any bad habit for good.
  • Quit Smoking Pro ($0.99) – Quit Smoking Pro motivates someone to quit smoking by showing them how much money they are saving and encouraging them to stay smoke-free by sharing hard facts about the dangers of smoking.
  • Stop Drinking with Andrew Johnson ($2.99) – This app will help listeners relax and overcome the emotional and physical cravings for alcohol.
Find a Better Job
  • Linked In (Free)- If you already use the website, this app will provide on-the-go access to professional profiles on
  • Indeed (Free)-  This is the mobile version of Indeed a comprehensive search engine for jobs.
  • Jobs (Free)- Why be stuck at a desk when you can search and apply for jobs on the go. Use this app to access jobs anytime, anyplace.
  • Pocket Resume ($2.99)- Be prepared to send a digital copy of your resume. This app allows you to create, maintain and email your resume from any Apple device.
  • Job Coach ($2.99) – It’s a career coach in your pocket. Job Coach gives you expert advice and easily obtainable goals.

Get out of Debt

  • Personal Finance (Free) – allows you to track, budget and manage your money all in one place and now you can do the same on your mobile device.
  • BillMinder ($1.99) – If your racking up a stack of late fees when it comes to your bills you may want to invest in this helpful app. It gives you an easy-to-read list of your upcoming bills each month so you won’t have an overdue bill again.
  • SaveBenjis ($0.99) – Never pay too much for an item again.  SaveBenjis gives you the best internet prices while you shop in the real world

Get Organized

  • Evernote (Free) – Take notes, snapshots and recordings and save them all into Evernote, and it will instantly synchronize all your devices.
  • Dropbox (Free) – Keep all your important photos, docs and videos all in one place that you can access from anywhere at anytime.
  • LastPass (Free) – Tired of trying to remember every password for every log in? Now you don’t have to with Last Pass. Setup LastPass using your Windows/Mac/Linux machine,and you’ll have your log in and password data all in one place.
  • Remember the Milk (Free) – Tired of leaving your to do list on the kitchen counter.  Remember the Milk allows you to take your list everywhere.


What are your top new year resolutions for 2012 and what mobile apps would you use to help you achieve them?

Stephanie Elie balances 2 jobs, 2 kids, 2 blogs and a husband and loves every bit of it. Stephanie is the author of, and you will never find this LA tech junkie without her iPhone, Canon DSLR and laptop, all dressed in her favorite color, Pink.