Top 5 best New Year's resolution apps for iPhone and iPad

TiPb takes a look at the top 5 best iPhone and iPad apps to help you succeed with your New Year's resolutions in fitness, finances, organization, dieting, and kicking a bad habit.

2012 is the year you're going lose weight, get in shape, get your finances in order, quit smoking, and organize your life - and your iPhone and iPad apps are going to help you with your success! There are a plethora of apps out there to choose from, however, so we've gathered up a few of our favorites to help you with your New Year's resolutions.


This Tapbots gem is an oldie, but a goodie. With Weightbot, you can set your weight goal, record your weight, view your BMI, and see your progress on a beautiful graph. The UI is gorgeous and true to Tapbots style and makes use of nice sounds and clicks as you navigate through the app. Tracking your weight is always a chore, but Weightbot will at least turn the actual act of entering your weight a pleasure. Whether you're happy with with the numbers you're entering or not - well, that's up to you.

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SilverWiz Money

Money - you both love it and hate it. You love getting it; you love spending it, but you hate when it runs dry. This is the year to get your finances in order by setting budgets, tracking your spending, and make smart spending choices. SilverWiz Money is a great app to help in your endeavor.

With SilverWiz, you can see the status of all your accounts (checking, savings, credit cards, cash, etc) and log all of your expenses and credits. Set up reminders to get your bills paid on their due dates, and schedule automatic deposits and transfers. My favorite feature of SilverWiz Money, however, is that it can sync across multiple devices. So, if you share accounts with your spouse, you can both log your spending on your own device, but it updates on all devices. There is also an iPad version, so when it's time to analyze your reports, you can kick back and use the larger screen.

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Organization - something we all vow to get better at every year. Evernote is here to help. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put it all into Evernote and watch as it instantly synchronizes from your iPhone to your Mac or Windows desktop. You can also mark specific notes as favorites and text within notes is searchable. Available an an in-app purchase, the Premium Features allow you to add, sync, access, and share files (PDF, Word, Excel, PPT, and more). Get organized, today!

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Weight Watchers Mobile

I'm convinced that the Calendar was intentionally created so that the New Year immediately followed a slew of Holidays that make us eat too much food, drink too much booze, and make us fat. If we didn't have the New Year to motivate us to loose the 20 pounds we gained in less than 2 months, we'd have an even bigger obesity problem. We've already taken a look at an app to track our weight loss, but we're not going to be happy with those numbers without some action - the most effective being a diet change.

Weight Watchers Mobile will provide you with the latest recipes, health news, exercise info, and more. It's also compatible with Weight Watcher's PointsPlus program so that you can keep track while on the go. A subscription to Weight Watchers Online will give you over 31,000 food options, meals and recipes and let you see your daily remaining PointsPlus values with notifications.

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My Stop Smoking Coach with Allen Carr

Smoking is bad - you know this, but every attempt to quit has ended with you giving up. But this year, you'll have My Stop Smoking Coach with Allen Carr in your pocket to aid you in your success. The quitting process is never exciting, but this app will add a little fun to your journey with 14 innovative games designed to help you remove all illusions created by the nicotine addiction. It's not all fun an games, though; your personal coach will give you personalized advices and tips to help you kick your bad habit once and for all.

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Your favorite New Year's Resolution apps?

So there you have them, our top 5 best New Year's resolution apps for iPhone and iPad. Be sure to check out our other Top 5 picks, our Picks of the Week, and iPhone App and Games Forum for more recommendations, and if we missed any of your favorites leave them in the comments below!

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Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.

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Top 5 best New Year's resolution apps for iPhone and iPad


Geez, new years already. I guess I really got to work on that hot bod I want. I'm not going to lie that weight watchers one sounds pretty good since me and my family are very interested in changing our diets. Hopefully it will stick this time around. :)

Everyone getting ready to celebrate a new year to them means a NEW START, NEW RESOLUTIONS, and the past pain, hurts, anxieties to be forgotten.... But today is just another day. And tomorrow is too. It is just a number, just a symbolic feeling of what you will "change" next year. Let me tell you that with Christ, you can find that too, but it can be more than a symbolic feeling, but truth in your heart. You don't need the "new year" to bring in a "new you." See, when you make a mistake, and you ask God to forgive you, He "remembers your sin no more." it is forgotten, you can start NEW. If your hurt, He heals, He encourages to get u up and started again, like a RESOLUTION, like a NEW START.  And you can do that everyday, not just for the NEW year. You can do it right now, and truly start a NEW day. Ask the Lord to give you hope for a new day, strength for another week, and perseverance for another year. Because tomorrow will come and go, will just be another year,...but will you just be another person, or will you let God make you NEW everyday? God bless, stay safe, have fun tonight, JESUS NAME.,,,, Amen. 

...or you could just get up and start fresh each and every day because you are surrounded by the goodness and fullness of life, and not bother God or Jesus or Buddha or any of the others with your petty problems.
BTW, New Years and Christmas are both celebrated around this time of year because of the old Pagan tradition of recognizing the winter solstice, and celebrating the return of the Sun (not Son) into the world.
That being said, if Jesus helps you get up in the morning and do what's right, then more power to you. Happy holidays, now let's get back to talking tech!

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There are a number of To Do List Apps available. Life Goals takes a different approach which is worth checking out. By categorising your goals and rating the impact and effort required, Life Goals will automatically prioritise your tasks and tell you what your next best steps are. This way you focus on doing what will have the greatest impact on your life.
The Life Goals category pie chart will indicate if your life is unbalanced. By graphing where all of your effort and time is going, you will be able to immediately see which areas of your life need additional attention.

I have used both Brad's ESE and a variation of Ori Hofmekler's Warrior Diet (which incorporates a daily 16-20 hour fast). I have more energy and, specifically, more focus than I've ever had before.

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