A new year brings new hope to all of us and a strong reason to make resolutions. Staying fit, eating healthy and losing weight are some of the most common goals we plan for ourselves every year. However, resolutions are hard to keep and it's difficult to track these goals as time goes by.
Thankfully, there are several Android apps on Google Play Store that will help you keep your new year's resolutions. We have curated a list of best apps that will help you realize your goals in 2018.
Let’s check them out.
1. Stay Fit With Nike+ Run Club
Running is one of the most effective ways to not only stay fit but also to have a fresh mind. Nike+Run Club is a popular running app that will help you stay on top of your fitness goals.
In addition to a efficient and seamless UI, this Android app offers personalized coaching plans that adapt to your schedule and progress.
The built-in music player lets you integrate your favorite playlists while you are running. It offers shoutouts from Nike’s professional athletes and celebrities such as Ashton Eaton, Kevin Hart, and many more.
You can even share your daily runs with photos and stickers on various social networks.
2. Eat Healthier With Calorie Counter - MyFitness Pal
Calorie Counter-MyFitness Pal is one of the best calorie counters that will track your calories and also keep a tab on your intake. You can set up weight loss, weight gain and weight maintenance goals.
It comes with a built-in barcode scanner that will log your food by simple scanning. The app is mainly popular for its large food database.
You'll have to manually log your food and water intake. It syncs your workout regime with other health apps and fitness bands.
The app also lets you log menu items from restaurants. Calorie Counter - MyFitness Pal can be your on-the-go dietitian that helps you adapt to a healthier lifestyle.
3. Track Your Habits With Habit Tracker
Good habits are hard to form while it's difficult to get rid of the bad ones. Habit Tracker is a fantastic Android app that does a great job of tracking your habits. You can log your habit with a simple Yes or No or a specific number.
It offers patterns of multiple habits and shows how you have performed on a daily basis through a progress bar. The app also lets you set reminders for each habit and displays them.
Each habit comes with its own calendar and you can set up your own targets. The app offers a detailed analysis of your habit with statistics and graphs.
Habit Tracker provides inspirational quotes for each category to keep you pumped up. You can track 5 habits for free and unlock more features with in-app purchases.
4. Stay Organized With Todoist
Being more organized will take you a step ahead in maintaining your resolutions. Managing tasks and remembering things can be overwhelming and this is where a to-do list app comes in handy.
Todoist is one of the most feature-rich to-do list apps that lets you make lists and take notes.
The app lets you add individual tasks that can be scheduled for a specific date and time. It also delivers a calendar that lets you see your tasks for the upcoming week, as well as a daily tab.
Todoist highlights your most important daily activities with color-coded priority levels. It even shows your daily and weekly accomplishments with customized productivity graphs.
The free version of the app offers several features but you can go for the paid version if you wish to get more notifications and reminder options, the ability to upload files, photos and sound recordings, and more ways to add and access your tasks.
5. Manage Your Finances With Expense Manager
Managing expenses and maintaining a budget is not easy and we all could use some help. Expense Manager is a decent budget management app that tracks your expenses and income.
It lets you set daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and one-time budgets.
You can import and export account activities in .csv format and choose to have finances backed up automatically on Dropbox, Google Drive, and/or the external SD card. The app also offers a summary of your categorized and un-categorized expenses in the form of graphs.
Expense Manager can be quite helpful if you just make a habit to log your expenses before hitting the bed every day. It’s a simple way to get your spending under control and help you achieve your budget goals.
6. Catch the Travel Bug With Google Trips
The app extracts travel and hotel bookings from your Gmail and also offers a dashboard that contains day plans, things to do, food and drink suggestions, and more.
One of the best features of this app is the offline support that lets you use the app in case you have a spotty Internet connection while traveling.
Google Trips also shows you nearby popular attractions and whether they’re open, along with reviews and ratings from other travelers.
7. Learn More With Curiosity
Do you know which 8 books that changed Elon Musk’s life or what is the most beautiful word in the English language? I know the answers to these questions thanks to the Curiosity App.
After signing up, you can read over 5,000+ articles and more than 1 million curated videos on topics ranging from technology to history, art, and nature.
The app has a card-style interface that is attractive and easy to use. It’s a good way to improve your general knowledge quickly. You can also explore various channels and check out the Editor’s Pick on different topics every day.
8. Keep Calm and Meditate With Headspace
Meditation has been touted as an effective way to reduce stress and increase concentration. The Headspace meditation app comprises of exercises to manage anxiety, breathing, sleep, and help you bring focus and happiness to your life.
The tutorial sessions feature Andy Puddicombe, co-founder of Headspace and a former monk. Andy guides you through each session, starting with a short introduction to one of the fundamentals of meditation. Each pack has a series of guided meditations designed to help you skillfully manage different topics.
The 10-day trial is free, after which you can pay for the app to unlock features like new skills and themed meditation series on stress, anxiety, sleep, and more. You can even track your progress and number of days meditated and add friends to follow your journey.
9. Read More With Amazon Kindle
In addition to a healthier lifestyle, another common resolution is to read more. Amazon's Kindle app is one of the best reading apps available and will help you meet your reading goals.
This app comes with a bunch of features that enhances the reading experience on mobile devices. The app syncs with your Kindle e-reader that lets you read your book using a smartphone or a tablet.
It has an attractive UI that includes a search and navigation bar. Just put on your reading glasses and grab that book you have been planning to finish.
10. Focus on Sleep With Digipill
The lack of sufficient sleep can lead to various health problems. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep everday this year with Digipill. As the name suggests, the app offers "digipills" designed for a variety of purposes.
The relaxing T-Break digipill is available for free while you have to buy the rest via in-app purchases. Each pill is prescribed for a specific purpose. For example, Resilience Pill is prescribed for perseverance, Closure for moving on, Sanctuary for a clear mind, and so on.
Achieve Your Goals in 2018
Set up goals that are achievable this year and get the above apps to make it easier to realize them.
We'd love to know your resolutions for 2018. Let us know in the comment section below.