Actually keep your 2014 resolutions by employing one of these handy apps. From kicking the smoking habit and putting an end to the procrastination bug to healthy eating and keeping fit, there’s an app for that. Read on.
Do It Now!
Basil Ltd.'s productivity app, Finish, is the perfect remedy for all those “I’ll do it later” ailments. Armed with a bevvy of task-oriented options and reminders, Finish 2.0 ($.99; iOS systems) is like an electronic version of your mother telling you to turn off the television and finish your homework. Task-by-task settings, reminders, notes, prioritization and quick-add options make completing those tasks a snap, while fun little rewards make the start-to-finish process enjoyable, no matter how much you want to drag your feet.
Vow to lose that spare tire this year? Keep those fitness goals in check with these training apps.
Up in Smoke
Kicking the smoking habit is a difficult task. Between the gadgets and programs developed over the years, there is essentially a means to quit for anyone. But there is one simple thing many of these options look past: your cell phone.
A cell phone app can be a great assistance to break the addiction because most people have their phones with them at all times. Quit Smoking: Cessation Nation (free; available on Android) aims to put the power of quitting smoking literally in your hands.
The app uses a multi-pronged approach to help users kick the habit. A tracking system informs the user how long it has been since quitting, the number of cigarettes not smoked in that time, the amount of money saved and the health improvements the body has undertaken since breaking the habit. For those who need help with the nicotine cravings, the app is equipped with a game to help distract and weather the craving storm. And when all else fails, Quit Smoking: Cessation Nation takes the moniker to heart with a growing online community of smokers, quitters and quitters-in-training to help give some support.
Head to page 2 for a look at apps dedicated to eating better.