No excuses this
year: we have fantastic apps to keep your New Year's resolutions on track.
Add Exercise: Put your money where your mouth is and link
your fitness goals to a monetary incentive (or penalty) with the GymPact app. Users commit to a
number of workouts and tie each to a monetary sum, when you show up, it adds
up. Skip a workout and cough up. Users can even join in a group and challenge friends/family/coworkers.
Other helpful exercise tracking apps include MapMyRun's app and the Nike Training app. Or use the mobile
companion to the monster exercise hit p90X with this app. Get up and get going!
Smoking for Good: Dump
those cancer sticks once and for all with the iQuit app, which lets you track your decreasing
cigarette schedule and plot your progress on social media. The social element enlists
positive peer pressure: your social network can cheer successes and rally
support if you stumble.
Watch Your Money: Whip
your finances into shape with the Expenditure app, which tracks spending across categories
as well as one-time only expenses. The user-friendly interface shows where the
money is flowing. Or check out award-winning app Mint.com,which lets users track,
budget and manage money in both checking and savings accounts, as well as
credit card accounts, investments and retirement funds. Reminders also help
prevent late fees. You'll love the price tag: free!
Be More Organized: Ready
for a more organized 2013? Productivity app Evernote,lets
users create and save notes, pictures and voice memos and sync them across your
phone, computer and the Web. Never lose
track of a to-do list again. When you team Evernote with a time-management tool
such as OmniFocus, which
lets users track tasks by date, person, place or project, you're on your way to
an organized day. Still procrastinating? RescueTime, not
only tracks all
your time, it'll block you from visiting distracting websites when you work.
Get Up Earlier: No
time for resolutions? Wake up earlier
each day with the Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock, http://bit.ly/Vw6Jzr an intelligent alarm clock that analyzes your sleep and wakes
you in the lightest sleep phase of a set period so you wake up feeling rested
and relaxed. The app offers lots of customization such as 15 alarm
options, sleep cycle monitoring and wake-up options. Use your extra morning
hours to keep your resolutions on track.
Finally, if the
thought of tracking all your resolutions across various apps makes you overwhelmed,
this one-stop-shopping app is for you. Centralize all your goals in one spot
with the All
My New Year's Resolutions 2012 app. http://bit.ly/YoTDYf
Happy New Year!
Beyond FoldersTM is written by a team of Pendaflex associates
passionate about time management, communications, productivity and workplace organization. Believing in "continuous improvement" on both a personal and professional level, they share their unique perspectives on subjects of common interest to our readers.