Apps That Will Help To Make Your 2013 Amazing

Apps That Will Help To Make Your 2013 Amazing

With the end of the year fast approaching, I’m sure many of us have started to turn our thoughts to reflecting over the past year. For some, it’ll have been a good year, but for others, it may have been a year that’s ready to be left behind.

But, whichever way your 2012 turned out, the various events that have happened over the last 12 months are likely to shape the decisions and resolutions you make for 2013 – after all, we all want to try and make the New Year even better than the last!

And, believe it or not, this is exactly where your handy little smartphone may come in handy! In order to help and try and put you in good stead for an amazing New Year, here are some great apps that’ll help to try and do just that (all that’s then left up to you is to make sure you actually stick to your chosen resolutions!):

GoTime (99p)

Were you always late in 2012? It didn’t seem to matter where you were going or what you were doing, you always found yourself being late for everything… Well, if this describes you down to a tee, and “I must be more on time in 2013” is featuring heavily on your News Years Resolution list, then this app is definitely designed for you.

GoTime uses your smartphones traffic info, location, GPS system and events synced to your calendar, to remind you not to be late – and, if you’re on your way to a meeting and dragging your heels, it’ll even tell you when to quite dawdling and tell you when to get a move on!

Habits Pro (£4.99)

So, you want to become healthier for 2013, hey? Want to make sure you get 8 hours of sleep every night? Or, even, want to make sure you eat breakfast every morning before work?

Well, whatever you’d like to get more into the habit of doing, Habits Pro will help you along the way. Simply set all those goals you’d like to achieve everyday, and the app will remind you if you’ve done them or not – it’ll even make a graph of your progress along the way! So, you can make sure you’re sticking to every single one of your New Years Resolutions for a healthier 2013.

Stay In Touch – With You (Free)

If there’s one thing you’d like to be good at, it’s trying to keep in regular contact with all of your nearest and dearest – you’ve been absolutely rubbish at it in 2012.

Stay In Touch allows you to set reminders to follow-up contact with your friends and family either weekly, fortnightly or monthly. All you need to do is choose the reminder time, and the app will send you a prompt to call, text or email that particular person. And, if you’re a business owner, then this app will be perfect for maintaining your business relationships in 2013.

So, whether you must remember to catch up with that business client, Transducer Techniques Inc., or must remember to give your mum a call, you can be sure you won’t ever forget again with this brilliant app.

 

ShopShop (99p)

If you’d like to be better with your finances for 2013, then here’s an app that’ll help to make the world of difference when it comes to those all-important pennies.  ShopShop is the free shopping list app that will help to ensure you stick to the essential items you actually need when out doing your grocery shopping.

It’s too easy to fall into the trap of filling up your shopping trolley with items you don’t need – I know that those offers on your favorite chocolate biscuits seem like a great deal, but trust me, you don’t need them and they will end up making you spend more.

So, ShopShop remembers the same items listed from your previous shop, so remembering what you need is easy. All you need to do is stick to your list every week and you won’t fall into that nasty unnecessary spending trap in 2013.

Ella Mason, an experienced freelance writer, wrote this article. Ella specializes in providing useful tech advice for businesses and other users.   

Matthew Marley

Matthew Marley is a Social Media & Search Specialist from Glasgow Scotland with a passion for the web and emerging technologies.

1 Response

  1. David says:

    I know I am being a little punctilious but this article is iOS apps only, I think — maybe worth saying that.

    Also, ShopShop is free (as you say in your first para) but the heading quotes 99p

    ;-)

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