Top 5 apps for New Year’s resolutions

Jamie Feltham
January 16, 2014

New Year, new you, right? It used to be that News Year’s resolutions were a bit of a slog to keep up with. By the two week point, you might be starting to revert back to your old ways and by the time we reach February all hope is lost. At least that’s what we’re like.

But now we have apps that help us overcome these obstacles. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or keep in contact with friends, there’s something for everyone in 2014. Let’s take a quick look at five apps that can help you get through the resolution battle at the start of the year.

[alert type=alert-blue]You Are Your Own Gym[/alert]

£1.99 ‘ Android, iOS
Looking to shape up for summer? You Are Your Own Gym ensures that you never have an excuse not to exercise, with hundreds of different workouts that can be performed just about anywhere. It even helps you plan and time a work out, with careful instructions on how to carry out each movement. A must for fitness fanatics.

[alert type=alert-blue]Wordeo[/alert]

Free – iOS
Want to keep your friends in the loop and send them a message with difference? Wordeo is a new social app that assigns video clips to written words. The result is a unique messaging service with creative and often hilarious results. And it’s as fresh as the new year ‘ it launch on iOS earlier this week.

[alert type=alert-blue]Guitar Lessons from How Cast[/alert]
£1.49 ‘ iOS
Learning an instrument is another popular New Year’s resolution that usually doesn’t get off the ground. With Guitar Lessons you have a comprehensive guide to the basics of the guitar. With around 140 videos on offer that will take you right the way up to intermediate level, this is a great place to start learning.

[alert type=alert-blue]Kindle[/alert]

Free- Android, iOS
Did you know you don’t actually have to own a Kindle to read Kindle books? In fact, all you need is this free app and you’ll have access to over a million different novels, which is far more than you’ll be able to cover in the space of one battery life. If you’re wanting to get stuck in with a good book this year then there’s not better place to go.

[alert type=alert-blue]How to Cook Everything[/alert]

£6.99 ‘ iOS
Perhaps this is the year that you finally get beyond the hot dog and late-night curry. How to Cook Everything has 2,000 different recipes to try out with 400 different illustrations to assist you. It even has built-in timers to make sure you don’t undercook the chicken and make everyone ill. Not that you’d do that, of course.

About the Author

Jamie Feltham

Videogamer, music listener, squash player, exerciser, technology journalister. Multimedia journalism graduate, writing for the What Mobile mag and website

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