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Using the internet to stick to New Year's resolutions


Making New Year’s resolutions is easy, but sticking to them is significantly harder.

Fortunately, there are a ton of apps available that can help you stick to your goals, whether they revolve around being more organised or getting on top of your fitness.


Google Tasks

Get more done with the Google Tasks mobile app. Manage, capture and edit your tasks from anywhere and at any time with to-dos that sync across all your devices. Efficiently integratiing with Gmail and Google Calendar, it really helps you get your tasks done faster.

Once you’ve created your to-do lists, you can make sure you stay on track with due dates and notifications. Organise your tasks by date or prioritise using drag-and-drop, then receive due date notification reminders to keep your tasks on track

Take control of your task management and download the Google Tasks mobile app from the Play Store.



HabitBull helps you to organise your life through easily keeping track of all your habits, routines and repeated to-dos. You have the ability to measure and track anything and everything, and get notified whenever you need to do something important.

Simply start tracking bad habits like nail biting, smoking or drinking too much. Once you see the patterns, it's easier to break them. Whether you want to read more books, start working out or even just track how many hours you waste on Facebook, this app lets you do it all.

Get HabitBull from the App Store or the Play Store.


Cozi Family Organiser

Cozi Family Organiser is a simple and easy way to manage everyday family life. With a shared calendar, reminders, shopping lists and more, Cozi is a must-have app for a better life. The whole family can use Cozi to keep track of everyone’s schedules with a simple colour-coded calendar. You can set reminders for yourself or others in the family so that no one misses an important event, and send automated daily or weekly agenda emails to any family member.

You can create as many to-do lists as you want, whether you need a shared one for the whole family, a shopping list for dad, or chore checklists for the kids.

Get the Cozi app from the App Store or the Play Store.


You Need A Budget (YNAB)

If budgeting isn’t your strong point, the YNAB app is there to help you break the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle, get out of debt and save more money.

With YNAB, you can easily connect all of your accounts in one place. Once this is done, easy access to your data makes it simple to share finances with a partner. You can set and track goals to reach them faster and put in detailed, visual records of your spending, helping you to measure progress and make improvements.

YNAB is available on the App Store and the Play Store.


Fitbit For those looking to live a healthier, more active life in 2019, Fitbit is the world’s leading app for tracking all-day activity, workouts, sleep hours and more. Use the app on its own to track basic activity and runs on your phone, or connect with one of Fitbit’s many activity trackers and the Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale to get a complete picture of your health, including steps, distance, calories burned, periods of inactivity and so on.

If you want all-day tracking of stats like calories burned, active minutes, and sleep, you can pair the app with a Fitbit tracker, such as MobileTrack.

Get the Fitbit app from the App Store or the Play Store.

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