Published on December 28th, 2012


The best apps to help you stick to your New Years Resolutions

I promise to get fit for 2013 and stick to a fitness regime!

  • Gorilla Workout : Athletic Fitness Training on a Budget

Get fit without the expenses or troubles of a gym. Built with all levels of fitness in mind, this application starts right from the basics. If you can’t do 10 pushups, don’t panic – start from the bottom and work your way right up until you are at a ‘Gorilla’ standard of fitness. This will help you lose weight, build muscle and gain energy with little to no costs involved. Gorilla Workout has had multiple features from Apple including the 2011 iPad Health & Fitness app of the year, 2012 ‘New Year, New You’ and the ‘Shape Up’ list by Apple. 40+ body-weight exercises are thrown at you throughout the different levels to vary what you are doing, making exercising less boring. The perfect app to help you get fit for the new year without the extra cost!


I promise to stick to a healthy diet in the new year, and hope to lose weight the right way!

  • Calorie Counter and Diet tracker by MyFitnessPal HD

The Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker gives users access to the largest food database of any iPhone calorie counter – over 1,500,000 foods, with a streamlined database available offline. This will allow you to stay on top of your calories, tracking all your nutrients and even has a barcode capability to easily scan the barcodes of the food you have eaten to produce a calorie count. With the use of the recipe calculator, the application makes it easy for users to calculate your meals nutritional content. You are also able to track your friend’s diet progress, allowing you to motivate each other and even compete! The app also suggests over 350 exercises and track your training as you go along with calorie reports and records of your reps and sets. This application combines the two essential factors needed for fitness and weight loss, giving you access to a wide range of resources to aid your quest to get fit!

I promise to be more organised throughout the new year, to make sure I’m always on time for my engagements.

  • Schedule Planner

Schedule Planner is an app to aid users in planning out their daily activities in terms of importance. Each task can be associated to a specific category such as ‘work’, ‘health’ and ‘meals among others, once this has been selected users can simply input a time block to complete this task within. Your schedule can be viewed day to day or week to week via a graphic calendar. All tasks are colour coordinated to allow you to distinguish between each one and the app can provide users with an in-depth pie chart to show how their time is distributed between tasks and categories. Schedule Planner allows users to create schedules from scratch or use the templates provided to save time.  The statistics and colour coordination allow you to see the areas you spend a lot of time doing and those which you may need to spend more time doing – prefect to help you stick to this new years resolution!

I will learn a new skill for the new year and keep it up for the whole year and hopefully beyond.

  • Piano Tutor for iPad

If you have ever wanted to learn to play the piano, this app is bound to give you an insight into the basics of the keys and tunes. With Piano Tutor, the notes are clearly labelled on the keyboard interface and there is a display with all of the song details and a timer. You are measured on accuracy, errors and timed on response to what key you need to press. The key sounds are life like, and the pitch is clear for each of the notes. There are also modes called Treble and Bass which are used for practising both your left and right hand. Are you a beginner? Don’t worry, with key hints the notes will be displayed clearly for you so you too can learn in no time. Your scores are also tracked so you can see your improvements. As you progress, you have the option to play new songs from music sheets which get more difficult as you progress. A great app to help you take up a new hobby in the new year – and do it well!

I promise to save money in 2013 and stop spending so much!

  • Vouchercloud

Vouchercloud gives you access to a wide range of discount vouchers and exclusive offers for your favourite shops, restaurants, pubs, bars, days out, entertainment, health and beauty and many, many more! All offers can be downloaded and used immediately in store or stored for later use. The app uses GPS to search for the best deals closest to your destination, so you can browse straight from the shop to see which offers you can use. The app provides you with great savings, special offers and discount codes to ensure you look after your pennies! This app will make sure you stick to your new years resolution by making sure you get the most for your money and find the best deals for you.

Good Luck with all you resolutions and…..


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