Happy new year! No matter what your new year's resolutions may be, we know we can all agree on one thing - progress is what we seek. If your resolutions include improving your health and fitness, taking more time for personal travel, learning to shop smarter, and successfully maintaining personal finance, keep reading to see our top 10 choices for the best apps in each of these categories.
Top 10 Apps for the New Year
Health & Fitness
7-Minute Workout Challenge
Believe it or not, this is the official workout app of the Whym team. Every day, we engage in a full body, core, or leg workout. 7 minutes might not seem long, but you'll feel the burn every time. Even better, you'll have a strict sergeant "motivating" you the entire time.
Pact is the perfect app for those who love rewards for good behavior. Set weekly pacts like exercising more or eating healthier, and receive rewards based on the number of days your goals are met. Just like with all good things, there are consequences. If you don't reach your goals, get ready to pay up. It's a tough committment, but it might be exactly what you need.
Enter your dietary restrictions and cravings and Yummly will suggest recipes that you might want to test. You can also save delicious recipes, create a shopping list, and even order your Yummly shopping list for delivery via Instacart.
When you're traveling in a new city, you need a map or some form of directions. Embark will provide you with directions, a search option, re-routing, points-of-interest, and even information about public transportation. They're also one of the first apps to incorporate Uber. You'll never get lost again.
See the price comparisons for hundreds of thousands of hotel prices on over 200 websites with Trivago. It's a highly intricate comparison app that will undoubtedly offer the best deals on specific hotel rooms. If you're looking for a great airfare comparison app, check out Skyscanner.
Our shameless plug. We created this app with the intention of having fun on a budget. When you're on new land, exploration can be your best friend, so whip out Whym to uncover all that the city has to offer without having to break your vacation budget. If you live in one of Whym's featured cities, you may be able to try things in your own town that you've never tried before!
One of the most highly rated cash back apps, Ibotta allows shoppers to get cash back on all sorts of expenditures, like groceries, shopping, and dining out. Users can cash out via PayPal, Venmo, and even gift cards.
If you've ever wanted your own personal shopping assistant, Mona might be your new favorite app. This artificial intelligence powered app first learns your style by analyzing your emails about past purchases, then she recommends new items and even informs you of price drops and sales.
With Mint, you'll be able to track your spending habits, monthly budgets, financial goals, and even get alerts to pay your bills. If you want to set a budget for a specific category, say dining out, set it up in Mint and the app will email or text you once you're about to go over or have exceeded the limit. You can even view your credit score for free.
If 2017 is the year for saving, download Digit now. This app is ideal for those who have trouble saving as reviews your current funds and your spending habits to make regular, small deposits into your savings. It literally requires no effort, and you'll be on your way to better money habits in no time.