The Essential New Year’s Apps

Last Updated on December 30, 2020 by HodgePodgeDays

The end of the year is growing ever closer, and you know what that means –  it’s time to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions! If you’re determined to start 2018 in the best way possible, whatever your goals are, you can bet that there will be apps to help you with them!

New Year Resolutions That Are Worth Keeping

Bearing that in mind, here are some essential apps you need to have in your life when the calendar turns to 2018:


If you plan to start the new year by decluttering your home, then you’re going to want to have Shiply on your phone. Why? Because it makes the process of selling your stuff on eBay so much simpler. So, not only can you sell those unwanted Christmas presents for a good price, but you can get rid of your clutter too. Simply put them up for sale on eBay (or your prefered marketplace and arrange for Shiply to pick them up and take them away. Job done – well almost…

Gone for Good

For the stuff, you want to get rid of, but you can’t sell, Gone for Good is an excellent alternative, which will allow you to donate your stuff to one of the participating charities who will come to your door and collect it once you’ve arranged a booking via the app.

My Fitness Pal

If you’ve vowed to eat a healthier diet in 2018, then make My Fitness Pal your best friend. Why? Because it enables you to log every single meal you eat – most already being logged in its database for added convenience – so that you can monitor exactly how much fat, protein, carbohydrate etc. you’re eating, as well as how much water you’ve been drinking It can also sync with your phone’s activity tracker to monitor your movement and adjust your recommended intake based on how much you do.

Nike+ Training Club

This is the app you need if your resolution is to get fit. Created by a team of professionals, this app boasts around 100 workouts that are tailored to every level of fitness and which include a video tutorial, so you can ensure you’re doing it right, and it’s completely free, so no expensive gym memberships are required! Use it in conjunction with My Fitness Pal for best results.


If your New Year’s resolution is to work on your anger or try to lead a calmer, more peaceful life, then the Calm meditation app is ideal. For less than £50 per year, you can learn how to tame your mind, achieve inner peace and keep your anger in check.

If you’ve resolved to drink less in 2018, this app might be exactly what you need. It will help you to know exactly how much you’re drinking because you can log everything you consume and it will give you a breakdown of the costs and calories it’s costing you, as well as whether you’re risk of drinking too much is getting higher or lower. Obviously, you still need to use your own personal resolve, but it sure will help.

I hope you have a happy New Year!

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