5 Apps to Help With Your New Year's Resolutions

Whether it's quitting something or gaining a new skill, these apps will help.

December 29, 2015, 2:49 PM
PHOTO:Friends celebrate together at a New Year's party in this undated file photo.
Friends celebrate together at a New Year's party in this undated file photo.
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— -- Want to make your New Year's resolution last more than just a few days? While it ultimately comes down to you, there are plenty of apps that can provide the extra motivation you need to stay the course.

Whether it's quitting a bad habit or building a healthy new one, check out these five apps to help you reach your goals.

Learn a Language

If you've always wanted to learn a new language, now is a great time to start. Duolingo and Babbel both offer great apps for learning a variety of different languages. It's as easy as downloading the apps and slipping in a short lesson whenever you find some free time.

Both have apps for iOS and Android. Duo Lingo has additional availability for Windows Phone users.

Get a New Job

Whether you're sick of your boss or ready for a new opportunity, there's always a treasure trove of jobs to be found on Indeed. The popular job search site has a mobile app for iOS and Android and it provides access to millions of open jobs. Search for jobs by using filters such as location and salary.

Build a Positive New Habit

Want to work on smiling more? How about completing one random act of kindness a day?

Lift is an app that keeps those positive goals in your sight, letting you track your progress, get community support and celebrate your success. It's also great for pledging to throw out any bad habits. Lift is free on iOS and Android and offers additional in-app coaching starting at $15.

Quit Something

Whether its quitting smoking, drinking or talking to your ex, the free "Quit That!" app will help. Users can download the app, enter one or more things they want to quit and start the clock. The app lets users also put a price on how much the habit they're quitting costs per day. After a while, it's obvious skipping all of those happy hours can add up to some major savings. Quit That! is available for iOS users.

Have Better Nutrition

Knowledge is power. Fooducate helps you make smarter choices about the food you eat. Scan a product barcode to get nutritional info, along with some healthy alternatives. The app also comes equipped with a tracking feature to keep tabs on your nutrition and exercise. Fooducate is free and available on iOS and Android.

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