Making a New Year’s Resolution? There’s an App for That

December 31, 2010 ( – Sometimes you just need a little bit of encouragement to make those New Year’s resolutions a reality.


Well, here are some “apps” to help you keep some of the most common resolutions – note not all of these are free:

Lose It! By FitNow

This app helps you give yourself a daily calorie allowance and keep track of how much you eat and exercise.

Daily Burn

Enter your current weight and goal weight, and it’ll tell you how many calories you should eat a day and show your progress. You can even input in what foods you eat, and the comprehensive database will tell you the calorie count.

BillTracker Lite by SnapTrap

Never miss a bill payment deadline again. Keeping track of which bills need to be paid and when can get messy, so download a little help.


Trapster will notify you of red light cameras and speed cameras around you. It also stores location where Police Often Hide. As you drive, it will notify you by voice when you are approaching any of those camera or police hide out location.

Sleep Machine Lite by SleepSoft LLC

Resolving to get a better, more productive sleep this year? This app has you covered from the soothing sounds to lull you to sleep to the alarm to wake you up.

Mint by

You can see alerts (“You’ve spent too much on parking!”) and take a quick look at your budgetary goals, which may be just the thing to prevent that impulse buy, or remind you that $4 lattes add up really fast.


Track how long you haven’t smoked as well as how much money you’ve saved by not smoking.