Experimac’s Favorite Apps: Keep Your 2017 Goals on Track


New Year. New You. The new year means you get a chance to start fresh and work towards the goals and resolutions you set for yourself in 2017. Here is a list of our favorite apps for iPad® tablets and iPhone® devices to help you stay on track with the goals you set for the new year. Make 2017 a year to remember!

  1. “Happy Scale” for weight loss

A popular New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. Download Happy Scale to help you make that resolution a reality. This app helps you create achievable goals, smooth out fluctuations and monitor progress. This app can work in conjunction with other apps you may already be using such as Apple Health.

  1. “FitStar” for getting fit

Whether you’re an Olympic athlete or just starting to workout, this fitness app will help you personalize workout plans that meet your needs. No gym or trainer required to get in shape in 2017, just this app!

  1. “MyQuit Coach” to quit smoking

LIVESTRONG has revolutionized the way to quit smoking with their physician approved app, MyQuit Coach. You can choose how quickly you want to quit, and create realistic and attainable goals based on your needs. With this app, you will be able to track your smoking and have access to progress charts in addition to motivational tips and pictures. MyQuit Coach even offers a social support circle to help you through this transition.

  1. “Elevate” for sharpening your brain

A new year means a year older. Keep your mind fresh and sharp with Elevate. This app is designed to improve your memory, reading comprehension and concise writing through the use of short games and activities. Elevate will track your progress and create a personalized “workout” plan based on your strengths and improvements.

  1. “Duolingo” for learning a new language

Have you dreamed of speaking another language? Broaden your language skills with Duolingo, an app designed to teach you new languages through games. Track your progress and even program daily challenges to assert that you use your newly acquired vocabulary a little each day. You can pick from a variety of languages including Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Irish, Dutch, Swedish and English.

  1. “Travelocity” to help you afford traveling and see the world

Use your newly acquired language by traveling the world this new year. Travelocity could make traveling the world a reality for you this year. With this app, you will save time and money when booking flights, hotels and other traveling needs.

  1. “Linkedln Job Search” for getting a better job

Improve your career with LinkedIn, an app designed to connect people to new job opportunities. This app provides you with all of the tools you need to find your dream job such as a quick job search, recommended jobs based on saved searches, notifications when new jobs are posted and a simple application process.

  1. “Mint” for budgeting help

Manage your money better and save more with this app in 2017. Mint is a free financial tracker app created by the makers of TurboTax and QuickBooks. Track your expenses, spending and savings easily and even check your credit score with this one easy-to-use app.

  1. “Debt Payoff Assistant” to help manage debt

Learn how to pay off your debt with this app. Debt Payoff Assistant can track your debt payments, chart your progress and even scheduling your payments in an easy-to-use format.

  1. “Pacifica” to help reduce stress, anxiety and depression

The daily stressors of life oftentimes can snowball and create stress, anxiety and even depression. Learn how to relax and take control of your mood and thoughts with Pacifica. There is no quick-fix for reducing stress, anxiety or depression; take control through Pacifica’s tools daily to ensure progress and insight.