Must-have apps for the New Year

Must-have apps for the New Year

Christmas might be just around the corner, but many of us already looking to the New Year.

As is tradition, New Year’s resolutions will be made, but even the most determined of us can struggle to keep the resolution going for more than a month.

If you want help sticking to your goals, or are just determined to keep on track of things next year, downloading an app could help you stick to your guns and change an aspect of your life.

These apps can help you in the New Year, whatever your goal may be:


If you’ve found your finances have caused you stress this year, start off 2017 by downloading an app that will help you plan and track your savings.

Wally lets users set financial goals and budgets, and allows you to manually log expenses and save pictures of receipts.

It will even notify you of any upcoming payments, giving you a gentle nudge that maybe now isn’t the best time to treat yourself to an online shopping spree.


Meeting someone online or through a dating app is no longer a rarity, as one in five relationships now start online.

If you’re looking for something more serious than a swiping session, then you might want to consider a more appropriate dating app, like eHarmony.

The online dating service is cheaper than others on the market and the free-to-download app could help you find love in 2017.


Christmas is over, but the cold weather persists. No wonder so many people get motivated to travel more as their New Year’s resolution.

If you want to experience cities like a local, are on a budget but want to stay somewhere great, or are just after authentic travel experiences, download the Airbnb app. Using the app, you’ll be able to message hosts on the go.

With so many people now using this service, don’t be surprised if the app transforms into an all-in-one travel app in the not so distant future.

Job Search, Salaries & Reviews by Glassdoor

Stuck in a job that you hate? Find one you love in 2017 with the help of Job Search, Salaries & Reviews by Glassdoor.

The jobs section lets you search, save, share and email jobs that catch your eye. What sets Glassdoor apart from the rest is that you get access to the latest job listings, as well as company reviews from employees (all posted anonymously, obviously).

The app even has other tools to help you with your interview and know if you’re getting paid what you should be through the “Know Your Worth” tool and reading the questions top companies are asking.


Christmas is a time for indulgence but, come January, the festivities well and truly catch up with us.

One reason why so many people don’t stick to their resolution to get fit is that they find it hard to make it work with their schedule.

Sworkit will help you fit working out into your working day. Choose the exercise you want to do (strength, cardio, yoga or stretching), how long you want to do it for (5 to 60 minutes) and simply follow the video trainer. There is also a premium option if you want to take it to the next level.

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