Is 2012 the year you’re finally going to become that slimmer, kinder, fitter, richer, more organised and generally more fabulous version of yourself that you’ve always dreamed of?
Quit fantasising, and take active steps in the right direction with a little help from technology.
We can’t promise you miraculous changes, but these apps might help you stay on track. All are available on iTunes for iPad and/or iPod Touch and iPhone.
GOALS AND ORGANISATION
1. Healthy Habits (A health & happiness app) (FREE)
Change your life, one habit at a time.
2. Unstuck (FREE)
A virtual coach for figuring out and overcoming stuck moments in life.
3. Daily Routine (£1.99)
Organise your work, home and family life into helpful routines, integrated with calendar.
4. Paperless: Lists + Checklists (£1.99)
Ditch the notepads for this simple but powerful list-making app.
5. Weave (FREE)
Manage various strands of your life – work, family, projects – in one handy tool.
BODY AND FITNESS
6. Nike Training Club (FREE)
The personal trainer in your pocket (or tablet), with custom celeb workouts!
7. All-in Pedometer (£1.49)
Make all that strolling count with accurate pedometer plus optional playlists.
8. My Days – Period & Ovulation Tracker (FREE)
Family planning? Try this 5-star rated tool for tracking your fertility.
9. Beauty Genius by Marie Claire (FREE)
Learn trade secrets for instant glamour, including photo and video tutorials.
10. Eye Check by Boots Opticians (FREE)
Test your specs appeal with this fun and handy app.
MIND AND WELLBEING
11. Live Happy (0.69)
Daily happiness boosters, scientifically-proven.
12. iStart Chinese! (Absolute Beginner Mandarin Course) (or Japanese/Spanish/German) (£2.99 each)
Get your tongue round a new lingo for the New Year.
13. TED (FREE)
Free inspirational lectures from hundreds of thought leaders.
14. buddhify (£1.99)
Mindfulness-based meditation for people on the move.
15. Sleep Cycle alarm clock (£0.69)
Be awakened gently in the light phase of your sleep (if the babes don’t wake you first)!
MONEY AND LIFESTYLE
16. ShopSavvy (Barcode Scanner and QR Code Reader) (FREE)
Compare prices in thousands of stores to find the best deal.
17. Budget Wise (FREE)
See where your money goes and stop frittering away cash.
18. BillMinder for iPhone (£1.49)
Take charge of household bills and other expenses.
19. Paprika Recipe Manager (£2.99)
Plan your meals, download recipes, add your own, grocery lists and more.
20. Closet – Clothing Organized (£1.99)
Get your kit sorted and avoid last-minute fashion emergencies.
21. Battery Doctor Pro (£0.69)
Boost and extend the battery life of your device.
22. CamScanner Free (FREE)
Put a scanner in your pocket with this super useful iPhone app.
23. WeatherPro (£2.99)
Fab forecasting tool with more than 2 million locations worldwide.
24. Softsign (0.69)
Sign documents with your finger or stylus, no need to print out!
25. iTorch4 Flashlight (FREE)
Turn your iPhone into a torch. Simply brilliant.
What apps help you get your act together?
Image from Unstuck app