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Apps of the Week: Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s the New Year, and so many of us are already trying to stick to that resolution we set for 2012. Whether it’s a fitness, health, professional, or family oriented goal, try one of our Apps of the Week to help you finally keep that New Year’s resolution.

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1. LiveStrong.com Calorie Tracker

More than 3.5 million members have lost weight using LIVESTRONG.COM’s MyPlate calorie counter application, and it can help you reach your New Year’s resolution weight loss goal. Work towards all of your diet, weight loss, and fitness goals by tracking your daily calories and exercise. Set goals and track your progress with their comprehensive online food journal with more than a million food and fitness items. It is available for $2.99 in the iTunes store and the Android Market.

 

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2. My Quit Coach App from LiveStrong.com

If you’re planning on quitting smoking this year, another app available from LiveStrong.com is the My Quit Coach. Create a personalized plan to help you quit smoking. The app is physician approved, interactive and easy-to-use. While it may not prevent you from picking up that cigarette, it will definitely help you to evaluate where you’re at, set goals for the future, and adjust your preferences as you needed. Do you need that extra help in planning how you will finally be able to stop smoking? Try this free app available only in the iTunes store.

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3. Monster.com

For those determined to find another job, this free and easy-to-use app brings the job search database to the palm of your hand. If your resolution is to find a new job, this is the perfect way to stay productive on your search while still at your old job, perhaps on a bathroom break. Using the database, you can search all of the Monster jobs using your phone’s GPA location. You can also apply for jobs directly from the platform or save them to your account to apply later on a computer. The app is available for free on the iPhone and the Android.

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4. Pocket Resume

If you’re looking for a job, you’ll want to be prepared for that interview. This $3 app assists in building your resume by simply entering information as prompted. The easy-to-follow forms develop into your resume, which can then be exported and emailed as a PDF file. users will be able to give their resume a Forget laying out your resume a further look and even customize additional sections to fit their needs. The app even has connectivity with the job site, LinkedIn. It is available in the iTunes Store and for the Android.

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5. Mint

Looking to get your financial house in order? This app is available for the iPhone, iPad, and Droid platforms, and is the perfect way to get your finances organized. Link your checking, savings and credit card accounts, and most will update automatically to help keep a current financial outlook accessible. A built-in reporting tool allows users to easily track where they are spending money to make adjustments in the future. The app will even automatically categorize purchases for you. The app is available for free for the iPhone, iPad, and Android.

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