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Sort your life out with these apps

Posted at 1:15 pm, January 6, 2013 in Technology
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A few days into 2013 and it seems some New Year resolutions have already started going awry. Whether the rain has stopped your new running regime or that leftover Yule Log was just begging to be eaten, there’s still time to get on track and get your life in order. Who cares if you’re a couple days late? The important thing is to not give up! So to help you on your way, we’ve selected our top apps to get your life in order this year. Carly-Ann Clements


Plan on getting fit this year but don’t want to shell out for a gym membership or a Nike Fuel Band? Then we have a few apps to get you up and out.

Run Keeper - GPS Track Running Walking Cycling

Run Keeper – GPS Track Running Walking Cycling
This free app uses your phone’s GPS to keep tabs on your route, distance and speed allowing you to track your stats, progress and even offers coaching through your headphones.


Like exploring while you’re running? Via lets you customise your route and then provides real-time audio descriptions (just like a sat-nav) over your music. All the usual stats will be provided and for just £1.99, you might even find a new favourite area of London.

Zombies, Run!

Zombies, Run!
The Mayan apocalypse may not have come into fruition but the impending zombie doom is still on the cards. Get ready with this story-led fitness app that encourages you to pick up the pace as the undead drones groan in the background. Read more about this app here.

Healthy Eating

Did the meat-heavy, grease-filled burger and hot dog trends of 2012 leave you a couple pounds heavier and craving vegetables? Then here are a few apps to get you on your way.

Calorie Counter Pro

Calorie Counter Pro
Going down the calorie counting route? Then Calorie Counter Pro is the way to go. With a list of ingredients longer than your leg, you can calculate exactly how many calories you’ve consumed along with an exercise counter and a tailored plan for you to reach your goal.

Whole Foods Market Recipes

Whole Foods Market Recipe
Want some good, wholesome food? This app has loads of recipes using natural, organic ingredients along with the ability to search via ingredient or the common dietary requirements. One flaw… you have to convert the Americanisms, ie cups to grams etc.

How to Cook Everything

How to cook everything – vegetarian
Want to cut out meat completely? This £6.99 app is full of vegetarian recipes that will make your new found diet easy to stick to.


Forget about dieting. If you just want to cook more, we’ve got the app for you.

Big Oven

Big Oven
250,000 recipes for free. Need we say more?

Be on time!

Trouble keeping appointments? We’ve got the app for you.


No more wasting time switching between apps or waiting on the platform, this app will give you all the information you need to plan the perfect journey.


Even the most organised person needs a little help. Here are some great apps to get your life in order.


Make a clear to-do list which is easy to make, easy to order and fun to use. Simple and colourful, you’ll be more inclined to use this check list to make your life a little bit smoother.


Need to get your time management in order? This is the app for you. Write a list of tasks and assign lengths of time… job done! The app will tell you when to move on to your next task and it’s a great way to make sure you get a well-deserved break in.


Want to keep an eye on the pennies but don’t know where to start?

Budget with Back in Black

Budget with Back in Black
Track all your money coming in and going out with 140 icons to help you categorise your spending to help you understand your personal finance and get you back in your bank’s good books.


As one of the most addictive habits, giving up smoking is possibly the hardest New Year’s resolution to keep, but there are a couple of apps to keep you motivated during the hard slog.


What’s a better motivation then seeing your progress? This free app will show you how many days, months and even years it’s been since you last had a cigarette. Not only that, it will also show you how much money (not counting inflation) you have saved so far.


iQuit – Stop Smoking Counter
Need a bit more of a push in the right direction? This £1.49 app will not only tell you how long it’s been since your last puff and how much money you’ve saved but how much your health has improved since you’ve quit… quite a bargain for a health(ier) set of lungs.

Didn’t see what you need? Head to apple.com for iPhone and iPad apps or play.google.com for Android and if you’re  New Year’s resolution is to discover more of London, check out the Time Out app for iPhone and iPad.

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