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Posted: 6:00 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

Free Apps Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

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Feeling a little temptation to break your New Year's resolutions already? Consumer Reports  says these free apps can help keep you on the straight and narrow -- no matter what kind of resolution you've made.

Lose weight

  • Noom Weight - Personalized coach that helps you form healthy habits through daily tasks, meal logging, and exercise tracking.
  • LoseIt! - Helps you set a daily calorie budget, track your food and exercise, and stay motivated to make smarter choices and achieve your goal.

Eat better

  • GroceryiQ - Create and organize grocery lists quickly and easily.
  • BigOven - Take 250,000+ recipes, your grocery list, and menus anywhere on your phone or tablet.
  • Food Network in the Kitchen - Get instant access to your favorite Food Network chefs and thousands of their most popular recipes. Android or iOS.

Exercise more

  • GymPact - Set your exercise and healthy eating goals each week, and then earn cash for living healthy that is paid by members who don't meet their goals! 
  • MapMyRun - Find running routes in United States, and easily track pace, distance, calories, and time with audio alerts.

Quit smoking

  • NCI QuitPal - Free mobile app for iPhone or iPad to support smokers working to quit smoking.
  • QuitGuide- Free app developed for the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). 

Get your finances in shape

  • Mint - Manage your budget with easy to use personal finance tools and calculators. Track spending and monitor your online banking account.
  • Check - Proactively stays on top of your bills and monitors your bank accounts and credit cards, all in one place.
  • Square Cash - New free way to send mobile cash payments from the maker of the popular mobile credit card processing system.

Improve productivity

  • ColorNote- Free personal organizer app that lets you save and organize tasks, recipes, notes, movies, and more.
  • - Remember all the tasks you want to do and make sure you get them done.


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