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The Best Tracking Apps to Meet Your New Year Goals

The Best Tracking Apps to Meet Your New Year Goals


Using Technology to Track and Meet Your Goals (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

By Lori Hil

Millennials and tech go together like peanut butter and jelly.

A marvelous combo.

I adore using technology to set and track my goals. It works. I have met more goals this year than in many ones gone by. And I’m not the only one according to a survey coming out of the United Kingdom.

The incredible extent to which the younger generation are relying on gadgets to set personal goals, measure success and stay motivated was revealed after researchers polled 1,664 adults between the ages of 18 and 34 across Great Britain.

According to the new data, millennials are using tracking technology across a variety of areas from fitness, health and diet, to sleep, language learning, money and even mindfulness. Mirror.Co.Uk

Our smartphones, while causing some distraction, can also have great power for good. One of the ways is using them to set, track, and achieve our goals for the New Year and beyond. There are a lot of options out there when it comes to tracking everything from your social media usage to your health and fitness goals. So today I’m bringing together some favorites to choose from.

May this be the year that you break through barriers for greater health and happiness.


Whether you want to break a bad habit or build some positive ones, HabitBull is a smart tracker for both iOS and Android. Being able to mark off your successful days makes you feel accomplished and know you are making progress.

And tech lovers, your stats are in the cloud so you never lose track.

There are discussion forums if you want to connect with other trackers. And motivational quotes to help you remember why you are making the effort. If you are data-obsessed there are graphs too.

Time Planner

This one allows you to create lists, track habits, and has a calendar to help you organize your time. It also has an alarm feature making Time Planner a great multi-purpose yet lightweight choice.

Train yourself to be more productive and make better use of the time you have. Decide what your main priorities are and then set reminders to manage your workflow and your life.


Does hiring your own personal coach seem way out of reach for your budget? Coach.me could be the next best thing.

Build your career. Get in shape. Learn a new skill.

Set targets, get high-fives, and review trends. The design is based on behavioral psychology in order to help you achieve mastery. The app is available on the web, iPhone, and Android so you can have access wherever you are. You can set yourself up as your own coach, get community coaching, or hire a coach with the app for a fee.


If you are ready to get SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely) with your goals than Strides could be the match for you. You can get started quickly with the easy setup that allows you to track both habits and goals.

You can break your bigger goals and projects down into smaller easier to achieve pieces. You can view your average over time to evaluate how you are doing and what you may need to adjust.

Google Goals

Already using Google Calendar on your mobile device? By clicking on the plus sign you can set your events and reminders and now set goals too. Google calendar will help you schedule sessions to meet your goals at the right time for you.

Calendar can help you adjust in a number of important ways. For example, Calendar will automatically reschedule if you add another event that’s a direct conflict with a goal. Google

Habit Streak

Get on a goal achieving streak with Habit Streak. This is a good app if you feel like you need an accountability partner because it questions you about the goals you have set.

If you miss a day your streak goes back to zero and no one wants to see that so it is motivating. Daily reporting keeps your goals at the forefront of your mind. I saw a user set a goal to not look at Facebook until after 6 pm. Could you deal?

Whatever app or apps you choose to meet your goals, remember,

“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently. Tony Robbins” Cheers to a year of beautiful achievement.


This article was written by Lori Hil from Forbes and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@newscred.com.



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