Whether it’s losing weight, saving money, or learning a foreign language, your Lumia smartphone can help you reach your resolutions for 2015.
There’s nothing like the start of a brand-new year to motivate you to fulfill long-held goals. Here are some tools and apps to help you stay on track.
App: Smart Goals (free)
We all wish that there were more than 24 hours in a day to get everything done! Let Smart Goals, which prioritizes and monitors goals, help you be the most productive with the time you have.
Whether you’re hiking a nearby trail or taking a trip abroad, stay connected with your loved ones via Skype.
App: Livescape ($4.99)
Whether you “eat to live or live to eat,” let Livescape help you monitor your daily dietary intake and provide you with nutritional facts. You can get a step ahead and scan the labels of food items or manually enter the nutritional information yourself. There is a 14-day trial period for you to fully test the app before you actually decide to buy the app.
App: Health and fitness (free)
Say hello to your personal health, nutrition and fitness manager, all rolled into one.
App: Duolingo (free)
The Duolingo app for Windows Phone 8.1 turns learning a foreign language into a game. Interacting with locals or your multilingual friends will never be a problem thanks to the bite-sized lessons and constant challenges on offer. Each lesson includes a mix of speaking, listening, translation and multiple-choice challenges.
App: JobLens (free)
Put an end to your job hunt with JobLens. Powered by HERE Maps, it uses augmented reality to show you nearby job openings. The app searches jobs from the databases of LinkedIn, Indeed, Salary.com and other job-related sites. Sync your social accounts with the app and you can get customized options according to your skills.
App: Mint (free)
The password-protected Mint app is a great app to help you manage your money.
App: Water Log (free)
Water Log does what it says: remind you to drink eight glasses of water every day. Just input the number of glasses you have consumed and watch the app offer timely notification reminders of your H2O goal. Pin it to the Start screen and track your water intake consumption progress.