Useful Apps For The New Year

Starting off a new year is always an exciting time. It feels like a brand new start to your life, a clean slate. We all strive to stick to our goals and resolutions, so what better to help you reach those goals than your smartphone? The following list will run down some of my personal favorite apps that help me to stay organized and complete specific tasks.

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Credit: iDownloadblog

Wunderlist is one of the best apps for creating to-do lists and keeping them organized. With easy-to-manage folders, you can keep lists from “Home” and “Work” separated, while also being able to share those lists with family members, coworkers, or friends. When creating lists or tasks, you can set reminders to be set off at any desired time. Adding “subtasks” also helps to break big tasks into small, achievable steps. The app is free on the App Store, but there is a Pro version ($4.99/month or $49.99/year) which adds the ability to add files, create an unlimited amount of subtasks, and unlocks some new backgrounds.

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Credit: iMore

As the name suggests, 1Password stores all of your logins and confidential information with behind one password. Are you forgetful, often having to reset passwords because you can’t remember them? Come on, we all do it. With a vast amount of logins, from social media to bank accounts, we typically can’t keep up with them all. With 1Password, all you have to do is remember one password to access your “Vault” of stored information. Along with login information, you can also store social security numbers, driver’s licenses, secured notes, and much more. You can access the app’s Pro features for $9.99.

Tweetbot 4

While Tweetbot 4 may not help to keep you organized, it may provide another useful feature: its mute filters. At a time where the online community is constantly spoiling your favorites television shows or movies, Tweetbot 4 allows you to place filters on your Twitter feed. For example, I wanted to avoid spoilers from the latest Star Wars film, so I muted the hashtag “#TheForceAwakens” and didn’t see any tweets with that hashtag. While this may not prevent every spoiler from reaching your unsuspecting eyes, it proved useful in my experience. Tweetbot 4 also functions as a standalone Twitter client with a sleek design, a dark theme, and much more. You can buy it on the App Store for $9.99.

Honorable Mentions
  • iStudiez Pro: An app for students. iStudiez Pro allows users to input their class schedules, upcoming assignments, and grades. With a companion Apple Watch app, iStudiez Pro even sends you notifications and reminders for upcoming classes and assignments right on your wrist.
  • Evernote: A simple note-taking app which separates your thoughts by “Notebooks.” This app has all the features that the stock Notes app just received: formatting tools, checklists, and sharing options.

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Anthony Ibarra
I'm Anthony, and I am a writer for I live in Austin, TX where I study at the University of Texas. I am an extreme music enthusiast, and love to share my passion for music with others.