New Year, new you? Nothing like a little pressure from society to straighten up your act and fly straight into 2015, but thankfully the App Store has no shortage of ways to gently nudge iOS device owners into the next 12 months. Whether you're looking to eat healthier, quit smoking, get inspired, accomplish goals, effortlessly journal your life in photos, or tickle your brain, we've got a collection of eight apps to help keep all those New Year's resolutions right here.
iOS paved the way for apps we couldn’t have dreamed of just a few short years ago, allowing users to work, play, and dream bigger than ever. But can an app actually motivate users to improve their lives? That’s the single-minded mission behind Tortoise, an achievement-oriented app that meticulously dictates the changes we need to make in order to realize success. It may sound like something out of Scientology, but Tortoise: The Life Planning App frowns upon taking shortcuts through life, attempting to make the most of a “slow and steady wins the race” philosophy through slick graphics and a comprehensive, well-designed user interface.
Let's face it, we could all use a little help realizing our myriad goals in life. Whether it's as simple as organizing your closet or something a bit more ambitious, it can be hard to muster the motivation to get things done. Everest aims to make those seemingly insurmountable mountains easy to scale. With a network of frustrated overachievers broadcasting their own triumphs, Everest encourages you to tackle your dreams in bite-sized chunks, as it tracks every step of your journey and pushes you to stay on track.
This week's tips will show you how to take control of wirelessly updating your apps, and we'll offer up some tips on using your iOS device to help you meet your health and fitness goals in 2011. We'll also take a look how you can manipulate the search results you see when using Spotlight search on iOS devices. By the end of this column, you'll definitely have some more useful tips to use and show off to your friends.