Ready to pick up a new skill or hobby in 2020? Learn a new language, play an instrument, or how to cook or bake make great resolutions, and a simple Google search will bring you thousands of apps to get you started. One of the best places to learn a new skill or hobby is an app called MasterClass. MasterClass gives you the opportunity to learn from the world’s best athletes, cooks, writers, businesspeople and more. Learn Creativity and Leadership from Anna Wintour, Shooting, Ball-Handling and Scoring from Steph Curry, Cooking from Gordon Ramsay, Creative Writing from Margaret Atwood or a number of other skills from the best experts in that field. You can purchase a single class or sign up for MasterClass All-Access for $15/month. The MasterClass website also has thousands of free articles to get you started on your learning journey.
Eating healthier is one of the top New Year’s resolutions for many people. MyFitnessPal is a great place to get started whether you are new to healthy eating or a seasoned vet. The MyFitnessPal app is free and easy to use. The biggest feature is a food diary that helps you understand habits and increase the likelihood of hitting your goals. You can scan barcodes to see nutritional information and save favorite foods and meals for fast and easy tracking. If you need some extra motivation, you can join the World’s Largest Fitness Community for advice, tips, and support 24/7. MyFitnessPal also connects with over 50 apps like FitBit, Garmin, Samsung Health, and Apple HealthKit so you can sync your fitness information right in the app. The MyFitnessPal Blog also provides inspiration to try unique healthy recipes or fun new workouts.
We could recommend a great app like Kindle that has millions of books available for download on your mobile device, and honestly, that would be a great place to get started on this resolution. However, if you are interested in discovering new books and genres to read, Litsy is the app for you. Litsy is basically a social media site for readers. It is a place to share and discover your favorite books with others. You can leave short reviews, or share a quote with others, and follow other accounts to see what your friends are reading. You can also search for a book’s profile and read what everyone has said about it, then add it to your to-read list if interested. Litsy is a great community to join if you are always on the hunt for new books and authors.
Many people make resolutions to hit the gym more in the new year. The Nike Training Club App is a great way to get started. The app comes with hundreds of free workouts from strength and endurance to mobility and yoga. There are workouts for every skill level. You can work out anytime, anywhere with the bodyweight exercise, or swing by the gym to try the full-equipment exercises. You can also use the app to track all the rest of your activities throughout the day. The Nike Training Club app is free and there is a wide range of free workouts. If you are looking for more, you can subscribe to NTC Premium for $14.99/month. If you are looking for a way to track your runs, be sure to check out the Nike Run Club app too.
There are thousands of great organization and productivity apps on the market today, and each serves a slightly different purpose. There are planner apps, to-do apps, reminder apps, calendar apps, email apps, smart home apps, IoT apps, and too many more to list. If you are overwhelmed by your digital life, IFTTT is here for you. IFTTT stands for If This Then That and can help you manage all the digital noise. This app gives you many different ways to connect all your services and automate your daily workflow. Here are a few of our favorite IFTTT applets:
IFTTT makes these flows easy to set up. There millions of applets already created, but if you are having a hard time finding what you are looking for you can always create your own via ifttt.com/create.