PadGadget Weekly App Series – New Year (2012) Resolution Apps

For today’s Weekly App Series we’ve found six great apps to add to your iPad collection. We have included six essential apps to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions in this week’s bundle. Our editorial team goes through the data, picks the best and most interesting apps and then brings them to you on a regular basis.

We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these great apps and we’ll continue to look for the best apps on a weekly basis. Be sure to check them out because these apps might just be what you’re looking for.

This week’s category is: New Year (2012) Resolution Apps

1. Eat This Not That! Game (Free with optional in-app purchases) – This universal iOS app might be just the ticket for anyone looking for a gentle (and entertaining) nudge toward better eating habits in the new year. The app is based on the book series of the same name, and challenges players to pick between two food options to see which is the healthiest (or least unhealthy) choice. Users can choose from casual or speed modes, and test their knowledge in a range of categories that cover three square meals a day, plus snacks and desserts.


2. Personal Finance – (Free) Personal Finance is a recent port from the popular web app that promises to help even the most financially disorganized user create a budget and keep track of financial transactions. This universal app tracks activity on bank, credit, loan and retirement accounts, which collects a user’s activity in one place without spending time on data entry. Mint also sends bill pay alerts to your iDevice. The app uses a pin to keep data safe, plus, iPad users can work without an Internet connection.


3. Calorie Counter: diets & activities – (Free, optional subscription $4.99/month) Calorie Counter: diets & activities helps health conscious users track food consumption as well as weight and fitness goals. The universal app automatically syncs between all of the user’s iOS devices, which makes tracking ones healthy eating choices even easier. It also includes a database of more than 400,000 items, including restaurant food, as well as the ability to enter your own recipes.


4. iMuscle – Nova Series – iPad edition – ($4.99) Whether the user is a weight lifting novice or training to be the next Charles Atlas, iMuscle is an indispensable aid for planning and tracking weight lifting workouts. The stunning graphics will educate the user, strengthening the brain as well as the skeletal muscles. The app includes 450 hi-quality 3D animated exercises and stretches, and a recent update now allows users to share workouts between iDevices (though iMuscle for iPhone is sold separately).


5. All-in YOGA HD: 300 Poses & Yoga Classes ($4.99, with optional in-app subscription) All-in Yoga HD offers a complete, customizable program that is suitable for most levels of yoga practice. Beginners will appreciate the app’s 40 yoga programs and 30 breathing exercises, while more advanced practitioners can try creating a customized programs within the app. All-in Yoga HD is well-suited for frequent travelers or those who want to fit in a pose or two during a busy work day. Thanks to a recent update the app now supports multiple user profiles as well.


6. SKOUT+ ($3.99) Anyone hoping to find love in the new year will want to give SKOUT+ a try. SKOUT+ lets users find other singles in their area but keeps personal data, such as exact location and phone number, protected. Users can chat, play games, or send gifts to other users. The app works with an existing account and an ad-supported version is also available for free.



Notes: For additional information, check out the PadGadget Apps Tracker. Our tracker provides an easy way to constantly monitor the App Store to find the best iPad apps for you. If you loved these apps, be sure to check out our Weekly Series list of apps for the iPad.

About Emily: Emily is a freelance writer who loves discovering new apps whenever she can pry the iPad away from her children or husband. You can contact her via Twitter: @whatwentwrite