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Best apps for the iPhone: New Year's resolution apps

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Stick to your resolutions with these apps

These iPhone apps will help you keep your New Year's resolutions, whether you are looking to eat healthier, quit smoking or just get organized.
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iPhone apps

stick to your resolutions

Between the useful functions your iPhone serves and the entertainment it provides, you might have your iPhone glued to your hand during your waking hours. We do, too. You've heard the saying "There's an app for that" — and there is! We're bringing you fun and useful apps for your iPhone every week. Today, we're sharing five apps to help you stick to your New Year's resolutions.

These iPhone apps will help you keep your New Year's resolutions, whether you are looking to eat healthier, quit smoking or just get organized.

Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker

Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker

If you're committed to eating right in 2013, then perhaps an iPhone app can help you track your calories and take control of your diet. There are dozens of diet and food apps out there. One of the best free iPhone apps is the Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal. With more than 2 million items in its database, you can keep track of everything you consume and curb your bad eating habits.

Price: Free

Cozi Family Organizer

Cozi app

If your resolution is to get more organized in 2013, there's an app for that. Manage your busy life with the Cozi Family Organizer. This powerful app features a shared family calendar, shopping lists, to-do lists, reminders and so much more. Get your whole family more organized and free up some more time for family fun in the new year.

Price: Free

Sleep101

Sleep101

If it's quality sleep that's been missing from your life, turn over a new leaf in the new year and start to get some much needed shut-eye. This free iPhone app from Zeo actually tracks your sleep patterns and gives you expert advice. With Sleep101, you set your iPhone on your bedside before you go to sleep and when you wake up, you'll get a report of your sleep stats. This app is said to be 86 percent as accurate as those expensive wrist-based sleep monitors. It also features a smart alarm that wakes you up at the perfect time in your sleep cycle, so you feel more refreshed and energized.

Price: Free

Mint

Mint

If it's money matters that have been an issue, get your personal finances back on track in 2013. You can choose from a wide selection of personal finance apps, budgeting apps and money saving apps to help you get a handle on your financial situation. Whether your resolution is to pay off credit card debt, start saving for retirement or plan a cool family vacation, you can do it with a little help from your smartphone. A comprehensive money management app that we love is Mint. With a free account, you can track all your expenditures, maintain your budget and stay on top of money matters easily and efficiently.

Price: Free

Quit Smoking Now with Max Kristen

Quit Smoking Now with Max Kristen

Every January, many people around the country resolve to quit smoking — only to start lighting up again within a few weeks or months. If you want to truly kick the habit this year, maybe an app can help. You can find find a number of apps to quit smoking out there, but one of our favorites is Quit Smoking Now with Max Kristen. Created by renowned clinical hypnotherapist and self-help expert Max Kirsten, this iPhone app features audio recordings, videos, an ebook and other tools for smokers to quit for good.

Price: $6.99

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