It’s a New Year, which typically means setting resolutions.
Maybe you want to eat healthier, or you want to try and save more money. Another approach to setting 2021 goals? Focus on the tech that’s around you.
My tech resolution for 2021: what I’d like to call a “streaming spring cleaning.” I subscribe to a lot of stuff. Too much, actually. That’s why for the new year, I’m going to take a moment and break down all the streaming services I have joined and maybe slim down a little.
All these streaming options are great, but add all those monthly costs together and it can become pricey. Plus, I don’t have the time to watch all these TV shows and movies.
So, what’s the best way to stick to your resolutions, whether they’re tech focused or otherwise: Try one of these apps.
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Fudget. For years, I wanted a straightforward budgeting app that didn’t require me to link my bank account. Enter Fudget, a no-nonsense app where you easily plug in your income and expenses to stay on track. Super simple. You can also bookmark line items if you want to carry them over, like if you’re doing budgets every month. It’s free to use, but there’s also a Pro version for $3.99 that adds sorting, exporting, a calculator and no ads.
Reminder apps. Most smartphones have them included, and they provide a pretty simple way to set goals and stick to them. For example, on iOS, you can tailor them by date, have them regularly repeat, and set the priority.
Habit trackers. Both Android and iOS have highly-rated apps that allow you to track new habits on a daily basis. The premise: you can track how effectively you have stuck to habits day by day, and even get motivational quotes to keep you focused.