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LIST: 8 mobile apps that could help you have a more productive, meaningful 2024

By NICK GARCIA Published Jan 03, 2024 5:47 pm

“New year, new me” is here to stay yet again in 2024!

Have you set New Year’s resolutions in a bid to have a sense of direction in your life? While it's a good idea, there are instances in which mere mental notes to selves don’t suffice.

Thankfully, there are several mobile apps out there that could reinforce your life goals and help realize them better.

Here are some apps you may consider installing for a more productive and meaningful year ahead.

Lista PH

The Lista PH app, which is certified by the National Privacy Commission, allows you to create budgets based on three categories: needs, savings, and wants.

It also has a “money in” and “money out” tracker to determine your spending habits, an in-app credit score, and a savings challenge feature.

Money Manager

The app provides you with more ways to manage your finances.

Aside from showing your weekly and monthly total and budgets, you may even save photos of your expenses or receipts.

Its reinforced filter allows reviewing transactions more thoroughly, so you may check what bank account or card you used in transactions. You may also monitor your savings, insurance, loans, and real estate.

Me+ Daily Routine Planner

The app aims to help users develop good habits and daily routines, including tasks like following a morning exercise routine or tidying your room.

For example, it schedules a jog on Sunday, yoga on Monday, aerobics on Tuesday, meditation on Wednesday, and biking on Thursday.

A summer weight-controlling routine plan, meanwhile, includes eating fruit and veggies, running, stretching, and drinking water.

It also has a mood tracker to know how one felt during the day and a mood tree hole that includes journal questions.

Workout Planner Gym&Home: FitAI

The app has a database of over 3,900 exercises in the gym or at home.

The exercises can be done with equipment or not, to either build muscle or lose weight.

The artificial intelligence-powered app generates personalized workout plans tailored to one’s fitness goals, levels, and available equipment.

It also has a workout tracker and gym log to help monitor your progress.

Gola: Goal-Tracker

The custom tracker app lets you create and track six different types of goals, with customizable widgets and reminders and over 20 templates to choose from.

For instance, it has a “no alcohol for 31 days” challenge that encourages you to give yourself a non-alcoholic treat afterward.

A “learn to play an instrument” goal, meanwhile, has a checklist of tasks that includes performing in front of a small audience.

Its AI also provides advice in a bid to help you reach your goals faster.

The app is free to use, but a subscription grants access to unlimited goals, more types of goals, advanced settings, and future features.


Can’t stop doomscrolling or swiping right? The app lets you block apps and websites in a bid to reduce your screen time and help focus on more important things, especially off-screen.

You may perform a quick block for instant results while blocking schedules restrict apps during a crucial period.

The app is not only for those who want to enforce self-discipline but also for parents who want to keep their kids safe from inappropriate apps and websites.


Are you a bookworm? If you're dealing with tsundoku (or getting a lot of reading materials but just keeping them in a pile), the app helps you track your reading progress, reach your reading goals, and maintain an organized catalog of the books you read.

Its tracker lets you determine how many pages and days you've been reading so far. It also has a timer that can help you know your reading speed and how long your book takes to finish.

It has in-app notes that let you save your favorite passage or annotate your book.


You might also want to welcome the new year by learning a new language. The Duolingo app allows you to do so through quick, bite-sized lessons.

Lessons include visual tests, translating a sentence, speaking a sentence after hearing a recording, and discovering unfamiliar words.

There are over 40 languages to choose from, including Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, and German.