The end of the year is upon us, and that means it’s time to get those New Year’s resolutions set in motion. If you’re like me and have difficulty setting or sticking to your goals, I have some good news for you.

Your trusty smartphone or tablet is all you need to help you plan and stick to those goals thanks to some essential apps. I have collected my top 5 New Year’s resolution apps to keep you glued to your goals all throughout 2014.

Top 5 New Year’s Resolution Apps:

Finance: Budget better in 2014

Mint – This FREE award-winning app has been considered the overall best in class in budgeting apps over the past few years. With charts, graphs and alerts, you’ll have all your spending habits and budgets back in shape in a matter of months. Mint automatically creates one tailored budget just for you and keeps you on track with email and mobile alerts, bill reminders, and more. The app also offers free advice, gentle reminders, and encouragement along the way. iOS, Android

Organization: Put next year in order

Evernote – Get your life and to do list organized with this free app from Evernote. This app will sync all your notes, web clips, files and images across every device and computer you use. Use the camera to snap a photo and record some audio to save it instantly as a note. The days of using pencil and paper are over thanks to Evernote. A $45 per year premium version also adds passcode lock, 1GB of cloud storage, offline notebooks and smart searching. iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry

Weight Loss: Shed those extra holiday pounds

Lose It! – This FREE and PAID advanced weight loss and fitness app from FitNow is probably the best out there at the moment. Lose It! works by setting up a goal as the app will create a custom weight loss plan just for you. The app works by setting a daily calorie budget, tracking your food and exercise, and helps keep you motivated to make smarter choices and achieve your goal. The premium version of the app adds support for wearable devices such as FitBit, JawBone Up, Nike+ and more. It also adds advanced tracking like body tracking, sleep, fat burning and hydration. If you’re serious about losing weight in 2014, Lose It! is the go-to app for you. iOS, Android

Fitness: Get back in shape

FitBit – If you’re more focused on getting fit in 2014 than weight loss, FitBit is the way to go. Pair this app with the FitBit Flex ($99) or FitBit Force ($130) activity bracelet, and you can track your progress the entire way through your fitness goals. The bracelet combined with the app will track steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, stairs climbed and active minutes throughout the day. FitBit will also track your sleep to make sure you recover properly. The app is offered in both a free version and a $50 per year version. The paid version adds a digital trainer, benchmarking, image uploads, advanced hear rate tracking and data exports. iOS, Android

Travel: Plan a killer vacation

Tripadvisor – After you’ve made some serious progress on the four resolutions above, it could be time for a well-deserved vacation. Look no further than the free Tripadvisor app to plan your next big getaway. Tripadvisor offers thousands of customer reviews on hotels, nightlife, dinning and more. The app can also use your current location to discover options near you or any address you enter. If you want honest reviews and the convenience of a full travel guide right on your Android or iOS device (Windows also supported), look no further than the TripAdvisor App. iOS, Android, Windows

Have any other New Year’s Resolution Apps that deserve a spot on this list? Leave your top picks in the comments below.

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