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Apps try to help you keep New Year's resolutions

Published on Jan 8, 2014 6:27 AM

TORONTO (REUTERS) - Keeping New Year's resolutions can be difficult but new apps aim to help people get organised, track progress and stay focused to reach their goals.

About 45 per cent of Americans make New Year's resolutions each year, according to the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, which found that losing weight, getting organised and managing finances are the most popular resolutions.

"New Year's resolutions are difficult to keep because they're about behavior change," said Mr David-Michel Davies, executive director of the Webby Awards, which honor excellence on the Internet.

"But because mobile apps are with you all the time, they're something that can keep you on track minute-to-minute and hour-to-hour," he added.

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