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We’ve rounded up the 18 best apps to help you improve yourself and your life. Whether you need a reminder to stick to your goals or a yoga workout to refresh after a long day, we’ve got you covered.

1. Bloom*

Plant seeds of productivity so you’ll bloom this year. This app (for iOS only) sends you “blooms” (reminders) for anything from eating healthier to calling your parents.

2. Luminosity Mobile

Why not play a game on your phone that will challenge your brain? Designed by neuroscientists, this app is loaded with games designed to improve your memory and attention.

3. Office Yoga — Fitness at Work

Learn yoga exercises from the comfort of your desk. These stretches aim to relieve the pains and strains that come from sitting at your desk from nine to five, which in turn will increase your productivity.

4. Simplemind+

Lost those notes and doodles from your brainstorming meeting? With this app you can create “mind maps” on your phone or tablet to help you organize your thoughts, save them, and email them to your colleagues.

5. Gratitude Journal

What are you thankful for? Stay positive by keeping a log of the things you’re grateful for. Available for iOS only, this app will also send motivational quotes to¬†inspire you.

6. Habit List

synthTo accomplish more, you need to break bad habits and create new positive ones. This app helps track your progress toward reaching your goals and reminds you to stay on track.

7. Weekdone

This app is your status report made easy. All of your employees enter their progress, plans, and problems; Weekdone compiles the info into a report and sends it out as an easy-to-read email.

8. 30/30

Thirty minutes to answer emails, 45 minutes to write that speech, and 45 minutes to finalize the budget. Ready, set, go. The 30/30 app will help you organize your to-do list and keep you on task.

9. Samepage

Make sure everyone is in the loop with Samepage. This app allows you and your coworkers to create and share files, collaborate on content, and manage tasks all from your smartphone.

10. iSentry

Connect this app (available for iOS only) to your computer’s webcam, and you’ll receive a notification anytime the camera detects motion inside the room. It’s a free home security system.

11. Brightnest

Want to save more money? Make your home greener, cleaner, and prettier? Enter your personal goals for your abode into this app, and it’ll provide you with customized tips to accomplish your objectives. It will also help your schedule tasks and send you reminders to do them.

12. Control4

Dim the lights, turn up the A.C., and play some Sinatra — all from your smartphone. With an annual subscription, this app connects to your Wi-Fi network and allows you to manage your home no matter where you are.

13. Daily Yoga

YogaUnwind and build some muscle with this app, which is loaded with more than 50 yoga sessions and videos to help you master each pose. You’ll be a yogi in no time.

14. Headspace

Increase your mindfulness, focus, positivity, and even sleep quality, all with one app. Headspace teaches you how to practice meditation in only 10 minutes a day and even tracks your progress so you can watch yourself improve.

15. Worry Watch

Most of our worries are irrational. Track what’s bothering you with this iOS app, and you’ll receive helpful charts on the patterns of your anxiety. Now you can tackle your problems head-on.

16. 7 Minute Workout

It’s not easy to make time for the gym, but seven minutes is doable. Break a sweat without leaving your room with 12 high-intensity exercises for 30 seconds each, plus 10 seconds of rest time in between.

17. Kitchen Stories

This app is a cookbook in your pocket. It comes loaded with easy-to-make recipes and how-to videos.

18. Deep Calm

Throw out your melatonin pills and use this app to help you sleep instead. Available only for iOS, Deep Calm will help you relax with natural sounds and soothing melodies. Let the sounds play all night or set the timer for as long as you need them.

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