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7 Apps to Help You Reach Your Goals

That ping from a notification from your favorite goal tracking app is the push you need to reach your goals! Read on for 7 apps that can help with that.

We’re obsessed with apps — what can we say? Here are seven of our favorite apps to help you reach your goals:

1. Habit List

This iPhone only app is a cool way to track your habits. Want to run three times a week? Write it down, and check it off! You can basically set your habits up any way you want to, and skip weeks or days if you need to. It’s simple to use and great for keeping tabs on your habits.

2. Wunderlist

A popular to-do lis tool, Wunderlist lets you make lists, set reminders, and access it all from a plethora of devices. It’s a good app to use if you’re used to using a paper agenda because it has so many different features. You can add due dates, set notifications, use tags to stay organized, add comments, and even print your list if you’d like.

3. Goodreads

Goodreads is fantastic for keeping track of the books you read. They even let you set a reading goal for the year and let you know if you’re behind or ahead of schedule. Add books to your “read,” “want to read,” and “currently reading” shelves to organize your virtual bookshelf. You can even create and follow lists, as well as authors, to stay up-to-date on the latest publishing news.

4. TickTick

A simple to-do list app with a lot of power, this app lets you create named checklists that can be grouped together. The items can be checked off and the list can be checked off as well. A given list can be set to repeat at a given interval — beneficial if you have to complete the same tasks daily, weekly, or monthly.

You can also copy lists with TickTick, meaning you don’t have to create a new list every time you need to repeat a similar to-do list. TickTick also allows you to set reminders, view your tasks in calendar view, create folders, and supports speech-to-text.

5. Momentum

A free extension for Chrome, Momentum allows you to set a focus for the day and write a to-do list. When you open a new tab, instead of seeing your normal settings, you’ll now see the Momentum dashboard with your focus and to-list. It also shares the time, the weather, a motivating quote, and a pretty picture. You can also customize your dashboard for your preferences.

6. MyPlate

Use MyPlate by LIVESTRONG to track your caloric intake, water intake, and physical activity. GenTwenty Contributor Elizabeth Edwards says it has helped a ton with her health goals!


The money manager with the tagline, “Be good with your money so you can be creative with your time.” It’s a free app with that allows you to track your income, expenses, set budgets, and goals easily. Mint has an easy interface and is especially useful if you’re just starting out and aren’t sure where to begin with tracking your finances. Mint comes highly recommend from GenTwenty Contributor Karli Dahne.

Obviously there are tons of apps and extensions out there to help you organize and reach your goals. Any favorites I missed? Let me know, I’d love to try them out!

About the Author

Nicole Booz

Nicole Booz is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of GenTwenty, GenThirty, and The Capsule Collab. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is the author of The Kidult Handbook (Simon & Schuster May 2018). She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s probably hiking, eating brunch, or planning her next great adventure.


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