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11 iPhone Apps To Get Healthy, Wealthy, And Productive

These iPhone apps will take the hassle out of everyday tasks, and give you time for those New Year's Resolutions you made.
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While a little early to start spring cleaning, now is a great time to purge your iPhone of long-forgotten apps and make room for a few new ones.

Apple has already joined the project to revamp iPhones for the new year. On Jan. 21 the mobile giant pushed out iOS 9.2.1, its latest public update to iOS, with fine-tuned code to run more efficiently on the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5.

If you're excited about the chance to give your older iPhone a performance boost, you're not alone. Research shows more people are opting to keep their basic smartphones instead of splurging for upgrades.

[Read on: 7 things we're hearing about the iPhone 7.]

It's a trend Apple seems to have noticed. Reports have surfaced indicating the company is planning to release a smaller, cheaper iPhone 5e ("e" for "enhanced") months before the predicted debut of its forthcoming iPhone 7.

Whether you're holding out for one of this year's new iPhone models, or you're swearing to keep your 5s for good, you're probably hoping to stock up on a few handy apps to make your iPhone a toolbox of productivity for the year ahead.

The Apple App Store is an endless sea of apps for everything from cooking to personal finance, but it can be tough to know which are worth your money -- and, more importantly, your storage space.

Here, we've compiled a list of 11 iPhone apps to help you have a healthier, more organized, more productive, and less stressful 2016. Are there any you would add to the list? We'd like to hear your suggestions.

Kelly is an associate editor for InformationWeek. She most recently reported on financial tech for Insurance & Technology, before which she was a staff writer for InformationWeek and InformationWeek Education. When she's not catching up on the latest in tech, Kelly enjoys ... View Full Bio

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batye
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batye,
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1/27/2016 | 4:01:53 PM
interesting to know
interesting to know, thank you :)
kstaron
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kstaron,
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1/27/2016 | 10:35:02 AM
Great list
Shyp might actually be what people need to actually ship all those things they keep meaning to do but never actually do. I have Duolingo on my phone and when I remember to use it the app is great to help get the basics of a language down so you don'r feel quite so lost on your next exotic vacation. I like the idea of Acorn becasue when saving is automatic it's just so much easier to save, and I could see how Brightnest could help people get a a handle on their home and maintaining it.
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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1/27/2016 | 3:28:34 AM
Re: Not a bad list at all!
Sunita, all the files are automatically shared in the Apple devices. We don't need an application for that. :) You can start doing something on one device and continue on another. -Susan
SunitaT0
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SunitaT0,
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1/26/2016 | 2:41:13 PM
Re: Not a bad list at all!
Duolingo is a really great app for polishing your language skills. I don't know if Apple Store has this but there is an app called Airdroid and Portal which allows us to transfer files from the device to our computer and vice versa, without connecting to the pc.
SunitaT0
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SunitaT0,
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1/26/2016 | 2:38:02 PM
Re: Scribd
I definitely have to check out Wickr. I normally use Android but the apps in Apple Store are unqiue and fun to use.
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Stratustician,
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1/26/2016 | 9:47:15 AM
Not a bad list at all!
Duolingo is definitely on my list of apps to use this year, at least to get some of my second languages back to where they should be.

I'm also intrigued by Acorn, since it reminds me much like all that change i put into my vacation fund piggy-bank, this seems like it could use that extra change from electronic payments (credit/debit) and put them into another rainy day fund.  Very cool.
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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1/26/2016 | 9:36:47 AM
Scribd
Scribd looks like a nice application. It's also another reminder that little by little all the paper books are joining the dinosaurs. -Susan
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