Are you ready for the new year, are you new? Keep your determination and motivation all year long with technology to help you track your goals. Whether you want to spend more hours at the gym or save money for that dream vacation, goal-tracking apps can help you by improving the process of forming new habits and helping you successfully achieve your goals and objectives.

According to a recent study, gamification — the implementation of game design elements in a real-world context for non-game purposes — can help improve the meaningfulness of tasks, and certain game design elements can produce different motivational outcomes. Elements such as badges, leaderboards and performance charts provide a sense of achievement and encourage sustained commitment to goals and tasks. With that in mind, it's time to trade in Candy Crush and download an app that gives you crushing goals instead. Read on to learn about five great apps for tracking goals and healthy habits.

Journy - Personal Care and Goal Tracker

This iOS and Android-compatible app win the best all-around tracking app based on the sheer amount of flexible options it provides. The free version lets you track up to seven goals and habits and includes four types of tracking: habit, goal, average, and project.

- Habit: With a simple swipe, you can record your success in creating good habits (getting to work on time) or breaking bad habits (quitting smoking). Flexible reminders keep you on track.

- Goal: Set a goal, such as saving a specific dollar amount by a specific date. The app helps break that goal down into achievable increments and keeps you on pace to complete it.

– Average: Get an overview of trends over time by tracking the streaks and success of any goal.

- Project: Create milestones and break large projects into manageable tasks. The app tracks completion rates and provides flexible reminders.

Journy app guides you through the process step-by-step using easy-to-use templates. The dashboard displays all of your goals, and helpful calendars, charts, and progress charts make it easy to track your progress.

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Coach.me - Personal Coach in Your Back Pocket

Available for both iOS and Android, Coach.me offers a simple interface that lets you create goals and set goals and reminders to help measure progress and keep you accountable. You can also connect with friends in the app to challenge and motivate each other. The free version of the app also includes community support features where users can connect with each other to ask questions, offer support or leave encouraging comments.

Any.do - Digital Task Manager

Do you like lists? You will love Any.do. This award-winning app organizes tasks, lists, and reminders in one app that syncs across all your devices (Android or iOS). Your to-do list is available everywhere and can be shared with anyone.

An integrated calendar tracks progress and adds smart reminders to keep you on schedule. Using Siri or Alexa, you can easily add items to your to-do list and organize projects by setting priorities or task categories and adding notes, sub-tasks and attachments.

Habit Streak - Simple Goal Tracking

Walk your way to long-term success with Habit Streak — an ultra-simple app that makes it easy for Android users to track daily achievements. This minimalistic tracking app keeps you on track by reporting your daily success on every habit and goal. Missed a day? Unfortunately, your streak will reset to zero and you'll start over.

Way of Life - Change the Way You Live

Quickly and easily identify the habits – good or bad – you want to address in your life and track your daily routine with the unique color-coded Way of Life system. Features include reminders and a journal that allows users to record what helped or hindered their progress that day. Simplified tables and graphs give you weekly, monthly or yearly trends at a glance.

Will you ask the app for help to keep your goals on track? Whether you're taking steps or creating an endless Habit Streak, you're in for a successful year!