With life being so busy, we all welcome things that can make things easier for us in any way. Enter the self-improvement apps that will change your life! Yes, that’s quite the bold statement, but honestly, some apps truly can be life-changing if used to their full advantage. And here are some of the ones that I think are worth considering if you’re looking for a self-improvement app that has the power to change your life for the better.

1. The Self-improvement app for building better habits  or breaking bad habits

When it comes to most things consistency is key. But we all know how hard it can be to stay consistent. That’s where a habit tracker comes in handy. Rather than struggling continuously to stay consistent.  To improve your consistency build a habit around the things you want to be more consistent with, that way it will become second nature, like brushing your teeth.

Productive: My personal favorite is productive. It’s simple to use, has a well-designed interface, and you get to swipe when things are done which gives you a great sense of achievement. #smalljoys. You can also track lots of different habits a the same time and it’s still easy to view and track streaks. 

While productive does give you a free trial period- you do have to pay.

Other apps for building good habits include:

  • Done
  • Habitica
  • Habitbull
  • Way of Life

2. The Self-improvement apps for getting things done 

Oh, the to-do list. Will it ever end? 

Well, the reality is that you’ll likely never get to the end of your to-do list because you’ll always be adding to it. There will always be more to do in every aspect of your life.  At home and at work. 

While I’m a huge fan of good old pen and paper- ( stationary anyone??) 


I’m always on the lookout for anything that can help me stay on top of my own to-do list and so far, Swipes has been the most straight forward. 

It was recommended by Nicole Rodrigues, Founder, and CEO of NRPR Group. 

[Check out the interview with Nicole here] 

Other Apps for getting things done include:

  • Todoist
  • Google Tasks
  • Tick Tick

3. The Self-improvement apps for your health and fitness 

While you may not be a fan of tracking your calories or activity level’s, there are some benefits:

  1. You become more self-aware of what you’re actually eating. Seriously, this might sound strange, but it’s so easy to snack on things without realizing just how much you’re actually eating
  2. Increasing your self-awareness about what your eating, how nutritious your diet is ( or not), and how much your eating can help you make better food choices. Like switching to dark chocolate instead of milk- because now I can eat as much as I want since it is healthy after all! 
  3. Tracking your food will help you to stay accountable for your health and

My Fitness Pal: MyFitnessPal is one of the best-known apps in this category. The great thing about it is how easy it is to add and track food since it has such a vast database. It’s rare that you won’t find something listed and the ability to scan items in makes it super easy.

Personally, I have used the app for years, although it has started to become a little advertising heavy unless you move to the pro version. Still, it’s worth giving it a go if you haven’t tried one yet.

Other fitness apps for health and fitness include:

  • Zombies, run!
  • Jefit
  • Fitbit

4. The self-improvement app for the busy avid reader 

Audible: If you love to read but don’t always have the time to sit down with a good book, then audible is definitely for you. Whether you’re in the car or at the gym. Of course, some books lend themselves better to the listening experience, like fiction over nonfiction.

5. The Self-improvement app to expand your mind 

TED: If you’re not already addicted to TED Talks then getting the app will make you. Regardless of what you’re looking for, there’s a talk about it that will intrigue and sometimes blow your mind.

6. The Self improvement app to learn on the go 

These days when it comes to learning, the options are endless. In addition to all the learning platforms available with every course you could imagine provided through E-Learning, I honestly think that podcasts are a great way to learn as well.

Whether it’s listening to a business podcast and learning new marketing trends or learning a step by step process for improving your public speaking as Tricia Brouk teaches in this episode, whatever it is you want to learn, there is most likely a podcast for it. And if you want to increase that general random knowledge check out this favorite of mine Stuff You Should Know 

Listen to podcasts on any of the  following and more:

Podcast Apps:

  • Apple Podcasts or 
  • For Android: Spotify; Pocket casts, Tunein, Stitcher, and much more available!
  • The Self improvement app to stay organized and on top of things daily 

7. The Self improvement apps to track and save time

It often seems like the days just slip away. You get up, do a few things and suddenly you’re out of time. Where does all your time go! That’s where these apps come in.

If you want to get a handle on exactly where your tie is going, how you’re spending your time, and where you can starnd to be more efficient then these are the apps that can help.


Like any App category, there are lot’s of choices and full disclosure,  I’ve been trying to track my time manually in my journal and planner. What this means is that I can’t see at the end of a given day or week a nice chart of how I’ve been spending my time and since I love a chart, I’ve now started using Lifecycle.

So- watch this space- I will update you and let you all know how it goes.

As well as Lifecycle, other time tracker Apps I considered include;

  • Lifecycle
  • Hours Time Tracking
  • Hours Tracker

There you have it. 7 great self-improvement apps that can change your life. Whether you want to be more productive, learn new skills, read more, or anything else for that matter – there’s an App for that and the ones listed are a great place to start.