send a box of clothes straight to your door every month (or
more often if you like). Ask your stylist for specific pieces (like
a coat for winter or new boots to round out your outfit) or just
let them peruse your Pinterest board for ideas and voila!—
new clothes to pick from. You choose what to buy, no strings
attached (except your styling fee).
The New York Times
If you’re tired of drowning in constant news
from your social media networks, you can use
this app from The New York Times to get news
alerts—no subscription necessary. Once you download the
app, it will prompt you to select the alerts you want to sub-
scribe to (breaking news and top stories should do the trick).
A few times a day, you’ll get a push notification about what’s
going on in the world. You can read 10 free articles per month
or pay $14.99 to read all the articles you want.
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Nike+ Run Club
If you signed up for a run this year and haven’t
had time to prepare, don’t panic! Nike has you
covered. In the app, you can make a custom-
ized running plan, a cool option for veterans and beginners
alike. You can even train along with your friends—virtually, of
course. Inside the app, you can see your friends’ progress and
post your runs (and sweaty selfies!). Run to the top of the
leaderboard in this collaborative app, and win achievements
along the way. Keep track of your splits, average pace, and
elevation gains while wearing your Apple Watch as you train
for that 5K!
No time for the gym? No worries! Sworkit is
here to help you get started. First, select the
kind of workout you want to do. The app has a
wide range to choose from, including strength, cardio, yoga,
and stretching. Next, select the amount of time you want to
spend on your workout—anywhere from 5 to 60 minutes.
Then begin, wherever you happen to be. Sworkit has an app
for kids too (Sworkit Kids) with workouts tailored for children.
New year, new trails! Find all the best crowd-
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sourced trails around you with the AllTrails app.
Explore the great outdoors with a list of trails
closest to you, and save your favorite trails to your list. You can
even see a detailed trail map of every hike, as well as photos
that users have taken to better acquaint yourself with your
new hiking spot.
LinkedIn Job Search
If you’re looking for a job, dust off your LinkedIn
profile and download LinkedIn Job Search. The
app comes with job alerts for different cities
across the United States as well as keyword searches.
LinkedIn Jobs also connects with your LinkedIn app in order
to keep you posted about employers that might be interested
in you based on your profile, so keep that up to date.
If you’re looking for opportunities to better your
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life in 2018, look no further than Idealist. In this
app, you can find jobs, internships, and volun-
teer opportunities near you at non-profits and other do-good
organizations specializing in helping the community, environ-
ment, and the arts. You can even volunteer at events! Just
download the app, allow your location, and browse through
Start 2018 off by allowing Apple access to your
motion activity (if you haven’t already). This will
allow you to track your activity, mindfulness,
Every day, check your walking and running distance, your
steps taken, and flights of steps climbed. Link it with other
apps you may be using (like Nike+ Run Club, Strava,
Headspace, Yummly, and more) to track all your health data
together. The app also stores your medical ID. In case of an
emergency, responders can see your allergies, blood type,
height, weight, and more right on your phone.
Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock
Bring in the new year with better sleep. Use
Sleep Cycle to help you do just that. For it to
work, you have to place your phone near your
bed. Set a range of time to wake up, and the app will wake
you up based on your sleep patterns to ensure you get a good
night’s rest. It also comes with an intelligent snooze (in case
you want to catch a few extra z’s) and sleep aid sounds in
case you have trouble dozing off. Track your progress after a
few days to see if your iPhone is actually helping you sleep
Abbey Dufoe is a freelance writer and a web producer at a nonprofit based in Princeton, NJ. She’s always itching for the newest iOS gadget (current favorite - the iPhone
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