18 Must-Have Apps to Become Your Best Self

UPDATED: July 27, 2016
PUBLISHED: June 8, 2016

Your Action Plan is a monthly to-do list of tips straight from SUCCESS magazine—10 things you can do right now to improve yourself and your life. To make time for family, friends and you! This is your month to focus on balance, mental nourishment and relaxation.

Ready? Here’s what you can do to make June a great month:

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We’ve rounded up the 18 best apps to help you improve yourself and your life. Whether you need a reminder to stick to your goals or a yoga workout to refresh after a long day, we’ve got you covered.

To stay sharp:

App Roundup1. Bloom*


Plant seeds of productivity so you’ll bloom this year. This app (for iOS only) sends you “blooms” (reminders) for anything from eating healthier to reminding you to call your parents.

App Roundup2. Luminosity Mobile


Why not play a game on your phone that will challenge your brain? Designed by neuroscientists, this app is loaded with games designed to improve your memory and attention.

App Roundup3. Office Yoga—Fitness at Work


Learn yoga exercises from the comfort of your desk. These stretches aim to relieve the pains and strains that come from sitting at your desk from 9 to 5, which in turn will increase your productivity.

To achieve more:

App Roundup4. Simplemind+


Lost those notes and doodles from your brainstorming meeting? With this app you can create “Mind Maps” on your phone or tablet to help you organize your thoughts, save them and email them to your colleagues.

App Roundup5. Gratitude Journal


What are you thankful for? Stay positive by keeping a log of the things you’re grateful for. Available for iOS only, this app will also send motivational quotes that will inspire you.  

App Roundup6. Habit List


To accomplish more you need to break bad habits and create new positive ones. This app helps track your progress toward reaching your goals and provides reminders so you can stay on track.

For efficiency:

App Roundup7. Weekdone


This app is your status report made easy. All of your employees enter their progress, plans and problems; Weekdone compiles the info into a report and sends it out as an easy-to-read email.

App Roundup8. 30/30


Thirty minutes to answer emails, 45 minutes to write that speech and 45 minutes to finalize the budget. Ready, set, go. The 30/30 app will help you organize your to-do list and keep you on task.

App Roundup9. Samepage


Make sure everyone is in the loop with Samepage. This app allows you and your co-workers to create and share files, collaborate on content and manage tasks, all from your smartphone.

To ease your mind:

App Roundup10. iSentry


Connect this app (available for iOS only) to your computer’s webcam, and you’ll receive a notification anytime the camera detects motion inside the room. It’s a free home security system.

App Roundup11. Brightnest


Want to save more money around the house? Make your home greener, cleaner and prettier? Enter your personal goals for your abode into this app, and it’ll provide you with customized tips to accomplish your objectives, helping your schedule tasks and sending reminders to do them.

App Roundup12. Control4


Dim the lights, turn up the AC and play some Sinatra, all from your smartphone. With an annual subscription, this app connects to your Wi-Fi network and allows you to manage your home no matter where you are.

To relax:

App Roundup13. Daily Yoga


Unwind and build some muscle with this app—loaded with more than 50 yoga sessions and videos to help you master each pose. You’ll be a yogi in no time.  

App Roundup14. Headspace


Increase your mindfulness, focus, positivity and even sleep quality all with one app. Headspace teaches you how to practice meditation in only 10 minutes a day and even tracks your progress so you can watch yourself improve.

App Roundup15. Worry Watch

($1.99, for iOS only)

Most of our worries are irrational. Track what’s bothering you with this app, and you’ll receive helpful charts on the patterns of your anxiety. Now you can tackle your problems head-on.

For overall health:

App Roundup16. 7 Minute Workout


It’s not easy to make time for the gym, but seven minutes is doable. Break a sweat without leaving your room with 12 high-intensity exercises for 30 seconds each, with 10 seconds of rest between them.

App Roundup17. Kitchen Stories


This app is a cookbook in your pocket. It comes loaded with easy-to-make recipes, including how-to videos and

App Roundup18. Deep Calm

(Free, iOS only)

Throw out your melatonin pills and use this app to help you sleep instead. Deep Calm will help you relax with natural sounds and soothing melodies. Let the sounds play all night or set the timer to stop playing after a while.


This article is compiled from app roundups featured in SUCCESS magazine.

Jesus Jimenez is a staff writer for Dallas Morning News. He eats, breathes and sleeps Texas Rangers baseball. He also enjoys running, traveling and buying cool socks.