The arrival of the New Year suggests setting new goals for personal and professional life. Generally, year-end resolutions are linked to earning more money, practicing physical activities, knowing how to better organize important tasks and other matters, such as starting new friendships or romances.
To plan everything you want to accomplish in 2019, here's a list with indicating online services, applications, and computer programs that can help meet eight new year goals. The tips have resources and tools found on Android phones, iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) and on platforms with computer access.
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1. Learn a new language
How about starting to study a new language in 2019 using a free online service? This is the proposal of Memrise, a platform with courses in English and other languages ??that is aimed at people who have never had contact with a foreign language. Still, the website's resources can also be used by people of advanced level in a language who wish to keep their learning up to date.
With dynamic activities, the service promises to improve reading, writing, language understanding and conversation. Our tutorial on Memrise teaches all the details of the platform and can help people who want to learn a new language. The service has a web version, which is covered in the text, and an application for Android and iPhone.
Duolingo is another service famous for offering tools for learning new languages. The platform has a feature called Tinycard, which features interactive vocabulary exercises using flashcards. TechTudo has also prepared a list of the top five sites for learning English on your own by computer.
Memrise app has English and other free language classes Photo: Isabela Cabral / TechTudo
2. Practice physical exercises
Leaving a sedentary lifestyle or continuing to practice a physical activity in 2019 is a goal that can guarantee your well-being. The Strava application works as a social network that allows you to monitor running, walking, cycling and other physical exercises practiced by users.
In addition to creating a network of friends, the platform allows you to share activities with contacts. Strava can be accessed via the web, Android phones and iPhone. See how to use the main functions of this application in our tutorial.
Tutorial shows how to use Strava to monitor your physical activities by cell phone and PC Photo: Divulgao / Strava
With the launch of the new Gmail layout, Google added a revamped version of Google Tasks and the Keep annotation platform to the email manager. The tools, accessed through the service's extension sidebar, offer interactive platforms for creating to-do lists and personal notes that help users organize work activities, home to-do lists and set important reminders. In our tutorial on Google Tasks and another text about Keep, we introduce the main functions and show how they can help keep users' lives more organized.
Windows 10 users can use native Sticky Notes software to create notes that stay on their computer screen. The service simulates the famous "Post-Its" stickers and can help keep up with important activities that need attention.
Tutorial shows how to use Google Task to organize task lists in Gmail Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
4. Meet new people
Tinder is a service that can help people who decided to search for a new romance in 2019. Available for smartphones with Android and iOS, the service allows you to suggest nearby people so that users show their interest and eventually receive a match if they flirt is reciprocal. In Brazil alone, the platform has more than 10 million users.
Tinder can help people find romance in 2019 Photo: Gabrielle Lancellotti / Tech
According to experts, having a good night's sleep can guarantee a better quality of life for a person. However, the difficulty of relaxing a problem that affects many people, but that can be mitigated with simple tips. In some cases that do not need medical help, apps like Relax Melodies promise to help fight insomnia through a selection of relaxing sounds. It has versions for iPhone and Android, in addition to a website.
Relax Melodies can help users relax and get a good night's sleep Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo
Spending less can be a simpler task with the use of the GuiaBolso and Google Sheets services. To learn tips on financial control through PC, iPhone (iOS) and Android smartphones, GuiaBolso is an excellent option. When supplied with the user's income and expenses, it offers graphs to visualize in detail its financial activity and, in this way, better control its investments. Google Sheets offers free financial control spreadsheets that perform automatic accounts and provide accurate graphs of expenses.
Compare the functions of Organizze and GuiaBolso personal finance apps Foto: Paulo Alves / TechTudo
7. Spend less time on social media
If social networks consume your free time and your new goal is to use these sites and mobile applications less, we have some tips for you. Companies like Instagram, Apple and app developers have released features and tools that feature usage reports so users can better manage their time with their smartphones.
Instagram, for example, has an area dedicated to presenting information about usage time. The tool also allows configuring alerts whenever a configured usage limit is reached. Meanwhile, iOS 12 marked the launch of the Time of Use feature. Through it, users can monitor the time spent on an iPhone or iPad. The system also allows adding daily limits for categories of members, such as social networks, messengers or games.
Android users have a free application called QualityTime. Just like on iOS, it offers users usage data on applications installed on the smartphone. The tool also offers the configuration of alerts.
Tips show how to control the time spent using mobile apps Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo
Instead of just wearing a yellow outfit for New Year, we suggest using some digital tools that can help you earn money in 2019. For example, it is possible to invest in Tesouro Direto, where beginners can choose the best title to invest. The fixed income investment and the final profit determined from the moment of purchase, either by values ??defined by some index or by a fixed amount.
If you want to count on luck and persistence, you can try to win one of the Caixa Econmica Federal lottery prizes. The public bank launched in 2018 a website that allows you to place bets online using a credit card. The minimum bet amount is R $ 30 per day and a maximum of R $ 500.
Tesouro Direto app allows you to invest by cell phone Photo: Raquel Freire / TechTudo
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