Do it yourself
    04 February 2019

    Megan Ellis

    Top self-improvement apps

    These 5 self-improvement apps will help you to reach your goals.

    Everyone has a different idea of the things that would make them ‘better’. Is yours to be healthier? Or to learn a new skill? What about being more knowledgeable or improving your mental wellbeing? Whatever your goals, here are 5 of the best self-improvement apps to help you reach them.


    Many of us would like to be able to speak another language, but rarely get the time to practice and reinforce what we’ve learned. Drops uses stylish design, mini-games and short lessons to help you learn new words in foreign languages in a fun, simple way. However, it doesn’t teach users the grammar of a language. It’s more about expanding your knowledge of a language rather than learning a new one from scratch. Despite this, the app is very useful for learning new words and remembering the vocabulary of languages you don’t use daily.

    Drops is available on Android and iOS.

    Mimo: Learn to Code


    Coding is one of the most sought-after skills in the job market today, but very few of us have the opportunity to learn it. The good news is that you don’t need to enrol in a course or go back to school to get started. This is where Mimo comes in – the app teaches you how to code through lessons that you can squeeze in whenever you have time. You can learn a variety of programming languages with the app, including Python, Kotlin, Swift, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, PHP, Java, C#, C++, Ruby and Git. As you increase your knowledge and skill in each language, you can apply them to tasks such as designing websites, apps and mobile games. 

    Mimo is available on Android and iOS.

    10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

    If your goal is to achieve better mental wellbeing and relieve anxiety, 10% Happier is a great app to try. The app says that it’s designed for fidgety sceptics whose anxiety may make it difficult to clear their minds and relax. It’s based on the book and podcast of the same name, both of which teach people stress-relieving techniques and ways to be more mindful in their lives. 

    10% Happier is available on Android and iOS.

    Keep – Home Workout Trainer

    If your self-improvement goals include being more physically active, Keep is a useful home workout trainer app that provides routines and instructional videos. The app can help anyone from beginners to more advanced users, providing lessons that you can fit into your busy schedule. Keep also allows you to set training goals – whether that’s to become stronger, fitter or leaner.  

    Keep is available on Android and iOS.

    MasterClass: Learn How To Cook, Sing, Act and More

    Maybe your learning goals aren’t limited to a single type of skill. That’s where an app like MasterClass can help you. The app provides short classes from well-known professionals in a huge range of fields, including entertainment, photography and sports. You can use the app to access daily lessons and follow specific courses, such as cooking. These courses are presented by celebrities and famous professionals, with lessons split into short sessions to make them easy to digest and remember. To get unlimited access to instructors and courses, you will need a subscription, which is pricey. However, you can also buy access to individual courses. 

    MasterClass is available on Android and iOS.

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    Megan Ellis