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Web Exclusive: 2013 can be an "Appy" New Year

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(CNN) - It's time to make those new year's resolutions and there are now some apps on your smart phone to make it an "Appy New Year."

Resolutions can be hard to keep. That's where Healthtap comes in.  It's not an appetizer, but this app puts health on the plate.  "People ask about healthy living. How can they be proactive about their health? Thinking about things like nutrition, better eating, reducing some stress, especially around the holidays and sleeping a little bit better," says Ron Gutman CEO, HealthTap.

The service connects users online with local doctors who can answer health questions.
For New Year's, users can use the app to choose a specific resolution and work with a doctor to achieve it.  "If you have questions of how to do it, when to do it, how to sustain it, you can actually ask these doctors, get an answer for free, and continue engaging it throughout the year," says Ron Gutman, CEO, HealthTap.

And for those looking to get a bit more organized in the new year, an app called Brewster consolidates your contacts into a high-tech address book.

"If you're sending a holiday notes or you're thinking about networking for the New Year and thinking who you should reach out and say hello to, all these people right here on Brewster. They're a search away," says Steve Greenwood, CEO, Brewster.
  
The app combines your contacts from Facebook, Twitter, and a number of social networks, creating a digital view of your personal relationships.  "It has all the nuts and bolts of things it's supposed to have -- like emails, phone numbers, their facebook user name -- but it also shows all the different notes: their interests, their hobbies, et cetera," says Steve Greenwood
CEO, Brewster.

And if you find a group of friends who want to work on the same resolution, you can now build your own app to work on your goal together.

"Anyone can create an app with Yap, and people are creating all sorts of apps," says Luke Melia CTO and Co-founder, Yapp.  To create an app, users head to Yap's website, pick a theme, choose content, add friends, and the app is ready to install on your smartphone.

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