Best Self-Improvement Apps of 2018

Last updated: November 30, 2018
Self-improvement is about the journey, not the destination. Whether your goal is to get fit, get focused, or learn something new, these apps will take you there — and keep you inspired along the way.
Learn Coding/Programming: Mimo
Mimohello GmbH
Contains adsIn-app purchases
A colorful, simple interface sets the stage for the most approachable learn-to-code app we’ve tried. Conversational text breaks down information to help you understand concepts (not just memorize actions).
4.7
380K reviews
10M+
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Content rating
Everyone
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A colorful, simple interface sets the stage for the most approachable learn-to-code app we’ve tried. Conversational text breaks down information to help you understand concepts (not just memorize actions).
Drops Language Learning
Drops Languages
Contains adsIn-app purchases
Learn over 30 languages (including dialects) with easy-on-the-eyes Drops. You’ll explore a broad range of topics – from pets to pastries – through image-based exercises. The playful approach and lovely, minimalist design keeps us coming back for our daily dose of vocabulary.
4.4
248K reviews
5M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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Learn over 30 languages (including dialects) with easy-on-the-eyes Drops. You’ll explore a broad range of topics – from pets to pastries – through image-based exercises. The playful approach and lovely, minimalist design keeps us coming back for our daily dose of vocabulary.
Ten Percent Happier - Meditati
Ten Percent Happier
In-app purchases
Skeptic Dan Harris leads meditations and lessons alongside renowned meditation teachers. We appreciate the emphasis on science, refreshing tone, and relatable topics (think “Proof That You Don’t Suck at Meditation” and “Loving-kindness for A-Holes”).
4.8
16.1K reviews
500K+
Downloads
Content rating
Teen
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Skeptic Dan Harris leads meditations and lessons alongside renowned meditation teachers. We appreciate the emphasis on science, refreshing tone, and relatable topics (think “Proof That You Don’t Suck at Meditation” and “Loving-kindness for A-Holes”).
MasterClass: Learn New Skills
MasterClass Inc.
In-app purchases
Learn something new with true masters of their crafts – from cooking with Gordon Ramsay to photography with Annie Leibowitz and basketball with Steph Curry. Well-produced, downloadable video courses are complemented by a workbook with lesson reviews, resources, and assignments.
4.4
19.3K reviews
1M+
Downloads
Content rating
Teen
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Learn something new with true masters of their crafts – from cooking with Gordon Ramsay to photography with Annie Leibowitz and basketball with Steph Curry. Well-produced, downloadable video courses are complemented by a workbook with lesson reviews, resources, and assignments.