Health Apps 

One of the most trusted brands in health information, the WebMD app provides users with useful information on symptoms, conditions, drugs and treatments, first aid essentials and local health listings. The pill identification tool classifies prescription and OTC medicines by shape, color and imprint.

Price: Free; Compatibility: Android, iPhone

Pill Reminder
Pill Reminder by helps patients keep a complete list off all their meds. It can also send your mobile phone reminders when it’s time to take your scripts. Add personal notes or get easy access to important information about your medicine such as side effects, dosage and safe use during pregnancy.

Price: $0.99; Compatibility: iPhone, coming soon to Android

Allows users to quickly log their asthma activity, medications and causes of asthma in diary form. Users can share this information with their physicians to include in medical records. AsthmaMD is providing invaluable data to researchers on the external factors contributing to asthma attacks.

Price: Free; Compatibility: iPhone

Wellness Apps

Lift: Goal tracking with community support to hold you accountable and cheer you on.

Price: Free; Compatibility: iPhone or web

Calorie Counters
Many apps on the market can help measure how many calories you consume each day.  They all require dedication, so you have to enter every morsel of food you take in. The most popular include:

Calorie Counter by FatSecret. Price: Free; Compatibility: Android, BlackBerry, iPhone

MyFitnessPal. Price: Free; Compatibility: Blackberry, Android, iPhone, Windows

Fitness Aides
Ever wanted a workout partner who can track your sets, reps and heart rate? With the help of fitness apps, your mobile phone becomes your spotter.

Fitness Buddy: The ultimate fitness journal, boasting more than 1,000 exercises, tailored workouts and animations.

Price: $0.99; Compatibility: Android, iPhone

Endomondo Sports Tracker: Integrates the GPS on your phone with your physical activity to track movements.  Specializing in running and cycling, this app measures distance travelled and calories burned in a workout.

Price: $3.99; Compatibility: Android, iPhone, Blackberry.

Sleep as Android
This app is an alarm clock with an integrated sleep cycle tracker for waking you up gently. Place your phone under your pillow while you sleep, and this app will track your sleep phases and choose the ideal moment to wake you up.

Price: Free; Compatibility: Android

This app doesn’t just promote healthy eating and exercise, but tracks your wellness as a holistic concept, which includes sufficient sleep and healthy human interactions. This app will remind you to wake up 15 minutes early for meditation time, call your parents regularly and take short breaks at work.

Price: Free; Compatibility: Android, iPhone

Have trouble picking the perfect avocado? Harvest can help! This app has all the tips and tricks for selecting ripe, high-quality fruits and veggies, and how to best store them at home. Harvest also shows the levels of pesticide residue in produce, so you know when you may want to splurge on organic.  

Price:$1.99; Compatibility: iPhone, iPad and iPod touch