We all want to organize our lives a little bit more efficiently, right? It never feels that easy though, as our To-Do lists steadily grow and our ability to manage time effectively falters. There’s no shortage of apps out there to help you manage your life, but finding the right one can take a long time to do. So, we’ve rounded up ten of the best to get you started.
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7. CARROT To-Do ($2.99) - Need some tough motivation in the form of an app shouting at you? CARROT To-Do is the ideal app for that. It's hugely entertaining but AI construct, CARROT, is pretty intimidating. It's a simple To-Do list app, but its benefit comes from regular unlockables, a story to follow, and a series of rewards, as long as you can keep CARROT happy.
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9. Clear ($4.99) - Using simple gestures, Clear is a stylish solution. You can use it to set up separate lists, personalizing each with distinctive themes, so it's always clear what you're doing. Working via the notification center, you don't even have to open the app to see exactly what's coming up for your day.
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4. Finish (Free) - Focusing on working around how you naturally think, Finish offers a task list that automatically slides up as time passes, dividing things up according to short, mid, and long term timeframes. Overwhelmed by what you need to get done? Finish makes it easy to 'hide' your less urgent tasks, so you can focus on what's important right now.
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2. Handle (Free) - A combination of email, To-Do lists, and calendar, Handle aims to save you plenty of time. You can easily turn your emails into tasks needing completing or appointments, all via a quick swipe. Contextual reminders are a breeze to establish, while you can also prioritize tasks. If you only want one app to organize your life, this should be it.
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6. OmniFocus 2 ($39.99) - A premium app, OmniFocus 2 is ideal for those whose task management skills are essential to their business. The app is in-depth, offering a flexible hierarchy of organizing, comprising of many levels of folders, projects, groups, and actions. You can keep on top of how you're doing through a review section too. It's expensive but worth it.
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3. Swipes (Free) - Swipes works by prioritizing what you need to get done. Integrated with Gmail and Evernote, the app makes it simple for you to plan your day with gestures, moving things between scheduled, currently in progress, and done. Snoozing tasks is also possible, for when you're fine to delay the inevitable. You can even enter individual steps for each task.
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8. Things ($9.99) - Simple yet effective, Things breaks things down day by day. Each day, you decide which tasks you want to do, and Things organizes them appropriately. You can easily divide things up according to if they're work, family, or hobby related. Sometimes, a simpler approach is best and Things proves that.
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5. Timeful (Free) - Part calendar, part To-Do list, Timeful makes it easy to set up tasks before dragging them around your calendar for future planning. Acting intelligently, the app will schedule your day for you, based on your habits, deadlines, and time available, so you won't have to worry about planning things yourself. You can assign free/personal time too, so your day never gets too frantic.
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10. Todoist (Free) - Working across multiple devices, Todoist stays on top of everything. You can see what needs to be done today or the week ahead, enjoying the delights of a rare, empty task list. Collaboration features are there, along with tagging, task assigning and even a form of gamification, meaning Todoist offers a little bit of everything for your organizational needs.
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1. Wunderlist (Free) - Adapting to any kind of list, Wunderlist is just as comfortable helping you arrange a grocery list, as it is listing work related tasks. Besides offering multiple lists, Wunderlist also offers the ability to add photos and PDFs to tasks, sharing amongst friends and colleagues, plus you can set plenty of reminders.