Google Keep Makes Keeping Notes, Lists and Checklists a Breeze

Total Score:  29.5

GoogleKeep LogoI am a big fan of productivity apps and have tried most of the popular ones.  Once I download the app, I begin by being enthused, but eventually they don’t keep me interested.  I think the features and functions of the Google Keep can keep me invested in this one.  The user interface is clean, the learning curve minimal and the functionality is varied to meet many needs.

 

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Grocery List – Buy Me a Pie! Is As Easy As Pie

Total Score:  28.5

Buy me a Pie - iconThere are a lot of list making apps and even specific grocery list apps on the app store.  I’ve tried a number of them and have used a few for years, but Grocery List – Buy Me a Pie!  for iPhone and iPad is my new favorite.  Probably because it is so easy to prepare a list.  And, it is equally easy to prepare a list and share it with friends and family.  Give it a try and see what you think.

 

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Finish – Stop Procrastinating and Finish Your Tasks

Total Score:  29.5

Finish is a procrastinator’s dream – well, if your dream is to finish things.  This app allows you to see your short-term, mid-term and long-term tasks at a glance.  This app helps you stay focused on what you committed to work on during a certain time and still keeps what’s coming up visible.  You might gather from my app reviews that I have a lot of tasks and I struggle to keep up with them.  That would be completely accurate. I have tried a lot of productivity, to-do type apps and now, Finish is my go to app.

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Taskboard – Simple Lists and Visual Worklow

Total Score:  29.5

I have a lot of tasks on my plate.  I continue to search for a simple way to keep track of them.  About a year ago someone told me to write my tasks on index cards and prioritize them by color.  I liked the method, but I couldn’t really keep it up because I needed to see all the tasks at once.  This app, Taskboard – Simple Lists and Visual Workflow is just what I needed.  I love the ability to see an overview of what is outstanding and the ease of moving the tasks around.  I think you will too.     Continue reading “Taskboard – Simple Lists and Visual Worklow”

Do it All with Any.DO

Total Score:  29.5

I test a lot of productivity apps because I crave organization.  I am not organized by nature, so I need a lot of help.  I want options to order reminders by date, by category, prioritize some – but not others, get reminders, add, and move them around easily.  Any.DO does all those things, and a few more.

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Get Peace of Mind with the Essential Travel Checklist App

Total Score:  29.5

I am a list maker, and my iPhone and iPad have certainly added to my ability to keep track of things, but when I found this specialized travel checklist I knew I found something that would be a must-have for organizing my travel experiences.   I am not an adventurous traveler, so if I forget anything I can usually replace it at a local store.  All I face is an inconvenience and a loss of time.  But what if the thing I forgot was something that was critical to the experience – like a special dress for a wedding.  That can move forgetting something from an inconvenience to a major disappointment.  Don’t let that happen, let the Essential Travel Checklist for iPhone and iPad help you keep track of everything you want to do before you go and everything you want to take with you.   Continue reading “Get Peace of Mind with the Essential Travel Checklist App”

30/30 App Helps You Make the Most of Your Time

Total Score: 29.5

Most people struggle with time management.  I would certainly include myself in that group.   I have multiple projects and tasks that need to be accomplished and I sometimes spend too much time on one task and fail to leave enough for the next.  They are equally important, but I do not devote the appropriate resources to each.  That problem may just be at an end.  With the 30/30 app for iPad or iPhone, you can determine how much time you plan to spend on each task and receive a reminder when it is time to switch.  I can see that this would also help you understand how much time each task takes.  This app is so much more than a timer. Continue reading “30/30 App Helps You Make the Most of Your Time”

Nota Plex App – Makes Note Taking Fun, Functional and Flexible

Total Score: 28

Preparing a document with unique or complex characters and functions can be done, but it isn’t easy or fun.  The Nota Plex app offers options that make typing numbers and special characters amazingly simple.  It also offers a way to organize notes, index cards or full documents into multiple pages – allowing you to keep your projects visually attractive and easy to access.   A key component of this app is the ability to type math problems and solve them as you type.  This is something I haven’t seen before.

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Remember The Milk and a Whole Lot More

Total Score: 28

I have used a number of the reminder type apps and up until now haven’t found one that meets all of my needs. This app may be the one I have been searching for.  I’ll go into all the details below, but Remember the Milk has a couple of things that I like.  I know it may be shallow, but I like my reminder app to be attractive – and this one is.  You can easily organize your tasks by day, week month and not just one list.   I suppose it’s not important, but I love the icon! Continue reading “Remember The Milk and a Whole Lot More”

iReminder – To Do and Reminder w/Snooze and Alert – Could This Be the Perfect Fit?

Total Score:  28

I am somewhat of a to-do list junkie.   It’s not that I must have all of them.  It’s that I have had trouble finding just the right one.  I know this comes down to very personal tastes, but iReminder for iPhone and iPad seems to have all the things I am looking for.  It’s easy to enter, I can put in dates and times and it comes up on my iPhone reminder screen.  For me it has to be functional first, but it also needs to be colorful and intuitive.  This app is a perfect fit for me. Continue reading “iReminder – To Do and Reminder w/Snooze and Alert – Could This Be the Perfect Fit?”

Clear Your Mind and Clear Your Task List with the Clear App

Total Score:  29.5

I am constantly searching for a great to-do list app.  I have tried and used a number of them.  All of them work if I put in the effort to keep them up.  So, why didn’t I stay with them?  I think it’s because I haven’t found one that easily lets me move tasks around, create multiple lists, and frankly is just great looking.  Clear has it all. I have been using it for both my personal and work life for about a week now and have been very pleased.  I have already recommended it to my friends – which to me is the best review I can give. Continue reading “Clear Your Mind and Clear Your Task List with the Clear App”

Use Your Handwriting Gold – Easy and Fun List Making

Total Score:  28

The Use Your Handwriting app is one of my favorites.  While I am a decent typist on the tiny iPhone keyboard, using my own handwriting is a treat.   I create grocery lists, lists of DVDs I want to watch, gift lists and to do lists.   Whenever someone asks me why I like my iPhone, this app is one of the first that I demo.  It never fails to get a “Wow.”  The icon for the iPad version is identical. Continue reading “Use Your Handwriting Gold – Easy and Fun List Making”