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Best apps for boosting your productivity

Any.do, Carrot To-Do, and more

Any.do makes task-management simple. You list tasks, prioritize, and set push reminders. This free app encourages you to review the list each morning and set a loose plan. It “nudges you throughout the day,” but with upbeat messages such as “Go make it happen.” (Android or iOS)

Carrot To-Do offers a “tough love” approach: Get lazy and you’ll be scolded. More often, its tone is winningly sarcastic, and you accumulate rewards for being productive, like simple games or episodes of an ongoing story. ($2, iOS)

Asana encourages collaboration within a work team or a family, and it connects to services like Dropbox and CloudWork to make sharing easy. (Free, Android or iOS)

Wunderlist cuts the cute stuff, like motivational phrases. But this free app handles its core tasks well. (Android or iOS)

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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