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)

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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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