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To-Do App Groupiful Adds Project Templates And A New Interface

Previously mentioned Groupiful makes it easy to collaborate with others on school projects, home renovations or family reunions. Now, the service has a sharp new interface, Dropbox integration and new features to make organising tasks easier.


CARROT, The Sadistic To-Do App, Adds Speech

iPhone: We’re fans of CARROT, the to-do app that makes you work for your success by adding a bit of hostility to your to-dos. Today, it adds some new features, including a new speech synthesiser and a new story chapter.


Schedule Your Day Backwards To Get Everything Done In A Timely Manner

Your to-do list is only as useful as as your ability to actually get it done. When you’re planning out your day, start with the time that you need to be finished with work and plan backwards from there.


Timeful Intelligently Arranges Tasks And Events On Your Calendar

iOS: We already have our picks for the best calendar app and the best to-do app for the iPhone, but Timeful wants to converge the two. It also offers to intelligently slot your tasks at the best time possible.


Stop Your Tasks Right Before They Get Fun Each Day

When you’re working on a big project that’s going to take multiple sessions, it might feel intuitive to work until you aren’t enjoying it anymore. You might be better off, however, stopping right when you’re starting to have fun.


Use Text Expansion To Keep Track Of And Update To-Do Lists

We’ve previously looked at clever uses for text expansion apps, but blogger and podcaster Greg Hickman has a new one: write your daily to-do list so you can access it quickly when you’re stuck.


Book An Anti-Procrastination Appointment To Tackle Unwanted Tasks

We all have some tasks we like to avoid, like getting paperwork in order. But they still have to be done. Asian Efficiency recommends scheduling an anti-procrastination appointment with yourself where you do nothing but that task.


Move Your Reminders To The Middle Of The Day To Maintain Momentum

There are all sorts of to-do list managers out there. If you use one, chances are you have a reminder set to appear on your phone first thing in the morning. For better results, consider moving that reminder to later in the day.


Use Your Phone Or Tablet To Physically Separate Distracting Tasks

Chances are you work on some combination of a desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. If you have a smaller screen with you, it may actually help your productivity to use it for distracting tasks.


The Pile Of Index Cards System Efficiently Organises Tasks And Notes

For many of us, pen and paper are our preferred tools to capture our thoughts, set goals and remember tasks. If that describes you, you’ll probably love this index card organising system.