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We're headed towards the end of 2013. If you want to get more organized and be more productive, now is a great time to do it. There are many helpful tools out there, and lots of professionals today turn to apps to help them stay on track. It is easy to use an app for organization; it's portable and can encourage you to be accountable wherever you go. This is also a discrete system for organization, as few will notice when you check your cell during the day. They will only notice your increased productivity and improved results. One thing we will encourage you to consider is to choose one to three productivity apps to work with when you are starting to get more organized. Adding too many new systems can become overwhelming and may discourage you from sticking with it. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of apps to choose from, it has become easy to find a productivity app to meet your needs. Here are several productivity apps. Some are for Apple and others are for Android phones. Get started on increased productivity today! Begin – Your daily to-do list This app is quite simple. You can create your to-do list to help you get all that you need done completed. You have the ability to create a list for today and also for tomorrow. If you find the use of a checklist pleasing, then this app will suit you quite well. This app is pretty basic, not a lot of features but it will help you run through your to-do list smoothly and efficiently. Reeder2 This app can be used instead of an RSS feed, a great convenience. Reeder2 supports Readability, Feedbin, Feedly, Feed Wrangler and Fever. So you can use it with these tools or you can use it on its own to view feeds that you like. Pomodoro Timer: Focus on your productivity With this app you can set the timer for up to 25 minutes and then work on whatever task you need to get done, until the timer rings. You have the ability to take a short break – for 3 to 5 minutes every four tasks that you complete. You also have the ability to take a longer break of 15 to 30 minutes if needed. If you need a bit of a “jumpstart" to get things done and like the idea of a ticking clock to spur you on, then this is just the app you need to download to keep you going. It has quite a few options and features so you can customize it. Simplenote Like to keep notes or lists? Jot things down and then don't know where you put them? Simplenote is a useful app if you need to keep notes or lists during the day and especially want to have the ability to organize them. Whether you are a busy stay-at-home Mom who is juggling several children and all of their schedules and a household, or you are a creative professional doing a lot of brainstorming on different projects or you are working on a community project and gathering information from different sources – this could be a very helpful app to add to your collection. Best of all, your notes easily “sync" with all of your devices. You can tag or pin them to help organize your ever-growing note collection too. Super Calendar This app is just what it sounds like: an uber, super duper calendar that will help you get & stay organized. If you need to plan in advance for both short & long term projects, this could be a very helpful app to add to the ones you have on your phone.


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