When you’re in college, your to do list will likely spiral out of control. From managing classes and studying for tests to attending activities and applying for internships, there is simply too much to keep your mind focused. Luckily, free and paid online extension apps are the perfect and practical solution to managing your hectic life. Here are our favorite task organizer apps to keep you on the ball.
This free app for Mac or Windows (as well as all the major phone brands) is the perfect solution when you are looking to delegate work among classmates. It provides the ability to share lists and tasks to classmates, which makes completing group work or managing an activity or club a breeze. It’s easy grab-and-drop interface and the ability to send your upcoming jobs to your email means there is no excuse for being disorganized.
If you’re looking for uncomplicatedness, look no further than Tomorrow, essentially a to do list for the procrastinators. Simply list what needs to be done and synchronize it with your phone or computer. Can’t (or don’t want to) get it done today? Tomorrow.Do’s main appeal is that it only lets you plan for two days in advance, helping you to focus on what needs to get done versus what you want to accomplish. Anything that doesn’t get finished can be moved to tomorrow’s list—over and over again.
When you can get the bare minimum, focusing on all the rest seems like too much to ask. But with Habatica, your life becomes a game in which you are rewarded when you complete a goal habit. For example, if your goal habit is to go to the gym every day for at least 10 minutes, when you complete that task, you receive “gold” towards an incentive. If you fail to accomplish your habits, your personalized character is punished in health and points.
4. Google Tasks
If you’re already an avid Google calendar user, why not take the next step? Google Tasks is a simple to use, easy to synch baseline task manager. A special add on to your Google Chrome bar allows you to put in tasks as you think of them without leaving your webpage. For mobility purposes, you can view the lists anywhere from your email to your phone.
If you’re big on organizing tasks into smaller lists, you will love Any.Do! With the ability to classify a task by due date or category, you can create a system that works for us. Plus, when you use the date function, you can further break it down to “Today, Tomorrow, Upcoming, or Someday” so you can easily prioritize your tasks without having to scroll through a calendar or try to remember specific dates.
Need a bit of inspiration as you go through your to do list? Check out slick and beautifully designed Momentum. You’ll get the same perks as any of the to do lists plus an inspiring motivational quote, an awe-inspiring picture, and a zen-like feel. It’ll lessen your anxiety and up your motivation.
Which “to do” apps do you love to use in college?