While perusing the internet the other day, I mean working…ahem, I ran across this article quickly detailing 4 apps to keep you on-task and on-time.  Here is a quick overview:

1. Any.do

Free voice-activated, swipe-able to-do list that is user-friendly.   Any.do is available for Android, iPod touch, and iPad.

2. Toodledo 
Toodledo is an all-in-one taskmaster that helps you take control of your schedule, organize tasks and be more productive. The $2.99 fully-featured version comes with customizable task and appointment lists that seamlessly integrate with your email and calendar.

Toodledo is available for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

3. Leave Now
This free app keeps you on time for your next meeting by telling you exactly when to leave. It posts a reminder message on your iOS device’s (iPhone, iPod touch and iPad) home screen precisely when it’s time to get up and go.

Using GPS, LeaveNow automatically calculates traffic for various modes of transportation, including walking, biking, driving and public transportation, and adjusts your departure times and reminders accordingly. When you’re running late, Leave Now sends “on my way” texts and emails on your behalf to let people know your estimated time of arrival — all in a single tap.

4. CalAlarm 

For $1.99, CalAlarm offers a no-frills, user-friendly calendar app that helps keep you on-task and on-time by sounding motivating reminder alarms. Easily create, snooze and repeat multiple alarms per event. Alarms can be set to recur on a per-minute, hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis.

Stay focused with 25 CalAlarm sounds (tropical organ, drumbeat, bell and more). Available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, those running iOS 5 or later can customize alarms using iTunes ringtones or songs stored locally on their device. CalAlarm syncs with iCal, iCloud, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Outlook and Google Calendar.

In addition to these 4 great free or very inexpensive apps, I would like to add a 5th.

5.  Free White Noise Generator.  

While making really cool to-do lists and GPS-generated routes, it all comes to naught when you simply aren’t productive.  {Maybe playing with all those new gadgets is eating up your time?}  Having a little white noise in the background can help you tune out the unimportant and stay focused on the task.  It’s free and customizable.  And since workers are distracted more than 2 hours every day, white noise has never more necessary.

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