July 4, 2022

If you open the Play Store on your phone and search for “to do app,” you’ll be presented with an endless stream of options. Some come from indie developers, who released an app that fits their needs because the alternatives didn’t. Others come from big studios, owned by even larger companies, all with the same end-goal in mind — to help you stay productive.

The problem with all of these different options is that you might not know where to even begin. To celebrate World Productivity Day, we’re going to try and help you find the right tools for the job.

Step 1: Identify the problem

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But before you can actually get started working, you need to try and figure out what it is that you’re trying to accomplish. Do you want an app that just lets you keep a never-ending list of tasks with checkboxes next to them? Do you want to have lists for different areas of your life such as work, home, or others?