Smart Tasks

Rating: Very Good

Strong Points: Easy to organize; companion desktop app makes it easy to use across devices.

Weak Points: Need to upgrade to premium to access full features.

Platform: Available for iPhone and Android

Cost: Free (basic features, $2,99/month for premium)

Research runs on a never-ending to-do list. It seems like there’s always another experiment to run, paper to read, or abstract to edit, and it can be difficult to keep everything organized and on track. Fortunately, there are apps like Smart Tasks to make your to-do list more streamlined and manageable. Like other to-do list apps, users can easily input their tasks for the coming day and check them off when complete. What puts Smart Tasks ahead of its competitors is its organizing capabilities. Users can create and color code custom categories for each new task, making it easy to see with just a glance what has to get done in-lab versus what emails you have to send. You can also synchronize the app with your calendar, so that upcoming meetings and appointments are automatically added as tasks in your to-do list for the day. Smart Tasks is easy to use and easily a lifesaver when it comes to organizing your workday.

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