What's Appening: Getting Things Done
● By Aimee Cormier
By Gail Suberbielle
Once an iPhone inclusion, Google Maps must now be downloaded as a separate app. Google Maps includes many of the same features as the iPhone navigation, including travel time by foot or car, but it also includes transit times on public transportation. We also like the turn-by-turn directions and the fact that the app can be connected with your existing Google account to integrate addresses. One of the newer features of this version includes categories like “Eat,” “Play,” “Shop” and “Sleep,” all designed to help users find with ease exactly what they’re looking for. Cost: Free.
From the myriad of task management apps out there, Any.Do emerges as a leader, replacing all of our previous daily planner apps. Any.Do works across all of your devices – change something on your iPhone, and your iPad and computer are instantly updated – users can easily upload files and share tasks (“to-do’s”) with friends, co-workers and family members. We particularly like the ability to break down tasks into subtasks (this feature is great for project management), to add comments and get notifications and reminders, even of recurring tasks. Cost: Free.