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Apps to get things done in 2019

With the arrival of a new year, there’s probably no greater time to make a commitment to get organized.

Doing so can be a breeze with the help of the right app, as PC Mike Wendland reports.

Things 3 allows iPhone users to easily get and stay organized. Create to-dos from other apps or tell Siri to remind you to do something. Create a project for each of your goals, such as family or work. And you can see your calendar events alongside your to-dos and plan time more effectively. The app is $9.99 for iOS.

Do.List is another top choice that costs a bit less. The app makes it simple to create lists for today, tomorrow, and later. Create so-called “life lists” such as grocery, packing, shopping, shows and movies to watch, and books to read. Tasks can be prioritized easily by dragging and dropping. The app is $3.99 for iOS.

For Android and iOS, there’s the app called Wunderlist to help you get stuff done. Whether you’re sharing a grocery list with a family member, working on a project, or planning a vacation, Wunderlist makes it easy to capture, share and complete your to-dos. And it instantly syncs between all your devices. Best of all, the app is free.

Mike is a veteran journalist whose video "PC Mike" reports have been distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations since 1994, making him one of the most experienced tech reporters in the country. His tech stories and videos have appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, the Today Show, The New York Times, USA Today and in numerous national newspapers and magazines. In addition to the PC Mike tech blog, he also publishes the Roadtreking.com RV Travel Blog in which he travels North America in an RV reporting about interesting people and places.