Unstuck is not your runof-the-mill organizer. If you have been stuck in a rut and need to figure out a ‘why’ instead of just a ‘what’ to do, then this app is all about getting you ‘unstuck’ by acting something like a virtual therapist.
The app starts out by asking you various questions. How are you feeling? Who does this situation involve? What are the things that you associate or not associate with the situation? With just a swipe of your hand, you choose boxes, shuffle cards and then type in your responses to the various questions Unstuck asks you about your sticky situation.
Seeing how popular those little Web quizzes are online, Unstuck is a genius answer that might appeal to those who would get bored with the standard run-of-the-mill productivity application. If you’re looking for a to-do list, Unstuck isn’t it. But depending on who you are, this might be the better solution if you’re either a serial procrastinator or have been stuck in a rut for a long time. Maybe you’re a bored creative trying to figure out where you’re supposed to get your next inspiration kick.
“THE APP IS ALL ABOUT GETTING YOU ‘UNSTUCK’ BY ACTING LIKE A VIRTUAL THERAPIST.”
After figuring out what kind of situation or approach you are currently taking, Unstuck then helpfully suggests a few of its tools to get you back on the grind. They include getting you to map out the situation and other interactive tools that help you feel as though you’re really doing something instead of just noodling around. While it’s fun the first few times, Unstuck might not be an app you want to be reaching for everyday. It is the kind of app that works on a need-to-use basis. You might check in on it once in a while to get that extra push to do things but it would get boring really fast as what might seem novel will soon end up being repetitive.
Still, it’s hard not to recommend this app especially as it comes at the very good price of ‘free’. The amount of polish that has gone into this app shows, seeing as how it has won two Webby awards as well as an Appy. It also possibly has the best website of the lot too; unstuck.com has many fun videos as well as very clear explanations about what the app does and what it can do for you. You can also peruse the blog and get other suggestions on getting your life on track. Though if you’re not keen on positivity mantras, you might want to steer clear.
Possibly the most polished app of the bunch, it’s amazing that Unstuck is free.
The questions and activities might soon lose their shine when used too often.